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ORGANIZATION: San Diego Youth Services

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 12 people are interested
San Diego Youth Services

Our STARS (Surviving Together, Achieving and Reaching for Success) program empowers survivors, ages 12-24, to leave sexual exploitation and trafficking by providing emotional support to develop their inner strengths, improve their self-esteem and identify their dreams. We promote healing through relationships and a sense of community through our client-centered, trauma-informed services.

I CARE supports youth, up to age 21, who are at risk for or have experienced sex trafficking or other commercial sexual exploitation. The program provides a mental health clinic and a drop-in center. I CARE provided services to 129 youth and community training to more than 2,160 individuals during the past year.

Your role would be providing general assistance in the center, supporting our youth, facilitating groups, and transportation support as needed (using SDYS van).

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About San Diego Youth Services

Location:

3255 Wing Street, San Diego, CA 92110, US

Mission Statement

OUR MISSION is to empower youth to reach their highest potential.

Description

We’re All About...
Empowering Youth
Strengthening Families
Creating Healthy Alternatives
Recognizing and Valuing Diversity
Establishing Collaborative Partnerships

San Diego Youth Services (SDYS) is a non-profit charitable organization that since founded, has stabilized the lives of over 500,000 homeless, runaway, abused and at-risk youth in the San Diego area. Launched in 1970 when volunteers established one of the first runaway youth shelters in America, SDYS now provides intensive services to more than 12,000 children and their families each year. This nationally recognized agency offers emergency services, safe places to live and long-term solutions for kids "on their own" by providing shelters, group homes, foster homes, community centers and transitional housing. Professional help for high risk youth is provided at all 14 major locations in San Diego County.

SDYS brings to Southern California the most effective ways to help kids in danger. Individual children are referred to SDYS by a variety of sources, including word of mouth from other youth, schools, police and probation officers, and community organizations. Six nights a week, Outreach Teams search out youth who believe they have nowhere to run for help. Our full spectrum of programs are designed to help young people achieve their own self-sufficiency. Our administrative staff is small and we are proud that 86.0% of all funds go to serve youth directly.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Crisis Support
Advocacy & Human Rights, Children & Youth, Crisis Support

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations San Diego, CA 92110

(32.76573,-117.200)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Bus/Van Driving
  • Administrative Support
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • This opportunity is ongoing, 6 month or 200 hours commitment is preferred.

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