Our MISSION:

Empower.

We believe that with the right tools and support every child can thrive, regardless of their circumstances

 
 
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Our Mission

St. Augustine Youth Services (SAYS) shapes the future of Florida’s at-risk youth by providing coaching, counseling and care in family style therapeutic group homes and outpatient community services.

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Our Programs

We help youth work through their emotional barriers and provide them with the resources and support they need to cope, trust others, and form healthy habits -- meanwhile improving their self-esteem and competencies. 

 

RESIDENTIAL GROUP HOMES

Our three residential group homes provide therapeutic & pre-independent living programs for youth ages 6-17 who have suffered trauma due to abuse and/or neglect. With your help, our 4th group home will be built by the end of summer 2018. 

 

TRANSITIONAL LIFE COACH (TLC)

Our TLC program provides wraparound services to youth who are nearing adulthood with little system of support, a history of behavioral health issues, and who have not been successful with traditional services.

 

MOBILE CRISIS RESPONSE TEAM (MCRT)

Our Mobile Crisis Response Team assesses youth in crisis, significantly reducing the alarming amount of involuntary children hospitalizations (Baker Acts) in St Johns County. 
 

TARGETED CASE MANAGEMENT (TCM)

TCM wraparound services include assessing, linking, advocating, planning, and monitoring St. Johns County youth and family needs to meet identified goals. 

 

Community Action Team (CAT)

CAT is a safe and effective alternative to out-of-home placement for children with serious behavioral health conditions.

 
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Get Involved

Your support matters. Sustainability, life necessities, and empowerment are possible because of community support. Sponsorships, volunteering, and donations elevate our programs and the number of youth we serve. 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

We have a variety of events throughout the year including auctions, fishing tournaments, and a santa themed 5k! 

Volunteer opportunities

Looking for some hands on volunteer work? There are plenty of ways to get involved with SAYS. 

Make a Donation

Help us expand our residential and community services by making a direct donation to our programs.