Our 2023-2026 Strategic Plan sets out our vision for San Diego Youth Services in June 2026
San Diego Youth Services advances its mission to empower youth to reach their highest potential and seeks to improve the lives of youth by meeting their basic needs, creating positive connections, helping them develop life skills and promoting overall health and well-being.
Our 2023-2026 Strategic Plan sets out our vision for San Diego Youth Services in June 2026, and includes the strategic goals and strategies to achieve our three-year vision.
We are working to ensure all youth have:
• basic needs met
• access to secure, affordable housing
• access to equitable, quality, affordable education
• equitable, livable jobs/careers
• safety needs met
• safe and positive connections
• tools to make healthy choices
• access to equitable, quality, affordable services to meet mental health needs
Hear from Youth:
"The shelter gave me the counseling and solid foundation I needed to become a successful member of society...They helped me to find a place to live, find the treatment I needed and provided counseling. They taught me how to form the right priorities and how to take care of myself to get clean."
"I wouldn’t have thought I could live by myself but San Diego Youth Services helped me. I know how to budget my money and plan. I’ve got this. I always tell my daughter about the program and how it helped me. I tell her about the importance of giving back."