Providing Support to Youth and Families

YMCA Youth and Family Services (YFS) provides direct service and support to over 15,000 individuals in the San Diego County community each year.

Since 1970, we have consistently provided unique programming that addresses San Diego's most pressing social issues and adapts to its ever-changing communal needs.

By ensuring everyone has a safe place to live, a reliable support system, encouragement to pursue their goals, and access to the resources they need to flourish, our staff, volunteers and donors continue to help bring about meaningful and lasting change for the youth and families of our community.

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Our Theory of Change Philosophy

Behavioral and Mental Health Services

We focus on health and wellness from the inside out. Our goal is to work with you to ensure that your physiological, emotional and behavioral health needs are being met and supported.

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Family Support and Preservation

We are committed to strengthening families and preserving the family unit. Our Family Support and Preservation department includes services for kinship caregivers, children in foster care and families involved in the Child Welfare System.

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Transitional Housing

We offer a safe and welcoming environment for homeless youth, transition-age youth, foster youth and former-foster youth to be supported as they achieve independence and self-sufficiency.

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Youth and Young Adult Development

We strive to make a positive impact on the young adults we serve, knowing that everyone deserves the opportunity for a successful, fulfilling life. We empower them through workforce development, relational skill building and leadership opportunities.

Learn about Youth and Young Adult Development