Youth and Family Services strives to make a positive impact on the youth we serve. We know that the future of our community relies on them and we want each of our participants to be prepared for a successful and fulfilling life. We empower our youth through workforce development, relational skill building and leadership opportunities.
Independent Living Skills
Skills Development & Support
The Independent Living Skills program (ILS) is designed to prepare and assist current and former foster youth through their transition from the foster care system into independence. We provide a strengths-based, individualized approach to assist youth in reaching their personal goals.
We offer internships and placement opportunities for individuals interested in pursuing a rewarding career in human services. We offer the experience of working with a culturally diverse population with exceptional clinical supervision and training.
Support for Transition Age Youth
The Transition Age Youth (TAY) Services provides safe, inclusive, youth-led drop-in resource centers in North County San Diego. TAY is dedicated to serving youth and young adults in a manner which is knowledgeable of, and sensitive to, the trauma occurring in their lives.
Our Safe Place
For LGBTQ Youth and Families
Our Safe Place is a certified outpatient behavioral health program that provides a welcoming and supportive environment for LGBTQ youth, ages 12-21, and their families.
We offer services such as support groups for youth and family members, case management, mentorship, community outreach, training, skill development, and educational workshops.
FOR CURRENT FOSTER YOUTH AGES 18-21
Do you live with a supportive adult and wish to remain with them? The host family model will provide a safe, stable environment that will support and nurture an existing relationship that you have with a caring, supportive adult. This is a housing program which is designed to support you and your relationship with your chosen HOST in a family like setting. Learn more about HOST Housing.
Youth Employment Programs
For Young People Looking for Work
At the Y, we believe that every young person deserves the opportunity to succeed in the workforce. That's why we offer three programs to help prepare them for the real world.