Social Advocates for Youth

Social Advocates for Youth is a community leader providing support, opportunities and hope to children, youth and families. Since 1971, SAY has been creating and supporting caring communities where all children, youth and families grow, thrive and succeed.

Social Advocates for Youth offers a wide range of counseling, prevention, crisis intervention, and diversion programs at five locations in Sonoma County to at-risk and high-needs children, youth and families (up through age 25). Many of our programs are offered in Spanish, and most services provided by SAY are free.

  • Our Dr. James E. Coffee House Teen Shelter is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week providing crisis intervention for runaway and homeless youth. Short-term counseling, including Functional Family Therapy (FFT) and Anger Management groups are also available.
  • Young adults who have aged out of foster care or who are homeless can apply for housing at SAY's Tamayo House Transitional Living Facility, also located in Santa Rosa.
  • Our Youth Employment Center helps youth find jobs and complete their G.E.D. requirements.
  • Our Medi-Cal Counseling Clinic provides individual and family counseling to children, youth, and young adults up to age 25 who receive Medi-Cal.