Your Donations at Work
Since 2014, we’ve been working to end youth homelessness in San Diego and beyond. Our efforts are powered by the graciousness of our volunteers and the generosity of our donors. In 2016, $0.83 of every dollar raised by our organization went directly toward our mission of aiding homeless youth. Your support is directly responsible for the sustainable success of our weekly outreach events, our overnight shelters, and our transitional employment and supportive housing programs that engage with San Diego’s homeless community.
Urban Street Angels began with a simple mission: getting homeless youth off the streets and onto a sustainable, safe path to change their lives. From our earliest days of serving food and hygiene supplies along the waterfront in Ocean Beach, we’ve matured as an organization, growing to encompass innovative, life-saving programs that approach the issue of youth homelessness from a variety of perspectives.
Our services now include an overnight shelter, which provides a safe haven for young people without homes, as well as a place where they can find community, solace, a warm meal, and a helping hand. Our weekly outreach events continue to feed those in need among the San Diego community.
We are also very proud of the success of our newest program, 8 West, which provides transitional employment and supportive housing opportunities for homeless youth with the aim of giving them the support they need to sustainably change their lives for the better. The social enterprise start-up part of our 8 West program also provides them with an opportunity to learn vital job skills that will benefit them throughout life.
In 2017, $0.86 cents of every $1.00 we raise will go directly to programs supporting homeless youth.