Youth Shelter

Located in downtown Santa Barbara, Noah’s Anchorage is a licensed eight-bed runaway and homeless shelter for youth age 12-17. Services are free to youth in need and provide temporary housing, counseling, and basic needs to be met. The YMCA works with families and local agencies to ensure the best possible outcomes for youth in care. Services are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

(805) 963-8775

Crisis Hotline: 1-866-HELP-TEEN

Staff & Board

My Home

My Home provides services to youth 18-24 experiencing or who are at risk for homelessness. YMCA staff working on housing solutions and counseling to build a path to independence. My Home is a partnership with the City of Santa Barbara Housing Authority and County Child Welfare Services.

(805) 560-8250

Street Outreach

The YMCA provides direct support to youth and young adults age 10-24 who are experiencing or who are at risk for homelessness. Staff provide resources at the YMCA and also via a mobile outreach team on the streets. Our team provides assistance like food, basic hygiene items, clothing, counseling services and referrals for care.

Crisis Hotline: 1-866-HELP-TEEN

About Noah's Anchorage YMCA

Noah’s Anchorage operates programs that provide a continuum of care to underserved at-risk youth, young adults and families experiencing homelessness, neglect, and abuse in the greater Santa Barbara area. Youth, young adults, and families in high-risk environments that participate in our services experience greater safety and well-being while they work toward the future. Our staff work alongside those in need to provide case management, education, life skills coaching, counseling and much more all free of charge. Donations, grants, and legacy gifts maintain our services and ensure that Noah’s Anchorage YMCA Programs are delivered. Services at Noah’s Anchorage is truly a partnership with many community organizations that believe in helping youth in times of crisis.


Dear Friends and Partners,

The novel coronavirus/COVID-19 is an escalating concern in our community, across the United States and around the world.  Our primary concern is for the health, safety and well-being of our staff, clients and community.

As of March 19, 2020, Noah’s Anchorage Youth Homeless Prevention Center and My Home, Transitional Living Program remain open.  It is our intent to continue to provide services to our most vulnerable population – youth in crisis.  All prescribed precautions to mitigate the spread of the virus are being taken.  Staff cleans and sanitizes surfaces and common touch areas on a scheduled basis, all staff and clients thoroughly wash their hands.  Facial tissue and hand sanitizer are readily available. Gloves are worn during the preparation of food.  Facial masks N-95’s are available should clients or staff feel more comfortable.  Our facility allows us to practice acceptable social distancing.

Available services at Noah’s include:

•        Overnight shelter for youth up to the age of 18

•        Showers for youth up to the age of 18

•        Food

•        Hygiene products and clothing

•        Laundry services

•        Personal property storage

•        Crisis counseling for individuals and families (video conferencing available)

•        Drop in hours for youth up to the age of 21 – 9:00am – 2:00pm, 7 days a week


The Center is located at:  301 West Figueroa St., Santa Barbara 93103

Crisis Hotline: 805-963-8775

Crisis Text:  805-698-6701

For the duration of the crisis it is in the best interests of our community to suspend Street Outreach Services and programming at the St. George Youth Center.

Thank you for your support and understanding as we continue to provide services to those most in need.