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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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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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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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SAY Leads Sonoma County’s Point in Time Homeless Youth Count

On Friday, February 23 Sonoma County conducted its annual Point in Time Homeless Count for both adult and youth populations currently experiencing homelessness in our community. The adult count took place during the early morning (6am-10am) and the youth count occurred in the late afternoon (3pm-7pm). [caption id="attachment_44721" align="alignleft" width="258"] Mapping...

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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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Sky Ranch Foundation Awards Grant to SAY’s Housing Continuum

Recently, Sky Ranch Foundation 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 Sonoma...

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