Harnessing the Power of
Community Relationships

to impact our neighborhood's most urgent social challenges

EIN: 47-4016591

What Do We Do?

We seek to create an interdependent community aligned with a common goala thriving, safe and welcoming neighborhood for everyone!

Our current focus is to address the unmet needs of unsheltered individuals and families in the Central Beach Area of San Diego – making sure the most vulnerable are cared for with compassion and equity through the efforts of Community Members and Community Partners.

This requires us to meet each neighbor face to face, listen deeply, suspend all judgment, offer positive affirming support, along with the real world expertise that it takes to navigate the convoluted system of assistance that is available.

How Do We Do It?

Shoreline Community Services steps in to the gaps by offering connections to existing resources and services. To reduce the barriers that can prevent self sufficiency, we work to align our most vulnerable neighbors with resources in the greater community. 

Our intentional programming includes: 

Medical Respite Hotel Stays

Medically fragile people being released from a hospital stay or an emergency room incident are given time to recover in a hotel room instead of being turned back to the street. Guests are offered supportive services through our Community Partners to ensure individual needs are assessed and addressed.

Access to Housing Options

People fall into homelessness for a wide variety of reasons. Each situation is considered by our Community Partners in order for the best housing match to be made - ranging from short term solutions (shelters and motels) to transitional housing (rapid rehousing or independent living facilities) to long term permanent placements.

Where Do We Do It?

The Compass Station opened in May 2022. A natural expansion of outreach programs, meal services and shower/laundry services that have previously been part of SCS programming is now a brick-and-mortar drop-in center in the Pacific Beach neighborhood of San Diego.

The Compass Station is a place where those experiencing homelessness can do laundry, charge a device and use the computers. But the main purpose is to connect people to service and resource providers that can help as they journey off of the street.

Learn more about The Compass Station

Who Are the Partners?

Shoreline Community Services works in association with a growing number of organizations, faith communities and businesses to enrich and grow services to more than 300 people monthly.

Local Organizations

Resource and Service Providers

Faith Communities

Get Involved

Be a Guide

Volunteer at The Compass Station, a drop-in resource center located in the Pacific Beach, San Diego.

Donate Crucial Items

You can also shop with Amazon Smile and choose Shoreline as your charity of choice, at no extra cost.


Support our efforts to address the unmet needs of our unhoused neighbors today!

Meet People Where They Are

Join our Volunteer Outreach Team. You will receive training on safety, boundaries, trauma informed care and motivational interviewing.

Share Your Expertise

Legal aid, money management, life skills, computer classes, employment training, etc.

In The News

San Diego Union Tribune:
"Someone San Diego Should Know"

PB Monthly:
"People in Your Neighborhood: Community advocate Caryn Blanton works to bring hope to those without homes"

San Diego Union Tribune:
"Resource Center opens to help homeless people in Pacific Beach"

PB Monthly:
"The Compass Station now offering homeless services in Pacific Beach"

Beach & Bay Press:
"The Compass Station opens as a new resource center for the unsheltered"

Beach & Bay Press:
"New QR code for unsheltered services available in Pacific Beach"

PB Monthly:
"The Compass Station marks first anniversary of helping the unsheltered in Pacific Beach"


Check out the numbers from The Compass Station's first year! Our community has worked hard to make this program a success. We did it together. Our hearts are full as we move into the next season of working with our most vulnerable neighbors.

Join us for the 2nd Annual Black Tie Bingo!

Enjoy a fun-filled evening with your local community! 

Your support will help to advance the work of The Community Care Crew employment program as you make a direct impact on the lives of our unsheltered neighbors in the community.