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 Homeless—to significantly expand resources for youth experiencing homelessness.
“San Diego Youth Services is excited about being the lead agency for the Homeless Youth Emergency Services and Housing Program,” San Diego Youth Services CEO Walter Philips said.
“This funding will be the catalyst for the development of a youth-focused coordinated entry system that will be regionally implemented to ensure housing and services are available for youth experiencing homelessness anywhere in San Diego.”
The funding is part of an unprecedented $10 million awarded for homeless youth services across the state.
“I am proud that these dollars are coming to San Diego Youth Services,” California State Assemblyman Todd Gloria said in announcing the new state funding. “Together with their community partners, I know they will be able to make a profound difference in the lives of some of our young people currently experiencing homelessness.”