social advocates for youth

SAY, Supporters Getting Ready for ‘One Cold Night’

Oct 29, 2016

Social Advocates for Youth’s new Dream Center in northeast Santa Rosa opened its doors last spring, and saw its available beds for homeless youth filled immediately. Now they are staging an unusual pubic event to call attention to the needs they are working to serve.

SAY’s Dream Center Takes Shape

Aug 6, 2015
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.

  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.

Public Funds Just Seed Money in Fighting Homelessness

May 5, 2015

County supervisors on Tuesday readily accepted a plan to spend nearly $2.8 million in federal funds on projects to address homelessness and poverty in Sonoma County. But they know the annual grants are not keeping pace with the local needs.

  Since the 2008 recession kicked in, Social Advocates for Youth has recognized a need to reduce their dependence on government funds to support their programs, says Executive Director Matt Martin.