Welcome to Home Start


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

Guided by our mission to promote the safety and nurturance of children by fostering healthy families and 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.