In this section, you will find a variety of resources to assist teens and young adults with housing, such as shelters and transitional living programs in San Diego County.
8 West is a sustainable program with a foundation based on the simple premise of “hope”. When you restore hope, the human spirit becomes indomitable. We not only help homeless youth re-discover what it means to have hope, but the long-term impact of our “homeless to hopeful” model also results in positive, deeply recursive effects throughout the community.
This program treats individuals with serious mental illnesses and takes place in semi-independent housing that is walking distance from BrightQuest clinical offices, where the clients receive treatment services. Clients have access to 24-hour on-call therapeutic support and are supported in learning how to live independently.
Brother Benno’s was started by Harold and Kay Kutler as a Soup Kitchen in downtown Oceanside. They named it after Brother Benno Garrity, a Benedictine monk who was well known for his tireless service to the poor in the Oceanside area. The first meal was served on October 21, 1983; and Brother Benno himself made […]
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.
Casa Kids, prenatal through 18 years old, who have been traumatized by severe child abuse or neglect, stay at the Casa Kids Campus, a safe and nurturing setting on 11.4 acres of land in San Marcos, California. Each Casa Kid receives comprehensive trauma informed care tailored to their individual physical, social, emotional, developmental, and educational […]
Catalyst is an Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) program. Catalyst provides full service partnership services to Transitional Age Youth (TAY) ages 16 to 25 with a serious mental illness, and who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in San Diego County. This recovery-focused program is also co-located with a consumer-run clubhouse offering a wide […]
Rachel’s Night Shelter exists to provide supportive, safe, and sober emergency, short-term, and mid-term shelter for homeless women.
Drop-in day center for homeless and very-low income women
Leah’s Residence consists of twenty-three supportive housing units dedicated for people who are homeless and have at least one household member with a special need.
Founded in 1969, Center for Community Solutions (CCS) helps more than 10,000 adults and children each year to heal and prevent relationship and sexual violence. 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, […]