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El Nido Domestic Violence Transitional Housing Program

Gives abused women the chance to make a fresh start – with the tools they need for their families to thrive.

El Nido (Spanish for the Nest) is a safe, confidential place where homeless women with children can heal from trauma, gain new knowledge and job skills, and become financially solvent. This 12-month program offers families stable housing and supportive services while clients move towards self-sufficiency.

Capacity: 45 beds




Secure, confidential, independent living environment

Ongoing case management

Access to individual and group counseling

Positive & supportive program staff and volunteers

Referrals to legal assistance

Budget planning and life skills coaching

Transportation assistance

Housing search assistance

Learn more about our programs.

How It Works:

Residents live in an 11-unit apartment complex for a year or more and, with the assistance of social workers, obtain the counseling, child care, employment, educational and transportation services they need to become self-sufficient. Each of the units is beautifully furnished by a local congregation.


Call the El Nido Program at (619) 563-9878 and the staff will complete a phone screening with you and describe the program in detail.