Social Advocates For Youth

A Year of Impact: 2021 in Review

Despite every unpredictable obstacle presented in 2021, SAY's dedicated staff members continued to be of service to the young people of Sonoma County. Being here during the most difficult of times is how we show up for our youth.    ...

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Employee of the Quarter: Kitu Jhawar-Terris

Congratulations to Kitu Jhawar-Terris, Program Manager of SAY's School Mental Health & Grief Services, for being selected as SAY's Employee of the Quarter! "Her honesty and transparency make her team feel supported and cared for," shared Brooke Ransom-Burr, Director of Counseling. "I love working beside her, and am constantly inspired by...

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Meet our Staff: Heather Sweet

Today we want to introduce you to SAY's Data Director, Heather Sweet! Heather joined our team eight years ago as a Program Manager for our Coffee House Teen Shelter, and then soon after spearheaded the development of what is now SAY's data department.  She provides integral support to every single branch...

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Employee of the Year:  Amanda Meza

We are so honored to introduce you to our Employee of the Year, Amanda Meza! Amanda has been an integral part of our team for more than five years. As our Bilingual Housing Services Coordinator and our Human Trafficking Liaison, Amanda is the first point of contact for many of the young people who...

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A Champion for Mental Health

  “I say put mental health first. Because if you don't, then you're not going to enjoy your sport and you're not going to succeed as much as you want to.” – Simone Biles Mental health has taken center stage this Olympic season, thanks in part to a few brave athletes who...

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