Short-term and Bridge Housing Program

USA’s Short-term and Bridge Housing (“STBH”) program offers transitional-age youth housing for up to 9 months. The following three requirements establish eligibility for the STBH program: 1. The youth is between the ages of 18 and 25; 2. the youth is currently experiencing homelessness; and 3. the youth has identified as having prodromal symptoms or having qualifying Seriously Emotional Disturbance (SED) or Seriously Mentally Ill (SMI) diagnosis. Once in the STBH program, the youth is provided a continuum of services such as case management, employment / education workshops, peer support groups, and must regularly attend therapeutic services.
USA’s ultimate goal is to help every youth successfully connect with community services, progressively work towards independence, and ultimately transition into their own home.


Just Be U Program

Just Be U is an innovative program offered by Urban Street Angels that utilizes technology and holistic care to help youth off the streets. The program provides supportive housing, case management, integrative medicine, and holistic health care for transitional-age youth experiencing homelessness in the San Diego area.

Youth eligible for the Just Be U program must be between the ages of 18 – 25, and have a qualifying Serious Mental Illness (SMI) diagnosis. During their 90 days in the program, the youth will receive recuperative, integrative and holistic wellness services including acupuncture, biofeedback therapy, chiropractic care, fitness training, massage therapy, meditation and mindfulness education, nutritional counseling, reiki and yoga.


Overnight Shelter Program

Urban Street Angels operates the only program focused on providing emergency overnight shelter services for transitional-age youth (18 – 25 years old) in the San Diego area. Every Tuesday night in the North Park area, and soon-to-be every Thursday night in the El Cajon area, we provide safe harbor for up to 30 homeless youth, along with an array of basic human services. These services always include a nourishing dinner and breakfast the following morning; a safe place to spend the night; and referrals to available services in the community. In addition, access to showers and laundry facilities is provided at the North Park shelter; and minor medical and hygiene care, new and gently-used clothing and footwear, and other services are provided at both shelters. Over the past three years, we have served over 3,500 youth in our emergency overnight shelter program.

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