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End Homelessness

Prevent Delinquency
and School Failure

Break the Cycle of Child Abuse and Neglect 

Promote Mental Health and Addiction Recovery

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San Diego Youth Services
Administrative Office
3255 Wing Street
San Diego, CA  92110
(619) 221-8600
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Transtional Housing

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SDYS’ Transitional Housing are programs specifically designed to break the cycle of homelessness for youth between the ages of 16 and 24. The goals are:

  • To increase the self-sufficiency of youth
  • To improve the safety and well-being of youth by using evidence-based and best practices to provide a continuum of care from immediate needs to stable living.

Each program offers an array of services and resources to support youth in striving toward these goals. SDYS is a
trauma-informed, culturally-sensitive agency that understands that each youth has a unique history and a unique set of needs. SDYS strives to develop each youth’s strengths, to build upon their community resources and to promote youth’s safe coping skills.  

For a FREE downloadable brochure, click here


Take Wing

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The Take Wing program consists of an apartment complex located in the Sports Arena/Point Loma area of San Diego; Take Wing offers transitional housing and supportive services under 2 categories:

TYH- The first category serves youth, 18-24, who “aged out” of foster care and who were in foster care in San Diego on or after their 16th birthday and are currently at risk for homelessness.  Youth are allowed up to 24 cumulative month of service between the ages of 18-24 (no longer eligible once a youth turns 24 years old).

Community Youth/TLP- The second category serves youth in the community, ages 16-21 (16 and 17 year olds must be legally emancipated), who are homeless. Youth are allowed up to 18 months of service between the ages of 16-21 (no longer eligible once a youth turns 22 years old).

All youth participating in either the TYH or Community Youth/TLP program are offered housing plus the following additional services and support:

  • Case Management
  • Job Readiness
  • Educational Advocacy and Support
  • Independent Living Skills Training
  • Linkage to Community Resources
  • Supportive in-home Counseling
  • 24-hour Crisis Intervention and Support
  • Community Meetings and Activities
  • Utility Allowance

All former foster youth participating in the TYH program are offered the above services, as well as the following additional services and support:

  • Emancipation fund
  • Saving account with 50% of all paid rent
  • Move-in/furniture Stipend
  • Monthly Food & Necessity Stipend

Take Wing Program’s Orientation Schedule:

TYH youth (former foster/probation youth) - Call the Housing Specialist at (619) 221-8600 ext. 2254 to discuss eligibility and to schedule a program orientation.

Community Youth/TLP (homeless youth) – Call the Housing Specialist at (619) 221-8600 ext. 2254 to discuss eligibility and to schedule a program orientation.


View TYH Referral Form
 

Transitional Housing Program Plus
 (THP-Plus)

San Diego Youth Services’ Transitional Living Communities provide supportive housing to youth. The programs are available to emancipated/former foster youth through Transitional Housing Program-Plus (THP+) & THP- Foster Care, and other youth at-risk of homelessness. Youth may be either single or parenting. SDYS provides supportive housing services to approximately 90 youth, and 50 young children, each year. SDYS Transitional Living Communities are comprised of approximately 60 apartments located in various neighborhoods throughout San Diego County. Youth are offered safe, stable housing with reduced rent, and other supportive services, primarily provided through case managers/youth advocates. The following supportive services are provided to each youth:

  • Case Management
  • Job Readiness
  • Educational Advocacy and Support
  • Independent Living Skills Training
  • Linkage to Community Resources
  • Supportive In-home Counseling
  • 24-hour Crisis Intervention and Support

THP-Plus & THP Foster Care provides affordable housing and comprehensive supportive services. THP+ THP-Plus & THP Foster Care offers studio, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments located in several areas of North Central, Central and East San Diego County.

View THP-Plus referral form
View THP-Plus and THP Foster Care flyer

Program Orientations:

THP-Plus & THP Foster Care Orientations: contact the Housing Specialist at 619-521-2250 x3823 or email: gpuga@sdyouthservices.org  to discuss eligibility and to schedule a program orientation.

 


Voices From Our Youth

“(THP-Plus) has helped me and my children a lot.  It has helped me work towards being on my own and supporting my kids.  If it was not for this program, I would not know what to do.  I would be having a really hard time.  I feel that there should be more programs like this one to help more people” – 18yr old female and single mother of two children 

“There comes that day were we hold our head up high and make it known that we are not going to be known as that Foster kid. You have a name. You can live and lead a good life, you can shrink the bad statistics and put a better statistic in place, the statistic that more foster youth will be successful and independent.  That's where THP+ come in. You are not alone, you have THP+ that wants to help. Take this opportunity to become successful and independent, you have a whole team cheering for you and the whole world to take on.” -22yr old female

A special thank you to the following Transitional Living Communities supporters:

  • Big Animals for Little Kids
  • Burnham Real Estate
  • Carmel Del Mar School
  • Family Youth Services Bureau (FYSB)
  • Francis Parker High School
  • It’s All About the Kids
  • Jerome M. Sattler, PH.D. 
  • The Junior League of San Diego
  • Kaiser Psychiatry, Point Loma
  • La Jolla Rotary
  • National Charity League, San Dieguito
  • Pepperwood Park Craft Group
  • Qualcomm
  • Rancho Santa Fe Women's Fund
  • San Diego Housing Commission
  • Soroptimist of San Diego
  • Target Foundation
  • Union Bank of California Foundation
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services
  • United States Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Walton Family Foundation
  • Weingart-Price Fund
  • Wells Fargo Housing Foundation



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