Building Futures for over 50 Years San Diego Youth Services has improved the lives of more than 780,000 homeless, runaway and other vulnerable youth.

We provide intensive services to more than 13,000 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.

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

We are bringing the heat for our final City Sweat SD fitness event this season on May 22

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SDYS Associate Executive Director’s Ironman to Benefit SDYS

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SDYS Associate Executive Director’s Ironman to Benefit SDYS Our Associate Executive Director Steven Jellá is training for an IRONMAN triathlon to raise awareness and funds for San Diego Youth Services. Steven is completing a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and…

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Donor Spotlight: Dete Jackson

March 23, 2022 | Comments Off on Donor Spotlight: Dete Jackson
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Donor Spotlight: Dete Jackson Dete Jackson has been giving to San Diego Youth Services for the past 20 years. She has been donating items like clothing, blankets and hygiene items to make life a little bit easier for struggling youth.…

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