Turning point: transitional housing

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.


  • 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


  • Turning Point provides residential support to young adults ages 16-21 as well as those under 18 if legally emancipated currently experiencing homelessness or becoming homeless in the immediate future.



Tommie’s Place is a specialized location within the Turning Point Program that houses young adults who are pregnant or parenting infants and children up to 5 years old. We provide up to 18 months of housing and the services above, with an additional focus on positive parenting.


For more information about this program, contact:

Desiree Johnson
[email protected]


A special thank you to our partners who support this program.

    •    Cox Charities


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