Social Advocates For Youth

A Calming Place to Learn

Even though spring is far behind us, many families still cringe at the memory of frantically trying to find the right password for that class Zoom meeting (the one that started ten minutes ago!). Many care providers struggled with keeping track of a weekly calendar filled with online assignments and...

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Final Grant from the Finley Foundation

    Social Advocates for Youth (SAY) is humbled to announce it is a beneficiary of generous support from the Ernest L. and Ruth W. Finley Foundation in its final year of granting new gifts to Sonoma County nonprofits. SAY CEO Anita Maldonado gratefully accepted the grant from Norma Person, the foundation's president,...

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Youth Voices – Stories from SAY

Last month we worked on a special video featuring some of the youth that live at SAY. We planned to show it at our annual spring fundraiser, but like many organizations we had to cancel the event. This video shows a brief but mighty glimpse of our courageous youth and...

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Services for Youth During COVID-19 + Ways to Help

                In the short time since our last update, our world and community continue to change. Everything that was familiar is now disrupted. It’s a very hard transition to make mentally, emotionally, and even physically as so much of our daily lives is different than even a month ago. We hope...

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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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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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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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