A branch of the Channel Islands YMCA

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Joey has been one of our outstanding My Home
participants since 2011.Joey and Amanda

He graduated from Santa Barbara City College with two
Liberal Arts and Sciences Associates Degree. This fall
Joey will be enrolled at Point Loma Nazarene University
where he will be pursuing his Bachelor of Science
degree in Kinesiology. 

Nation-wide only 6% of foster youth graduate from
college with two or four-year degrees--Joey has already
beaten those odds, and his sights are set even higher.

Joey is seen here with Amanda Magnusson,
a My Home staff member and one of Joey's biggest
fans and supporters.


a branch of the Channel Islands YMCA

105 East Carrillo Street, Santa Barbara CA 93101, 805.569.1103

safe places for our youth Annual Campaign building a path to independence noah's anchorage youth crisis shelter

Welcome to Youth and Family Services YMCA

We are an independent branch of The Channel Islands YMCA, comprised of four programs dedicated to pre-teens, teens, and young adults (18-24).



Isla Vista Teen Center provides quality after school programs, leadership, enrichment and recreational opportunities.  

My Home at Artisan Court offers supportive transitional housing to former foster youth ages 18-21 that are facing homelessness.

Noah's Anchorage Youth Crisis Shelter provides temporary shelter for foster children, runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth ages 10-17.

Support and Outreach Services reaches out to youth living on the streets of our community.

Give to the Y
Crisis Hotline



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