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Champions for Youth Kicks Off

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

We officially kicked off the holiday giving season on Dec. 3 with our $100,000 Champions for Youth campaign! All donations benefit homeless and other vulnerable youth throughout San Diego County. See our early progress here The Century Club of San Diego again selected San Diego Youth Services as a participating charity, one of only 10 … Read More

PRIDE Award 2019

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Our Safe Place won an award for the 2019 San Diego PRIDE March: 3rd Place for Best Use of 2019 Pride Theme. Our Safe Place staff and youth worked to bring their idea to light, designing and creating our float by converting one of our staff’s vehicles into the Stonewall Inn in honor of this … Read More

Run for Homeless Youth

Monday, November 4, 2019

San Diego Youth Services leaders, staff and friends ran 50K on Nov. 1 to kick off Homeless Youth Awareness Month in San Diego, where more than 1,500 youth are homeless. The day-long run event, SDYS Runs for Homeless Youth: 50K for 50 Years, also recognized our 50th Anniversary. Gallery of event videos & photos “This … Read More

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Q & A on Suicide and Bullying Prevention

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

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

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

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