Strengthening Families Protects Children.

Our vision is for every child in San Diego to have a safe, stable, and nurturing home.

Guided by our mission to assure the safety and resiliency of children by strengthening families and their communities, Home Start, Inc., a non-profit child abuse prevention and treatment agency, has strengthened and developed San Diego’s families, communities, and systems of care since 1972.

To effectively prevent and treat child abuse, Home Start addresses the conditions that can contribute to risky or abusive situations – poverty, unsafe neighborhoods, lack of affordable housing, and unemployment – while concurrently addressing individual self-sufficiency and emotional needs.


Meet Stacey

Stacey shares her story of gaining self-sufficiency in our Maternity Housing Program. From growing up in the foster system to overcoming housing instability, Stacy now holds a lead associate position at the Thrift Boutique and continues to work with on being a better mom and focusing on her own health. Watch our video to hear Stacy's journey.

Recent Highlights

A Light at the End of the Tunnel

In early 2023, while just a few months pregnant, Mariella found herself in a position no one should ...

A Refugee Family’s Story: Naya and Khaled

Imagine being forcibly removed from your home, having to leave everything behind, and start over in a brand ...

On the Road to Stability: One Family’s Story

Alexander is a single father to his daughters, 2-year-old Alison and 6-year-old Katelyn. He was referred to Home ...

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