A welcoming community center for youth up to age 21 and their families.
One of San Diego’s most vulnerable populations, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) youth, often suffer because of non-supportive or even hostile environments in their homes, schools, and communities. Located at SBCS Trolley Trestle Youth Hub, Our Safe Place (OSP) provides a wide variety of services for youth and their families, including support for alcohol and drug abuse, coming out, depression, family relationships, gender identity, sexual health, safe dating and transitioning.
Our Safe Place is a collaborative program with San Diego Youth Services and the YMCA of San Diego County. Each partner provides a drop-in center and San Diego Youth Services also provides a mental health clinic. The program is funded by the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency.
- Mon – Fri: 12 to 8 p.m.
- Sat – Sun: 2 to 10 p.m.
- SBCS Trolley Trestle Youth Hub
- 746 Ada Street
- Chula Vista, CA 91910
- Ali Shapiro, Youth Support Partner
- Leo O’Driscoll, Youth Support Partner
|Assessments||Support Groups – Youth and Caregiver||Mentoring|
|Referrals||Service Coordination||Educational/Vocational training|
|Social Activities||Advocacy||Outreach and Engagement Activities in South County|
Regional OSP Centers
|SDYS Central Drop-in Center
San Diego, CA 92102
Open 7 days a week
|Our Safe Place Mental Health Clinic
3427 4th Avenue, Second Floor
San Diego, CA 94103
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
|YMCA North Inland Drop-in Center
1050 N. Broadway
Escondido, CA 92026
|YMCA North County Drop-in Center
215 Barnes Street
Oceanside, CA 92054
Additional Resources for South County
Groups for parents of LGBTQ youth
||The Trevor Project||GSA Network
||Family Acceptance Project: (FAP)
||City of Chula Vista: LGBTQ Community Resources|