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

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


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
Ages 14-25



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

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

7 days a week

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 

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  

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

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
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