San Diego County, CA Homeless Shelters
San Diego County, CA list of housing resources we have uncovered: Homeless Shelters, Supportive Housing, Halfway Housing, Transitional Housing, Day Shelters, Low Income Housing, Residential Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers.

Shelter Listings is dedicated to serving the homeless and low-income.  We have listed out the shelters and low cost housing services we have in San Diego, CA below. This list has homeless shelters, halfway houses, affordable housing, etc. The database consists of over 3,000 listings and includes emergency shelters, homeless shelters, day shelters, transitional housing, shared housing, residential drug alcohol rehabilitation programs and permanent affordable housing. 


Cortez Hill Family Center

550 14th St
San Diego, CA - 92101
(619) 695-1450
interim shelter and family services for low-income parents with children

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Rachel's Night Shelter For Women

759 8th Ave
San Diego, CA - 92101
(619) 696-0873
Women's emergency shelter provided by Catholic Charities.

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Volunteers Of America Southwest California - Palomar Apartments

171 Palomar St.
Chula Vista, CA - 91911
(619) 426-6303

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Casa Familiar, Inc. San Ysidro

119 W Hall Ave
San Ysidro, CA - 92173
(619) 428-1115
Non Profit Organization that provides transitional housing.

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Interfaith Community Services - Family Housing

550 West Washington Ave. Suite B (office)
Escondido, CA - 92025
(760) 489-6380

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North County Interfaith Council Escondido

925 E Pennsylvania Ave
Escondido, CA - 92025
(760) 489-6380
Housing assistance.

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Father Joe's Villages - Family, Long-term Transitional Housing San Diego

1501 Imperial Ave
San Diego, CA - 92101
619-233-8500
Transitional Housing

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Crisis House El Cajon

1034 N Magnolia Ave
El Cajon, CA - 92020
(619)444-1194
Housing resources

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Alpha Project Bridge Shelter

3737 Fifth Ave, Suite 203
San Diego, CA - 92103
(619)542-1877
Temporary Bridge Shelter

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Uptown Safe Haven Transitional

2822 Fifth Ave
San Diego, CA - 92103
(619) 294-7013
Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization

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San Diego Youth And Community Services Sdycs - Cool Bed Program (for Ages 12 To 17)

3255 Wing Street
San Diego, CA - 92110
619-221-8600

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Turning Point Crisis Center

1738 S. Tremont St.
Oceanside, CA - 92054
(760) 439-2800
Short Term Acute Residential Treatment (START)

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East County Transitional Living Center El Cajon

1527 E. Main St
El Cajon, CA - 92021
(619) 442-0457
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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South Bay Community Services Chula Vista

1124 Bay Blvd, Ste D
Chula Vista, CA - 91911
619-420-3620
Transitional Housing

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St. Vincent De Paul Village - Paul Mirabile Center

3350 E Street
San Diego, CA - 92102
619-446-2100

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North Coastal Mental Health

1701 Mission Avenue, Suite A
Oceanside, CA - 92054
(760) 967-4475
Mentally ill homeless shelter

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Brother Benno's Center Oceanside

3260 Production Ave
Oceanside, CA - 92054
(760) 439-1244
Transitional Housing

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Interfaith Shelter Network - El Nido (for Women And Children)

P.o. Box 5696
San Diego, CA - 92105
619-563-9878
transitional living program for homeless victims of domestic violence and their families.

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Bread Of Life Rescue Mission Oceanside

1919 Apple St
Oceanside, CA - 92054
(760) 722-0800
WINTER SHELTER MINISTRY - Open December 1st - March 31st

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Community Housing Works San Diego

4010 Fairmount Ave
San Diego, CA - 92105
(888) 884-4249
Supportive housing for needy families, Affordable apartments for those with lower incomes.

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Ywca Of San Diego County San Diego

1012 C St
San Diego, CA - 92101
(619) 239-0355
Transitional Housing programs for women. We provide a brief synopsis on our details page.

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Ecumenical Council Of San Diego County Shelter

1880 3rd Avenue #13
San Diego, CA - 92108
(619) 702-5399
Night shelter. Call for details

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Womens Resource Center Oceanside

1963 Apple Street
Oceanside, CA - 92054
(760) 757-3500
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Anthony's House

1284 Andover Rd
El Cajon, CA - 92019
619-446-6945
Housing and Supportive Housing Services

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Women's Resource Center

P.O. Box 499
San Luis Rey, CA - 92068
619-757-3500
resources for women who are victim's of domestic violence.

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Oceanside Housing Authority Oceanside

321 North Nevada Street
Oceanside, CA - 92054
(760) 435-3360
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing

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San Diego Housing Commission San Diego

1122 Broadway Suite 300
San Diego, CA - 92101
(619)231-9400
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing

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Genesis Project Escondido

550 West Washington Ave, Ste B
Escondido, CA - 92025
760) 489-6380
Transitional Housing

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Fraternity House And Michaelle House, Fraternity House Escondido

20702 Elfin Forest Rd
Escondido, CA - 92029
(760) 736-0292
Transitional Housing

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El Nido Transitional Living Program San Diego

3530 Camino Del Rio North, Suite 301
San Diego, CA - 92108
(619) 563-9878
Transitional Housing

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Centro Transitional Housing Program Escondido

1820 South Escondido Blvd, Ste 101
Escondido, CA - 92025
http://www.chwo
Transitional Housing

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Downtown Safe Haven, Episcopal Community Services San Diego

1425 C St
San Diego, CA - 92101
619-238-8201
Transitional Housing

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Becky's House Transitional Housing San Diego

1012 C Street
San Diego, CA - 92101
(619) 234-3164
Transitional Housing

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San Diego Youth And Community Service San Diego

3255 Wing St
San Diego, CA - 92110
(619)221-8600
Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization

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St. Vincent De Paul Village San Diego

3350 E St
San Diego, CA - 92102
(619)446-2100
Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization

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Senior Community Centers Of San Diego San Diego

525 14th Street Ste 200
San Diego, CA - 92101
(619) 235-6572
Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization

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The Trinity House National City - Trinity House Transitional Housing Shelter

416 National City Blvd
National City, CA - 91950
(619) 477-7155
Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization

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Just In Time For Foster Youth San Diego San Diego

3878 Old Town Avenue, Suite 200
San Diego, CA - 92110
(760) 505-6647
Transitional Housing

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Alpha House Transitional Housing Vista Ca Vista

993 Postal Way
Vista, CA - 92083
(619) 542-1877
Transitional Housing

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San Diego Rescue Mission San Diego

P.o. Box 80427
San Diego, CA - 92138
(619) 687-3720
Transitional Housing

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Luhman Center For Supportive Living Transitional Housing El Cajon

290 South Magnolia Avenue
El Cajon, CA - 92020
(888) 862-8440
Transitional Housing

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Interfaith Housing Assistance Corporation Lemon Grove

7956 Lester Ave
Lemon Grove, CA - 91945
619-668-1532
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Global Housing Assistance Coalition San Diego

5519 Clairmont Mesa Blvd Ste 128
San Diego, CA - 92117

Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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San Diego Housing Federation San Diego

110 W C Street
San Diego, CA - 92101
(619)239-6693
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Indio Housing Development Corporation Carlsbad

1730 Havens Point Pl
Carlsbad, CA - 92008
(760)591-9737
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Assistance League Of North Coast Carlsbad

Po Box 2682
Carlsbad, CA - 92018
(760)722-2286
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Townspeople San Diego

4080 Centre Street
San Diego, CA - 92103

Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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St. Vincent De Paul Village, Inc. San Diego

3350 E St
San Diego, CA - 92102
(619)446-2100
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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North County Interfaith Council Inc Escondido

550 West Washington Avenue
Escondido, CA - 92025

Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Neighborhood House Assn San Diego

5660 Copley Dr
San Diego, CA - 92111

Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Walden Family Services Foundation Inc San Diego

3517 Camino Del Rio South #215
San Diego, CA - 92108
(619)584-5777
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Veterans Of Foreign Wars Department Of California San Marcos

212 W Mission Rd
San Marcos, CA - 92069
760-744-3795
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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San Diego Home Loan Counseling Service San Diego

3180 University Ave
San Diego, CA - 92104
(619)624-2330
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Casa De Amparo Oceanside

3355 Mission Ave
Oceanside, CA - 92058

Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Real Life Ministries Inc Bonita

Po Box 1774
Bonita, CA - 91908
619-421-5610
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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International Relief Teams San Diego

4560 Alvarado Canyon Rd
San Diego, CA - 92120
(619)284-7979
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Vietnam Veterans Of San Diego Dba Veterans Village Of San Diego San Diego

4141 Pacific Hwy.
San Diego, CA - 92110
(619)497-0142
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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San Diego Second Chance Program San Diego

6145 Imperial Ave
San Diego, CA - 92114
(619)234-8888
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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San Diego State University Foundation San Diego

5250 Campanile Dr
San Diego, CA - 92182
(619)594-1900
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Svdp Management, Inc. San Diego

3350 E St
San Diego, CA - 92102
(619)446-2100
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Southeast Women Federation For Change San Diego

6407 Madrone Ave
San Diego, CA - 92101
(619)236-0909
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Center For Community Solutions San Diego

4508 Mission Bay Dr
San Diego, CA - 92109

Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Senior Community Centers Of San Diego San Diego

525 14th Street
San Diego, CA - 92101

Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Pangea Foundation San Diego

3368 Governor Dr
San Diego, CA - 92122

Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Indian Human Resource Center, Inc. San Diego

4040 30th St Ste A
San Diego, CA - 92104
(619)281-5964
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Union Of Pan Asian Communities San Diego

1031 25th St
San Diego, CA - 92102
(619)232-6454
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Serving Hands International San Diego

4607 Mission Gorge Pl
San Diego, CA - 92120
619-582-5200
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition National City

2050 Wilson Ave
National City, CA - 91950

Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Meals-on-wheels Greater San Diego, Inc. San Diego

2254 San Diego Ave.
San Diego, CA - 92110
(619)260-6110
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Life Connect Services San Diego

401 W A St
San Diego, CA - 92102

Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Chicano Federation Of San Diego County Inc San Diego

3180 University Ave
San Diego, CA - 92104
(619)285-5600
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Child Abuse Prevention Foundation Of San Diego County San Diego

9440 Ruffin Ct Ste 2
San Diego, CA - 92123
(858)278-4400
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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College Opportunity Foundation Inc San Diego

1404 5th Ave
San Diego, CA - 92101
619-624-9948
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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First American Military Inc San Diego

Po Box 60581
San Diego, CA - 92166
619-400-7692
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Del Mar Community Connections Del Mar

Po Box 2947
Del Mar, CA - 92014
858-792-5947
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Community Resource Center Encinitas

650 Second St
Encinitas, CA - 92024
760-753-1156
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Rebuilding Together-san Diego San Diego

2013 Franklin Avenue
San Diego, CA - 92113
(619)2317873
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Christmas In April-national City National City

2101 Hoover Ave
National City, CA - 91950
619-477-5532
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Springboard Chula Vista Chula Vista

229 F Street, Suite D
Chula Vista, CA - 91910
800-947-3752
Agency that provides HUD Approved Housing Assistance Programs

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Springboard El Cajon El Cajon

1150 Broadway, Suite 235
El Cajon, CA - 92021
800-947-3752
Agency that provides HUD Approved Housing Assistance Programs

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Community Housing Works Escondido

1820 S. Escondido Blvd., Suite 101
Escondido, CA - 92025
760-432-6878
Agency that provides HUD Approved Housing Assistance Programs

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San Diego Rescue Mission For Men Halfway House

120 Elm Street
San Diego, CA - 92101
(619) 687-3720
Halfway House, Substance Abuse Treatment

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AAE Crosby Center Halfway House

555 Country Club Lane, Suite C-201
Escondido, CA - 92026
(760) 801-4660
Halfway House, Substance Abuse Treatment, Detox program

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McAlister Institute Halfway House

3744 Santa Ynez Way
Oceanside, CA - 92056
(760) 806-1495
Halfway House, Detox Program, Substance Abuse Treatment

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San Diego Freedom Ranch Halfway House

1777 Buckman Springs Road
Campo, CA - 91906
(619) 478-5696
Halfway House, Substance Abuse Treatment

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Community Resource Center Libre Services For Women and Children

650 2nd St
Encinitas, CA - 92024
760-633-1111
Domestic Violence Shelter

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House of Martha Ann Mary - Domestic Violence Shelter

3260 Production Ave.
Oceanside, CA - 92054
(760) 439-1244
Domestic Violence Shelter, Sober House, Transitional Housing

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MITE - Todd House For Substance Abuse Treatment

2821 Oceanside Blvd
Oceanside, CA - 92054
(760) 721-2781
Emergency Shelter Substance Abuse Treatment

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Women's Resource Center Shelter

1963 Apple Street
Oceanside, CA - 92054
760-757-3500
Domestic Violence Shelter

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Halcyon Crisis Center

1664 Broadway
El Cajon, CA - 92021
(619) 579-8685

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La Posada de Guadalupe

2478 Impala Dr.
Carlsbad, CA - 92008
(760) 929-2322

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Veterans Village Of San Diego Vvsd - Veterans Rehabilitation Center (for Veterans)

4141 Pacific Hwy.
San Diego, CA - 92110
619-497-0142

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Veterans Village Of San Diego Vvsd - New Resolve Residential Program

1207 S. Escondido Blvd.
Escondido, CA - 92025
760-745-7829

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Veterans Village Of San Diego Vvsd - Focus/disabilities Transitional Housing Program (for Veterans)

1034 N. Magnolia Avenue
El Cajon, CA - 92020
619-444-9926

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Veterans Village Of San Diego Vvsd - Welcome Home Family Program

286 Euclid Avenue, Suite 209 (administrative Offices)
San Diego, CA - 92114
619-264-7401

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Ywca Of San Diego County - Becky's House Emergency Shelter (for Women And Children)

*address Is Confidential*
San Diego, CA - 92101
619-239-0355 ex

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Ywca Of San Diego - Becky's House (for Women And Children)

*address Is Confidential*
San Diego, CA - 92101
619-239-0355 ex

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North County Solutions For Change - Solutions Family Center

722 W. California Ave.
Vista, CA - 92083
760-941-6545

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North County Solutions For Change - Intake And Access Center

890 E. Vista Way
Vista, CA - 92083
760-941-6545

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Bread Of Life Rescue Mission - Winter Shelter Ministry

1919 Apple Street
Oceanside, CA - 92049
760-722-0800

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San Diego Rescue Mission - Women And Children's Center (for Women And Children)

P.o. Box 80427 (mailing Address)
San Diego, CA - 92138
619-687-3720

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Interfaith Community Services - Men's Shelter (for Male Veterans)

550 West Washington Ave. Suite B
Escondido, CA - 92025
760-489-6380

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Interfaith Community Services - Transitional Housing Apartments And Merle's Place (for Veterans)

550 West Washington Ave. Suite B
Escondido, CA - 92025
760-489-6380

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Interfaith Community Services - Home Project

550 West Washington Ave. Suite B
Escondido, CA - 92025
760-489-6380

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Interfaith Community Services - Tikkun House (for Women With Mental Illness)

550 West Washington Ave. Suite B (office)
Escondido, CA - 92025
760-489-6380

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Interfaith Community Services - Harmony Place And Eagle's Point

550 West Washington Ave. Suite B (office)
Escondido, CA - 92025
760-489-6380

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Senior Community Center - City Heights Square (for Seniors 62+)

4305 University Ave.
San Diego, CA - 92105
877-591-9737

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San Diego Youth And Community Services Sdycs - Storefront Night Shelter

3255 Wing Street
San Diego, CA - 92110
619-221-8600

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San Diego Youth And Community Services Sdycs - Day Drop-in Center

3255 Wing Street
San Diego, CA - 92110
619-221-8600

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San Diego Youth And Community Services Sdycs - Angel Home

3255 Wing Street
San Diego, CA - 92110
619-221-8600

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San Diego Youth And Community Services Sdycs - Take Wing (for Young Adults 16 To 24)

3255 Wing Street
San Diego, CA - 92110
619-221-8610 ex

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Senior Community Center - Potiker Family Senior Residence (for Seniors 62+)

525 14th St.
San Diego, CA - 92101
619-235-6572

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St. Vincent De Paul Village - Joan Kroc Center

1501 Imperial Ave.
San Diego, CA - 92101
619-446-2100

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St. Vincent De Paul Village - Bishop Maher Center (for Men)

3350 E Street
San Diego, CA - 92102
619-446-2100

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St. Vincent De Paul Village - Village Place

3350 E Street
San Diego, CA - 92102
619-446-2100

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St. Vincent De Paul Village - Villa Harvey Mandel

3350 E Street
San Diego, CA - 92102
619-446-2100

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Father Joe's Villages - National Aids Foundation/josue Homes (hiv/aids)

3350 E Street
San Diego, CA - 92102
619-446-2100

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Father Joe's Villages - A Children's Village

3350 E Street
San Diego, CA - 92102
619-446-2100

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Ywca Of San Diego - Passages (for Women)

1012 C Street
San Diego, CA - 92101
619-239-0355

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Volunteers Of America Of Southwest California - Hawley Center For Supportive Living

9980 Hawley Rd.
El Cajon, CA - 92021
619-561-9808

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Volunteers Of America Southwest California - San Diego Alcohol And Drug Services Center

1111 Island Ave.
San Diego, CA - 92101
619-232-5171

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Volunteers Of America Southwest California - Troy Center For Supportive Living (for The Disabled)

8627 Troy St.
Spring Valley, CA - 91977
619-465-8792

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Types of Shelters and Services we provide


We provide many categories of shelter for those in need and in need of services. They include:

Day Shelters supplement homeless and low-income people when the shelter their staying in only offers shelter on an overnight basis. Case management is often provided and sometimes there are laundry and shower facilities.  Meals and basic hygiene may also be offered.  Almost all day shelters provide their services free of charge. Any emergency or homeless shelter that allows clients to stay during the day is also classified under this category.

Emergency Homeless Shelters both provide short term relief for the homeless & low-income. Usually there is a maximum stay of 3 months or less. Many of these shelters ask their clients to leave during the day.  Meals and other supportive services are often offered.  3 times out of 5 these shelters offer their services free of charge.

Halfway Housing helps transition individuals and families from shelters or homelessness to permanent housing. Length of stay is usually anywhere from 6 months to 2 years.  Residents are often required to pay at least 30% of their income toward program fees.  Sometimes the money they pay in fees is returned to them when they leave. Any emergency or homeless shelter that allows their clients to stay more then 6 months is also classified under this category.

Permanent Affordable Housing is a long-term solution for housing. Residents are often allowed to stay as long as they remain in the low-income bracket but is sometimes limited 3 - 5 years.  Residents pay no more than 30% of their income toward rent. Emergency shelters, homeless shelters and transitional housing programs that allow their clients to stay without a maximum stay is also classified under this category.

Drug And Alcohol Rehab programs are intended to treat alcohol and/or drug dependency.  The cost of participating in one of these programs and the method of treatment range significantly. The database operated on this website only includes residential rehab programs (not outpatient programs). We also provide Access to Recovery (ATR) Grant programs for substance abuse treatment. 



Supportive Housing Programs that provide an alternative living arrangement for individuals who, because of age, disability, substance abuse, mental illness, chronic homelessness or other circumstances, are unable to live independently without care, supervision and/or support to help them in the activities of daily living; or who need access to case management, housing support, vocational, employment and other services to transition to independent living.

Shared Housing Programs helps bring low income persons together and helps prevent homelessness by providing affordable housing options. This service is good for families, disabled persons, and others wanted more companionship. ShelterListings.org finds these shared housing locations and lists them throughout our website.

Rooming House or Boarding House A rooming house is a building in which renters occupy single rooms and share kitchens, bathrooms, and common areas. The location may be a converted single family home, a converted hotel, or a purpose built structure. Rooming houses are low cost housing and may have as few as three rooms for rent, or more than a hundred. The same goes for boarding houses. We list these types of residences throughout ShelterListings.org.

Transitional housing is affordable low cost supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless or who are close to homelessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficient to move toward independent living on their own. Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistanc, job training, domestic violence assistance, etc. The assistance provided varies, but it is generally affordable and low cost housing. Read the descriptions of each of the transitional living locations for more detailed information.