Social Advocates For Youth

May Volunteer of the Month: Kelly Kimmel

Kelly Kimmel is part of the Living Roots Christian Church and has been volunteering with SAY for over a year. She and her church community graciously donate their time to organize a dinner and game night every month in our long term shelter. It has been quite a success, and...

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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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Our SAY-VIVORS Raised $400,000 for our Kids!

Our SAY-VIVOR event was an incredible success for our youth because of our amazing community! Thank you to our sponsors, guests, volunteers and supporters who helped raise money for SAY's housing, counseling, and careers programs. We raised $400,000 for our kids! Last year we were able to end homelessness for 189...

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Willow Project Grows in the Sunflower Garden

In January youth staff from Social Advocates for Youth’s Sunflower Community Garden, along with Sorrel Allen, our Garden Youth Supervisor, worked with local environmental artist, Sherry Gibson from Wild Woodswoman Creations to install a 8ft x 9 ft. living willow arch for the new entrance to the Sunflower Community Garden. Youth...

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Cats Can Be Philanthropists Too

Donors love to come visit us at the SAY Finley Dream Center, and we LOVE hosting them for tours of our campus. Last month, we had our most unusual donor visit yet: Luther Furrbank the philanthropic cat came to visit alongside his human Cat Cvengros. Luther Furrbank teamed up with...

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Meet Ashley Fehrmann – Our New Chief Development Officer

We are thrilled to be welcoming a new face to our leadership team at SAY: Ashley Fehrmann, our incoming Chief Development Officer! Ashley thrives off of helping others live a better life and ensuring organizations have the strategies and tools to succeed. She more than ten years experience in political and non-profit...

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Important Changes at SAY

First, know that you are very important to us at SAY and the youth we serve. Thank you. In this email we have two big announcements. We are excited to announce that our Chief Operations Officer, Katrina Thurman, will be stepping into a new role as CEO for SAY beginning on...

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SAY Opens Emergency Winter Shelter for Homeless Youth

During these winter months, when it is extremely cold at night, the safety of our homeless community is a major concern for us at SAY. To help keep our youth safe, from December through March 2017 we are opening an overnight shelter program in downtown Santa Rosa to give emergency...

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