Urban Street Angels is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2012 to address homelessness in San Diego, California. The organization currently operates with three primary areas of focus. First, we provide basic human services (nourishing meals, bottles of water, hygiene supplies, clothing and footwear, etc.) each Friday evening for 50 - 75 homeless individuals in the Ocean Beach area. Second, we provide overnight shelter each Tuesday night for 20 - 25 homeless youth in the North Park area. And third, we provide transitional employment and supportive housing opportunities for homeless youth through our 8 West social enterprise start-up and housing program.
Our partnership with the County of San Diego HHSA / MHSA provides critical support in our operation of two independent-living group homes as the housing part of 8 West. Currently, 15 transition-age youth participate in the 8 West program, but our goal is to employ and house over 100 individuals 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 with a #HandUp.