Building Futures for over 50 Years San Diego Youth Services has improved the lives of more than 809,000 homeless, runaway and other vulnerable youth.

We provide intensive services to more than 12,000 youth every year.

San Diego Youth Services offers a continuum of care for children and youth from infancy to age 25. We aim to:

 

Meet the basic needs of youth

Hunger, poverty and youth homelessness are on the rise for many youth and their families today. We help meet these basic needs for youth. What could be more vital than food and shelter? We provide safe places to live and long-term solutions through shelter, foster homes, community centers and housing. Through prevention, early intervention and treatment, we also help youth before they need higher levels of care or become homeless.

Create positive connections

We help youth focus on positive life changes and healthy relationships as part of providing needed resources and services. San Diego Youth Services has long provided foster homes and adoption support services for families considering adopting a youth in the foster care system.

Help youth develop life skills

In addition to a range of safe and stable housing options, we offer support to help youth develop the independent living skills necessary to become self-sufficient and keep off the streets.

Promote overall health and well-being

Early intervention and care for the whole child are critical. We provide a broad continuum of services to help youth overcome trauma and challenges that put them at risk, including case management, counseling, mental health treatment and educational support and resources.

Success Stories

Hear from the youth we have supported

Our Mission: empowering youth to thrive by meeting their basic needs and providing lifelong skills for self-sufficiency and achieving their life ambitions. Our vision is to create a world where all youth have equal opportunities to achieve their goals and make their dreams a reality.

We provide safe places to live and long-term solutions through shelter, foster homes, community centers and housing. Through prevention, early intervention and treatment, we also help youth before they need higher levels of care or become homeless.

Our Team

Meet our leadership and Board of Directors.

Outcomes

See our community impact.

Youth Action Board

A collaboration to improve services.

Latest SDYS News

May is National Foster Care Month

May 14, 2024 | Comments Off on May is National Foster Care Month
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May is National Foster Care Month  By Krysta Hughes, Program Manager, Resource Family Agency  Did you know that May is National Foster Care Month? Because of our involvement with foster youth over the last 50 years, this is a cause…

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Youth Job Fair

May 9, 2024 | Comments Off on Youth Job Fair
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San Diego Youth Services is hosting a Spring Job Fair! Youth ages 16-21 are invited to join us for an interactive event where they will have the opportunity to explore current job openings, learn interviewing skills and meet various employers.…

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Foster Youth Thrives with SDYS Foster Care Family

May 1, 2024 | Comments Off on Foster Youth Thrives with SDYS Foster Care Family
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Foster Care Success Story: Foster Youth Thrives with SDYS Foster Care Family San Diego Youth Services is doing foster care differently. Our resource families receive one-on-one support so that they can provide safe, stable and healing home environments for children…

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