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Cortez Hill Family Center

Cortez Hill Family Center

Cortez Hill Family Center provides interim housing and family services for low-income, single-parent or dual-parent families with children. In the short-term program, up to 90 days, clients focus on stabilizing their family unit, increasing their income, and securing permanent housing.

Cortez Hill Family Center is one of the only homeless programs in San Diego County that houses families together. Family members are not separated by age or gender.

For information or to pick up an application, call 619.239.0355 or visit our administrative offices at 1012 C Street, San Diego, CA 92101 (Monday to Friday, 9am – 5:30pm).

Supportive family services are central to the effectiveness of our program. Essential resources and support, such as those highlighted below, allow families to overcome barriers and build a foundation for lasting self-sufficiency.

  • Case management
  • Housing support and temporary rental assistance
  • Mental health services
  • Career development and employment services
  • Financial literacy training and credit counseling
  • Children’s and youth services
  • Health and wellness resources


Cortez Hill Family Center for homeless families is a program of the City of San Diego, administered by the San Diego Housing Commission, and operated by YWCA of San Diego County. Additional support is provided by the California Department of Education, Emergency Food & Shelter Program, and generous members of the community.