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

Foster Care

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

Homeless Housing and Support

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

Suicide Prevention and Intervention

School-based services increasing awareness, promoting conversations and inspiring connections to prevent suicide

Adoption Support

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

Anti-Bullying Awareness and Support

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

Juvenile Delinquency Diversion and Intervention

Clinical, institutional and field support services for youth who are justice involved or at risk of justice involvement

Mental Health

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

Teen Pregnancy Prevention and Intervention

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

LGBTQ+ Services

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

Safe Family Services

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

Workforce Development

TAY WORKS! integrates workforce readiness, peer mentoring and on-the-job training to youth in San Diego.