ENDING YOUTH HOMELESSNESS

Since 2012, Urban Street Angels has helped homeless youth to develop the essential life and job skills they need in order to leave the streets for good.

Our CHALLENGE

50% of California’s unhoused population had their first experience with homelessness between the ages of 18 and 25. Known as opportunity youth, this critical demographic has the potential to leave the streets behind for good when provided with the support needed to make a change in their lives. Today, in San Diego alone, there are over 1,500 young people struggling to break the cycle of homelessness.

Hungry, cold, shelterless, and unsure, how would you persevere? Using supportive resources and essential job and skills training, we know our youth can.

Urban Street Angels has made it our mission to serve this under-supported group, and in so doing, make meaningful progress toward ending homelessness in San Diego and beyond.

 

We have helped over 7000 young adults.

2023 Victories

418 UNIQUE YOUTH SERVED IN OUR PROGRAMS

208 Young adults attained 1st-time employment

171 Young adults leased their first apartment

Our PROGRAMS

In 2023, our employment programs helped over 200 youth transition off the streets.

It is with joy we continue to see flows of our youth graduate from the streets to independent job holders. When we provide supportive environments and employment opportunities for our youth, they grab hold of skills that set them up for success in life.

YOUR COMMUNITY NEEDS YOUR HELP

Donate today or sign up for monthly contributions to support a young adult’s journey away from homelessness.

Join our collaborative community of helpers. Volunteers help to serve, mentor, and support youth in Urban Street Angels programs.

Have an idea, resource, or other valuable information, or want to learn more about what we do? We’d love to hear from you.

2 days ago

Shout out to Mari, a wonderful student in City College’s nail technician program, for giving one of our youth this extra special manicure! πŸ’…πŸ‘»πŸ’« It turned out amazing!! #urbanstreetangels #endyouthhomelessness #sandiegocitycollege #nailtechstudent #nailart #manicureideas #sandiegonails #sandiegocommunity

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3 days ago

We were so blessed to have @stevencadecountry visit our downtown facility through his work with @givingguitarsfoundation ! It is amazing to see someone so dedicated to giving back to our youth and inspiring them to chase after their dreams ✨ Through your words and music, we are able to see what persevering through hard times can lead to! πŸ™ŒπŸΌ Thank you so much for your time and efforts & for the very generous donation of a guitar! 🎸 #urbanstreetangels #endyouthhomelessness #homelessawareness #homelesssandiego #givingguitarsfoundation #givingback #thankyou

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4 days ago

Congrats to Monique!! She has been diligently working to build her professional Creative Director portfolio and yesterday she launched her website to highlight the work she does with community businesses! That is what you call determination & hustle! πŸ’ͺπŸΌπŸ’―πŸ“Έ Link to her website below: https://lostincheeto.wixsite.com/lostinlimelight #urbanstreetangels #endyouthhomelessness #sandiegocreative #sandiegocommunity #creativedirector #creativetalent #careergoals #hardwork #determination

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4 days ago

We are so very grateful to the San Diego Padres for giving us a suite to yesterday’s game! πŸ€ŽπŸ’›βšΎοΈ ⚾️ We had so many youth attend & had an absolutely INCREDIBLE time!! For most, it was their first Padres game ever!! πŸ₯ΉπŸ™πŸ½ #urbanstreetangels #endyouthhomelessness #homelesssandiego #homelessyouth #sandiegopadres #sandiegocommunity #givingback #petcopark

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5 days ago

A BIG week for these two young ladies! Not only did they start classes for EMT & CNA school, but they also just secured housing!! 🏠 Congratulations, Kayla and Corina!!! We are so proud to see you flourishing! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ #urbanstreetangels #endyouthhomelessness #tradeschool #scholarshipprogram #cnastudent #emtstudent #careergoals #sandiegohousing #congrats

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7 days ago

Learning how to prepare and cook food plays a very important role in becoming self-sufficient. We love getting our youth in the kitchen to learn how to make different kinds of meals! This was a group cooking session with Japanese curry and Udon on the menu! 🍜🍚 #urbanstreetangels #endyouthhomelessness #homelessyouth #homelessness #cookingclass #lifeskills #cookingskills #inthekitchen

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1 week ago

This youth came in smiling ear to ear after class, proudly showing off her yummy creations from her Baking Apprenticeship Program! πŸ‘©πŸΎβ€πŸ³ She is learning workforce skills β€œfrom scratch” and using her passion to excel in a new career! BAKE IT TIL’ YOU MAKE IT! πŸͺ🍰🧁 #urbanstreetangels #endyouthhomelessness #homelessyouth #bakingclass #bakingskills #apprenticeship #careergoals #bigdreams #lifeskills

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1 week ago

Huge shout out to these incredible barbers, and even more amazing people, who volunteered their time and talents yesterday to provide over 15 youth with free haircuts! πŸ’ˆπŸ’‡ Such an awesome way to give back! @shelly.makaveli @carlos.lopezzzz @alanblendss #urbanstreetangels #endyouthhomelessness #homelessyouth #freehaircuts #barberskills #barbertalent #givingback #sandiego

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1 week ago

Celebratory ringing of the bell for another youth who has graduated into housing! πŸ””πŸ πŸ‘ #urbanstreetangels #endyouthhomelessness #homelessyouth #housing #sandiego #congrats

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2 weeks ago

Had a very special visit yesterday from San Diego Fire-Rescue Department Deputy Fire Chief, Robert Logan, who came out to enroll youth into the Cal-JAC Academy for a career in the fire service! πŸ”₯πŸ§‘β€πŸš’ His own story was very inspirational and shows that you can do anything you put your mind to! We are so grateful for Robert’s time and he serves as an exceptional role model for our youth! πŸ’― #urbanstreetangels #endyouthhomelessness #homelessyouth #firedepartment #careergoals #inspiring #rolemodel #sandiegocommunity

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