San Diego Youth Services Administrative Office 3255 Wing Street San Diego, CA 92110 (619) 221-8600 _________________
San Diego Youth Services provides a broad continuum of
services to address child abuse, mental illness, substance abuse, teen pregnancy,
juvenile delinquency and school failure. Early identification of risk factors and behaviors are critical in
linking youth and families with crisis support, respite care, case management,
counseling, mental health and substance abuse interventions, skill building
groups, and academic support. Programs
are designed to help youth and families through difficult times, keep positive
communication, and the skills necessary to overcome the challenges and
struggles they face.
is designed to assist
families with youth who may be dealing with behavioral, social, or juvenile
justice issues. CAT
is committed to investing in the youth and their families’ future by providing
individualized supportive case management and linking youth and families with
needed resources and services throughout the East Region of San Diego County. Learn More!
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!
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!
helps high-risk youth referred
by law enforcement, school personnel, community-based organizations, or
their families stay on
track and prevent future contact with the juvenile justice system by providing them with case management and a
wide array of services. Learn More!
services to children and families at Bancroft, Rancho, Lexington, Johnson,
and Meridian Elementary schools. The PEI Team works with children and their
families to improve adult-child relationships both at school and in the home
with the goal of preventing mental health issues that can be an obstacle for
academic success. Learn More!
SDYS Resource Family Agency Program was the first foster care provider in San Diego County and is licensed to care for up to 30 youth ages zero to 18.SDYS Resource Family Agency recruits, certifies, trains, and supports foster parents to provide therapeutic care for traumatized children with the goals of reunification with biological family, adoption by an identified family, or preparation for adult living. Learn More!
is aprogram for youth between the ages of 12-24 involved with
commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking. STARS provides
support to empower the youth to escape sexual exploitation by developing their
inner strengths, building a sense of community and supporting their
reintegration into mainstream society. Learn More!
Prevention is community resource designed to educate and inform teens of the importance of pregnancy prevention and safe sex practices. The program is a collaborative effort led by SDYS in partnership with SAY San Diego, South Bay Community Services, North County Lifeline and Mental Health Systems with services provided in schools throughout the County of San Diego. Learn More!
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!