SAY Dream Center

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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Meet the Coursey Family

SAY Soirée is officially 30 days away! This year, SAY's annual spring fundraiser will take place in downtown Santa Rosa, within the newly reunified Courthouse Square. During this sophisticated, black-tie event guests will hear the stories of our youth and the power of SAY’s housing, counseling and career services. These services would...

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Meet Sharon: SAY Youth Advocate & Fire Survivor

Like so many people in our community, when Sharon Zimmerman went to bed on October 8th she could have never imagined the horrific wildfires she would awake to in the middle of the night. Earlier this month, Sharon spent a morning with SAY to share her story of survival during...

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Petaluma Sunrise Rotary Club Generously Supports SAY Staff

On Friday, November 17 the Petaluma Sunrise Rotary Club delivered generous donations to four SAY staff members who lost their homes in the catastrophic wildfires last month. In the wake of the fires, the Sunrise Club started a fund to support those affected by the wildfires, with an emphasis on...

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Meet Lila – SAY Fire Response Hero

On Sunday, October 8th Lila Azbill was celebrating a monthly family BBQ and game night with her two young children, cousins, grandparents, and extended family. Everything was going as planned – the adults were relaxing by the fire pit, while the kids were laughing at a movie playing in the...

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Meet Jada

[embed]https://vimeo.com/[/embed] [vimeo 215745370 w=720 h=405] When Jada’s father was disabled in a car accident, the path of her childhood and her family’s stability was deeply affected. Her parents struggled to keep up with monthly bills, including mortgage payments. “My dad wasn’t able to work,” Jada says. “So we weren’t able to pay for...

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We Hired 95 Youth This Summer!

June marked the kick off of one of the busiest times of year for our Career Services Teams - we interviewed, hired and trained 95 young people to work in jobs this summer. Our youth came in to the SAY Finley Dream Center for a two day HR and training...

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How an Office Internship Becomes a New Opportunity

Galen began his journey with our Career Services programs when he turned 18 after two bouts of homelessness, being removed from his mother’s home and intermittent stays in foster and group homes. Throughout an unpredictable and chaotic childhood, Galen graduated from Piner High School. He was diagnosed from an early age...

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