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 Denounces Violence Against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

March 17, 2021 | Comments Off on San Diego Youth Services Denounces Violence Against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
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We do not stand silent in the face of these acts. Instead, we have learned that during these times we must stand united and disavow hatred and intolerance. At San Diego Youth Services, we are proud to serve a diverse…

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CEO Video Message: A Year of COVID-19

March 16, 2021 | Comments Off on CEO Video Message: A Year of COVID-19
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This last year was challenging, but together we persevered. Listen to our CEO Walter Philips’ message on our efforts since the COVID-19 pandemic began. More SDYS News:

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CEO Message: A Year of COVID-19

March 16, 2021 | Comments Off on CEO Message: A Year of COVID-19
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A Year of COVID-19 Like everyone, San Diego Youth Services has been deeply impacted by the COVID Pandemic. Our hearts go out to all those impacted by this terrible virus. One year ago our world turned upside down and we…

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