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24-Hour Helplines

Domestic Violence: (209) 465-4878
Sexual Assault: (209) 465-4997
Youth/Human Trafficking: (209) 948-1911

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November is Homeless and Runaway 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 over the course of a year. It is estimated that, nationwide, there are over 4,000 youth experiencing homeless every night; coming from every life circumstance and sharing an experience of home environments that are unsafe and unhealthy.

To make a positive impact, families and communities must understand the dynamics and challenges that contribute to youth homelessness and secure access to opportunities and resources that could lead youth to safe, healthy, and stable pathways.

Here are some ways you can help:

Join Us

Green light Campaign

We invite agencies and businesses in our community to participate by featuring green lighting at their location any day(s) in November This is a fun and easy way for you to get involved and raise awareness. If you are interested in participating, please email our Outreach Department at

Sidewalk Chalk Paint Day

Date: Friday, November 19, 2021
Time: 3:00 to 6:00 PM
Location: Weberstown Mall (main entrance sidewalks) 4950 Pacific Ave., Stockton, CA 95207

Youth and youth services providers are invited to express, through chalk art, their thoughts and feelings in regard to the struggles and challenges of homeless and at-risk youth.


Did you know? The 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 #HYAM2021 and #NRPM2021


Invite us to speak at your business or organization about our programs and services. Those interested please fill out the WCYFS Presentation Request.

Need Help? Call our Youth 24-Hour Helpline at (209) 948-1911.

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WCYFS cares deeply about the health of its community, supporters, clients and team. Due to rising concerns around the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and recommendations from government agencies, we have made changes to ensure the safety of everyone.

Effective immediately, the following programs, services and events are limited, postponed or cancelled:


In-Person Services are Limited 

  • Our 24-Hour helplines are available for over the phone crisis services.

24-Hour Helplines 
Domestic Violence | (209) 465-4878 
Sexual Assault | (209) 465-4997 
Youth/Human Trafficking | (209) 948-1911 

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  • Client appointments are available by phone.
  • Court accompaniment will be on a case-by-case basis at this time. 
  • We are still available to assist with any urgent temporary restraining order (TRO) needs over the phone during business hours (209) 941-2611.

Locations Open

  • San Joaquin Street Office
  • California Street Office
  • Shelters
  • Youth Drop-In Center

Locations Closed Until Further Notice 

  • Lodi Office

Cancelled until further notice 

  • Support Groups
  • Parenting Courses 

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding and support! Please call us at (209) 941-2611 or check back for any new updates.