TAY Academy provides a safe, inclusive, youth-led environment planned at multiple locations throughout San Diego County. The program is a collaborative effort between SDYS, YMCA, and South Bay Community Services to offer resources and give support to transition aged youth (ages 14-25). TAY Academy is designed to be a one-stop center for comprehensive services and support on their journey to independence and self-sufficiency. TAY Academy is a “HUB” for transition age youth in accessing resources, focusing on environmental and personal safety. TAY Academy is dedicated to serving at-risk youth in a manner which is knowledgeable of, and sensitive to, the trauma occurring in their lives. Youth from all interest groups and cultural backgrounds are welcome at each center.
Trolley Trestle offers affordable, transitional housing for former foster youth and/or homeless youth while they finish school or complete job training. We welcome emancipated youth ages 16-24 and parenting youth.
At New Haven, we recognize that many of our aging out youth face limited options that could jeopardize their healthy growth. Our transitional living program helps young men gain necessary independence, resources and work skills. Our homes are in proximity to North County colleges for this program to allow the young men to work, live, and grow in an environment that offers them stability as they continue their journey into adulthood.
Tommie’s Place is a transitional living program for young adults who are pregnant or parenting and are currently homeless or becoming homeless in the near future. The 18 month program is designed to facilitate the transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency with an additional focus on positive parenting.
This program provides transitional housing and support for young adults who have aged out of foster care. The program aims to equip former foster youth with the necessary skills and resources to make a successful transition from foster care to independent living. Housing locations are in Oceanside and San Marcos.
Take Wing is a transitional living program for youth ages 18-22 (and emancipated 16-17 year olds) 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. Program goals and objectives focus on each youth’s transition to self-sufficiency and successful investment in a sense of community.