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

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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

SDYS Awarded Funding for a New Achievement Center

February 16, 2021 | Comments Off on SDYS Awarded Funding for a New Achievement Center
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San Diego Youth Services is happy to announce the award of funding for an Achievement Center in the East Region of San Diego.

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Become a Champion for Youth!

December 8, 2020 | Comments Off on Become a Champion for Youth!
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We officially kicked off our holiday giving season on Dec. 1 with our $100,000 Champions for Youth campaign. This year, the need is greater than ever, and all donations will go directly to homeless and vulnerable youth in San Diego…

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CEO Walter Philips and Associate Executive Director Steven Jella Run 50k for Homeless Youth

December 1, 2020 | Comments Off on CEO Walter Philips and Associate Executive Director Steven Jella Run 50k for Homeless Youth
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San Diego Youth Services CEO Walter Philips and Associate Executive Director Steven Jella ran 50K (31 miles) on Nov. 30 to raise awareness of homeless youth during National Homeless Youth Awareness Month. The run passed 12 of SDYS locations across…

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