Please note:

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

Interfaith: El Nido Program

(619) 563-9878

El Nido (“the nest” in Spanish) is our transitional living program for homeless victims of domestic violence and their families. Located in central San Diego, in a safe, confidential location, the project offers stability in housing while allowing residents to offer emotional support to each other and reduce isolation during this stressful time in their lives. It also is respectful of residents’ autonomy and provides as close to a real-life scenario as possible. Residents live in an 11-unit apartment complex for up to a year or more and, with the assistance of social workers, obtain the counseling, child care, employment, educational, and transportation services they need to become self-sufficient. Each of the units was beautifully furnished by a local congregation.


12-18 months of transitional housing in furnished apartments, on-site children’s enrichment program, computer tutor & art classes

Payment Options:

Pay 30% of income in rent


Women who have recently left a domestic violence relationship, meet the HUD guidelines for being homeless, have their children living with them, have an income, are drug free and sober for at least 6 months, and who have been working with a case manager.

Types of Needs:

Transitional Living Programs

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

Agency Inclusion

If you would like to have your agency listed in our Successful Transitions© Resource Center or to update your agency’s information, please send
us an email.


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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