SDYS Updates Mission and Vision

SDYS Updates Mission and Vision December 21, 2023,

San Diego Youth Services’ Updates its Mission and Vision Statements to Better Reflect the Comprehensive Wraparound Services the Organization Now Provides

We have expanded our services as well as our mission and vision statements to steer San Diego Youth Services toward our expanded vision for the future. The new mission and vision also better reflect the comprehensive wraparound services we now provide.  

Our efforts are summed up by our new mission statement: Empowering youth to thrive by meeting their basic needs and providing lifelong skills for self-sufficiency and achieving their life ambitions. 

Our vision is to create a world where all youth have equal opportunities to achieve their goals and make their dreams a reality.  

San Diego Youth Services was originally founded to provide housing for youth experiencing homelessness. We now provide a continuum of comprehensive services that impacts youth ages 0-25 who are experiencing or at-risk of experiencing, homelessness, hunger, poverty, violence, human trafficking, abuse, and other traumas. 

Our services are trauma informed and include a range of housing solutions as well as crisis response, prevention, early intervention, treatment, mentoring, case management and workforce development.  We are working to ensure all youth have: 

  • basic needs met 
  • access to secure, affordable housing  
  • access to equitable, quality, affordable education  
  • equitable, livable jobs/careers  
  • safety needs met  
  • safe and positive connections  
  • tools to make healthy choices  
  • access to equitable, quality, affordable services to meet mental health needs 

Our 2023-2026 Strategic Plan sets our vision for San Diego Youth Services in June 2026.  Learn more about our strategic plan for the next three years and how you can get involved. 

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