Experiencing homelessness, living in your car, couch surfing, or another location that is not permanent.
2-1-1: A phone number that can be dialed in any county in the United States that will direct individuals towards various social service and community resources to assist with things like food resources, utility assistance, connection to shelters and/or safe parking programs, housing eviction prevention, etc.
Many counties also have online databases, which allow you to search your county's local resources. You can locate your local 2-1-1 here.
Alpha Project operates a 325-bed Temporary Bridge Shelter Program for single adults located in downtown San Diego at the corner of 16th Street and Newton Avenue. The object of the Program is to offer a safe place for adult single men and women experiencing homelessness to receive bridge housing, emergency shelter, and appropriate services needed while preparing for permanent housing placements using the Housing First model.
Referral needed? No, you can just call.
Checking for bed space? Call either between 7am - 8am or 8:30pm - 9:00am to see if there are any open bed spaces once a referral has been submitted on your behalf. If anyone does not show up then they will take people in the order they lined up or arrived to claim a bed space.
Length of stay? No longer than 180 days
Important information: Large open space with cots and bunk beds, showers, bathrooms, dinners provided. Separate male and female spaces for sleeping.
Veterans Village of San Diego (VVSD) has served all veterans since 1981 and is dedicated to “Leave No One Behind.” VVSD is the only program of its kind in the United States and is nationally recognized as the leader in serving homeless military veterans.
Referral needed? No, you can just come.
Checking for bed space? Please call to learn more about how to access bed space.
Student Wellness staff can provide support and assistance on campus or online with a variety of issues:
- Mental health concerns (anxiety, depression, etc.)
- Housing, financial, and food insecurities
- Financial wellness and budgeting
- Other personal matters impacting academic success