December 2 – 19th
Help a family feel joy in unwrapping a new gift this holiday season! Collect toys for youth ages 5 - 17 years old.
Donations can be drop off at
WCYFS San Joaquin Office
620 N. San Joaquin St.
Stockton, CA 95202
Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
New Items Only Please
- Stuffed animals
- Soccer balls
- Arts and Craft
- Ear buds/head phones
To make a monetary donation, mail your gift to the address above with memo: Holiday Drive or Donate Now.
To participate complete the Holiday Drive form.
Download the flyer and share it with co-workers, friends and family.
November is Homeless Youth Awareness Month (HYAM). Help raise awareness about youth homelessness.
Homeless and runaway youth are deeply in need of resources and opportunities but do not always have access to those resources.
1 in 10 young adults ages 18-25, and at least 1 in 30 adolescents ages 13-17, experience some form of homelessness, unaccompanied by a parent or guardian over the course of a year. In San Joaquin County alone there is an estimated 100 youth who are homeless every night coming from every life circumstance and sharing an experience of home environments that are unsafe and unhealthy.
To help prevent youth from running away, families and communities must understand the facts about runaway youth, help youth protect themselves and assure youth of the opportunities and support available, and act as mentors and role models for youth guiding them toward available resources and safe, healthy, productive choices.
Here are ways you can help:
Did you know? A cost of a one night family restaurant meal ($50 or more) is equivalent to a week's worth of food for homeless youth. Support WCYFS’ services and shelters to keep homeless and runaway youth safe. Donate Now!
Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for daily news, tips, and resources. To help raise awareness share our posts and use the hashtags #WCYFS #HYAM2019.
SPREAD THE WORD
Invite us to speak at your business or organization about our programs and services. To learn more call us at (209) 941-2611.
Stay informed and get resources so you can help end youth homelessness in our community.
Need Help? Call our Youth 24-Hour Helpline at (209) 948-1911.
Twinkling lights. Welcoming homes. Brightly decorated Christmas trees. The holiday season is upon us.
Yet, for many homeless youth and families who have fled from domestic violence, this magical time of year is especially difficult. Women, children, youth and men in crisis arrive at our shelters and offices shaken by trauma and anxious about their future. Children ask “How will Santa know where to find us?” and parents worry about how they will afford the basic necessities, let alone presents.
To support these individuals and families through this difficult time, Women’s Center-Youth & Family Services is sponsoring the 2019 Holiday Adopt-A-Family program.
“Making a difference in the lives of the families and youth we serve during the holiday season is truly a rewarding experience. Being able to contribute and bring some light to such a dark and scary time in their lives is what the holiday season is all about. The impact to their lives is immeasurable, their smiles are priceless, and their gratitude is immense. Women’s Center-Youth & Family Services’ Adopt-A-Family program is a wonderful experience for both Adopters and families alike.”
– Stephanie Player, Director of Programs
We look forward to working with you this holiday season as we continue this valuable program to brighten the lives of youth and families in need. Join us in this endeavor by adopting a youth or family, or by making a monetary donation to support our services for homeless youth and victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking.
- If you would like to participate by adopting a family, please contact Stephanie Player at (209) 467-2323 or to be matched with a youth or family. You will also receive additional information about the Adopt-A-Family program.
- If you prefer to participate by making a monetary donation to support services for homeless youth and families fleeing from violence, please Donate Now or mail your donation to:
Women’s Center-Youth & Family Services
620 N. San Joaquin Street
Stockton, CA 95202
Thank you for your continued support. We wish you and your loved ones a safe and happy holiday season.