Social Advocates For Youth

One Cold Night 2018: West County

SAY’s annual fall fundraiser, One Cold Night, is a county wide movement of individuals, known as sleepers who accept the challenge to sleep outside for one night so that homeless and at-risk youth don’t have to. This event will take place on December 7th with Sleepers representing six key areas...

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One Cold Night 2018: Santa Rosa

SAY's annual fall fundraiser, One Cold Night, will take place on December 7th with community members spending the night outside to advocate and raise awareness for the 515 youth experiencing homelessness in Sonoma County. This year, Sleepers will represent six key areas in Sonoma County and the unique struggles and...

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Youth Summer Successes at SAY

This summer was a busy and exciting time for youth in SAY’s work experience programs. Every summer, SAY helps a cohort of young people become workforce ready through professional development workshops that focus on essential job skills, mock interviewing, and helping youth get that vital first job experience on their...

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Northwestern Mutual honors youth advocate Sharon Zimmerman with $15,000 grant to Social Advocates for Youth

Since 2009, Sharon Zimmerman has been an incredible addition to the SAY Family. As a board member, volunteer, and youth advocate, Sharon has become an integral part of SAY’s history. It is our honor to congratulate Sharon on her newest title: 2018 Northwestern Mutual Community Service Award Winner. Sharon, a wealth management...

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SAY Recognized as Youth Friendly Business

Social Advocates for Youth is honored to be recognized as a Youth Friendly Business by the Sonoma County Workforce Investment Board (WIB)! Our local Workforce Investment Board (WIB) is a group of key stakeholders appointed by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors to address workforce challenges throughout Sonoma County. The WIB...

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Advocates at SAY Soirée Raise $397,011 to support housing, counseling, and career services for youth

On Saturday, April 14th 350 caring adults gathered in Downtown Santa Rosa to attend our annual fundraiser, SAY Soirée – the first fundraiser ever to be held by a nonprofit in the newly reunified Courthouse Square. This sold-out event raised $397,011 of critical unrestricted revenue to support SAY’s housing, counseling, and...

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Meet the Coursey Family

SAY Soirée is officially 30 days away! This year, SAY's annual spring fundraiser will take place in downtown Santa Rosa, within the newly reunified Courthouse Square. During this sophisticated, black-tie event guests will hear the stories of our youth and the power of SAY’s housing, counseling and career services. These services would...

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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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