League House is owned and operated by Social Service League of La Jolla and is dedicated to providing affordable housing for seniors who have lived and worked in the San Diego area and cannot otherwise afford housing after retirement.


Founded in 1929, Social Service League of La Jolla grew out of the needs from the Great Depression. Recognizing that no one was immune to financial misfortune, it was officially incorporated as a 501c3 organization in 1947. Its mission is to provide affordable housing, stable nutrition and communal environments where seniors with limited means can have a welcoming and comfortable place to live.

Social Service League of La Jolla is a member-based organization whose generous volunteers support activities and fund-raising efforts for League House to continue to provide housing and meals to its residents. With more than 70 years of dedicated service to housing low-income seniors, League House has been commended by the California State Legislature, United States House of Representatives, and the City of San Diego.

In 1968, Social Service League of La Jolla acquired Darlington House in La Jolla which is used as a premier event venue that provides a much-needed source of revenue, with 100% of profits generated from events held at Darlington House going directly to support League House. Members of the Social Service League of La Jolla hold other fundraisers at Darlington House throughout the year to enhance this support.