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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

Graduation caps

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

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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