Standing Up For San Diego’s Homeless Teens

Mar 9, 2021

StandUp for Kids – San Diego 

Trying to fix San Diego’s homeless problem during a pandemic and economic uncertainty is a monumental task. There are still thousands in need of housing, and it’s especially tough for over 900 of those individuals under the age of 24.

Several organizations exist to support them, but only one will Stand Up For Kids. That’s why we chose Terilyn Burg as our ABC 10News Leadership Award Winner for March.

When the pandemic hit, there was a rush to house 8,000 homeless San Diegans to prevent the virus from spreading. But that did not mean the work of homeless outreach organizations was finished.

“StandUp For Kids was still open. We had not shut down,” says Burg, who serves as Executive Director of the non-profit organization. “And the word passed rather rapidly when they found out we were still there for them.”

For the rest of the story, including a video, check out the ABC 10News article here.