Independent living skills are the skills and abilities a person needs to function independently as an adult. In this section, you will find programs and services that assist teens and young adults with general life skills, money management, transportation, pregnancy and parenting, advocacy skills, and legal needs in San Diego County.
The San Diego Regional Center provides a variety of services to persons with developmental disabilities and their families that are based on individual needs and supports their independence.
San Diego Regional Center believes that access to information, supports and learning is necessary for all people to achieve their life goals.
The goal of Off the Street is to educate, encourage and empower youth to live their dreams, without drugs, crime or gangs.
San Diego Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenting Program (SANDAPP) provides case management and counseling services to pregnant and parenting youth throughout San Diego County. In addition, SANDAPP also offers Parent Child Interaction Therapy services for teen parents and their children to improve bonding and attachment and resolve behavior issues and concerns. These services offer a hands-on approach […]
TRACE is part of the San Diego Unified School District and is an educational support network to assist young adult students with disabilities in transition from high school to adult life. TRACE encourages students to be as independent as possible in the community.
Oldest and largest provider of pro bono legal services in San Diego.
The Partners Program serves to assist youth up to age 21 with serious emotional disturbances and their families who are currently receiving outpatient mental health treatment. Family and Youth Support Partners work with families who are in need of additional supports and linkage to other services and community resources. Services are provided in both home […]
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 […]
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 […]
Our goal is to provide services that will support pregnant and parenting young women (ages 12-17) to gain sobriety and deliver a health, drug-free baby, while increasing their knowledge of child development, parenting and life skills. The Teen Options program works collaboratively with other community partners to ensure that all participants have resources for pre/post-natal […]