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Gov. Brown Signs Historic Legislation for Youth

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Gov. Jerry Brown signed new legislation in late September paving the way for the state-level work and coordination necessary to prevent and end youth homelessness. The Homeless Youth Act of 2018, SB 918, requires the state Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council to now set specific measurable goals and map progress toward ending youth homelessness. “It’s … Read More

SDYS Runs

SDYS Runs for Homeless Youth

Friday, October 5, 2018

Two of our leaders are getting set to again run more than 30 miles (50K) across San Diego to help homeless youth. The Nov. 1 run by CEO Walter Philips and Associate Executive Director Steven Jella will kick off Homeless Youth Awareness Month. The pair will run from our Spring Valley and East Communities Campus … Read More

AWSD team

SDYS Participates in Successful AIDS Walk & Run

Monday, October 1, 2018

San Diego Youth Services joined individuals, social clubs, local businesses, schools, universities and faith organizations from all over San Diego for the annual AIDS Walk & Run on Sept. 29. Participants gathered to remember the many who were lost to AIDS and raise vital funds to support all of the San Diegans living with HIV … Read More

Judi Park

Q & A on Suicide and Bullying Prevention

Friday, September 28, 2018

Judi Park, Program Manager for our HERE Now and Anti-BIAS programs, talks with us about suicide and bullying awareness and prevention as we transition from National Suicide Prevention Month into National Bullying Awareness Month. How common is suicide among youth? It’s not as common as for adults but suicide is now the second leading cause of … Read More

CECO Art Supplies TAY Academy

CECO Donates Art Supplies to TAY Academy

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Thank you to the San Diego County Employees’ Charitable Organization (CECO) for donating art supplies to our TAY Academy, a safe, inclusive youth-led HUB for Transition Age Youth, ages 14-25. TAY Academy is a one-stop center for comprehensive services to support youth on their journey to independence and self-sufficiency. CECO has been the charitable arm … Read More

Henry Schein

School Supplies Benefit 586 Youth

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Generous community donations of school supplies, books and backpacks helped 586 youth in our programs get a great start to the new school year. The donations included backpacks and essential supplies valued at more than $25,242. Thank you to Henry Schein Orthodontics, Mums’ Custom Tattoos, Ricoh San Diego and Shui Chiropractic & Wellness for helping … Read More

champions for youth

SDYS Selected for Champions for Youth Campaign

Thursday, August 30, 2018

We are thrilled to announce that San Diego Youth Services will be one of 10 charities participating in the Century Club of San Diego’s annual Champions for Youth campaign. Last year, we raised $98,703 and received $58,182 in bonus funds from Farmers Insurance, matching each dollar donated by nearly 60 percent. The funds helped us … Read More

Mums Custom Tattoo

Mums’ Custom Tattoo Gives Backpacks for Youth

Friday, August 17, 2018

Thank you to Mums’ Custom Tattoo in Pacific Beach for organizing a back-to-school drive for our youth. We are grateful for their efforts, which collected $8,800 in school supplies from their customers to help the youth get a great start to the new school year. The drive collected 220 backpacks filled with supplies! Our program … Read More