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End Homelessness

Prevent Delinquency
and School Failure

Break the Cycle of Child Abuse and Neglect 

Promote Mental Health and Addiction Recovery


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San Diego Youth Services
Administrative Office
3255 Wing Street
San Diego, CA  92110
(619) 221-8600







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San Diego Youth Services offers programming dedicated to ending homelessness in San Diego County. We offer a range safe and stable housing options and support services designed to assist youth in developing the independent living skills necessary to become self-sufficient and keep off the streets. Counseling, mental health treatment, case management, skill building, educational support and access to resources are provided for youth to help them overcome the trauma and life challenges that put them at-risk for homelessness.


Learn more about our programs and services:


Cool Bed (Respite Care) Program

is a voluntary short-term residential placement for youth (ages 12 to 17) that provides them and their families a break during stressful times. The Cool Bed program gives youth (ages 12 to 17) temporary shelter and structured yet nurturing supervision from a certified host family, providing youth and their families a two-week cooling off period. Learn More!

Counseling Cove

provides intensive, outpatient behavioral health services and case management for Seriously Emotionally Disturbed (SED) homeless and runaway children and youth (12-21 years old) utilizing a comprehensive approach that is community based, client and family driven and culturally competent. Learn More!

Independent Living Skills

is focused on providing youth with the tools and resources they need to transition smoothly into becoming an adult.  Participants are former foster youth that want to learn the skills they need to become independent and self-sufficient.. Learn More!

Transition Age Youth (TAY) Academy

provides a safe, inclusive, youth-led environment planned at five locations throughout San Diego County. The program is a collaborative effort between SDYS, YMCA, and South Bay Community Services to offer resources and give support to transition aged youth (ages 14-25). Learn More!

Transitional Housing

are communities specifically designed to break the cycle of homelessness for youth between the ages of 16 and 24, on their own.  Safe housing and support services are provided with the goal to empower these youth with hope through developing their ability to be self-sufficient. Learn More!

Youth Emergency Shelter

is the only 24 hour teen homeless shelter in San Diego County. The emergency shelter is specifically designed for homeless, runaway and “street” youth. Learn More!

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