DHF is a place where youth develop authentic relationships with trusted adults. We are a family that links arms and walks together through life’s highs and lows as Opportunity Youth successfully navigate homelessness, reengage in school, and complete probation.



We provide youth equitable access to San Diego’s 2.4 billion dollar creative economy. Youth earn a livable wage as they work side-by-side with industry professionals to produce corporate videos for companies ranging from SONY to the San Diego Symphony. Students develop their creative resumes as they attend community college to satisfy the program’s education requirements.

This creative content business incubator serves transitional youth between ages 18 and 24. Students learn and apply entrepreneurial business skills to produce cinematic quality and professional video content for clients, which include Sony, the San Diego Symphony, and The Jacobs Family Foundation. Since it was founded in 2017 by TDHF students Natalia Siordia, David Beltran, and Jesus Villegas, the BizPod has successfully launched four student-owned businesses that are still thriving today.

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Student Studio

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Beats Beyond The Wall

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