YMCA YOuth & Family services
annual support campaign 2016
Starting February 10th through March 23rd, YMCA Youth & Family Services has a goal of raising $165,000 to support our programs and services benefiting the San Diego community.
Each year, YFS reaches over 20,000 people through Behavioral Health & Family Support, Transitional Housing for Young Adults and Youth Development. Yet we are called to do so much more. And we need your support.
We work with each individual, helping them reach their fullest potential. We believe all youth and families should have a safe place to live, a reliable support system, a sense of purpose and the resources needed to be successful.
Every gift makes a difference.
Together we can build a better us.
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Bryan had been in the foster care system for several years before finding the Y and entering TAY (Transition Age Youth) Academy, which provides housing referrals and counseling
services. Through TAY Academy, Bryan learned about YMCA internships and served as a Y volunteer.
“I am happy to say that this volunteer opportunity hasturned into a paying position as a YMCA Member Services Team member,” said Bryan. “Working for the YMCA has done more than ensure I would not be homeless, it has helped me come out of my shell, develop professionally and has given me a support system. I am thankful that I have the Y today.”
provides a monthly bus pass and school supplies for a homeless child in the Healthy Start Building Bridges Program.
provides baby clothes and supplies for a new mother living at Tommie's Place Transitional Living Program.
provides one week of overnight camp for a kinship child.
provides bedroom furniture for a former foster youth living in Transitional Youth Housing.