Saving Our Young Adults
Temporarily Located at 180 Gore St.
-Free store (Clothes, toiletries, house hold items etc.)
-Harm reduction education
-Social outreach awareness
-Non perishable foods
Donations always welcome of clothing, shoes, blankets, household items, and toiletries
Tuesday from 7 P.M. to 9 P.M.
Family Support Meeting
Thursday 7 P.M. to 9 P.M. (private group)
Temporary Hours Depot Open
Tuesday and Thursday 11 A.M. to 2 P.M.
Saturday 12 P.M. to 4 P.M.
Pot lunches on Saturday from 12 PM to 4 PM (feeds 75 and 90 people)
Saturday night supers for seniors (serving 30 people with a waiting list)
SOYA’S Mission Statement
To keep the Substance User alive. This will allow them time to seek assistance and help with their substance use disorder. SOYA combines advocacy and education for the rectification and advancement of the entire community. SOYA will offer service, compassion, and confidentially. Our goal to not discriminate only accommodate. SOYA will continue to fill the gaps in services and strive to leave no one behind.
Who and What is SOYA?
SOYA, a local, non-profit, grassroots, organization. SOYA invites members of the community who are interested in taking a stand against substance use disorder and the epidemic crisis. We are here to provide education, awareness, advocacy, information, and support to all those who desire help. SOYA addresses the needs of the people in our community by filling in the gaps in the services. This is done by referring them to the appropriate facilities. SOYA also has unique services to provide all those who desire help with substance abuse for the user and their families.
As a grassroots organization, we are of establishing ourselves in the community. SOYA has formed partnerships with other agencies, non-profit organizations, and businesses. By working together, we can offer support, care, and services needed for our members. We have a community closet (free clothing/hygiene/necessities) open multiple times a week. We also provide meals to the city’s most vulnerable on holidays such as Easter and Christmas.
SOYA connects members to mentors and has weekly family meetings called the Family Support Group. As well as community meeting for all to join and talk about substance use, the city, crime rate, services (or lack of), they are open conversations.
Each member is treated as an individual, and we do not discriminate. We look for ways to meet everyone’s unique needs. Although needs may vary, we have also noticed a common trend. Confidentiality and privacy are of the utmost importance, and we always stand by this.
SOYA is a family, and each member is a “Warrior.” We are the survivors, the fighters, the advocates, and the family members who will continue the fight.