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How You Can Talk to Youth About Their Sexual Health

Thursday, May 21, 2020

From being a biological parent, foster parent, adoptive parent, a sibling becoming a parent, a grandparent becoming a full-time parent or whatever part of parenthood you identify with, teaching your child about their sexual and reproductive health is a crucial part of their development. Our Teen Pregnancy Prevention and Intervention Program put together some tips … Read More

Supporting Youth in Need

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Thank you for supporting San Diego’s most vulnerable children and youth during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes your donations on May 5 for #GivingTuesdayNow and throughout this time of loss and uncertainty for so many who need your help. Your support is more important now than ever before. If you are still considering making a … Read More

National Foster Care Month

Friday, May 1, 2020

More than 3,000 children are in foster care in San Diego and many are waiting for safe and stable homes. Have you considered becoming a foster parent? May is National Foster Care Month, a time to learn about the critical need for foster parents and how you can help. Foster Care Facts Get our 10 … Read More

I CARE Services Available Virtually

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Many of our services for child sex trafficking awareness and recovery are available virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic. These new online services include groups and support from I CARE, our program helping youth up to age 21 who are at risk for or have experienced sex trafficking or other commercial sexual exploitation. See the listing … Read More

Our Safe Place Goes Virtual

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

LGBTQ+ youth can now join Our Safe Place on Zoom to connect with staff and peers. The Our Safe Place drop-in center at our Golden Hill Youth Center is also operating on a needs-only basis during the COVID-19 public health emergency. This means that at the physical drop-in location, we are providing showers, hygiene items … Read More

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