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We focus our work in three key areas, because nurturing the potential of kids, helping people live healthier, and supporting our neighbors are fundamental to strengthening communities.
The Annual Support Campaign is conducted each year to secure charitable donations from individuals and community organizations to help fund YMCA programs. This campaign serves a very unique purpose for YFS. Each YFS program is grant funded and all services are offered free of charge to participants. Supplemental funding is needed to fill the gaps in grant funding and assure we provide the best possible service to our participants.
Our vision is to provide exceptional social service programs that build strong kids, strong families, and strong communities. We depend on your support to make this vision a reality and to ensure services are available to the members of the San Diego community most in need. We can’t do it without you! Please join us in making a lasting impact in your community!
Ways to Give
Make your gift Online
Click here to make your donation.
Make your gift by Mail
Send a check to support YFS.
Make your gift by Phone
Make a credit card donation or pledge.
Other Ways to Make your Generous Gift
- Gifts of Stock
- Contact Paul Sullivan, email@example.com EVP/CFO, YMCA of San Diego County
- Other Planned Gifts
Contact Steve Totten, firstname.lastname@example.org
Planned Giving, YMCA of San Diego County
- Charitable Gift Annuity
- Pooled Income Fund
- Charitable Remainder Unitrust
- Gifts by Will
- Gifts of Retirement Plans
Checks are payable to YMCA Youth & Family Services and can be mailed to the following address:
2929 Meade Avenue
San Diego, CA 92116
Call Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM (PST)
YMCA Youth & Family Services is organized into three program areas:
Click on a program below to find our more
YFS offers an array of free and/or affordable family support and counseling services. We provide mental health support to families in need, assist kinship and relative caregivers, and prevent children from entering or reentering the child welfare system.
Transitional Housing & Youth Development
YFS offers housing, support services, counseling, life skills training and workforce development to facilitate the transition to self-sufficiency.
School & Community Enrichment
YFS provides elementary and middle school students countywide with a safe place to participate in academic support and enrichment activities during the critical hours before and after school. We also offer extensive services to the community, including a free drop-in after-school program and comprehensive technology center in North Park.
How else is YFS funded?
YFS is primarily funded
through government contracts and grants. However, this money does not always
cover operating costs and there is limited flexible money to address specific
needs of our programs. The Annual Support Campaign fills in these gaps.
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