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Foster & Transitioning Youth Support

Foster Youth and Transitional Youth Support Programs

SBCS’s programs provide various support networks to help current and former foster youth overcome challenges including support with housing, counseling, life skills, education and job readiness training.

Our programs and services include:

Transitional Supportive Housing

  • TROLLEY TRESTLE offers affordable, transitional housing for former foster youth and/or homeless youth while they finish school or complete job training. We welcome emancipated youth ages 16-24 and parenting youth.
  • MUNCEY MANOR offers affordable housing for youth who have “aged out” of the foster care system.

Career & Technical Education Programs

  • LEARN TO EARN TO ACHIEVE POTENTIAL (LEAP) provides youth how already have or are close to attaining a high school diploma/GED with a range of bridging and postsecondary educational programs delivered through a trauma-informed approach.
  • EXCEL, funded by the San Diego Work Force Partnership, provides work readiness training, paid and unpaid internships, life skills classes, housing assistance, financial literacy and more.

Independent Living Skills (ILS)

  • ILS classes offer a unique series of educational classes and services designed to support current, former foster youth and community youth.
  • Transition Aged Youth Academy (TAY)
  • TAY is a youth drop in center located in Chula Vista. Youth are offered trauma-informed connections coaching, psycho-educational groups, leadership classes and youth development activities.

Together we inspire youth!

Together, we are changing statistics! In 2015-2016, we provided shelter for 78 foster youth at risk of homelessness, 133 current & former foster youth received case management support and more! To join us in inspiring youth in San Diego County, please contact Patty Chavez, pattychavez@csbcs.org (619) 420-3620.



SBCS Youth Foster Youth in U.S.
  • 76% transitioned from SBCS Housing to safe and sustainable housing
  • 50% of former foster youth will be homeless during their first two years after exiting foster care
  • 86% received high school diplomas or GED
  • 75% enrolled in an educational or vocational training program, completed a term and earned credit for at least 80% of the course load.
  • 50% will receive a high school diploma
  • 92% of youth achieved stable income for six months
  • 50% of youth leaving foster care are unemployed



  • Foster youth are often removed from their homes for various reason such as abuse, neglect or abandonment.
  • While some may be adopted, reunited with family or find the right permanent foster family, many face instability as they move from placement to placement.
  • It is not uncommon to hear that a foster child has been moved 15 times to different homes, not to mention schools and new surroundings.
  • The transition to adulthood is even more difficult. Support ends at 18 years and for emancipated youth even sooner.
  • Foster youth transition to adulthood alone often with no guidance, financial support, shelter or sense of place.
  • They are among the highest at risk to end up homeless, unemployed or in prison.

Are you interested in being a foster parent?

SBCS’s partner agency San Diego Youth Services can help. Click HERE  for more information.