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

What we do

We provide intensive services to more than 28,000 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.

Celebrating 50 Years

50 years ago we opened as The Bridge, the first emergency shelter for runaway and homeless youth in San Diego and one of only three in the nation.

Since then we have made huge progress in our mission to empower San Diego's youth.

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.

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Success Stories

Hear from the youth we have supported

Latest SDYS News

Register to Vote!

October 20, 2020 | Comments Off on Register to Vote!
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San Diego Youth Services is empowering youth to reach their full potential – and that includes letting them know their voices matter. Throughout our agency we have been providing voter education to the youth we serve to encourage them to…

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New Program Helps Youth Affected by Domestic Violence

October 19, 2020 | Comments Off on New Program Helps Youth Affected by Domestic Violence
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Our new program helps youth affected by domestic violence San Diego Youth Services now helps youth that have experienced domestic violence. Safe Family Services Program offers supportive services, including mental health, case management, housing support, linkage to community resources and…

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$10,000 Grant from PEERS Network

October 19, 2020 | Comments Off on $10,000 Grant from PEERS Network
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SDYS receives a $10,000 grant from PEERS Network The PEERS Network chose San Diego Youth Services for their Philanthropy Day, donating $10,000 and assembling 20 baskets for youth moving out of homelessness and into their own homes. Each basket consisted…

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