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Youth Enjoy SeaWorld and Balboa Park

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Eighteen youth enjoyed a day out at SeaWorld recently on special education tickets from the theme park that helped make the trip possible. The youth, along with four of our colleagues, also visited Balboa Park. The two community activities were part of our Community Assessment Team/Camp Mariposa Spring Camp.

Homeless Youth

Annual Count Finds 1,500 Homeless Youth

Monday, April 29, 2019

San Diego County is now home to at least 1,552 homeless youth, according to new numbers released today from the Regional Task Force on the Homeless (RTFH). The number of homeless youth is significantly up from the 928 found in the annual count of homeless in San Diego County last year, but the number of … Read More

Photo by Janessa Lin Photography

Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day Raises $3,600 for Youth

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day in San Diego raised $3,614 this week in support of our work with youth across the county. Thank you to Ben & Jerry’s in Seaport Village, your team and all the community members who came out on April 9 for Free Cone Day and gave to San Diego Youth Services. What … Read More

Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day

Ben & Jerry’s Hosts Free Cone Day

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Mark your calendars for Free Cone Day on April 9 at Ben & Jerry’s Seaport Village. Get something good, do something good! Donations for free cones benefit San Diego Youth Services at both Seaport Village locations. Ben & Jerry’s Seaport Village Tuesday, April 9, 2019 859 A West Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92101 10am-9pm … Read More

CIC 2019 Harrah's chocolate creation

Creations in Chocolate Raises Record $114,000

Monday, March 18, 2019

Suzy Spafford, Illustrator and Creator of Suzy’s Zoo, and 200 guests joined San Diego Youth Services this month for our 13th Annual Creations in Chocolate event at Liberty Station. Together, we raised more than $114,000 to help save the lives of young people throughout San Diego County.   Event pictures The March 14 event, sponsored by … Read More

IICF Donation

IICF Supports Transition Age Youth

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Thank you to the San Diego chapter of the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) for a new $4,200 grant to support our work with transition age youth throughout San Diego County. IICF helps communities and enriches lives by uniting the collective strength of the insurance industry in providing grants, volunteer service and leadership. Learn more … Read More

New Washing Machine

Shelter Receives New Washing Machine

Thursday, February 21, 2019

We are celebrating the gift of a new washing machine from FOCUS for our Youth Emergency Shelter, which is the only emergency night shelter for homeless and runaway youth in San Diego County. Pictured are Taylor Houston, Night Shelter Coordinator, and Katie Rademacher, Health Educator/Prevention Outreach Worker providing a thank you to FOCUS, which stands … Read More

JMSD Donation

Johnson Matthey Donates $7,000 for Youth

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Our heartfelt thank you to Johnson Matthey for its $7,000 donation in support of our work with homeless and other at-risk youth. Nearly 1,000 youth are known to be homeless in San Diego County and the number is likely much higher. Johnson Matthey, San Diego selected San Diego Youth Services for the donation after receiving … Read More