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Moving in Thanks to the San Diego Nice Guys

Thursday, June 13, 2019

It’s move-in week for one young mother and her son, who are moving from a shelter into an apartment in one of our seven Transitional Living Communities. They arrived with no belongings, as many do. Thank you to the San Diego Nice Guys for giving a hand up to this young mother and many other … Read More

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19 Foster Youth Graduate High School

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

This month marks a major milestone for many of our youth in foster care, with 19 graduating from high school and all of the graduates going on to college or vocational schools. “Why not get a higher education?” asks Ikemba, who is graduating high school and headed to SDSU. “When I graduate I want to … Read More

Heart & Hand

Services Expand for Domestic Violence Survivors

Friday, May 31, 2019

San Diego Youth Services is expanding our support for youth experiencing domestic violence, thanks to new funding from the California Office of Emergency Services. The four-year grant is enabling our organization to integrate domestic violence services and another layer of short-term and emergency housing resources for domestic violence survivors, including many in our existing programs. … Read More

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Youth Enjoy SeaWorld and Balboa Park

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Eighteen youth enjoyed a day out at SeaWorld recently on special education tickets from the theme park that helped make the trip possible. The youth, along with four of our colleagues, also visited Balboa Park. The two community activities were part of our Community Assessment Team/Camp Mariposa Spring Camp.

Homeless Youth

Annual Count Finds 1,500 Homeless Youth

Monday, April 29, 2019

San Diego County is now home to at least 1,552 homeless youth, according to new numbers released today from the Regional Task Force on the Homeless (RTFH). The number of homeless youth is significantly up from the 928 found in the annual count of homeless in San Diego County last year, but the number of … Read More

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Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day Raises $3,600 for Youth

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day in San Diego raised $3,614 this week in support of our work with youth across the county. Thank you to Ben & Jerry’s in Seaport Village, your team and all the community members who came out on April 9 for Free Cone Day and gave to San Diego Youth Services. What … Read More

Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day

Ben & Jerry’s Hosts Free Cone Day

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Mark your calendars for Free Cone Day on April 9 at Ben & Jerry’s Seaport Village. Get something good, do something good! Donations for free cones benefit San Diego Youth Services at both Seaport Village locations. Ben & Jerry’s Seaport Village Tuesday, April 9, 2019 859 A West Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92101 10am-9pm … Read More

CIC 2019 Harrah's chocolate creation

Creations in Chocolate Raises Record $114,000

Monday, March 18, 2019

Suzy Spafford, Illustrator and Creator of Suzy’s Zoo, and 200 guests joined San Diego Youth Services this month for our 13th Annual Creations in Chocolate event at Liberty Station. Together, we raised more than $114,000 to help save the lives of young people throughout San Diego County.   Event pictures The March 14 event, sponsored by … Read More