Programs : Alpha Project - serving the Homeless of San Diego

Residential Treatment

Residential Treatment

Casa Raphael is Alpha Project’s state-licensed residential drug and alcohol treatment program for homeless and formerly incarcerated men. Through Casa Raphael, Alpha Project is able to provide men who have encountered drug and alcohol addictions with the treatment they need to overcome these addictions, and also provide them with the job training in order to transition them back into the workforce. Casa Raphael is a three step program over a 9 – 12 month period.

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Temporary Bridge Shelter

Temporary Bridge Shelter Temporary Bridge Shelter

Alpha Project operates a 325-bed Temporary Bridge Shelter Program for single adults located in downtown San Diego at the corner of 16th Street and Newton Avenue. Clients are welcomed and supported at the sprung structure with emergency housing and wrap-around support services. The Program utilizes tools designed to effectively serve the target population in a welcoming and solutions-focused environment.

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Homeless Outreach

Homeless Outreach

At the core of all of Alpha Project’s facilities and services is a program of Community Outreach.  Operating out of Alpha Project vans, the outreach teams drive to areas where homeless people congregate, including downtown, North Park, Hillcrest, National City, the Port of SD and other areas.  In an effort to develop relationships, our teams offer food, water, clothing, hygiene supplies, blankets, heat packs, transportation assistance, help obtaining identification, as well as a compassionate ear. Alpha Project is well-known and trusted within San Diego’s homeless population, and our outreach staff members have developed a solid rapport with the homeless over the years.

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Rapid Rehousing

Rapid Rehousing Rapid Rehousing

Alpha Project's Rapid Re-Housing Program provides rental assistance and security deposits as well as landlord advocacy, assistance with finding affordable housing and case management assistance to families and/or individuals who are homeless with the goal of moving them into permanent housing.

The Rapid Re-Housing Program provides both financial and case management assistance in a regular manner, consistent with their individual needs.

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Hospice for the Homeless

Hospice for the Homeless Hospice for the Homeless

~ A Dying with Dignity and Living with Dignity Program

Each year as many as 100 homeless men and women die on the streets of San Diego. In 2007, Alpha Project launched Hospice for the Homeless to provide assistance to homeless veterans, homeless and indigent people diagnosed with chronic and terminal illnesses. This program caters to those that have been told by a physician that they have 6 months or less to live. As funding allows, Alpha Project provides rental assistance, support services and case management, while local hospice providers provide medical care, medications and hospice specific services.

For some, housing and stabilization allows for extended life, so Alpha Project started the Living with Dignity component of the Hospice for Homeless Program. This allows for those at-risk of a terminal diagnosis, and those that are fortunate enough to come off of hospice care, to receive support as funding allows.

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Transitional Employment

Transitional Employment Transitional Employment

Take Back the Streets (aka TBS) is a program that has been in operation since 1987.

TBS is a catalyst for homeless people who are able to work, providing them with immediate transitional employment and training while providing the community with vital cost saving services.

Services provided by TBS crews include:

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Transitional Housing

Transitional Housing Transitional Housing

Alpha House

Alpha House is designed to provide sober living and transitional housing to clients needing safe, clean and affordable housing while transitioning back into the workforce. The facility is one of East San Diego’s oldest Victorian homes and was purchased with funding from the City of San Diego with private donations financing the rehabilitation of the property.

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Fire Prevention Services

Fire Prevention Services

Fire Season is here, and Alpha Project can prepare your property for upcoming fire inspections and help protect your home and family from wild fires.

California state law requires 100 feet of defensible space around homes and structures to dramatically increase the chance of a home surviving a wildfire, as well as providing for firefighter safety as they defend structures.

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Community Court

Community Justice Initiative, (CJI), is a restorative justice program for adults designed to help them resolve their court case without criminal conviction, while offering them the chance to give back to the community. Alpha Project offers participation in community service work as restitution or "payback" for a minor offense. Once enrolled in this program, individuals will complete 16 hours of community service and in exchange they will not have a criminal conviction on their record.

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Home Finder Program

The Home Finder Program is funded by the County of San Diego Behavioral Health Services (BHS). Home Finder serves clients who are homeless and are experiencing serious mental illness and are connected to designated outpatient County of San Diego B.H.S clinics. Home Finder is responsible for the provision of housing identification, housing navigation, supportive services and trainings.  Home Finder has Housing Navigators who coordinate, broker, schedule appropriate client services with external medical, dental, and housing to meet client’s needs. Our dedicated Housing Locator is responsible for housing identification including market rate, affordable housing, shared housing, and permanent supportive housing. The Housing Locator and Community Engagement Coordinator attend regional landlord meetings and develop relationships with community landlords. Home Finder staff meets with clients at the designated ( Areta Crowell & North Central Mental Health) clinics Mon-Thursday 9:00am-12:00pm.

Program Criteria:

  • 18 years or older.
  • Being treated at identified outpatient County of San Diego clinics.
  • Homeless or unstably housed. 

Wheels of Change

The Van : Wheels of Change

Wheels of Change empowers residents, builds self-esteem AND provides meaningful transitional employment, while giving back to the community. Wheels of Change provides transitional employment opportunities, paying minimum wage, to individuals residing at Alpha Project’s Temporary Bridge Shelter program.

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  • Residential Treatment +

    Casa Raphael is Alpha Project’s state-licensed residential drug and alcohol treatment program Read More
  • Homeless Outreach +

    At the core of all of Alpha Project’s facilities and services is Read More
  • Rapid Rehousing +

    Alpha Project's Rapid Re-Housing Program provides rental assistance and security deposits as Read More
  • Hospice for the Homeless +

    ~ A Dying with Dignity and Living with Dignity Program Each year as Read More
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