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Mission Statement

Home Start exists to assure the safety and resiliency of children by strengthening families and communities.


We recognize that all children hope for a bright future. That’s why Home Start works tirelessly to help families identify and use their strengths to build a better future for themselves. We are committed to a community-based collaborative effort to reach children and families at risk in order to prevent child abuse and neglect. Our dedicated staff work on the front lines each day in the battle to keep children safe and help them thrive. Services are home-and-center based and provided free of charge or on a sliding scale. Last year we served over 28,000 families in San Diego and surrounding counties.

This philosophy applies beyond those we help to the entire San Diego region, which benefits from:

  • Proven practices that stop abuse within families and in our neighborhoods
  • Outreach programs that respond to specific community needs
  • Education and assistance to improve parenting

Throughout our diverse and expansive network, you will find a shared commitment from our staff and partners to assure every child has a safe, stable, and nurturing home.


Average Review 3 reviews

Would you recommend Home Start, Inc.?

by KELLEY S. (October 20, 2019)
It was a pleasure working with the team at Home Start. The Hallo-Wine event was a great success and I was grateful to have been a small part of it.
by Christina P. from Chula Vista, CA (January 3, 2018)
It's a great cause. The staff was a pleasure to work with.