The Foster Youth and Homeless Education Services Unit responds to, assists, and empowers all systems that support students who are in foster care or are homeless. FYS Programs are designed to prepare foster youth to become successful, self-sufficient and independent adults.
Job Options (JOI) is a San Diego-based not-for-profit company that provides professional service personnel, many of whom have severe mental, physical or psychological disabilities, in basic services such as janitorial, hospital environmental, food service, laundry, administrative and clerical, commissary inventory management and shelf-stocking services. We are proud to offer individuals with disabilities the opportunity for gainful employment without discrimination.
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The Junior League of San Diego (JLSD) is dedicated to serving the greater San Diego area. JLSD is currently focused on supporting San Diego County transition-age foster youth (TAY) as they make the critical transition into independent adult life. Since 2012, JLSD has dedicated member volunteer efforts and financial resources to this area. Current programs include college textbook scholarship opportunities, Tools for Success life skills workshops, Community Partner engagement, the Solutions Summit, a groundbreaking, multi-day conference designed to facilitate collaboration among existing TAY service providers to improve large-scale issues and the mentoring program which provide TAY with a stable adult relationship to assist with their transition to independent life.
If you are or were in foster care and have financial need, you may qualify for up to $5,000 a year for career and technical training or college. You don’t have to pay this money back. You may also be able to use your grant to help pay for child care, transportation and rent while you’re in school. You can use your Chafee Grant at any eligible California college or university or career or technical school, as well as schools in other states. The application is available on the website listed.
Promises2Kids annually provides over 3,300 current and former foster youth in San Diego County with the tools, opportunities, and guidance they need to address the circumstances that brought them into foster care, overcome the difficulties of their past, and grow into healthy, happy and successful adults. Promises2Kids supports these children through our four core programs: Polinsky Children’s Center, Camp Connect, Guardian Scholars and Foster Funds.
The Juvenile Court and Community Schools (JCCS) Scholarship Foundation, popularly known as Dollars for Scholars, was created in 1986 to provide scholarships for JCCS students.
Street of Dreams provides a music and arts education, college prep program for teen mothers who are at high risk wards of the court and have been trapped in the juvenile justice system. Our students come from foster care, incarceration, and homelessness.
With more than 400 units of affordable housing, SBCS is recognized as one of the regions most significant providers of affordable housing and supportive services. SBCS provides more than just shelter, residents are also offered support and resources such as fair housing assistance, financial literacy, counseling, job readiness training, tax services and more.
Main Office: (619) 420-3620
24-Hour Hotline: (800) 640-2933
TransitionalHousing.org is for those who are in need of locating transitional housing in their area. We also provide halfway housing, shared housing and group housing.