Successful Transitions Resource Center

Teens, ages 15 to 18


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.

Please note:

The resources and services in this directory are provided by external partners and not by San Diego Center for Children.

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8 West/ Urban Street Angels

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.

(619) 415-6616

BrightQuest: Semi-Independent Living Program

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.

(619) 466-0547

Brother Benno’s Center

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 a big cauldron of soup at his abbey and brought it to the little house that bore his name. For the first few years, those who came to the Kitchen were mainly street people. Now most of our guests are the working poor (parents and children who struggle on a daily basis for their most basic needs), the disabled, and low-income senior citizens. In order to provide these needs, Brother Benno’s has expanded its services beyond food

(760) 439-1244

Casa de Amparo: New Directions

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 de Amparo: Residential Services

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 needs, while also ensuring they have as many healthy childhood experiences as possible. Casa de Amparo is licensed to accept ambulatory and non-ambulatory children and those with special healthcare needs. It is the only licensed group home in San Diego County serving pregnant and/or parenting foster youth.

(760) 754-5510

Catalyst (Full Service Partnership)

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 range of services designed to help each participant lead a meaning, self-sufficient life.

(858) 300-0460

Catholic Charities: Rachel’s Night Shelter

Rachel’s Night Shelter exists to provide supportive, safe, and sober emergency, short-term, and mid-term shelter for homeless women.

(619) 696-0873

Catholic Charities: Rachel’s Women’s Center

Drop-in day center for homeless and very-low income women

(619) 696-0873

Catholic Charities: The Leah Residence

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.

(619) 236-1288

Center for Community Solutions: Project Safehouse and Hidden Valley House

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, hospital and court accompaniment, as well as legal and counseling services for those affected by domestic violence and sexual assault. CCS also works with local community groups and schools to provide innovative prevention programs to promote healthy relationships and peaceful communities.

Project Safehouse: (619) 631-6442

Hidden Valley House: (760) 480-0055

Search and Filter

Use the tools below to find the housing resources that fit your unique set of needs.

  • Type of Need

  • Region

  • Services Specifically For

  • Clear Search Form

The resources and services in this directory are provided by external partners and not by San Diego Center for Children.

Funded by the Generosity of

Bank of America

St. Germaine Children's Charity

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We do not endorse any specific organization listed nor are we responsible for ensuring the quality of the services listed. Users should always select services at their own discretion. Additionally, this information is subject to change as funding for programs can shift over time, though we do our very best to keep the resource center as up-to-date as possible.

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