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and School Failure

Break the Cycle of Child Abuse and Neglect 

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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 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.


Learn more about our programs and services:


Community Assessment Team (CAT) /Wings

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!

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!

Family Resource Center

provides self-sufficiency and supportive services to youth and families in the El Cajon Valley High School District who are experiencing a range of needs.

Independent Living Skills

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!

Juvenile Diversion Program

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!

Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) – School Based and Community

provides 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.
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Resource Family Agency

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!

STARS (Surviving Together, Achieving and Reaching for Success

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!

Teen Pregnancy Prevention

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!

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!

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