Social Advocates for Youth
SAY has provided services to youth and families in Sonoma County for over 40 years
Our mission is to provide support, hope and opportunity to youth and families in Sonoma County. We help strengthen families and give them the tools they need to be healthy, self-sufficient, and successful. SAY was founded in 1971 as a mental health counseling agency in response to community concerns about the lack of available child abuse prevention and intervention services. SAY’s purpose is to help children, youth, and young adults resolve the psychological, social, cultural, and environmental barriers that can negatively impact their well-being. Last year, we served over 6,000 children and their families.
SAY’s offers a continuum of careunmatched in Sonoma County
Our continuum of services include the Coffee House Emergency Teen Shelter for runaway and homeless youth (ages 12-17), the Street Outreach Program for homeless youth and young adults (ages 12-21), the Tamayo House Transitional Living Facility for former foster youth and homeless young adults (ages 18-24), the Youth Employment Center for at risk and formerly gang involved youth (ages 14-21), and the free Medi-Cal Counseling Clinic (ages 5-24). In addition, SAY offers other community based programs that provide counseling, crisis intervention, prevention, and youth diversion services, including school-based counseling and family advocacy.