LGBTQ+ Services LGBTQ+ youth often face hostile home and school environments, and are disproportionately affected by homelessness. We are a safe place.

One of San Diego’s most vulnerable populations, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) youth, often suffer because of non-supportive or even hostile environments in their homes, schools and communities.

Our Safe Place provides very necessary mental health services and drop-in centers for LGBTQ+ youth up to age 21 and their families. 

Comprehensive Services

  • Advocacy Services
  • Alcohol & Drug Abuse
  • Building Community & Support Network
  • Coming Out
  • Depression, Anxiety & Trauma
  • Family Relationships
  • Gender Identity
  • Individualized Support
  • Sexual Health
  • Safe Dating
  • School & Work Support
  • Transitioning
  • Linkage to Gender Affirming Care

Mental Health Clinic

Our Safe Place uses a whole person philosophy to restore power to the LGBTQ+ community by providing safe and affirming spaces of healing through authentic connections, resources for equitable opportunity and avenues for cultivating strengths.

100% of clients receive Trauma Informed Assessment

OSP Dropin

Mental Health Clinic Contact

3427 4th Avenue, Second Floor
San Diego, CA 92103

Open 7 days a week
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Drop-In Center

Our Safe Place is a collaborative program with South Bay Community Services and the YMCA of San Diego County, with each partner providing a drop-in center and San Diego Youth Services also providing a mental health clinic.

100% of clients who request gender transition services are connected to appropriate medical provider

Drop-In Centers

SDYS Central

2220 Broadway
San Diego, CA 92102

SDYS East County

3845 Spring Drive, Room 13
Spring Valley, CA 91977

Open 7 days a week
Monday-Friday, 3 p.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 4 p.m.-8 p.m.
Evenings and weekend by appointment.

For all drop-in center locations, see menu