Homeless Housing and Support Services
More than 1,500 youth are homeless in San Diego County. Unsheltered youth on their own make up 12 percent of the county’s total homeless population of 8,102, higher than veterans at 10 percent and families at 3 percent. We provide safe places to live and long-term solutions through shelter, community centers and housing.
Street Outreach: meets and engages runaway and homeless youth across San Diego County, connecting them with resources and providing help to meet basic needs, such as transportation to shelter, housing referrals, hygiene items, food and blankets.
TAY Academy: serves as a centralized hub for resources and services relating to job-readiness training, case management, education, mental health and housing for Transition Age Youth (ages 14-25), including foster youth, former foster youth, out-of-home probation youth and homeless and runaway youth.
Transitional Housing Continuum: provides affordable housing, independent living skills training and supportive services to break the cycle of homelessness and create hope and self-sufficiency for youth ages 16-24 transitioning into adulthood.
Youth Emergency Shelter: is the only emergency night shelter program and drop-in center in San Diego for homeless, runaway and “street” minors, providing a safe home and services to help youth return to their families or find alternative housing.