Our YMCA Youth & Family Services team created a comprehensive map of housing programs and services for young people experiencing housing instability or homelessness anywhere in San Diego County. 

IMMEDIATE HOUSING SERVICES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

YMCA Youth & Family Services provides specialized assistance to young people up to the age of 24 who are experiencing housing instability or homelessness. 

If you or someone you know is a young person facing homelessness or housing instability, contact David Baker at [email protected] or call/text (760) 908-9126 to explore your options for housing services and support. 

YMCA TAY Services: Visit one of our TAY Drop-In Centers to receive meals, access to showers, personalized case management services, and other resources. 

NORTH COUNTY INLAND
Palomar Family YMCA – Strensrud Building 
1050 North Broadway, Escondido, CA 92026
Drop-in Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 2:00p.m. – 6:00p.m.
Drive-thru Hours: Tuesday, Thursday from 2:00p.m. – 6:00p.m.

Overnight Shelter - Every Wednesday, we provide overnight lodging vouchers for young people ages 18-24. A maximum of 5 vouchers are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Find out more here.

NORTH COUNTY COASTAL
TAY House Oceanside 
215 Barnes Street, Oceanside, CA 92054
Drop-in Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 11:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.

 

TRANSITIONAL HOUSING PROGRAMS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

YMCA Transitional Housing Services for Former Foster Youth: Supportive housing and case management for young people (ages 18-25) exiting the foster care system (North County). 

YMCA Turning Point Transitional Housing: Residential support to young people ages 16-21 who are experiencing homelessness (City of San Diego) 

 

HOUSING SERVICES FOR ALL AGES

For anyone over 24, contact the Regional Access Centers closest to you where basic needs are provided:

North County
Interfaith Community Services
550 W Washington Ave., Escondido, CA
(760) 489-6380


Central San Diego
Father Joe’s Village Day Center
299 17th St., San Diego, CA
(619) 230-7390


East County
SDYS East County Behavioral Health Clinic
1870 Cordell Ct. #101, El Cajon, CA
(619) 448-9700

 

South Bay
South Bay Community Services
430 F St., Chula Vista, CA
(619) 420-3620

 

RENTER AND EVICTION RELIEF 

Template Letter for Inability to Pay Rent: (PDF), Legal Aid Society of San Diego FAQs 

Rent and Homeowner Assistance (English, Spanish): Office of Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (AD-80), City of San Diego/South County

 

AFFORDABLE HOUSING

San Diego Housing Commission (City of San Diego)

 

SUPPORT FOR INDIVIDUALS SHELTERING IN UNSAFE SITUATIONS
 

San Diego's 24-Hour Domestic Violence Crisis Line: Provides counseling, legal services, and an updated list of the safe shelters that have availability within the county. Call (888) 385-4657 for support.

 

EMPLOYMENT COUNSELING AND ASSISTANCE

Tips for Filing an Unemployment Insurance Claim

San Diego Workforce Partnership (Countywide)

 

LOCAL RESOURCE HUB

2-1-1 San Diego: Visit the website or call 2-1-1 for connections to local resources. 2-1-1 is also operating a nurse's hotline from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for health-related questions. Call 2-1-1 and follow the prompts to get connected to the hotline.