Social Advocates for Youth offers FREE wellness groups for youth

Social Advocates for Youth offers FREE wellness groups for youth

Social Advocates for Youth (SAY) is proud to announce it will be offering free counseling services for youth this winter at three Sonoma County Library branches.

In partnership with Sonoma County Library, SAY’s mental health clinicians will be hosting a series of weekly and bi-weekly drop-in wellness groups for youth ages 12-19. These groups will be focused on supporting mental wellness and healthy ways to cope with challenges. Possible topics include: normal responses to loss and change, identifying complex emotions, coping skills, and making meaningful choices.

Drop-in groups are currently being hosted at Rincon Valley Regional Library and Sonoma County History & Genealogy Library through March. Weekly drop-in groups will start at the Sebastopol Regional Library on February 7, 2020. See below for complete schedule of groups and locations.

Location Dates Time
Rincon Valley Regional Library

Every other Tuesday



Sonoma County History & Genealogy Library (located behind the Central Santa Rosa library branch)

Every Thursday


Sebastopol Regional Library Every Friday in February



SAY’s Counseling Department offers mental health services to children, youth, and their families across Sonoma County, serving clients with cultural- and age-appropriate services. These services are offered on-site at the SAY Dream Center, at satellite sites, in family homes, and in 18 elementary, middle and high schools across the county. Last year, 1,819 children, youth and families accessed SAY’s counseling services.

If you have questions about these drop-in groups, please contact SAY Grief Services at 707-544-3299 x234, or the individual library branches. All drop-in groups are open to any young person in Sonoma County ages 12-19.

*These wellness groups are a part of a 2017 California Wildfire recovery project that was funded in part by a grant from the American Red Cross.