A PROJECT OF THE County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency

Transitional Living Programs

If you find yourself with nowhere to go, there are several emergency shelters and assistance programs in San Diego. Because phone numbers and availability of shelter programs change frequently, it is recommended that you call INFO LINE: (619) 230-0997 or 211. This service stays constantly updated on programs and space availability

Transitional Living Program 

Transitional Living Programs (TLP’s) provide you an opportunity to live on your own while allowing you to save money, and assist you in learning how to take on the responsibility of living on your own. TLP’s usually provide an apartment, case management, training in living skills and job search assistance. There are usually rules requiring you to look for and obtain employment or be in school, meet with your case manager, obey curfew times, save money, etc.

It is recommended that you apply to more than one TLP because sometimes there is a waiting list to get in. The programs range from 18 to 24 months in length, are for youth ages 18-21 (but this varies), and require you to pay a certain percentage of your income. To apply, many of them require you to attend an orientation where you will receive all the information you need about the program.

As stated before, services and funding may change so it is recommended that you call the following numbers for updated information.

Turning Point
(619) 640-9774
YMCA Youth & Family Services
4262 Swift Avenue
San Diego, Ca 92104

Tommie's Place
4145 Swift Ave. #2
San Diego, CA. 92104
(619) 640-9774
(pregnant/parenting youth)

Take Wing
(619) 221-8610 ext.2254
San Diego Youth Services
3255 Wing St.
San Diego, Ca 92110