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Call for Critical Supplies

Thursday, April 2, 2020

San Diego Youth Services continues to serve some of San Diego’s most vulnerable youth during the COVID-19 public health emergency, but supplies are very low for our frontline services. Youth who are experiencing homelessness, abused and removed from their homes, victims of human trafficking, those living in unsafe situations, others living in poverty and all … Read More

Update On Our Services During COVID-19

Friday, March 20, 2020

Message from CEO Walter Philips Dear Friends and Family, I hope that each and every one of you and your families are safe and healthy during this national crisis. My heart goes out to those who have been infected by the virus and their family members. During this very challenging time, we know that the … Read More

SDYS Commitment During COVID-19 Emergency

Friday, March 13, 2020

Dear Friends, During this COVID–19 emergency, San Diego Youth Services is committed to the safety and well-being of our staff, service partners, families and the communities we serve. Because we serve some of the most vulnerable youth in our community, we are also committed to ensuring that the youth and families we serve still have … Read More

265 Join Anniversary Celebration

Thursday, March 12, 2020

More than 265 guests joined the celebration on March 5 marking San Diego Youth Services’ 50th Anniversary. The event, presented by HMT Electric, raised $190,000 to help homeless and other vulnerable youth throughout San Diego. “SDYS was one of the best things that could have ever happened to me,” one formerly homeless youth, Abrea Ponce, … Read More

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