Let’s end college poverty!

40% of college and university students drop out each year.

We can fix that.

At Wesley House, we aim to break the cycle of poverty and build strong communities by supporting equitable access to higher education through affordable housing and support services. We do this by breaking down the barriers to higher education experienced by low-income and system-impacted individuals. We ensure students’ basic needs are met and we provide access to in-house and community resources designed to meet their emerging needs.

Our Impact

Student Stories

Our Programs

Equipped for Success

Our Equipped for Success program uses the Wesley House food pantry as a pipeline to provide access to a wide array of support services designed to help San Diego residents achieve their personal, professional, and academic goals.

Graduating to Greatness

The Graduating to Greatness program provides essential support for low-income and system-impacted college students. These services are tailored to the specific needs of post-secondary students so that they cross the finish line.

Welcome Home

Welcome Home provides access to stable, safe, and affordable supportive housing for low-income and system-impacted students. We directly house up to 32 students annually, and we offer referrals and housing resources to an additional 700 students.

Volunteer Your Time

There are many ways you can donate your time to support student success in San Diego! Here are a few to consider:

BOARD SERVICE: Wesley House is searching for individuals seeking to end generational poverty and build stronger communities through higher education. Share your vision, knowledge, and expertise to guide Wesley House into the future!

FOOD PANTRY HELPER: Staff our food pantry or pick up food donations from local grocery stores. You’ll have the opportunity to meet our students while ensuring they have the healthy food they need to excel in school!

BECOME A MENTOR: Share your professional and life lessons with our residents to help guide them in personal and professional development. You will meet one-on-one virtually or in-person to help a student achieve his/her/their goals!

Fill out our volunteer contact form and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you for supporting student success!