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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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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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Meet Dennis Agnos, SAY’s New Development Director

SAY is very proud to welcome Dennis Agnos as our new Development Director. Dennis comes to SAY with a wealth of knowledge and experience, and a passion for youth development. We wanted to take a moment and get to know Dennis a little better and share that with our entire...

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Sky Ranch Foundation Awards Grant to SAY’s Housing Continuum

The Sky Ranch Foundation has awarded Social Advocates for Youth a $20,000 grant in support of our housing continuum for youth experiencing homelessness or those who are at-risk of losing their housing. The SAY Housing Continuum provides an innovative and viable solution to solving the critical issue of youth homelessness in...

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One Cold Night 2018: Sonoma Valley

We are only 5 days away from One Cold Night! So far we have touched on four of our sleeping sites - today we are heading to Sonoma Valley to learn more about the unique needs of youth in this area. This week we are talking about Sonoma Valley-the needs of...

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