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1243 Ripley Street, Santa Rosa

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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.


  • 23 Oct A Fresh Start with SAY’s Clean Slate Tattoo Removal

    Part of Social Advocates for Youth’s mission is helping young people become job-ready so they can secure gainful employment. As part of our Careers Services department, SAY’s Clean Slate tattoo removal program helps former gang-impacted youth remove their visible gang-related or unwanted tattoos. This critical service dramatically increases employment opportunities......

  • 29 Jul The benefits of learning self-defense for young people

    This month, SAY was honored to host Sensei Isaiah Wisdom at the Dream Center to teach a free self-defense workshop for our youth. Sensei Isaiah is the owner of New School Aikido in Santa Rosa and has been a martial arts educator in Sonoma County for more than 20 years.......

  • 12 Jun Social Advocates for Youth (SAY) chosen as Nonprofit of the Year

    Social Advocates for Youth (SAY) is proud to announce that we have been selected as a 2019 California Nonprofit of the Year by 4th District Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry! Each year, California legislators are invited to choose a Nonprofit of the Year from their district and come together to celebrate at......


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SAY offers monthly tours at our Coffee House Teen Shelter, Tamayo Village, and the SAY Dream Center. Joins us and find out more about our work!

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