Community Support Services

A lot has changed at the Y over this past year, but our commitment has remained the same—to always be here for our community when people need us most, with open arms and caring hearts. When the devastating effects of COVID-19 swept across the country and landed on our doorsteps, we quickly mobilized to provide our community with essential services. Thanks to the unwavering support of our members, volunteers and donors, our YMCA has been able to continue offering people a critical lifeline as we work to help our community recover and thrive.

Join us in our movement to bring hope and opportunity to those looking to create a better tomorrow for themselves and their families. We are actively looking for community partners to invest in our work.

Ways you can support:

About YMCA Community Support Services

San Diego’s YMCA strengthens communities for kids, adults, seniors, and families with programs that protect, teach, connect, heal, nourish, and encourage.

At Community Support Services, the social service arm of the YMCA, we believe in breaking cycles of poverty and work to empower the resilience of those wanting to maximize their fullest potential. What we offer and how we offer it, represents our community’s voice, diversity, experience and needs. At our very core, is the understanding that by providing supports that decrease the impact of stress and increase resilience, we can help our community thrive.

Services and Impact

CSS services are found throughout each corner of our county to support success and wellness across the lifespan.

Quality Early Learning: We strengthen communities by fighting for access to quality child care so children enter school ready to learn and thrive and parents can continue to earn wages that keep families strong.

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Family Stability and Connections for Youth: We work with families and individuals to break cycles of conflict and instability and prevent disconnection in the form of youth homelessness, family conflict, and placement instability for foster youth.

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Economic Stability and Mobility: We connect youth with meaningful career prospects and ensure all families have the opportunity to remain in the workforce and build career mobility, regardless of socio-economic status or barriers to employment.

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Investing in our youth


We are actively looking to partner with companies large or small. Our goal is to access financial support to further our mission. In return we hope to be your source for motivating and engaging your employees and customers. Our Community Engagement team has over 50 years of collective impact and are ready to provide our insight to strengthen your organization’s community brand.

We have a variety of ways to curate this experience, including utilizing the following:

Newsletter: Keep updated on information, resources and events specific to the Y’s social services including: child care, behavior and mental health, transitional housing, and funded before and after school programs.

Partnership: We share in your mission to take care of your company’s most valuable asset – your employees. Whether it’s helping you create a relationally-based workforce, enhancing family friendly practices, or maintaining a healthier lifestyle, the Y is right by your side.

Impact branding: Cause-marketing initiatives to differentiate  your business from a corporate social responsibility lens. And what better partner than the largest YMCA in the country with over 140 years of experience strengthening communities.

Community Mixers: Engage with like-minded and like-hearted organizations through unique events and experiences.

Interested in partnering?

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