SAY’s COVID-19 Resources

SAY’s COVID-19 Resources

SAY is an essential service provider under Sonoma County’s Shelter in Place order. While we have adjusted our services and staffing as much as possible to increase social distancing and minimize exposure, we know vulnerable youth and families  in our community need us now more than ever.

To help aid more youth and families during this time, we have complied a list of SAY resources that are available to youth, parents, caregivers, and teachers. This page will continue to be updated with more resources and virtual content. You can follow our Facebook page to see when new content is published.

Youth Services and Resources

Youth Drop-in Services Open

All young people can access drop-in support for food, housing and shelter information, and hygiene supplies at SAY’s Coffee House Teen Shelter 7 days a week from 9am-9pm. Coffee House Teen Shelter is located at 1243 Ripley St. in downtown Santa Rosa.

SAY’s 24/7 Youth Crisis Hotline remains open if you need immediate help or are in a crisis – call us anytime at 1-888-729-0012.

Drop-in services at the SAY Dream Center are canceled until further notice. All drop-in services are taking place at Coffee House Teen Shelter right now.

Job + Income Support for Youth

“Hang with Holly” – Virtual Job Support:  

A virtual group every Tuesday dedicated to helping youth ages 14-24 navigate workplaces and job searches during COVID-19. SAY’s Holly Jones from our Career Services team will be leading the groups on Zoom. To sign up, email Holly for the meeting invite at holly.jones@saysc.org

SAY Career Hub:

SAY’s Career Services staff is helping young people file for unemployment for lost wages, file taxes, and access benefits like food and medical care during this time. We are also helping youth find new jobs in our community if needed. Young people that need help with job support can call the SAY Career Hub at 707-544-3304 to make an appointment. 

Virtual Wellness Groups for Teens:

SAY Grief Services is offering FREE virtual mental wellness groups for teens in our community. These groups will be held via Zoom and explore how to cope with challenges in a healthy way. Youth must be age 12+ and need to call 707-595-0688 to sign up or learn more.

FREE Individual Grief Counseling:

SAY Grief Services is now offering up to 8 free sessions of individual grief support to youth ages 10-24, who have experienced the death of a person or pet. This service will be offered on a secure telehealth (video) platform for the time being, and is available in both English and Spanish. To learn more and sign up, please call 707-595-0688 (English) or 707-800-3537 x242 (Español). 

Medi-Cal Counseling Clinic:

SAY’s Medi-Cal counseling clinic is currently delivering services virtually to our clients. Youth and families with Medi-Cal insurance that need counseling services can call the County’s Access Line for referrals: 707-565-6900.

If you are having a mental health emergency, please call 911 or Sonoma County’s 24-hour Mental Health Crisis Line at 1-800-746-8181.

SAY’s mental health clinicians have put together a few simple suggestions for how to maintain good mental health and cope with anxiety during these times. Click the links below to view and download the PDFs in English or Spanish.

Mental Health Toolkit: 

Self-care Strategies – English
Estrategias de Cuidado Personal – En Español

Losses that can cause grief – English
Pérdidas que pueden causar dolor  – En Español

Common Grief Reactions – English
Reacciones de duelo comunes – En Español

Parent, Caregiver, and Teacher Resources

COVID-19 and Sonoma County’s Shelter in Place order have drastically changed our daily lives. This can bring up a lot of fear, anxiety, and even grief as plans are canceled, social distancing happens, and daily routines are completely altered. It’s a lot to process. To help during this time, SAY’s mental health clinicians have complied a few simple suggestions for how to help support young people in your life that may be struggling right now. Click the links below to view and download the PDFs in English or Spanish.

Mental Health Toolkit:

Supporting Grieving Youth – English
Apoyando a los jóvenes en duelo – En Español

Losses that can cause grief – English
Pérdidas que pueden causar dolor  – En Español

Common Grief Reactions – English
Reacciones de duelo comunes – En Español

Story Time with SAY:

Join our Grief Services team on YouTube as they read children’s books that help young kids navigate feelings of grief and loss. Reading are available in both English and Spanish.

Click here to read along with us now!

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