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Check out the latest SAY Events or sign up for a tour at the Coffee House Teen Shelter, Tamayo Village, or SAY Dream Center.



We offer free shelter to youth 12-17 and affordable housing to young people ages 18-24.



Our counseling programs help youth and families solve problems together.


Career & Life Readiness

We help youth find jobs, graduate from school, and change their lives.


  • 03 Mar Legacy Donor Spotlight: Juanda Halper

    Friends of Juanda Halper say she was an unconventional, determined woman with a dry wit and an eye for efficiency. Raised in a household that was unstable and often chaotic, Juanda bounced around San Francisco from house to house living with a series of different stepdads. Her grandmother was an......

  • 17 Jan Staff Spotlight: Jordan Goldstein

    Jordan Goldstein is a natural storyteller. She easily weaves together anecdotes from personal experiences with thoughtful observations, and is quick to form connections between people, programs, and resources. Her natural candor draws people close and is a huge asset to her role as Program Coordinator for SAY’s Housing Department. “Jordan......

  • 04 Jan Human Trafficking Prevention Month

    January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. For organizations like SAY, this is a poignant time to highlight the expansive reach of this growing criminal enterprise and to advocate for more resources for survivors. Current data continues to show an increase in trafficking cases across the country. In......


In light of the ongoing concerns about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and acting with an abundance of caution for the youth we serve, we have decided to put a temporary hold on all tours of the Dream Center. We are closely monitoring guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local health officials in Sonoma County. We continue to rely on their recommendations and expertise to inform our decisions.

We will update our calendar as soon as these tours resume.

Donations from people like you help us care for the kids who need it most.