Turning Point: Transitional Living Program

At YMCA Youth and Family Services, we believe all people should have a safe place to live, a reliable support system, a sense of purpose and connections to resources needed to flourish. Our Transitional Housing Department offers a safe and welcoming environment for homeless youth, foster youth and transition age youth to support them in their transition to independence and self-sufficiency.

Each of our programs is dedicated to serving young adults in a manner that is knowledgeable and sensitive to their life circumstances. We provide a strengths-based, individualized approach to assist our resident young adults in reaching their personal goals.

An end to San Diego’s youth homelessness crisis is within reach, and we are proud to work toward a solution every day. In partnership with the California Coalition for Youth, we authored this paper, A Call to Action: Prevent and End Youth Homelessness in California, laying out the systems and services necessary to ensure a youth’s homelessness experience is brief, rare, and non-recurring.


  • Up to 18 months of housing
  • On-site case management and support
  • Education and employment assistance
  • Development of independent living skills
  • Relational wellness and counseling services
  • Financial education and personal budgeting assistance
  • After-care support


  • 16 - 21 years of age (if under 18, must be legally emancipated)
  • Currently experiencing homelessness or becoming homeless in the immediate future
  • Young adults with or without children are eligible
  • Able to live independently with minimal supervision
  • Willing to participate in program services, employment and/or education, pay rent based on income level and live in an apartment with roommates



Tommie’s Place is a specialized location within the Turning Point Program that houses young adults who are pregnant, parenting, or intact families with infants and children up to 5 years old. We provide the services above, with an additional focus on positive parenting.


For more information and next steps for program entry, contact us:

Email: [email protected]
Call: (619) 640-9774



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