Social Advocates For Youth

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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Introducing: Tamayo Village

[caption id="attachment_328" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Members of the Tamayo Family Stand in Front of the New Sign"][/caption] It takes a village! Well, the youth at Tamayo House think so and have recently voted to change the name of their program to Tamayo Village. "We felt that the word 'House' made it feel...

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The 2011 Beat the Cold BBQ

[caption id="attachment_301" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="There are 701 homeless youth estimated to be on the streets in Sonoma County each night"][/caption] On December 9, 2011, over 200 people joined SAY for a night in the cold at our second annual Beat the Cold BBQ to end youth homelessness. We invited folks to...

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Asia’s Story

If you listen to The Krush this week, you might hear a special appeal from Asia, a young woman who worked in SAY's Summer Jobs Program earlier this year. If not, you can listen to the spot below: [audio mp3="https://www.saysc.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/SAY.mp3"] 700 that's how many kids are sleeping on the streets of Sonoma...

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