Women’s Center-Yoth & Family Services offers a variety of programs and supportive services to young people in San Joaquin County.

Safe House opened in 1991 with funding from the federal Department of Health and Human Services, Family and Youth Services Bureau. Safe House offers up to 21 days of emergency shelter and supportive services for runaway, throwaway and homeless youth ages 12-17.

Opportunity House was opened in 1996 with funds from the federal Department of Health and Human Services, Family and Youth Services Bureau. Opportunity House provides up to 21 months of shelter and supportive services to prepare runaway, throwaway and homeless youth for independent living. The program serves youth ages 18-22 and emancipated youth from 16-17 years old.

The Spot was established to provide critical services to homeless and runaway youth in San Joaquin County. Open Monday through Friday, the Center offers three meals a day, hot showers, laundry facility and is the hub of all services including Case Management, classes and therapy. The Center serves youth ages 12-21.

Transitional Age Youth (TAY) is a mentoring program for youth and young adults with emotional and behavioral difficulties, ages 16-25. The program helps transitional aged youth with employment search, education and career development, assistance finding housing, self-care and relationship building, therapy services, life skills and support for victims of sex trafficking. 


  • Shelter
  • Food & Clothing
  • Shower & Laundry Facility
  • Life Skills Training
  • Support Groups
  • Individual & Family Counselling
  • “Decisions” Class
  • Case Management & Referral Services
  • Employment Readiness
  • Educational Support
  • Recreational Opportunities

Safe place logoSafe Place is a nationally acclaimed youth outreach program that involves the whole community to provide safe havens and resources for youth in crisis. It is a way for community youth services agencies to partner with businesses, schools, and other community organizations to help young people.

The program creates a network of “Safe Place” locations (youth friendly business, schools, fire stations, libraries, bus stations, and other public buildings) that displays the safe place sign.

These Safe Place locations extend the doors of the youth service agency or shelter throughout the community, making it easier for youth to get immediate help in their own neighborhoods.

Youth in crisis can text the word SAFE and their current location to the number 69866 and they will receive an address of the nearest Safe Place site and contact number for the local youth shelter.