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New shelter beds for youth

Thursday, February 6, 2020

The San Diego City Council recently approved the addition of 48 beds reserved for transition age youth ages 18-24 at the City of San Diego’s Bridge Shelter for Single Women and Families with Children at Golden Hall. In partnership with Father Joe’s Villages, San Diego Youth Services and The San Diego LGBT Community Center will … Read More

Champions for Youth Donate Record $140,147

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

More than 300 individuals and businesses joined our Champions for Youth campaign this year, donating a record $140,147 to help youth throughout San Diego County. Thank you to all these Champions for Youth! Your donations will also help us earn at least $56,000 from Farmers Insurance as part of the campaign. San Diego Youth Services … Read More

200 Join Campaign for Youth

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Thank you to the 200 community members who have joined our Champions for Youth campaign to date! We are so close to our goals of rallying 250 donors and raising $100,000. It’s not too late to join the campaign. All donations benefit homeless and other vulnerable youth across San Diego. As part of the campaign, … Read More

Youth participating in I CARE

Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month. San Diego has one of the highest rates of sex trafficking of children in the nation. Studies indicate there may be as many as 8,000 sex trafficking victims every year and virtually every community is impacted. Did you know we helped 300 youth survivors of child sex trafficking … Read More

Champions for Youth Kicks Off

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

We officially kicked off the holiday giving season on Dec. 3 with our $100,000 Champions for Youth campaign! All donations benefit homeless and other vulnerable youth throughout San Diego County. See our early progress here The Century Club of San Diego again selected San Diego Youth Services as a participating charity, one of only 10 … Read More

PRIDE Award 2019

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Our Safe Place won an award for the 2019 San Diego PRIDE March: 3rd Place for Best Use of 2019 Pride Theme. Our Safe Place staff and youth worked to bring their idea to light, designing and creating our float by converting one of our staff’s vehicles into the Stonewall Inn in honor of this … Read More

Run for Homeless Youth

Monday, November 4, 2019

San Diego Youth Services leaders, staff and friends ran 50K on Nov. 1 to kick off Homeless Youth Awareness Month in San Diego, where more than 1,500 youth are homeless. The day-long run event, SDYS Runs for Homeless Youth: 50K for 50 Years, also recognized our 50th Anniversary. Gallery of event videos & photos “This … Read More

Judi Park

Q & A on Suicide and Bullying Prevention

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Judi Park, Program Manager for our HERE Now and Anti-BIAS programs, talks with us about suicide and bullying awareness and prevention as we transition from National Suicide Prevention Month into National Bullying Awareness Month. How common is suicide among youth? It’s not as common as for adults but suicide is now the second leading cause of … Read More