Social Advocates For Youth

Children’s Shopping Spree 2012

On Saturday, August 4 hundreds of volunteers, and the members of Active 20-30 club of the Redwood Empire #1029, Active 20-30 Healdsburg #205, Active 20-30 of the North Bay #656, and Active 20-30 of Santa Rosa #50 woke up early to take 208 children back to school shopping, get them...

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A Young Boy’s Remarkable Transformation

[caption id="attachment_428" align="aligncenter" width="600"] SAY's Carlo Rossi[/caption] Carlo Rossi, SAY's Independent Child Advocate brings us this story about a young boy's remarkable transformation. As a child advocate, Carlo works with children and parents who are struggling in school. Through his work, he was connected with Joey, a ten year old boy...

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NASCAR fans support SAY

On Saturday June 23, SAY supporters gathered for a day at the races at our NASCAR day for SAY event. This was a great event in support of SAY's programs in the Sonoma Valley, and we were honored to be joined by NASCAR driver Boris Said at the event. All of...

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SAY Counselors find success with animal therapy

[caption id="attachment_402" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Deb and Caitlin with Jackson and Dylan"][/caption] SAY's unique animal therapy began informally when Deb Skinner and Caitlin Maus, both interns in our Medi-Cal Counseling Clinic began bringing their registered service dogs in to meet some of their clients. Caitlin and Deb soon found that these two...

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Julie Long

Meet Julie Long, SAY’s Volunteer and Food Program Coordinator

[caption id="attachment_342" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="SAY's Volunteer and Food Program Coordinator Julie Long shows off her Corn Chowder recipe"][/caption] AmeriCorps Member Julie Long joined SAY last November, and quickly rose to the challenge of creating a new food program at our Dr. Coffee Teen Shelter. With Julie's help, we began serving hot,...

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A success story in the making

[caption id="attachment_332" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="SAY's Michelle Revecho"][/caption] At a recent training, I learned that the leading cause of death in the population of youth whom we serve is automobile accidents where drugs and alcohol are involved, followed by homicides, and then suicides. What do all of those youth have in common?...

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