Tamayo Village

David’s path from homelessness to housing

Last winter, David was homeless, sleeping outside in parks around Santa Rosa, and trying to keep warm with temperatures as low as 27º. David graduated from high school with plans to apply for college and major in electrical engineering. Becoming homeless at 18 wasn’t in his plan, but David maintained his positive...

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Adulthood 101 with Louis Hopfer

Five years ago, Louis Hopfer became inspired. He had time available in his schedule and a passion for community involvement. He was a man looking for a project. At this time Louis connected with SAY. Confident that he enjoyed working with young people, Louis hoped to share his skill set...

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Getting Into the Holiday Spirit

Christmas is coming and SAY youth, staff and volunteers are getting into the holiday spirit with activities galore! From a gingerbread house competition at our Tamayo Village housing program, ornament making with our YouthLink Youth Employment Center team, to a lively cookie and Ukulele night we're welcoming the holidays with...

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Holiday Dinner at Tamayo Village

December is a festive time of year at Tamayo Village, with staff and residents looking forward to celebrating the holidays together. One of our favorite traditions is the Tamayo Family Holiday Dinner, featuring an amazing burrito buffet cooked by the chefs and founding family members of La Tortilla Factory. Carlos Tamayo and...

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SAY Kids take the Field with the SF Giants!

On Sunday, July 13th, 2014, San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner tied a league record by hitting his second grand-slam of the season. That same homerun ball landed just feet away from a group of SAY youth, staff, and volunteers, all of whom exploded in cheers as the home team...

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Kay’s Strawberry Shortcake

[caption id="attachment_1296" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Kay Marquet dishes up her strawberry shortcake at "Ukelele and Cake Night" at Tamayo Village[/caption] SAY supporter Kay Marquet has started a tradition at ...

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Jeramy, 19

Finding a Home at Tamayo Village

At SAY we know that we aren't just here for a young person's first chance to succeed, we're here for the second, and the third. For Jeramy, who moved into Tamayo Village at 18 after being homeless on and off since the age of 16, Tamayo Village was one of...

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A Thanksgiving Story

For the past 3 years, Leadership Santa Rosa, Class XXVI has hosted a beautiful Thanksgiving Dinner for the residents at SAY's Tamayo Village. The food is always bountiful and delicious, the company welcoming and friendly, and the atmosphere upbeat. This year's Thanksgiving dinner was a bit different. The evening of...

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