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Certificate of Appreciation

Programs Recognized for Preventing Child Abuse

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

The Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council recently recognized San Diego Youth Services’ HERE Now and Anti-BIAS programs for their work in preventing child abuse. The programs, focused on suicide prevention and anti-bullying, received a Certificate of Appreciation for being a “SHINING STAR in Strengthening Families and Preventing Child Abuse.” “As many as 25-30 percent of … Read More

GROWS Expands Additional Year

Monday, July 2, 2018

Our GROWS Program will expand another year, with a renewed grant from the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development. The GROWS Program (Greater Recruitment and Outreach for Workforce Success) provides community members, volunteers and staff with free resources such as career shadowing, mentoring, educational reimbursements, trainings, workforce assessments and experiential placements to introduce or … Read More

CARF accreditation seal

SDYS Earns CARF Accreditation

Friday, June 29, 2018

CARF International announced that San Diego Youth Services has been accredited for a period of three years for our governance standards and foster care services. The three-year accreditation is the highest level available from the international accrediting body. CARF accreditation is a public seal of trust and commitment to quality based on internationally accepted standards. … Read More

Homeless youth

Annual Count Finds Homeless Youth Up 35 Percent

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

The number of homeless youth under 18 in San Diego County jumped 35 percent from last year’s tally, according to results released in May of an annual count led by the Regional Task Force for the Homeless. The 2018 Point-in-Time Count, known locally as WeAllCount, also found that 27 percent of homeless individuals surveyed said … Read More

CEO Named Behavioral Health Person of the Year

Monday, June 4, 2018

Walter Philips, CEO of San Diego Youth Services, has been named Behavioral Health Person of the Year. Selected by a committee of consumers, family members, behavioral health professionals and community members, Walter received the award at the 32nd Annual Behavioral Health Recognition Dinner on June 1. “It’s a great honor and I am humbled,” said … Read More

Steven Jella running

Steven Jella Completes IRONMAN for Foster Youth

Monday, May 14, 2018

San Diego Youth Services’ own IRONMAN, Associate Executive Director Steven Jella, undertook a 140.6-mile triathlon this weekend as part of our campaign to raise $10,000 for foster youth during National Foster Care Month. His participation in the IRONMAN Santa Rosa on May 12 during Mother’s Day weekend was an extraordinary undertaking of swimming, biking and … Read More

SDYS Staff at Free Cone Day

Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day Raises $3,536

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Thank you to Ben & Jerry’s in Seaport Village, all your team and so many community members who came out on April 10 for Free Cone Day and gave to San Diego Youth Services. What a fun day! Ben & Jerry’s gave away 13,855 free scoops between both of its locations in Seaport Village and we … Read More