2-1-1 Shelter Referral
Emergency shelters, supportive housing, transitional housing options & resources.

24-hour confidential shelter referral service for San Diego Co.

Online Homeless Shelter Sites

View nearby shelters online

Crisis House
Crisis intervention, case management, and domestic violence shelter assistance

9550 Cuyamaca St. Suite 101
Santee, CA 92071
(619) 444-1194

Appointment Only
Homeless Outreach Assistance
in the Community only

East County Transitional Living 
Emergency Shelter, Transitional Living, Drug Addiction, Faith-Based Learning

1527 E. Main St.
El Cajon, CA 92020
(619) 442-0457

Call for availability

Home Start, Inc.
Prevention, Outreach, Case Management, Rental Assistance, Housing Assistance, Motel Vouchers and Pregnant or Young Mothers’ Shelter Program

333 E. Main St.
El Cajon, CA 92020
(619) 430-0032 for intake or email:

Walk-In Hours
Thursdays 12:30pm-4:30pm
Transitional-Aged Youth (18-24)
Walk-In Hours
Mondays 12:00pm-4:00pm
Appointments available for during the week.

Interfaith Shelters
Seasonal shelters in local churches

Referrals only through
Volunteers in Medicine
(619) 440-4591
or dial 2-1-1

Seasonal during winter months only.

License to Freedom
Rental Assistance in Arabic, Farsi, Pashto and Chaldean

131 Avocado Ave.
El Cajon, CA 92020
(619) 401-2800

Application assistance by appointment only.