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20 Years of Helping Homeless Youth: A Doors of Change Anniversary Symposium

Now is the time for collaboration in the fight to solve youth homelessness.
Panel Includes: Congresswoman Sarah Jacobs and County Supervisor Chair Nathan Fletcher along with Doors of Change staff and a former homeless youth at our FREE virtual symposium on youth homelessness.

Wednesday, June 9, 6-7 p.m. PST (on Zoom)

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Hear from community leaders who are developing long-term solutions to the youth homelessness crisis. Our expert panel of policymakers and implementers represent federal, state, local, and grassroots efforts to end homelessness. They will sit down together to break down the silos and start collaborating to bring unified solutions to youth homelessness.

Since 2001, Doors of Change has helped over 2,200 homeless youth get off the streets and into safe housing. We have also helped countless others get the essential support they need to improve their lives. Our case management numbers have increased 40% since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the last twelve months, we’ve housed 107 youth, secured health insurance for 185 youth, and mental health services for 185 youth.

Requests for mental health support increased by a staggering 105% over the prior year. In 2021, our priority is helping our homeless youth survive the emotional struggle of the streets and we need partners in our mission of Getting Homeless Youth off the Streets.

A generous donor has offered a $30,000 matching gift. You can double the impact of every dollar you donate if you become a sponsor today!

Doors of Change Anniversary Symposium

Want To Sponsor The Symposium?

Sponsorship Levels
Benefits Moderating Sponsor

$500
Contributing Sponsor

$1,000
Supporting Sponsor

$2,500
Presenting Sponsor

$5,000
Title Sponsor

$10,000
Headlining Sponsor

$30,000
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THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

    Headlining Sponsor
  • Bud & Vonda Web Foundation
  • Title Sponsors
  • County Of San Diego
  • Episcopal Church
  • San Diego Union Tribune
  • Lucky Duck Foundation
  • Presenting Sponsors
  • Lily Lai Foundation
  • Lewis Hoxie & Spear
  • Alliance Healthcare
  • Egoscue
  • Kornfeld and Levy
  • HomeStreet Bank
  • Supporting Sponsors
  • Word & Brown
  • Old Mission Rotary
  • Leucadia Pizzeria
  • Modern Postcard
  • Contributing Sponsors
  • RCP Block & Brick
  • Smart Self Storage
  • Postal Annex
  • 2020 Marketing
  • AMN Healthcare
  • Fitch Even
  • Teague Insurance
  • Moderating Sponsors

Become a Sponsor Today!

MISSION: Getting Homeless Youth Off the Streets

From Invisible

To Invincible

Real-Life Rocky Stories
Once HOMELESS and destitute, these youth are now a DOCTOR, LAWYER, ENGINEER, NURSE, AND A LAW STUDENT.
Symposium Results (from December 1, 2020)

Over $120,000 Raised

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Feature Editorial in San Diego Union Tribune 2-22-21

San Diego’s homeless youth need help healing from childhood trauma & the pandemic. Here’s how we do it

who we are

Since 2001, Doors of Changehas been transforming the lives of homeless youth, one young person at a time. Originally called Photocharity, the 501(c)(3) has raised over $4.7 million. For more than 18 years we have helped place over 2,000 homeless youth in safe housing and off the streets.

In 2013 the agency identified a significant gap in the services and resources available to “transitional–age-youth” (those between the ages of 16 and 25) and decided to re-brand as Doors of Change and deliver a unique service to address this critical need. We work with youth ages 17-25 years old.

Recognizing that trust is often a significant barrier for youth in need of services, Doors of Change selected music and art as a non-threatening way to engage young people living on the streets. By offering music and art instruction in a small group setting, youth are given the opportunity to explore their feelings and challenges through the arts, achieve a sense of mastery for the first time, develop social skills that are positive and constructive, and create a vision for the future that is filled with possibility.

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Success Stories

Doors Of Change gave me an opportunity to change my life and be self-sufficient.

– Thomas –

SOLVING YOUTH HOMELESSNESS™
FROM HOMELESSNESS TO HOPE.
TRANSFORMING LIVES TODAY FOR A BETTER TOMORROW.

  • "If you didn’t ask me to sign guitars every year, you would hurt my feelings.  I am honored to be a part of Doors of Change/Photocharity."

    Etta James

    Signed guitars raised $25,000

  • "I saw on TV about the homeless youth issue. Doors of Change gives these youth hope."

    Buddy Guy

    Signed guitars raised $40,200

there’s no better time to change the world than right now!

Doors of Change enjoys a wide range of public and private support, though the majority of its funding comes through the generosity of private donors and an annual fundraiser. The music industry has been especially touched by the cause with artists such as Billy Joel, Elton John, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, B.B. King, Aretha Franklin, (and many others), donating signed memorabilia that has raised $850,000.

If you are motivated to transform the lives of homeless youth in your community, please make a donation here.

During COVID 19: Your donation funds crucial case management services to help homeless youth access vital resources, including safe housing.

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Your Donations help Transform the Lives of Homeless Youth

THANK YOU TO OUR CORPORATE ANGEL TEAM™ SPONSORS FOR HELPING SOLVE YOUTH HOMELESSNESS!

    Headlining Sponsor
  • Bud & Vonda Web Foundation
  • Title Sponsors
  • County Of San Diego
  • Episcopal Church
  • San Diego Union Tribune
  • Lucky Duck Foundation
  • Presenting Sponsors
  • Lily Lai Foundation
  • Lewis Hoxie & Spear
  • Alliance Healthcare
  • Egoscue
  • Kornfeld and Levy
  • HomeStreet Bank
  • Supporting Sponsors
  • Word & Brown
  • Old Mission Rotary
  • Leucadia Pizzeria
  • Modern Postcard
  • Contributing Sponsors
  • RCP Block & Brick
  • Smart Self Storage
  • Postal Annex
  • 2020 Marketing
  • AMN Healthcare
  • Fitch Even
  • Teague Insurance
  • Moderating Sponsors

2021 New Corporate Sponsors/ Foundations

Musical Artist Angels:

Eve Selis, Bill Magee Blues Band, January Berry Band, Michele Lundeen, Chris Delcamino, Christopher Dale, Autumn Knight, Wyatt Lowe, Jamie Shadowlight