Author:Shelby Harris

SAY’s COVID-19 Update

SAY Friends, Supporters, and Partners: Each day we are waking up to new updates regarding COVID-19 and an ever growing list of changes we must make in our daily lives to slow the spread of the virus. This can bring up a lot of fear, anxiety, and even grief as plans...

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Actions SAY is taking around Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As a youth-serving agency, the health and safety of young people in SAY’s care is our highest priority. As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread throughout the world, I wanted to share some of the actions SAY is taking to help protect you, our youth, and our staff. We are...

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National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

January is designated as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention month. The annual event has been recognized since January 2010 in an effort to bring attention to the epidemic of human trafficking in this country. Human trafficking, also known as trafficking in persons or modern-day slavery, is a crime that...

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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...

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Social Advocates for Youth Names Incoming CEO, Anita Maldonado

Social Advocates for Youth (SAY) is proud to announce its incoming CEO, Anita Maldonado, CEO of California Human Development. Anita brings more than 20 years of nonprofit and executive leadership experience to SAY, one of the leading youth service provider in Sonoma County. Working in the social services field since...

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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...

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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 the...

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Meet Douglas, SAY Youth Alumni

“I didn’t really know what I wanted to do with my life other than getting through and surviving.” When Douglas first came to Tamayo Village, SAY’s long-term housing program in Santa Rosa, he had no idea that he would later become an Electronics Technician Second Class in the United States Navy....

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