SAYS celebrates staff, volunteers and kids

SAYS 20 years

 St. Augustine Youth Services (SAYS) recently held a Celebration Dinner at Creekside Dinery to honor staff, the boys and volunteers.

 Recognized for over 20 years of employment at SAYS were James Damiani, Janet Riley Dalton, Susan Zitsman, Schuyler Siefker, Pam Young and Rick Testasecca.  Mrs. Siefker thanked each person for their dedication and service.  “The boys at St. Augustine Youth Services are blessed to have the consistency of care provided by these staff members.  The success of our program is in large part due to our dedicated staff.”

 Each boy also received an award for his best attribute ranging from getting all A’s in school to being the best helper.  Also recognized were members of the SAYS Board and Development Team.

 Since 1989 SAYS has been providing therapeutic residential services to children, many of whom have been the victims of child abuse and/or extreme neglect.  SAYS provides its children with a safe, stable home in which to live, learn, grow and heal, both physically and emotionally.  SAYS has recently moved into the new Hutson Family Campus located off of US 1 South at Dupont Center.

 The next SAYS event is the 18th Annual Charity Golf Tournament on October 7 at Marsh Creek Country Club.  Call the SAYS office at 904-829-1770 for tournament information and for more information about the SAYS program.