Building Futures for 50 Years San Diego Youth Services has improved the lives of 770,000 homeless, runaway and other vulnerable youth.

We provide intensive services to more than 20,000 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.

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.

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Success Stories

Hear from the youth we have supported

Our Mission: To empower youth to reach their highest potential.

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.

Latest SDYS News

San Diego Youth Services Launches City Sweat SD

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City Sweat SD is a great weekend workout that will benefit SDYS.

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San Diego Youth Services Partners with Kendra Scott

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We are happy to announce that we are partnering with Kendra Scott again this year in raising awareness for Suicide Prevention Month. On Sept. 11 and Sept. 12, 20 percent of your purchases will go directly to SDYS when shopping…

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San Diego Youth Services Launches Virtual Lessons about Healthy Relationships

August 30, 2021 | Comments Off on San Diego Youth Services Launches Virtual Lessons about Healthy Relationships
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Do you know a teen who wants to learn more about healthy relationships? If so, our virtual lessons might be a perfect fit!

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