Welcome to Home Start


Our vision
is for every child to have a
safe, stable, and nurturing home.

Guided by our mission to assure the safety and resiliency of children by strengthening families and their communities, Home Start, Inc., a non-profit child abuse prevention and treatment agency, has strengthened and developed San Diego’s families, communities, and systems of care since 1972.

To effectively prevent and treat child abuse, Home Start addresses the conditions that can contribute to risky or abusive situations – poverty, unsafe neighborhoods, lack of affordable housing, and unemployment while concurrently addressing individual self-sufficiency and emotional needs.

Free Tax Preparation


Home Start is offering free tax preparation for individuals earning less than $55,000 in 2014. To make an appointment, call 619-283-6324 or make an appointment online at http://thrivesandiego.org/.