Social Advocates For Youth

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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SAY Fire Update from our Interim CEO

SAY Fire Update from our Interim CEO October 11, 2017 SAY Friends, Supporters, and Partners: On behalf of the staff and board members of SAY, we thank you for your heartfelt outpouring of love and support, especially for the youth we serve. We are extremely fortunate to live in such a caring community...

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Sky Ranch Foundation Awards Grant to SAY’s Housing Continuum

Recently, Sky Ranch Foundation awarded Social Advocates for Youth a $20,000 grant in support of our housing continuum for youth experiencing homelessness or those who are at-risk of losing their housing. The SAY Housing Continuum provides an innovative and viable solution to solving the critical issue of youth homelessness in Sonoma...

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May Volunteer of the Month: Kelly Kimmel

Kelly Kimmel is part of the Living Roots Christian Church and has been volunteering with SAY for over a year. She and her church community graciously donate their time to organize a dinner and game night every month in our long term shelter. It has been quite a success, and...

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Meet Jada

[embed]https://vimeo.com/[/embed] [vimeo 215745370 w=720 h=405] When Jada’s father was disabled in a car accident, the path of her childhood and her family’s stability was deeply affected. Her parents struggled to keep up with monthly bills, including mortgage payments. “My dad wasn’t able to work,” Jada says. “So we weren’t able to pay for...

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Our SAY-VIVORS Raised $400,000 for our Kids!

Our SAY-VIVOR event was an incredible success for our youth because of our amazing community! Thank you to our sponsors, guests, volunteers and supporters who helped raise money for SAY's housing, counseling, and careers programs. We raised $400,000 for our kids! Last year we were able to end homelessness for 189...

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Willow Project Grows in the Sunflower Garden

In January youth staff from Social Advocates for Youth’s Sunflower Community Garden, along with Sorrel Allen, our Garden Youth Supervisor, worked with local environmental artist, Sherry Gibson from Wild Woodswoman Creations to install a 8ft x 9 ft. living willow arch for the new entrance to the Sunflower Community Garden. Youth...

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