Social Advocates For Youth

SAY Leads Sonoma County’s Point in Time Homeless Youth Count

On Friday, February 23 Sonoma County conducted its annual Point in Time Homeless Count for both adult and youth populations currently experiencing homelessness in our community. The adult count took place during the early morning (6am-10am) and the youth count occurred in the late afternoon (3pm-7pm). [caption id="attachment_44721" align="alignleft" width="258"] Mapping...

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Meet Sharon: SAY Youth Advocate & Fire Survivor

Like so many people in our community, when Sharon Zimmerman went to bed on October 8th she could have never imagined the horrific wildfires she would awake to in the middle of the night. Earlier this month, Sharon spent a morning with SAY to share her story of survival during...

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Petaluma Sunrise Rotary Club Generously Supports SAY Staff

On Friday, November 17 the Petaluma Sunrise Rotary Club delivered generous donations to four SAY staff members who lost their homes in the catastrophic wildfires last month. In the wake of the fires, the Sunrise Club started a fund to support those affected by the wildfires, with an emphasis on...

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Meet Lila – SAY Fire Response Hero

On Sunday, October 8th Lila Azbill was celebrating a monthly family BBQ and game night with her two young children, cousins, grandparents, and extended family. Everything was going as planned – the adults were relaxing by the fire pit, while the kids were laughing at a movie playing in the...

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Oct. 23 Fire Update

October 23, 2017 Dear SAY Friends, Supporters and Partners We want to express our incredible gratitude for the outpouring of love, support, and kindness that has been shown to all of us at Social Advocates for Youth. Our hearts remain with all those who have faced loss and displacement including members of...

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October 16 Fire Update + Critical Needs

SAY Friends, Supporters, and Partners: We are happy and grateful to report that the mandatory evacuation orders have been lifted for both the SAY Finley Dream Center and Tamayo Village! Both facilities are undamaged and all current SAY youth residents are welcome to return home. All residents are supplied N95 masks...

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October 14 Fire Update

October 14, 2017 SAY Friends, Supporters, and Partners: This disaster we all find ourselves in is far from over, and to that end SAY is redoubling our efforts to reach the most vulnerable youth and families in our community. We are grateful to report that despite increased smoke levels, the SAY Finley...

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October 12 Fire Update from SAY’s Interim CEO

October 12, 2017 SAY Friends, Supporters, and Partners: We are so grateful to report that the SAY Finley Dream Center, Tamayo Village, and Coffee House Teen Shelter continue to be undamaged from the fire. The Dream Center and Tamayo Village remain closed for services and evacuated until further notice. Even though our buildings...

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