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Henry Schein 2019 Girl With Book

250 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 250 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 program’s … 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

Walter Philips welcomes new funding for homeless youth

New State Funding to End Youth Homelessness

Friday, July 5, 2019

San Diego will be among the recipients of $6.67 million in new state funding to help end youth homelessness, including $1.7 million for coordinated efforts led by San Diego Youth Services. The funding increases the $10 million allocated last year for San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Santa Clara counties as part of the … Read More

Staff and Volunteer Appreciation Event 2019 Group

Staff and Volunteer Appreciation Event

Monday, July 1, 2019

San Diego Youth Services staff and volunteers recently enjoyed a day of fun and self-care for the 2019 San Diego Youth Services’ Staff and Volunteer Appreciation Event at Liberty Station. The theme this year: Disney! In every Disney movie, despite adversities, the goodness shines through to inspire and encourage you to chase after your dreams. … Read More

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