Maria (TASD resident 2003-2005)“When I was living at TASD I didn't like the rules. After I left I realized they taught me a lot because I am somebody.”
Aaron (TASD resident 2007-2009)“I really owe a lot to staff for giving me a better grasp on reality and helping me see how tough the real world can be and for helping me get ready for it.”
A Few Words About Us
Toussaint Academy San Diego (TASD) is a licensed group home serving homeless youth in San Diego County ages 14-18. Toussaint Academy provides support and opportunities to at-risk youth who have faced unimaginable challenges. Since 1992, the academy has delivered a comprehensive array of services to help residents with the life skills necessary to become independent, contributing members of society. By connecting youth with caring adults, Toussaint Academy emphasizes each individual’s strengths while providing them with opportunities to learn healthy behaviors.
As a partner agency of Father Joe’s Villages we share the mission to help our neighbors in need break the cycle of homelessness and poverty. By promoting self-sufficiency through our innovative continuum of care model, our multi-disciplinary programs, and the partnerships that come together in the spirit of our CREED, we teach, learn from, and challenge our neighbors to support themselves and one another.
For more than a decade, Toussaint Academy has served hundreds of teens who have no place else to call home. Located in downtown San Diego, just a few blocks north of the historic Gaslamp Quarter, Toussaint Academy continues to thrive as a haven where kids can learn the skills they need to lead healthy, safe, and fulfilling lives. While they learn the basic life skills necessary to succeed as adults, they are given the chance to explore the dreams that will one day allow them to fly.
Toussaint Academy also provides aftercare services to alumni ages 18-24 to help them maintain stability and success following graduation. Aftercare services include scholarships, housing assistance, job placement, and case management.
"We help teens to get out of crisis mode so they can develop healthy attachments to others and begin to focus on their future."
Rick Newmyer, Director of Toussaint Youth Villages