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Celebrating 50 Years for Youth

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

San Diego Youth Services is celebrating 50 years of building futures beginning this fiscal year. John Wedemeyer, Jr., an advocate for homeless youth, founded our organization in 1970 as The Bridge, one of the nation’s first shelters for homeless youth and the first in San Diego County. San Diego Youth Services has since improved the … Read More

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