Who We Are

Urban Street Angels is a non-profit organization with a simple, straightforward goal: ending youth homelessness.

We were founded in 2012 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to address homelessness in San Diego, California. We currently operate with three primary areas of focus.

  • Supportive Housing and Transitional Employment: Through our 8 West program, a social enterprise startup, we provide transitional employment and supportive housing opportunities to homeless youth.

  • Overnight Shelter: We provide an overnight shelter each Tuesday night for 20-25 homeless youth. Our overnight shelter is located at Missiongathering Christian Church in North Park, with more locations and nights expected to open soon.

  • Weekly Outreach: We provide basic human services, including nourishing meals, water, hygiene supplies, clothing, and more on a weekly basis to individuals without homes in the Ocean Beach area. This allows us to build relationships with homeless youth with the goal of helping them making sustainable positive change in their lives.

Our partnership with the County of San Diego HHSA / MHSA provides critical support in our operation of two independent-living group homes for our 8 West housing program. Our goal is to employ and house over 100 young people in need by 2020. Beyond our valued relationship with the County of San Diego, all support for the organization stems from generous donors who support our mission to end youth homelessness.