Programs and Services

Home Start reaches at-risk children and families right where it counts — in the home — to proactively change their situation, and better their home and community environments.

First 5 First Steps

This program provides in- home parent education to pregnant women and their families. Our highly trained Family Support Workers can provide services to teen s, military families (including active duty and veterans) immigrant and low-income women.

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Mental Health Services

The Mental Health Department at Home Start provides therapy services to children, families, and adults, both in the community and at the Home Start Inc. Counseling Center. Most services are FREE to clients.

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Community Services for Families

In partnership with the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, Home Start has been providing community services for families since 2004. The Community Services for Families program provides a comprehensive educational and supportive approach to help children maintain their placement in safe, nurturing and stable homes.

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Financial Opportunity Center

The Financial Opportunity Center is a career and personal financial service center that focuses on the financial bottom line for low-to moderate income individuals.

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Maternity Shelter Program

The Maternity Shelter Program (MSP) provides safe, secure and supportive housing with intensive case management services for pregnant and parenting young women who are between 18 and 24 years old, and their dependent children. The Maternity Shelter Program assists these young women who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, develop the skills necessary to live independently while providing a safe and stable home for themselves and their children.

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Family Self Sufficiency

The Family Self Sufficiency program offers families a hand up through a continuum of care to help move individuals and families towards self sufficiency. Working from a strength based perspective each client is treated as a partner in the creation of individualized service plans. Part of the Family Self Sufficiency continuum of care includes emergency food and shelter, nutrition education, workforce development support, tax consultation, and benefits application assistance.

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