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.

Services We Offer:

  • Furnished 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

For more information, please visit the housing option below that best suits your situation.

Mary's House

Former Foster Young Women

Mary’s House is a 24-month program designed to assist and support young women between the ages of 18-24 through various stages of personal, professional and academic growth as they transition from the foster care system.

Learn More About Mary's House

Turning Point

Homeless Youth and Young Adults

Turning Point Transitional Living Program provides temporary housing and supportive services to young adults experiencing homelessness.

We also have a specialized location, Tommie’s Place, for those who are pregnant or parenting young children.

Learn More About Turning Point

Other Transitional Housing Programs

Some of the other programs we offer are Transitional Youth Housing (TYH), Transitional Housing Program Plus (THP+) and Transitional Housing Program Plus Foster Care (THP+FC). Each program is designed to support transition age youth by building independent living skills with a focus on goal attainment and emotional wellness.

Our Case Managers are equipped with extensive training of best practices involving transition age youth who work collaboratively with other community resources in order to connect youth to services available. We provide strengths-based, individualized approach to assist youth in reaching their personal goals.

What We Offer

  • Supportive on-site supervision
  • Intensive individualized case management
  • Skill building and social-emotional groups provided weekly
  • Furnished apartment
  • Subsidized rent
  • Employment and educational assistance
  • Financial development and personal budgeting
  • Ongoing independent living skills education
  • Relational wellness and therapeutic services
  • Aftercare support

Program Eligibility

We serve young adults ages 18-24 and youth previously under the jurisdiction of San Diego County Juvenile Court, who have aged out of foster care placement, former probation involved youth, and current non-minor dependents involved with California Child Welfare.

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About Our Other Transitional Housing Programs

We provide other housing options and services for young adults previously under the jurisdiction of San Diego County Juvenile Court, former foster youth, former probation involved youth, and current non-minor dependents involved with California Child Welfare.

For more information about Transitional Housing, please contact Lyndsey Macaranas at [email protected], or Amanda Mizer at [email protected]. Or call us at (760) 721-8930. We're here to help and look forward to your call!