At YMCA Youth and Family Services we believe all people should have a safe place to live, a reliable support system, a sense of purpose and connections to resources needed to flourish. Our Transitional Housing Department offers a safe and welcoming environment for homeless youth, foster youth and transition age youth to support them in their transition to independence and self-sufficiency. The following blogs are focused on this issue and our response. Learn more about our transitional housing programs here. If you'd like to receive the latest YMCA Community Support Services news, click here.
Through host housing, youth experience stability, live in an environment that mirrors an intact family, increase their well-being, and avoid the possibility of housing disruptions or a homeless experience.
Our role in last week’s Point in Time Count, the annual, federally mandated census of people experiencing homelessness on a single night, is another way we’re committed to ending youth homelessness.
YMCA Youth & Family Services (YFS) introduces its newest housing facility for runaway and homeless youth in North County.
If our work has piqued your interest, and you would like to be part of the solution to ending homelessness in our community, consider participating in the following ways...
The YMCA of San Diego County focuses on combating the root causes of youth homelessness to change the trajectory of homeless youth and set them on a path to becoming successful members of our community.
Read about two Youth & Family Services employees' trip to Hamilton, Ontario for Canada’s National Conference to End Homelessness.
The challenges these youth, and we as service providers, face are significant. Fortunately, we are surrounded by partners who are equally committed to investing in the future of homeless youth.
Each year, the YMCA of San Diego County joins others in recognizing November as National Runaway Prevention Month by shining a light on the experiences of runaway and homeless youth and the role we all play in ending youth homelessness.
An end to San Diego’s youth homelessness crisis is within reach, and the YMCA is proud to work toward a solution every day so homeless youth, in particular, can stabilize their basic needs, live in transitional housing, and become independent adults.
We are often asked how Oz got its name, so we would like to share one possible story with you. As many people guess, Oz took its name from The Wizard of Oz.
YMCA Youth and Family Services' Mary's House Program is able to keep its doors open to young former foster women, thanks to the commitment and hard work of the San Diego County Fire Department and the special efforts of the Montebello Fire Department.