Our community has once again survived a series of events over the last week, demonstrating the strength and compassion of Sonoma County. We are incredibly thankful for the first responders that helped keep us safe.
Due to the widespread evacuations, air quality concerns, and the trauma that has resurfaced for many community members, we have decided not to sleep out for SAY’s One Cold Night event scheduled for November 8 at the Santa Rosa Junior College.
As our community beings to recover, we will be supporting vulnerable youth in the immediate future through SAY’s Youth Crisis Services and Counseling Services. Our youth crisis team will be helping more than 650 young people who are currently homeless in Sonoma County. Most critically, they will be answering phone calls on our 24/7 youth crisis hotline and getting young people off the streets and into SAY’s emergency shelters and housing programs.
Our counseling and grief services consistently see a major increase in demand following a traumatic event. In the coming weeks, our clinicians will return to more than 20 schools throughout the county to provide mental health support to teachers and students.
We are so grateful to be part of this community and to be supporting vulnerable youth when they need it the most. See below for ways you can help us ensure that all young people in Sonoma County have the support and care they need during this time.