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Certificate of Appreciation

Programs Recognized for Preventing Child Abuse

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

The Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council recently recognized San Diego Youth Services’ HERE Now and Anti-BIAS programs for their work in preventing child abuse. The programs, focused on suicide prevention and anti-bullying, received a Certificate of Appreciation for being a “SHINING STAR in Strengthening Families and Preventing Child Abuse.” “As many as 25-30 percent of … Read More

GROWS

GROWS Expands Additional Year

Monday, July 2, 2018

Our GROWS Program will expand another year, with a renewed grant from the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development. The GROWS Program (Greater Recruitment and Outreach for Workforce Success) provides community members, volunteers and staff with free resources such as career shadowing, mentoring, educational reimbursements, trainings, workforce assessments and experiential placements to introduce or … Read More

CARF accreditation seal

SDYS Earns CARF Accreditation

Friday, June 29, 2018

CARF International announced that San Diego Youth Services has been accredited for a period of three years for our governance standards and foster care services. The three-year accreditation is the highest level available from the international accrediting body. CARF accreditation is a public seal of trust and commitment to quality based on internationally accepted standards. … Read More

Homeless youth

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