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Youth Assistance Coalition

1848 Commercial Ave., San Diego, CA

Drop in Monday- Thursday 5:00pm - 8:30pm

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San Diego Youth Services: 

San Diego Youth Services

(619) 325 3527 (shelter for 12 to 17 years old)
(619) 221 8600 extension 2254 (Take Wing Shelter and transitional housing)
Several locations call for specific program.

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Services offers 24-hour crisis hotline, night shelter, day drop-in center, STARS Program support groups for commercial sexual exploitation survivors, street outreach, case management, independent living skills training, HIV/STI health education, referrals to community resources, LGBTQ support groups, expressive arts therapy.

Emergency shelter for runaway or homeless 12 to 17 years of age.

Take Wing is a transitional living program for youth ages 18-22 (and emancipated 16 to 17 year old) who are in danger of becoming homeless or are homeless and were not in the foster care system. Accepts legally married couples with children, women with children, men with children, and single men and women.

Transitional housing is for youth ages 18-24 (will also take 16 and 17 year old who are emancipated) who are aging out of the foster care system and are at risk of becoming homeless.

National Safe Place Network (not in San Diego County):

Transitional Homeless Living Program for Homeless Youth:

Youth Emergency Shelter through SDYS: Our Youth Emergency Shelter provides shelter and support services for children and teens, ages 12 to 17, who don't have a safe place to live or are victims of physical or sexual abuse, neglect or exploitation.

TAY Academy through SDYS: TAY Academy is a safe, inclusive, youth-led HUB for Transition Age Youth (TAY). It provides trauma informed services to youth ages 14 - 25.

TAY Temporary Housing through SDYS: TAY Housing provides housing to youth experiencing homelessness and former foster/probation youth experiencing homeless.

Transitional Housing through the YMCA-

8 West/ Urban Street Angels (Age 18 +)-

Casa de Amparo- New Directions- (Age 18+, Foster Youth, Probation) -

Casa de Amparo- Residential Services (Under 18, Foster Youth, Probation)-

Catalyst (Ages 16-24, for people suffering from mental illness or substance abuse):

Catholic Charities: Rachel’s Night Shelter

759 Eight Avenue,
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 696 0873

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Rachel’s Night Shelter exists to provide safe and sober environment, bathroom, shower, and laundry facilities, evening meals, replacement clothing, storage for personal belongings, mailing address, apprenticeship program, life skills coaching, transportation assistance for people age 18 and older. Rachel’s also has a day in drop center.

Center for Community Solutions: Project Safehouse and Hidden Valley House

Project Safehouse: (619) 631-6442

Hidden Valley House: (619) 631-6442

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The Center for Community Solutions (CCS) operates the only rape crisis center in the city of San Diego along with a countywide 24-hour bilingual crisis helpline. The nonprofit agency also provides emergency domestic violence shelters for 30 days for male and female 18 years old and up, hospital and court accompaniment, as well as legal and counseling services for those affected by domestic violence and sexual assault. The shelter accepts children and offers clothing, safety planning, on site support for survivors and children and assistance with obtaining transitional or permanent housing.

Crisis House: Transitional Living Programs

Multiple locations
(619) 444 1194

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Crisis House provides transitional living programs for homeless women with children fleeing domestic violence situations, homeless families with children, and adults with substance abuse history and mental health issues. Crisis House offers services as food pantry, counseling, crisis intervention, employment, life skills building, conflict resolution, budgeting, alcohol and drug abuse services.

Rental assistance

San Diego Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP): Application and Updates

San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC):

Strengthening Communities, South Bay Community Services Rental Assistance Application and Information:

San Diego County Rental Assistance Program:

Transitional housing:



16th and Newton Avenue, San Diego. 619-542-1877
Provides up to 325 beds for single adults

San Diego Rescue Mission

120 Elm Street,
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 819 1826 (for men)
(619) 819 1832 (for women and children)

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San Diego Rescue Mission meets the critical, diverse needs of homeless, poor and/or addicted men, women and children through our 12-month residential rehabilitation program, providing the tools, training and support to permanently transform their lives. In addition to providing basic services such as housing and food, our program also integrates practical life skills such as vocational training and educational classes. Work therapy and individual therapy assist in the recovery of each client, and Bible study classes add to the men’s total transformation.

Uptown Safe Haven Transitional Housing

Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization

San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 294-7013

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Provides a searchable database of housing resources, including homeless shelters, supportive housing, housing for low income, halfway housing, transitional housing, day shelters, and low cost housing.

Safe Parking: 

766 28th Street, San Diego.  619-497-0236

5605 Imperial Ave, San Diego.  619-479-0236

9882 Aero Dr, San Diego.  858-637-3373

8804 Balboa Ave, San Diego.  858-637-3373

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Youth Assistance Coalition

1848 Commercial Ave., San Diego, CA

Drop in Monday- Thursday 5:00pm - 8:30pm

For more information, visit