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Our mission is to assist students of Wesley House in their academic goals at San Diego State University by providing a safe place to live and study. We provide a network of support services for students that foster a greater sense of accomplishment, self-esteem, and community and belonging; better preparing them to advocate for themselves and to contribute to society. Our vision is to provide equal access to quality housing and support for San Diego State University students so they may succeed in college while facing life challenges.
Wesley House Student Residence is currently the sole provider of affordable below market rate housing exclusively for low-income college students in the San Diego area. We are located just 30 steps from the campus of San Diego State University, where many of our student residents attend. The communities we serve include various at-risk student populations, including those formerly experiencing homelessness, transitional age youth aging out of the foster care system, and students who are the first generation in their families to attend college. While all student residents qualify as low-income, many qualify as very low or extremely low-income according to the most recent AMI data. We have a diverse mix of student age and backgrounds, with 70% of our student residents identifying as a minority. Our current programs include housing and food security initiatives, financial planning, including one on one sessions for each student resident, cooking classes, health and wellness seminars, counseling, career coaching, resume review, mentoring, and job training.