SAY’s Dream Center Takes Shape

Aug 6, 2015

SAY's Communications Director, Caitlin Childs, inspects a future residential room at the agency's emerging Dream Center in southeast Santa Rosa.
Credit Bruce Robinson, KRCB

The complex transformation of a former hospital into a residential and support center for homeless youth is well underway. Parent organization Social Advocates for Youth is offering occasional tours of the facility in transition. After visiting the site this week, KRCB’s Bruce Robinson filed this update.

It's still a bustling construction site, but the future is coming into focus at the new Dream Center.
Credit Bruce Robinson, KRCB

  The first priority for SAY right now is to be able to open the doors of the Dream Center. Communications Manager Caitlin Childs says that will also allow the first group of residents to help shape some of the final details at the new facility.

Those rooms that don’t look out onto the courtyard may instead see an expanse of lawn transformed into a community garden, one of several ways that Ceres Project Executive Director Cathryn Couch sees her organization meshing there with SAY.