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. We have provided mental health services for thousands of children in St. Johns & surrounding counties.


Our four residential group homes provide therapeutic & pre-independent living programs for boys ages 6-17 who have suffered trauma due to abuse and/or neglect. This year we opened our 4th group home - Ameris Bailey House.

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

TLCs provide wraparound services to youth in St. Johns, Putnam, Volusia, and Flagler counties who are nearing adulthood with little system of support, a history of behavioral health issues, and who have not been successful with traditional services.


The newest addition to SAYS programs — CAT is a safe and effective alternative to out-of-home placement for children with serious behavioral health conditions in St. Johns County.


Independent Living Village

We’ve launched our $1.3 Million campaign for the SAYS’ Independent Living Village. Support youth aged-out of foster care by getting involved today.

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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. 



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.