Social Advocates For Youth

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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Meet Douglas, SAY Youth Alumni

“I didn’t really know what I wanted to do with my life other than getting through and surviving.” When Douglas first came to Tamayo Village, SAY’s long-term housing program in Santa Rosa, he had no idea that he would later become an Electronics Technician Second Class in the United States Navy....

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Advocates at SAY Soirée Raise $400,000 to support housing, counseling, and career services for youth

On Saturday, April 13th more than 300 caring adults gathered at Courthouse Square in downtown Santa Rosa to attend our annual fundraiser, SAY Soirée. The evening began with a beautiful reception that invited guests to engage with multi-media installations that showcased SAY’s services. The event continued inside the tent with a gourmet dinner...

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