Please note:

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

Doors of Change: Taking Music and Arts to the Streets (TMATS)

(760) 505-7077

TMATS is a weekly event at which homeless youth ages 12-24 gather in Ocean Beach for free music and art lessons, dinner, clothes, shoes, social services, and chiropractic treatments. The music program includes lessons in guitar, ukulele, keyboard, drums, violin, mandolin, bass, and harmonica. When youth participate in TMATS, they are incentivized to help themselves. If they attend five two-hour classes, they earn an instrument of their choice or art supplies.


Music and art lessons, dinner, clothes, shoes, social services, and chiropractic treatments

Payment Options:

No cost


Homeless and at-risk youth ages 12-24

Types of Needs:

Activities, Emergency Needs

Transition Resource Categories

Independent Living Skills
Job & Career
Physical Health & Well-Bring
Emotional & Behavioral Well-Bring
Community Centers & Recreation
Benefits Assistance

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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