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SAY In the Press: 2021

Sonoma County Resiliency: Lockdown thwarts privacy and connection for therapists working with kids
Northern California Public Media – June

SAY’s half-century of helping Sonoma County youth
The Press Democrat – April

SAY celebrates its first 50 years and the 60,000 young souls it has served
The Press Democrat – April

Anita Maldonado #shesremarkable
Girls on the Run Sonoma County – March

Motherhood during the pandemic focus of Women In Conversation event
The Press Democrat – March

Sonoma County organizations take up challenge to confront youth homelessness
The Press Democrat – February

Santa Rosa girl, 9, donates $500 to the food pantry she and her widowed mom rely on
The Press Democrat – February

Now What? Local leaders discuss county’s move forward amid pandemic, wildfires, social change and homelessness
Sonoma Magazine – January

SAY In the Press: 2020

Anita Maldonado of Santa Rosa’s SAY wins a North Bay Business Journal Nonprofit Leadership Award
North Bay Business Journal – December

Trouble for the emerging workforce in Sonoma County and how Social Advocates for Youth (SAY) steps in
Sonoma County Gazette – November

Ask the Expert: Mike Kelly’s Real Estate Hour with Allison Norman
KSRO – September

SAY In the Press: 2019

29% surge in number of homeless youth in Sonoma County  
The Press Democrat – June

Rohnert Park elementary school launches program for students with autism
The Press Democrat – January

North Bay Business Journal names Forty Under 40 winners for 2019
North Bay Business Journal – March

SAY Soiree held at Santa Rosa’s Old Courthouse Square
The Press Democrat – April

Meet Social Advocates for Youth’s Lisa Fatu, one of North Bay Business Journal’s 2019 Forty Under 40
North Bay Business Journal – April

Sonoma County nonprofits helping fire survivors getting share of $3 million in Red Cross grants
The Press Democrat – April

SAY In the Press: 2018

SRJC puts a stop-light to human trafficking
Oak Leaf – May

Homeless grant will fund Guerneville street clean-up
North Bay Business Journal – May

100 employers named Best Places to Work in the North Bay
North Bay Business Journal – August

Jed Coffin of Social Advocates for Youth in Sonoma County wins North Bay CFO award
North Bay Business Journal – August

Speedway raises $450,000 for Sonoma County Profits
Sonoma Index Tribune – November

Sonomans to spend ‘One Cold Night’ outdoors to spread awareness of homeless youth
Sonoma Index-Tribune – December

Social Advocates For Youth’s Fundraiser “One Cold Night” Raising Funds For Homeless Youth Tonight
KSRO – December

One Cold Night in Forestville
Sonoma West – December

One Cold Night to aid homeless youth
Sonoma Sun – December

Night on Petaluma street highlights homelessness crisis
Petaluma 360 – December

Smith: The homeless play-acting, that was just one part of One Cold Night
The Press Democrat – December

SAY In the Press: 2017

They Were Homeless In California. Then the Fires Came.
 Huffington Post – October

The Hard Work of Hope
Made Local - May

SAY Survivor-themed Fundraiser 
The Press Democrat - May

Youth leadership program to join Boys and Girls Club 
The Press Democrat - May

Caitlin Childs fo Santa Rosa’s Social Advocates for Youth wins Forty Under 40 award 
The Press Democrat - April

Santa Rosa’s SAY program teaches construction trade to underserved youth
The Press Democrat - March

Chops of Santa Rosa holds workshop to help teens with job search
The Press Democrat - March

CEO, director of development leaving Social Advocates for Youth
The Press Democrat - January

SAY In the Press: 2019

Rohnert Park elementary school launches program for students with autism
The Press Democrat – January

SAY In the Press: 2018

SRJC puts a stop-light to human trafficking
Oak Leaf – May

Homeless grant will fund Guerneville street clean-up
North Bay Business Journal – May

100 employers named Best Places to Work in the North Bay
North Bay Business Journal – August

Jed Coffin of Social Advocates for Youth in Sonoma County wins North Bay CFO award
North Bay Business Journal – August

Speedway raises $450,000 for Sonoma County Profits
Sonoma Index Tribune – November 

Sonomans to spend ‘One Cold Night’ outdoors to spread awareness of homeless youth
Sonoma Index-Tribune – December

Social Advocates For Youth’s Fundraiser “One Cold Night” Raising Funds For Homeless Youth Tonight
KSRO – December

One Cold Night in Forestville
Sonoma West – December

One Cold Night to aid homeless youth
Sonoma Sun – December

Night on Petaluma street highlights homelessness crisis
Petaluma 360 – December

Smith: The homeless play-acting, that was just one part of One Cold Night
The Press Democrat – December

SAY In the Press: 2017

They Were Homeless In California. Then the Fires Came.
 Huffington Post – October 

The Hard Work of Hope
Made Local - May

SAY Survivor-themed Fundraiser 
The Press Democrat - May

Youth leadership program to join Boys and Girls Club 
The Press Democrat - May

Caitlin Childs fo Santa Rosa’s Social Advocates for Youth wins Forty Under 40 award 
The Press Democrat - April

Santa Rosa’s SAY program teaches construction trade to underserved youth
The Press Democrat - March

Chops of Santa Rosa holds workshop to help teens with job search
The Press Democrat - March

CEO, director of development leaving Social Advocates for Youth
The Press Democrat - January

2016

2015

Nonprofit’s lifeline offers steadier course for WillMar Grief Services in Sonoma
The Press Democrat- December

Sonoma County leaders encourage teens to try challenges, get involved
The Press Democrat- November

Social Advocates for Youth meets funding goal for Dream Center
The Press Democrat- October

Small Mountain of Trash Cleared from Laguna Channel
KRCB Radio - September

Laguna de Santa Rosa now drains freely 
The Press Democrat- September

Stressing at school: More kids seek on-campus counseling
Sonoma Valley Sun- September

Social Advocates for Youth’s Dream Center taking shape in Bennett Valley
The Press Democrat- August

Free lawn conversion program starts in Rohnert Park, Cotati 
The Press Democrat- August

SAY’s Dream Center Takes Shape
KRCB Radio - August

An Opportunity Fair for Young Workers
KRCB Radio – July

Sixth annual homeless workforce conference in Richmond to feature nation’s leading experts
The Richmond Standard – June

Santa Rosa-based Tips 2 Succeed gives life skills to at-risk youth
The Press Democrat – May

Social Advocates for Youth’s fundraiser amuses and delights
The Press Democrat – April

Homeless outreach aims to help Sonoma County’s most vulnerable
The Press Democrat – April

WillMar Saved
The Press Democrat – March

Social Advocates for Youth taking over Sonoma’s WillMar grief center
The Press Democrat – March

Former Santa Rosa hospital being turned into transitional housing
The Press Democrat – March

Editorial: The bell tolls for WillMar
Sonoma Index Tribune – March

SAY comes to WillMar’s rescue
Sonoma Index Tribune – February

Willmar’s grief services to continue under new agency
Sonoma Valley Sun – February

Willmar’s grief services to continue under new agency
Sonoma Valley Sun – February

Teen Face: Windsor High senior a steward of planet, those in need
The Press Democrat – February

Sonoma Gives: In support of a Dream Center
The Press Democrat – January

Legal bid to block Dream Center dismissed
The Press Democrat – January

2014

Golis: Celebrating hometowns, generous hearts
The Press Democrat – December

Nonprofit Leadership Awards 2014: John Meislahn, Social Advocates for Youth
North Bay Business Journal – December

Smith: A tidy way to honor Ken Martin
The Press Democrat – November

Beyond stereotypes: Homeless yet hopeful in Sonoma County
The Oak Leaf – December

Nonprofits collaborating to support Sonoma Valley teens
Sonoma Valley Sun – November

SAY’s Big Thank You Dinner
The Press Democrat – November

Partnership between Goodwill, SAY helps teens find the right clothes
The Press Democrat – November

Matt Martin Wins Jefferson Award
North Bay Business Journal – November

Local Youth Programs Come Together

KSRO – October

Sonoma County youth programs join forces
The Press Democrat - October

Transfer of ‘Dream Center’ property in Santa Rosa complete
The Press Democrat - September

Santa Rosa schools expanding mental health services
The Press Democrat - September

More than 1,000 lend a hand on Day of Caring across Sonoma County
The Press Democrat - September

Art helps heal after Andy Lopez shooting
The Press Democrat - July

Northwestern Mutual adviser wins $25,000 grant for SAY
The North Bay Business Journal – May

SAY ‘Top Secret’ Fundraiser Photo Gallery
The Press Democrat – May

Bennett Valley residents sue over SAY Dream Center
The Press Democrat – May

Forty Under 40 winner profile: Cat Cvengros
The North Bay Business Journal – April

Corporate Philanthropy Awards: Dierk’s Parside Cafe
The North Bay Business Journal – March

Santa Rosa council signs off on SAY Dream Center
The Press Democrat – March

Forum highlights homelessness in Sonoma County (w/video)
The Press Democrat – February

Santa Rosa Planning Commission OKs Dream Center zoning changes
The Press Democrat – January

Dream Center housing facility for young adults poised for contentious hearing
The Press Democrat – January

Golis: Neighbors, not always friends
The Press Democrat – January

2013

Close to Home: Homeless youth need chance to reach dreams
The Press Democrat – December

200 March in Dream Walk
The Press Democrat – December

Dream Walk Photo Gallery
The Press Democrat – December

Invisible Homeless Youth Forced to Fend Largely for Themselves
Non-Profit Quarterly – December

Santa Rosa gathering to raise awareness of homeless youth
The Press Democrat – December

SAY Hosts Cold-weather Dream Walk
KRCB – December

Close to Home: Don’t throw away this SAY miracle
The Press Democrat – November

Dreams on Hold
The Bohemian – November

PD Editorial: Dream Center and residents deserve support
The Press Democrat – October

Neighbors critical after meeting on SAY plans for Warrack Hospital
The Press Democrat – September

SAY’s Warrack Hospital tours aim to calm critics of Santa Rosa home for youth
The Press Democrat – August

Plans for old Warrack Hospital stir strong passions
The Press Democrat – August

SAY Expanding Into Warrack Hospital
KRCB Radio – April

A Sonoma County Champion for Youth
The Press Democrat – February

Tattoo Removal Program Provides a Fresh Start
The Press Democrat – February

Living in Limbo
The Bohemian – January

2012

Santa Rosa wins $500,000 grant for anti-gang efforts
The Press Democrat – December

GOLIS: Kids Still Homeless at Christmas
The Press Democrat – December

Kids on the Outside
The Bohemian – December

Sutter agrees to donate Warrack campus to nonprofit SAY
North Bay Business Journal – November

Warrack Hospital site offered to youth services agency
The Press Democrat – November

GUEST OPINION: Stabbing death should be alarm
The Press Democrat – November

Touring Sonoma County’s ‘guerrilla’ gardens
The Press Democrat – August

After Hours: Social Advocates for Youth Come Fly with SAY! event
North Bay Business Journal – June

Summer job market tough for teens
The Press Democrat – May

Santa Rosa gathering honors war dead
The Press Democrat – May

SMITH: How about an impartial look at closure of Doyle Park School?
The Press Democrat – March

Sharing life’s lessons
The Press Democrat – January

Older

Removal of gang tattoos becoming more common
San Francisco Chronicle – December 2011

The Sunflower Community Garden
La Voz – October 2011

Local teens work to make creeks and parks safer, cleaner
Sonoma Valley Sun – August

Ecology program puts teens to work
Sonoma Index Tribune – August

Community Champion: Matt Martin
Celebrate Community – May 2011

40 North Bay business leaders under the age of 40 in 2011
North Bay Business Journal – April 2011

Social Advocates for Youth – The BIG Thank You
North Bay Business Journal – January 2011

Feature on SAY’s Sunflower Community Garden (pages 4-5)
La Voz – September 2010

After Hours: Social Advocates for Youth’s O-Say Corral
North Bay Business Journal – June 2010

After Hours: Social Advocates for Youth The BIG Thank You event
North Bay Business Journal – February 2010

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