El Cajon Rancho San Diego Youth/Teen Services

San Diego Youth Services
Mental health services and drop-in centers for LGBTQ youth up to age 21 and their families.  Case management, resources, support groups, drug/alcohol abuse programs and more

Our Safe Place Mental Health Clinic
3427 4th Avenue, 2nd Floor
San Diego, CA 94103
SDYS Central Drop-in Center
2220 Broadway
San Diego, CA 92102
www.sdyouthservices.org

Monday–Friday
9:00am–6:00pm
Open 7 days a week

San Diego Youth Services
Street Outreach
Meets and engages runaway and homeless youth across San Diego County to connect them with resources, including transportation to shelter, housing referrals, safer sex kits, food, hygiene items, seasonal items such as blankets and case management services

(619) 221-8600 Main line
www.sdyouthservices.org

Outreach 

San Diego Youth Services
TAY Academy
 
Combines a drop-in center with structured learning and recreational opportunities for Transition Age Youth (ages 16-24), including foster youth, former foster youth, out-of-home probation youth, and homeless and runaway youth

2220 Broadway
San Diego, CA 92102
(619) 232-8126
www.sdyouthservices.org
Ages 14-25

 

Tuesday–Saturday
12:00pm–8:00pm

San Diego Youth Services
Transitional Housing Continuum
 
Provides affordable housing, independent living skills training, life planning and comprehensive support services to break the cycle of homelessness and create hope and self-sufficiency for youth ages 16-24 transitioning into adulthood

(866) 752-2327
Youth Hotline
www.sdyouthservices.org

7 days a week

San Diego Youth Services
Youth Emergency Shelter
 
Emergency night shelter program and drop-in center for homeless, runaway and “street” youth, providing a safe home and support services to help youth return to their families or find alternative safe living arrangements

(866) 752-2327
Youth Hotline
www.sdyouthservices.org

7 days a week

Eastern Lights
Temporary Youth Shelter
  Ages 18-25 

Meridian Church 660 S. 3rd St.
El Cajon, CA 92019
(305) 934-8887
www.facebook.com/eastern.lights

1st and 3rd Fridays of each month 5:30pm Friday Check-in
9:00am Saturday Check-out 

EXCEL Youth Resource Center
Support to High School juniors & seniors ages 16-18. Support includes tutoring, mentoring, access to computers, wi-fi, printing & school supplies. After school snacks and dinner are provided. Younger siblings welcome with referred teen.

772 S. Johnson Ave. 
El Cajon, CA 91917 
www.foothillsumc.org/what-we-do/good-shepherd/

 

Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:30pm-6:30pm
Referral from school counselor, teacher, case worker or social worker required. 
Check in by 4:00pm

Home Start, Inc. Maternity Shelter Program
(Provides pregnant or parenting homeless women ages 18-24 and their children with housing and wrap-around supportive services) 

Earlene Adams, Residential
Shelter Manager (619) 906-4401
www.home-start.org 

Call for availability or for more information 

Mental Health Services
(The Mental Health team at Home Start provides therapy services to children, families, and adults, both in the community and at the Home Start Inc. Counseling Center. Most services are FREE to clients) 

Intake line at
(619) 692-0727 ext. 118 
www.home-start.org 

Leave message and a therapist will return your call 

Rapid Rehousing TAY
(Assist youth find affordable housing in the community, and provide assistance with a portion of the rent for up to a year)  Pregnant or parenting females only 

Earlene Adams, Residential
Shelter Manager (619) 906-4401
www.home-start.org 

Call for availability and for more information 

Heartland Youth Build San Diego
Training low-income youth between the ages 16 and 24 in construction and green building skills — while they earn their high school diplomas. Health services, counseling, job training, community planning and supportive services

5280 Orange Ave.
San Diego, CA 92115
(619) 546-9259
info@heartlandyouthbuild.org
Text: “YouthBuild” to 31996 

Call or text for more information

Teen Challenge
Faith-based drug education and prevention, food distributions, clubs and a learning center for children, juvenile hall and jail ministry, crisis counseling, evangelism, and more. 

P.O. Box 15637
San Diego, CA 92175
(619) 265-0337
https://www.teenchallenge.or g/centers/san-diego-county/ 

Call for more information