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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

Walter Philips Behavioral award

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

Red Day 2018

RED Day Benefits Transition-Age Youth

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Thank you to Keller Williams San Diego Central Coastal for donating home essentials and undertaking improvement projects for our transitional housing for youth ages 18-24 at our Point Loma location. RED Day, which stands for Renew, Energize and Donate, is Keller Williams’ annual day of service. Each year, on the second Thursday in May, tens of thousands of associates … 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


Junior League Helps Transitional Youth

Monday, April 9, 2018

In March, Junior League of San Diego (JLSD) selected TAY Academy as one of its Community Impact projects. TAY Academy combines a drop-in center with structured learning and recreational opportunities for transition age youth (ages 16-24), including foster youth, former foster youth, out-of-home probation youth and homeless/runaway youth. JLSD members repotted plants, provided a new … Read More

New Funding for Homeless Youth

Monday, April 2, 2018

San Diego Youth Services will receive $2.5 million in state funding to lead a new, comprehensive program for homeless youth in San Diego County. The new funds will allow San Diego Youth Services and our partners—South Bay Community Services, YMCA Youth and Family Services, The Center, Home Start and the Regional Task Force on the … Read More

Puesto chocolate flowers

Creations in Chocolate Raises Record $100,000 for Youth

Monday, March 19, 2018

Dat Phan, Original Winner of Last Comic Standing, and more than 240 guests joined San Diego Youth Services this month for its 12th Annual Creations in Chocolate event at Liberty Station. Together, we raised more than $100,000 to help us continue improving the lives of young people throughout San Diego County. The March 8 event, … Read More