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New Legislation to Benefit Homeless Youth

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Governor Gavin Newsom signed a package of bills into law in September to help address youth homelessness. San Diego Youth Services was instrumental in the passage of the bills, together with the California Coalition for Youth (CCY). “I applaud the Governor and the State of California for prioritizing youth homelessness and providing resources to address … Read More

SDYS Runs for Homeless Youth: 50K for 50 Years

Friday, September 27, 2019

The top leaders at San Diego Youth Services will run 50K (31 miles) across San Diego on Nov. 1 to kick off National Homeless Youth Awareness Month. The organization is also celebrating 50 years of helping San Diego’s homeless youth. CEO Walter Philips and Associate Executive Director Steven Jella will also be joined by board … Read More

Arch Insurance Donates $5,000 for Youth

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Thank you to Arch Insurance Group for choosing San Diego Youth Services to benefit from its Corks for a Cause event in September. Your generous $5,000 donation will help us continue providing safe places to live and vital services for youth across San Diego County, where more than 1,500 youth are homeless in San Diego … Read More

Suicide Prevention Month

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, a time to share resources and learn how you can help. Today is also World Suicide Prevention Day. Suicide is now the second leading cause of death for young people between the ages of 11 to 18. It’s also preventable. Our Helping, Engaging, Reconnecting and Educating (HERE) Now program is … Read More

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Transforming Foster Care

Monday, September 9, 2019

New state funding will enable San Diego Youth Services to begin transforming foster care in San Diego County. The $300,000 funding is enabling the organization to recruit and hire the most qualified and caring child care professionals as foster parents. “This program is the first of its kind – it has never been done before,” … Read More

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283 Children Get Backpacks & School Supplies

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Thank you to Henry Schein Orthodontics in Carlsbad for providing backpacks, books and school supplies for 283 youth in San Diego Youth Services’ Adoptions and Prevention and Early Intervention programs. The company’s annual Back to School Event on Aug. 10 included food, games, a petting zoo and crafts for the youth and their families. Since the … Read More

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Champions for Youth Charity

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

The Century Club of San Diego has again selected San Diego Youth Services as a Champions for Youth charity, one of only 10 to benefit from the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines. We could not have achieved this honor again without you. More than 235 individuals and businesses joined our 2018-2019 Champions for Youth … Read More

Celebrating 50 Years for Youth

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

San Diego Youth Services is celebrating 50 years of building futures beginning this fiscal year. John Wedemeyer, Jr., an advocate for homeless youth, founded our organization in 1970 as The Bridge, one of the nation’s first shelters for homeless youth and the first in San Diego County. San Diego Youth Services has since improved the … Read More