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Founded in 1929, the Social Service League of La Jolla grew out of the needs of the Great Depression and was officially incorporated in 1947. 

The League is dedicated to providing affordable housing at  for those who have lived and worked in the San Diego area and who cannot otherwise afford decent housing after retirement. Seniors who meet low income and age requirements are provided with privately subsidized accomodations and meals. As more seniors on fixed incomes struggle to find affordable housing, the Social Service League, through the League Housing, is dedicated to expanding its reach by continued development and construction of more affordable housing in San Diego. 

About the Darlington House

In 1968, the Social Service League acquired the adjacent property of  the Darlington House from the estate of Mrs. Sybil Darlington.  The primary motive in the purchase was to obtain the 25 feet of vacant property included in the sale, making it possible to add 24 additional units to League House. At the time the Social Service League acquired the luxurious house, they were uncertain as to just how they would utilize it. After much consideration, it became apparent that it could provide a much-needed source of revenue for League House. Subsequently, the organization has maintained the Darlington House and created a premier wedding venue. 100% of profits generated from events held at the Darlington House go to support League Housing. Members of the Social Service League also hold other fundraisers at the Darlington House throughout the year to enhance this support.

Tax-deductible contributions to Social Service League of La Jolla are greatly appreciated. Click here to donate.

Click the photos below to visit the Darlington House or League House websites.



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