A Chance to Heal

St. Augustine Youth Services is a non-profit organization that has been serving children in its residential programs for boys since 1989. In those 30 years, we have provided treatment for thousands of children who have suffered abuse or neglect. 

In 1989, we opened our doors on Saragossa Street in downtown St. Augustine, FL. That year, we served 18 children. Today, our Huston Family campus is located at 201 Simone Way, boasting four residential group homes (Specialized Therapeutic and Pre-Independent Living) and offices for our four community programs. With our reach now extending to four counties (St. Johns, Flagler, Volusia, Putnam) we are able to provide critical mental health services to hundreds of youth (boys and girls) annually.

Check out our full 30th Anniversary booklet by clicking the image!

Check out our full 30th Anniversary booklet by clicking the image!




February 2019 marks 30 years of serving youth in St. Johns County.



Since its launch in 2015, MCRT has provided assessments for over 1,000 youth in St. Johns County.



Transitional Life Coaches provide services to youth in St. Johns, Putnam, Volusia & Flagler counties.



Given by DCF, LSF, and FFS. SAYS maintains a history of excellence in its residential monitoring scores.


"SAYS pretty much saved my life. I am so thankful for the staff and houseparents."

— Teddy, SAYS Alumni


 We strive to create immediate and lasting change in the lives of the kids we serve. We help youth work through their emotional barriers and provide them with the resources and support they need to cope and form healthy habits -- meanwhile improving their self-esteem and competencies. We foster a strong future by providing comfort, security, and a fair start, thus leaving their past trauma behind.

SAYS has always maintained a high level of quality care and serves for children. Since 2002, SAYS has been awarded the National Accreditation for Child and Adolescent Residential Treatment Programs, the highest recognition of the accrediting body. Our highly qualified and dedicated staff strives to meet the ever-changing needs of our children in the best possible environment. Teaching them not only how to survive, but to thrive. 


Learn more about our programs:

Therapeutic Group Homes
Transitional Life Coaches
Mobile Crisis Response Team
Targeted Case Management
Community Action Team