Our Services San Diego Youth Services helps San Diego’s most vulnerable youth, including foster children, youth experiencing homelessness, family conflict and violence, abuse and neglect, mental health struggles and substance abuse.

**As “essential services,” San Diego Youth Services is here for you during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Many services are now available by telehealth, which means by telephone or Zoom.

To get help or a referral for any of our services, call or text (619) 241-0608 Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Our work embraces all youth regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, religion or sexual orientation. San Diego Youth Services is a safe zone for LGBTQ+ youth.

Services Offered:

Child Sex Trafficking Awareness and Recovery

Services for youth who are at risk of or have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking

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Foster Care

Support for foster families and resources to help current and former foster youth develop independent living skills

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Homeless Housing and Support

Safe places to live and long-term solutions for youth experiencing homelessness

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Workforce Development

TAY WORKS! integrates workforce readiness, peer mentoring and on-the-job training to youth in San Diego. TAY Works! is a newly launched comprehensive youth job development program that supports and empowers…

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Suicide Prevention and Intervention

SUICIDE PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION Suicide is the second leading cause of death for our young people between the ages of 10 to 14 years old. Many of those who take…

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Adoption Support

Services to create a community of adoptive families bringing hope and the tools necessary to provide safe, sensitive and lasting homes

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Anti-Bullying Awareness and Support

Collaborative services providing assessment and therapeutic support for youth who are bullied in 7th-12th grade

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Juvenile Delinquency Diversion and Intervention

Juvenile Delinquency Prevention, Diversion and Intervention We can help. San Diego Youth Services offers services to youth and families. We provide a wide range of services to help youth and…

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Mental Health

Mental and behavioral health services like counseling, camp, and prevention and early intervention for youth and their families

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Teen Pregnancy Prevention and Intervention

Curriculum to reduce pregnancy and rates of sexually transmitted infections in teens

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LGBTQ+ Services

Mental health services and drop-in centers for LGBTQ+ youth up to age 21 and their families

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Domestic Violence Prevention

Our Safe Family Services Youth Sexual and Domestic Violence Prevention Program helps break the horrific cycle of abuse.

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