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2-1-1 SAN DIEGO/IMPERIAL
2-1-1 San Diego is the region’s primary connection to more than 6,000 community, health and disaster support services, 24-hours a day in more than 200 languages. Simply dial 2-1-1 or visit www.211sandiego.org to speak to someone 24/7 for help accessing resources. To set an appointment to receive over-the-phone application assistance for public programs such as CalFresh and Covered California, visit www.2enrollme.org or dial 2-1-1.
Contact: Alana Kalinowski Phone: 858-300-1256
Able-Disabled Advocacy’s “Build With Pride” YouthBuild and Career$mart offer paid training in both computer IT and Construction to Youth ages 16-24, under funding from the Department of Labor and the San Diego Workforce Partnership. Students earn while they learn, we offer secondary education options through the San Diego County office of Education as well as mentoring services and job placement assistance at the completion of the program.
Contact: Burt Grossman Phone: 619-928-4532
ALANON FAMILY GROUPS (AFG)
Alanon is a recovery program for friends and family of alcoholics. Our program of recovery is adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous and is based upon the Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions, and Twelve Concepts of Service. The only requirement for membership is that there be a problem of alcoholism in a relative or friend.
Contact: Fabian Escobedo Phone: 619-213-3407
ALLIANCE FOR AFRICAN ASSISTANCE
Do you need help with your home phone, cell phone, or gas & electric bill? Do you feel like you’re paying too much, or that something is incorrect on your bill? Are you having a hard time financially and just can’t stay on top of your bills? Schedule an appointment with Alliance for African Assistance’s Utility Advocacy Program and we can advocate on your behalf to the utility provider to make corrections, find discounts, and help you save money! The Utility Advocacy Program provides services free of charge to anyone. We do not pay bills, but we may be able to connect you to programs that offer credits and discounts toward your bill that you didn’t even know about.
Contact: Robin Buchanan Phone: 619-286-9052 ext 241
AT&T “IT CAN WAIT” CAMPAIGN
AT&T’s “It Can Wait” Campaign-A quest to end distracted driving. Those who text or use social media while driving are much more likely to be in a crash. That’s why AT&T is committed to putting an end to distracted driving. We’re focused on educating the public of the dangers of distracted driving. No text or post is worth dying for.
Contact: Eric Kroll Phone: 858-886-1128
CA COUNCIL ON PROBLEM GAMBLING
The California Council on Problem Gambling (CCPG) is a non-profit organization, founded in 1986, dedicated to assisting problem gamblers and their families by promoting awareness, education, research, prevention and treatment for problem gambling. CCPG is an affiliate of the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG). The Council exists to help those affected by Problem Gambling, and is neither for nor against legalized gambling.
Contact: Steve Fiedler Phone: 818-262-9557
Children Now is a non-profit national, state and local research, policy development, and advocacy organization dedicated to improving children’s overall well-being. Children Now spearheads Coveredtil26, a statewide outreach campaign to educate current and former foster youth about extended Medi-Cal coverage until age 26.
Contact: Fatima Morales Phone: 213-973-5008
CLEANTECH SAN DIEGO
Cleantech San Diego is a nonprofit member organization that positions the greater San Diego region, including Imperial County, as a global leader in the cleantech economy. The organization achieves this by fostering collaborations across the private-public-academic landscape, leading advocacy efforts to promote cleantech priorities, and encouraging investment in the San Diego region.
Contact: Melissa Fischel Phone: 858-775-9451
COMMUNITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION
MOBILE ADOLESCENT SERVICES TEAM
MAST provides a full range of services including crisis intervention, individual, family, and group therapy, medication support, case management, rehabilitation and substance use/abuse treatment to children, adolescents and young adults (up to 21) with a Severe Emotional Disturbance (SED) and their families who are underserved, uninsured and /or full scope Medi-Cal. Many of the students have been expelled from their home school districts, are on probation and/or homeless. Outpatient Counseling Services are provided at the JCCS class sites, SDUSD school sites, clients’ homes and within the community. We welcome youth and families with co-occurring emotional/behavioral and substance use issues. MAST utilizes the team approach, following the Children’s Mental Health Service System of Care Philosophy and Principles (CSOC) guidelines. We emphasize a strength-based collaboration between the child or adolescent, the family, education/school, primary care provider, other community providers, and the MAST team.
Contact: Veronica Ephraim Phone: 619-398-3261
COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY
CHILD WELFARE SERVICES
Child Welfare Services (CWS) is committed to excellence in the delivery of culturally competent, family-centered and child-focused protective services. CWS investigates reports of suspected child abuse and neglect and intervenes with families who do not meet the minimum community standards of health and safety as required by law. Investigations are conducted in a thorough and professional manner. Family interventions are completed in the least intrusive manner necessary for the protection of the child. In addition to these services, CWS administers the following: Polinsky Children’s Center, a 24-hour facility for the temporary emergency shelter of children; San Pasqual Academy, a first-in-the-nation residential education campus for adolescent foster youth; foster care eligibility and licensing; group home placement services for foster youth with emotional and behavioral issues; services to emancipating foster youth; adoptive home assessments and placements; and critical support services to regional operations. For more information call 858-694-5191.
Contact: Charisma De Los Reyes Phone: 858-616-5911
DEAF COMMUNITY SERVICES OF SAN DIEGO
We advocate, educate and serve as partners within our community to achieve full access and inclusion of, by and for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deaf-Blind and Late Deafened people. Our programs include Behavioral Health, Substance Abuse Recovery, Interpreting, Literacy, Employment Development, Clubhouse, Case Management, Advocacy.
Contact: Willow Wright Phone: 619-398-2441
DISABILITY RIGHTS CALIFORNIA
Disability Rights California is a nonprofit agency that advances the human and legal rights of persons with disabilities. DRC provides legal advice and representation on disability related issues, such as housing discrimination, employment, reasonable accommodation access, mental health services, special education, regional center and Department of Rehabilitation services, and benefits.
Contact: Raymond Kwong Phone: 619-814-8514
FAMILY HEALTH CENTERS OF SAN DIEGO
Family Health Centers of San Diego recently opened Family Health at City College. We will be offering information about our services and free eligibility screening for Medi-cal and Covered California Health Insurance.
Contact: Michelle Orgeta Phone: 619-515-2578 ext 3363
FAMILY HEALTH CENTERS OF SAN DIEGO
TEEN HEALTH CENTER
Family Health Centers of San Diego is dedicated to providing caring, affordable, high quality healthcare and supportive services to everyone, with a special commitment to uninsured, low income and medically underserved persons.
Contact: Yessenia Madrigal Phone: 619-515-2349
FRED FINCH YOUTH CENTER
Fred Finch Youth Center (FFYC) is a non-profit organization that provides innovative, effective, caring mental health and social services to children, young adults, and their families that allows them to build on their strengths, overcome challenges, and live healthy and productive lives.
Contact: Karina Helgeson Phone: 619-792-9197
I AM MY BROTHER’S KEEPER CDC
IAMBK Green is a 14-week certification course in Environmental Literacy. The program participants will complete the course with enough competency to start their own Green Business and marketable skills to compete in the Green Collar Work Force.
Contact: Maria Muhammad
iFoster is an online resource portal for children and youth living outside of their biological home, their caregivers and the organizations that serve them. iFoster provides 100’s of Resources through Partnerships with 100s of Companies, Government Agencies and Non-Profits Nationwide. Free and Deeply Discounted Products and Services are available to meet your biggest needs. Some highlights are VSP (Free eye glasses), Smiles Change Lives (discounted braces), Career Cruising/Method Test Prep (College and Career Prep/ACT/SAT tutorials), Free Cell phones and many more. TAY Assistant and Digital Locker: An online personal assistant that helps you manage your life. Store your documents in a safe place, find resources, apply for programs, and keep track of it all so you are in control of what you need to get ahead. Never miss an opportunity, never miss a deadline, never lose that important document, never wonder what happened to that program or service you applied for, again. And get rewarded for your accomplishments too! Tell us about your successes and we’ll celebrate with you (and give you cool swag from our business partners too).
Coming Soon – Jobs Program – Training program that connects transition age youth to jobs and careers with partner employers
Contact: Kristine Schneller Phone: 530-550-9584
JACOBS CENTER FOR NEIGHBORHOOD INNOVATION
Founded in 1995, the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation is focused on building communities and lifting lives. As a creative catalyst and incubator, the Jacobs Center works with the community to revitalize Southeastern San Diego’s Diamond Neighborhoods. This means transforming nearly 60 acres into sustainable developments that provide residents with greater access to resources and amenities that improve their quality of life and connect them to economic opportunities. Additionally, the Jacobs Center works with community organizations to increase residential economic opportunities, leadership skills, and educational success.
Contact: Omar Passons Phone: 619-527-4570
LEGAL AID SOCIETY OF SAN DIEGO
The Consumer Center for Health Education and Advocacy is a project of the Legal Aid Society of San Diego, helping advocate, educate, and empower consumer to obtain and maintain health coverage and receive physical and mental health related services.
Contact: Viviana Sherman Phone: 619-471-2733
McAlister Institute provides professional services that heal the lives of individuals and families, improving the quality of life in communities through the miracle of recovery. .McAlister Institute believes that each individual has a positive purpose in life and that clients can recognize their strengths and regain their lives through recovery.
Contact: Patrick R. Foley Phone: 619-442-0277 ext. 106
MENTAL HEALTH AMERICA OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY
MHASD focuses effort to educate the general public regarding the
centrality of mental health and substance use issues to overall health. Education also includes programs geared towards clients and
providers. MHASD promotes the connection of physical health and its impact on mental health and wellness. Provides local community
leadership to bring people together to advocate, raise public
awareness and partners with other community groups to address
issues of mental health, mental illness and substance use conditions in our community.
Contact: Judi Patterson Phone: 619-543-0212
NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE ASSOCIATION
The Neighborhood House Association – Friendship Clubhouse
program is a not-for-profit County of San Diego member-driven clubhouse for adults with serious and persistent mental illness including those with co-occurring substance use disorders. The program
provides rehabilitative, recreational, recovery and vocational services based on Bio-psychosocial Rehabilitation (BPSR) principles. The
activities include self-help groups, WRAP, computer lab, clerical skills, social and independent living skills, outings, wellness, arts and crafts, employment support and community volunteering.
Contact: Ayele Melkie Phone: 619-236-6269
NORTH COUNTY LIFELINE
North County Lifeline’s mission is to build self-reliance amount youth, individuals and families through problem solving, skill-building and accessible community based services.
* To cultivate strong, cohesive families
* To foster leadership in the community
* Build better service access to clients via multi-faceted collaborations
* To generate new funding strategies to expand and enhance services
* To anticipate and respond to community needs
* And through our vision, to redefine the social service delivery framework
Our Core Values:
* Service Integration
Contact: Janet Kren Phone: 760-842-6255
OUTREACH CONSULTING SERVICES
Outreach Consulting Services offers many different services. We assist those with filing for Disability Benefits SSI/SSDI, we provide Special Needs Resources as well as Re-Entry Resources. We understand that navigating any system can be overwhelming. Our advocates are available to assist you through these processes and provide you with the necessary resources you may need.
Contact: Charlene Autolino Phone: 619-746-3299
Planned Parenthood provides comprehensive reproductive and sexual healthcare and education that is completely confidential and unbiased. About 97% of our services are preventative (birth control, STI tests, cervical cancer screenings, etc.). Our services are low to no cost, and we accept Medical, Family PACT, and various insurance plans.
Contact: Marissa Marchesano Phone: 619-623-5293
PATHWAYS CATALYST PROGRAM
Catalyst is an Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) program of Pathways Health. Catalyst provides full service partnership services to Transitional Aged Youth (TAY) ages 16-25 with a serious mental illness, and who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in San Diego County.
Contact: Stephanie Morehead Phone: 858-300-0460 x123
PATHWAYS COMMUNITY SERVICES
NOBLE WORKS, URBAN BEATS, OASIS CLUBHOUSE
Pathways Community Services, formerly known as Providence Community Services, mission is to ensure the provision of accessible, effective, high quality community-based counseling and social services as an alternative to traditional institutional care. Pathways is dedicated to ensuring that all clients have access to professional community-based care, proven treatment methods and comprehensive service planning. Pathways offers a full spectrum of social service and behavioral health solutions, including Youth & Family Services, Adult Services, Correctional Services and Prevention Services.
Contact: Danielle McGonigle Phone: 858-227-9057
EXTENDED FOSTER CARE
The Extended Foster Care (EFC) Program, formerly known as the AB12 program, allows foster care youth from the age of 18 up to the age of 21 to remain in foster care. While participating in the program they receive foster care benefits and supportive services which assists them as they transition into adulthood.
Contact: Bernita Lacy Phone: 858-694-4331
PROJECT A.W.A.R.E ENTERPRISES, INC.
The purpose of Project A.W.A.R.E. is to help at-risk youth take charge of their lives and their reactions to events, which will result in a more effective way of thinking and behaving. Project A.W.A.R.E. is an
8-week series of specific workshops designed to create a healthy
environment where students can safely express their feelings and learn effective ways of dealing with their future life struggles.
Contacts: Jenee Peevy Phone: 619-818-3043
REACH ONE TEACH ONE, INC.
Reach One Teach One (ROTO) is a non-profit, community-based organization that has been dedicated to reducing gang and community violence, fostering unity, and improving the quality of communities in San Diego since 2005. This effort is implemented through the deployment of educational and mentoring programs that create opportunities and positive environments for at-risk youth.
Contact: CJ Smith Phone: 619-866-3353
SAN DIEGO CENTER FOR CHILDREN
With nearly 130 years of experience in caring for children and teens who are struggling and often at-risk, the San Diego Center for Children has gained the skills, knowledge and expertise to improve the safety and quality of life for our next generation.
Contact: Jeff Goodman Phone: 858-633-4120
SAN DIEGO FAMILY CARE
Our Teen Access provides low/no cost confidential reproductive health care services for teens from 12-19. Walk- ins are welcome, no appointment needed. We have a separate entrance for our teens. We counsel youth about sexually transmitted diseases, birth control methods, abstinence education and making healthy choices. We also have doctors and nurses on staff that are sensitive to the needs of teens.
Contact: Wanda Martinez Phone: 858-279-0444
SAN DIEGO FUTURES FOUNDATION
The mission of SDFF, a local 501c3 nonprofit, serving all of San Diego County, is to improve people’s lives by making information technology availability to under served individuals, organizations and disadvantaged small businesses through training, education, technical services, and equipment. SDFF is supported by a variety of local funders including the County of San Diego. For more information, please visit our website: www.sdfutures.org
Contact: Alejandra Solorzano Phone: 619-269-1684 ext 211
SAN DIEGO POLICE DEPARTMENT
JUVENILE SERVICES TEAM
The San Diego Police Department’s Juvenile Services Teams provide ongoing support and services to youth and their families, in their homes, at schools and in the communities in which those families reside. Our goals include safety, education and working with families to help minor’s overcome obstacles and achieve success by working in partnership with the youth, their family and the community.
Contact: Linda Tousley Phone: 619-985-6067
SAN DIEGO SECOND CHANCE
With an emphasis on individual accountability, STRIVE participants engage in 160 hours of intensive instruction during which they break personal barriers to self-sufficiency, obtain new job skills, develop
résumés and career plans, and practice interviewing techniques. And with two years of graduate follow-up services –
including mental health counseling, affordable housing placement, job placement, professional clothing for interviews, computer lab support, and case management. The STRIVE program can be the difference between moving up the ladder and falling into a downward spiral.
Contact: Robert Armstrong Phone: 619-839-0942
SAN DIEGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
SAN DIEGO ADOLESCENT PREGNANCY and
PARENTING PROGRAM (SANDAPP)
SANDAPP provides case management and counseling services to pregnant and parenting youth throughout San Diego County. Services focus on ensuring good health outcomes for pregnant and parenting adolescents and their children; helping pregnant and parenting teens to return to or stay in school so they can graduate from high school; providing guidance and support to ensure teen parents have positive parenting skills; and promoting youth development. We assist each teen to develop a pregnancy prevention plan to prevent a second
unplanned pregnancy. Services are provided to both female and male teen parents and are available in English and Spanish. In addition, SANDAPP also offers Counseling, Individual Therapy and/or Parent Child Interaction Therapy services for teen parents and their children to improve bonding and attachment and resolve behavior issues and
concerns. These services offer a hands-on approach to parenting skill development and are proven to reduce behaviors of the child’s that the teen parent is concerned about.
Contact: Sharon Powell Phone: 858-568-4339
SAN DIEGO VOLUNTEER LAWYER PROGRAM, INC
SDVLP provides free legal services to eligible San Diegans in a variety of areas including family law, domestic violence, guardianship, and education advocacy.
Contact: Kris Jacobs Phone: 619-235-5656
SOUTH BAY COMMUNITY SERVICES
Recently, we were awarded a grant through the Anne E. Casey Foundation to provide post-secondary bridging services to out-of-school youth. The Learn and Earn to Achieve Potential (LEAP) program will enroll two cohorts of twenty students and provide them the following resources: 40 hour paid internship, Supportive services, Earn a Certification/AA, Free career/life skills workshops, One-on-one case management, Tutoring, Employment assistance, and Post-Secondary enrollment assistance. Youth must fit the following qualifications:
Contact: Chris Zures Phone: 619-213-2079
TARIQ KHAMISA FOUNDATION
The Tariq Khamisa Foundation (TKF) is a San Diego nonprofit stopping youth violence through education, mentorship, and restorative practice programs. TKF is dedicated to providing proven prevention strategies focused on teaching accountability, compassion, forgiveness, and safety to guide and inspire youth to become nonviolent peacemakers.
Contact: Benita Page Phone: 619-565-3214
TURNING THE HEARTS CENTER
America is under siege with youth violence, abuse, neglect,
malnutrition, lack of leadership, and breakdown of family morals and values. More than ever, communities need organizations that are
community sensitive, family-centered, purpose driven and result
oriented. Communities need organizations that inherently believe in empowering youth and families, and are committed to restoring family unity and self-sufficiency. One such organization is called Turning the Hearts Center (THC). THC, founded in 2001, grew out of a growing community demand to foster programs that empower youth leadership development and strengthen families. We empower youth and families to thrive, and not just survive!
Contact: Manny Castro Phone: 619-691-9643
YMCA OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY
The Youth & Family Services (YFS) department is the social work branch of the YMCA of San Diego County. We offer social services in the areas of behavioral health & family support, transitional housing for young adults, and youth development. Connections 2020, a program within YFS, serves young adults 18-24 years of age who are underserved in our community. We focus on building relational competencies that can reduce high-risk activities and improve social connections. We also assist in the development of work readiness skills and provide subsidized employment opportunities.
Contact: Nick DeVico Phone: 760-994-6900
CUYAMACA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Since 1978, Cuyamaca College has provided a solid education to
students, whether they’re beginning their university degree at Cuyamaca, returning to school to launch a career or to acquire new skills or enrolling in an innovative occupational program. With its vision of “Learning for the Future,” Cuyamaca College offers a wide scope of challenging courses, from drafting technology and child development to paralegal training, from computer and information science or
ornamental horticulture to automotive technology. With 49 degree
programs and 46 certificates offered at Cuyamaca College, learning opportunities abound under the tutelage of highly-qualified, dynamic instructors imbued with a love of teaching.
We take pride in our comprehensive student support services and the careful guidance students are provided as they navigate the unknown avenues of academia. With a one-stop student services facility right at the college entrance, students are assured convenient, on-the-spot assistance from attentive staff for a variety of services: admissions, financial aid, counseling, university transfer, job placement, and much more.
Conact: Jessica Murguia Phone: 619-660-4422
DIEGO VALLEY CHARTER SCHOOL
Diego Valley Charter School offers a WASC accredited High School Diploma Program with one on one personalized learning, flexible scheduling, Career and Job training services, and wraparound services including college readiness, employability skills, and paid internships. Enrollment is open year round to students aged 14-24 and 100% FREE.
Conact: Peter Alkatib Phone: 619-929-7460
RAFFY (Resources and Assistance for Former Foster Youth) Program. The RAFFY program is an additional resource specifically for current and former foster youth. The program provides assistance with housing, financial aid, scholarships, grants, academic and career counseling as well as additional resources in the community. Upon verification of being a former foster youth, students can qualify for monthly food cards ($50), monthly bus pass, student ID, parking permit, gas card, bookstore gift card and other incentives.
Contact: Cristine Sidela Phone: 760-717-7898
The Palomar College FYRST Program’s goal is to serve former and current foster youth by providing services and accommodations that promote higher success rates within the foster youth community.
Contacts: Ghezala Said Phone: 760-744-1150 x5360
NORTH COUNTY EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY CENTER
The North County Educational Opportunity Center (NCEOC) is located at Palomar College and is a Grant Funded Student Program by the U.S. Department of Education. NCEOC helps low income and/or first generation individuals pursue a post-secondary education. The following are some of the services available to eligible participants at no cost: Assistance in completing post-secondary admission applications; Assistance in applying for Financial Aid;
Assistance in researching and applying to post-secondary institutions; Referrals to GED/HS diploma programs; Referrals to campus resources; Information about other services in the North County San Diego Area
Contact: Gabriela Hernandez Lopez Phone: 760-744-1150 Ext. 2434
SAN DIEGO CITY COLLEGE
ASSOCIATED STUDENTS GOVERNMENT
The Associated Students Government (ASG) is the governing body that finances, organizes, and directs many student sponsored programs and activities at City College. Elections are held annually for ASG President and other officers, with midyear elections held as needed. Any student with a current City College ID card may vote in the elections.
Contact: Lori Oldham Phone: 619-388-3106
SAN DIEGO CITY COLLEGE
The biology program serves four areas of study. First, the program curriculum provides a broad background of studies for the biology major preparing for transfer to a four-year institution. Second, the Applied Biology curriculum provides preparation for entry level employment as a biotechnology technician. Third, the program offers courses in human anatomy, human physiology and general microbiology which may be used to satisfy prerequisites for nursing programs and other allied health programs. Fourth, the program provides courses in natural science to fulfill general education requirements.
Contact: Professor Stuart Matz Phone: 619-321-7420
SAN DIEGO CITY COLLEGE
DEPARTMENT OF COSMETOLOGY
The Cosmetology Program is designed to provide entry level skills to students interested in a career in the cosmetology profession.
California State law requires that persons enrolling in Cosmetology courses must be at least sixteen years of age. Students in the
Cosmetology program will be required to comply with and maintain standards of dress and grooming. Excessive absences may result in exclusion from the program. All prospective students are required to attend an orientation program.
Contact: Edgar Leigh Henderson III Phone: 619-299-8609 ext. 3
SAN DIEGO CITY COLLEGE
MESA is the best academic support program for students in math, engineering and science majors.
Contact: Beto Vasquez Phone: 619-787-4973
SAN DIEGO CITY COLLEGE
OFFICE OF STUDENT AFFAIRS
The Office of Student Affairs implements and supports student-centered programs aimed at enhancing the student experience at San Diego City College.Student Affairs works individually and collectively with the student body and clubs to promote student leadership, cultural awareness and diversity within our campus community.Each year, the Office of Student Affairs supports and coordinates many student-oriented programs and events, both on and off campus, beginning with Welcome Week for new andcontinuing students and culminating with.
Contact: Lori Oldham Phone: 619-388-3106
SAN DIEGO COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
The San Diego Community College District (SDCCD) is the second largest district in California. The mission of SDCCD is to provide accessible, high quality learning experiences, and undergraduate education at an affordable price to meet the educational needs of the San Diego community and the state.
Contact: Michele Madrid Novak Phone: 619-388-6703
SAN DIEGO CONTINUING EDUCATION
San Diego Continuing Education (SDCE) functions as an integral part of the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD), the second largest public community college in the state established in 1970. SDCE offers free and low cost noncredit adult education, career technical training and transitional pathways to the three SDCCD credit institutions: City College, Mesa College, and Miramar College. SDCE course offerings include: Basic skills; English as a Second Language (ESL); High school completion and GED preparation; Older adult; Disability Support Programs and Services (DSPS); Parent Education; Community Education; Contract Education; and Career Development and College Preparation (CDCP) including Career Technical Education (CTE) Certificate Courses. SDCE has six campuses across the City of San Diego and dozens of locations serving approximately 44,000 students each year including over 30 career and technical certificate programs.
Contact: Kelly Henwood Phone: 619-388-4893
SAN DIEGO CONTINUING EDUCATION
San Diego Contnuing Education, Educational Culture Complex Located at 4343 Oceanview Blvd, houses Heavy vocational training in Auto-Technician and Auto Body and Refinishing training, along with Welding Classes. We are also operating under San Diego Community College District. All classes at San Diego Continuing Education are offered for free non credit.
Contact: Sam Phu Phone: 619 388-1260
SAN DIEGO COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION
FOSTER YOUTH AND HOMELESS EDUCATION SERVICES
The Foster Youth and Homeless Education Services Unit responds to, assists and empowers all systems that support students who are in foster care or are homeless. Our programs are designed to prepare students to become successful, self-sufficient and independent adults.
Contact: Mindy Kukich Phone: 619-683-9340 x33
STUDENT EQUITY PROGRAM
Student Equity Program works with foster youth at the community college level. Any student who is a foster youth or former foster youth and is low income is eligible for books, supplies, and limited transportation while attending a certificate program at the San Diego Community College District.
Contact: Kristi Rodstrom Phone: 619-388-4948
SAN DIEGO COUNTY CREDIT UNION
San Diego County Credit Union® was founded on the principle that people come first and profits second. This forward-thinking approach in the banking industry has propelled SDCCU® to become San Diego’s BEST Credit Union and largest locally-owned financial institution. SDCCU provides breakthrough banking products that meet the
demands of today’s lifestyle and delivers banking services that save customers money. SDCCU serves customers nationwide with,000 surcharge-FREE CO-OP ATMsbranch locationsSan Diego, Riverside and Orange counties.
Contact: Hayden Leon Phone: 858-518-7134
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ACCESS YOUTH PROGRAMS
Access, Inc. WIOA (Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act) Youth Program offers current and former foster youth as well as youth who are not attending and have not completed high school between the ages 17-24 the opportunity to develop employment skills, completion of high school as well as exploring career and vocational goals through internships, workshops, re engagement back into school and employment.
Contact: Roshawn Brady Phone: 858-560-0871
BRIDGING THE GAP
WHERE HOPE IS BORN
Bridging The Gap-Where Hope is Born is a project of San Diego City College Small Business Entrepreneurship Program,(501c3 tax ID 23-7261624) providing entrepreneurial training programs and internships for at-risk youth in the San Diego. Bridging The Gap operates from their on-campus office at San Diego City College Enactus program. BTG is forming partnerships with local school districts, juvenile and adult court system, as well as established community partnerships with Cornerstone Ranch, Writerz Blok and Metro Methodist Urban Youth Ministries, including local artists to inspire creativity in youth.
Contact: Robert Crouser Phone: 619-721-1758
CITY OF SAN DIEGO
The City of San Diego will provide youth academy (training) information to support future work opportunities. There will also be many volunteer opportunities to assist in gaining employment skills and resume
Contact: Kathy Castello Phone: 619-980-6016
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT:
To identify, arrest, and remove aliens who present a danger to national security or are a risk to public safety, as well
as those who enter the United States illegally or otherwise undermine the integrity of our
immigration laws and our border control efforts. ERO upholds
America’s immigration laws at, within and beyond our borders through efficient enforcement and removal operations.
Contact: Kenneth Smith
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI)
The mission of the FBI as a threat-based and intelligence-driven national security and law enforcement organization is to protect and defend the United States against terrorist and foreign intelligence threats, to uphold and enforce the criminal laws of the United States, and to provide leadership and criminal justice services to federal, state, municipal, and international agencies and partners.
Contact: Yadira Dickey Phone: 858-320-5711
GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY (GISD)
Goodwill Industries is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving their communities by helping individuals with barriers to employment get good jobs. Goodwill Industries is a top ranked, “A” rated charity, with many programs and training available for those who need it the most. We are currently ranked as one of San Diego’s Top Largest Companies by the SD Union-Tribune, and we’ve been called one of San Diego’s Healthiest Companies by the SD Business Journal. Goodwill Industries of San Diego (GISD) is also one of the fastest growing employers and companies in San Diego, and is experiencing an explosion of growth! We are looking for highly motivated and dedicated employees who are constantly striving to grow in our organization!
Contact: Aby Fortoso Phone: 619-225-2200 x.456
OPERATING ENGINEERS TRAINING TRUST
The Operating Engineers Training Trust was established on
August 1, 1964 to conduct training and apprenticeship programs. These programs educate, train, and retrain persons to perform work covered by the collective bargaining agreements. We help you to
acquire new skills, upgrade skills, and develop skills required to meet technological changes in the construction industry. The Trust has
training programs at a facility in Whittier, California. Since its inception, 3,500 apprentices have graduated from the training program and
thousands of additional operating engineers have acquired and
upgraded their skills.
Contact: Jon Zych Phone: 562-254-6948
SAN DIEGO ELECTRICAL TRAINING CENTER
The San Diego Electrical Training Center offers apprenticeship positions for a 5-year electrical, inside wireman program and a 4-year sound/communication technician program. All apprentices will have the opportunity to earn college credits through Palomar Community College while attending classes at night and earn pay with benefits while
working during the day.
Contact: Ken Collier Phone: 760-458-3705
SAN DIEGO JOB CORPS
Job Corps is a career technical training program for low income youth between the ages of 16-24. Job Corps is designed to assist young people who both need and can benefit from a wide range of services such as academics, career technical, life skills training through a unique approach of competency based individualized instruction.
Contact: Nicole Pangelinan Phone: 619-429-2376
SAN DIEGO LEGAL SECRETARIES ASSOCATION
San Diego Legal Secretaries Association (SDLSA) was founded in 1931 and is a non-profit organization associated with Legal Secretaries Association (LSI). SDLSA is dedicated to training legal professionals in all areas of legal practice. SDLSA’s goal is to provide scholarships and educational opportunities to those seeking to pursue or advance their careers in the legal field, and to offer newcomers the opportunity to network and learn about the field. Visit our website at www.sdlsa.org for more information.
Contact: Robynne Young Phone: 619-209-3067
SAN DIEGO WORKFORCE PARTNERSHIP
CONNECT2Careers (C2C) aligns the career goals of San Diego County’s young adults with growing San Diego businesses. Through work-readiness training, job coaching and work experiences, C2C helps young adults take the next step in their career path.
Contact: Karmin Noar Phone: 619-256-1008
SEA WORLD SAN DIEGO
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment inspires millions, through the power of entertainment, to celebrate, connect with, and care for the natural world. The company is best known for its 11 U.S. theme parks, attractions that hosted more than 24 million guests in 2012 and include the beloved SeaWorld®, Busch Gardens®, and Sesame Place® brands. The parks offer guests a variety of up-close experiences, from animal encounters that invite exploration and appreciation of the natural world, to thrilling rides and spectacular shows.
Contact: Tisha Tumangan Phone: 619-226-3849
Below, you will find information about prior exhibitors and the resources they offer. Our goal is to provide you with relevant information about programs in the community.
Able-Disabled Advocacy (A-DA) is a non-profit organization founded in 1975 that provides employment and training services to individuals with all types of disabilities and other barriers to employment. Able-Disabled Advocacy’s mission is “to provide vocational skills training and educational advancement for youth and adults with disabilities and to assist them in finding employment and overcoming barriers to personal and financial self-sufficiency.”
Contact: Jennifer Hickey Phone: 619-928-4532
BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF SAN DIEGO
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego CHANGES LIVES through quality youth programs in our communities. Project Outreach is a Juvenile Diversion program for youth, ages 8-17, that provides specialized programming through classes, counseling and group discussions for those referred by school officials, court, law enforcement or parents due to delinquent behaviors.
Programming available in Escondido, Logan Heights and Encanto. Visit www.sdyouth.org for more info.
Contact: Jessica Barajas Phone: 619-246-1445
CRF—DOUGLAS YOUNG BPSR CENTER
Our Transitional Age Youth Program serves people age 18-24 to provide a flexible, friendly, service-oriented environment for youths and to help reduce the stigma of seeking mental health services. We provide counseling services, psychiatric care, medication management and case management, including life skills workshops and wellness groups. We assist clients in such areas as goal setting, providing resources for employment search, resumé building, budgeting, obtaining a GED or counseling program contracted and funded through the County of San Diego. We provide counseling services to students in the Juvenile Court and Community Schools (JCCS) district. Our therapists provide counseling sessions at student’s schools and in their homes. We also provide services at our program site for students and families that prefer to come to us. The issues that we most often assist students and their families with are: anxiety, depressed mood, anger management, impulsive, disruptive or aggressive behavior issues that impact their ability to reestablish or maintain a school placement, as well as substance use issues. The student must be under the age of 21 and have Medi-Cal coverage or no other health insurance (may be eligible with a sliding-scale share of cost through the Mental Health Services Act).
Contact: Michael Miller Phone: 619-398-3261
THE DISABILITY HELP CENTER
Thousands of people each year are “Denied” their disability claims because they don’t understand the way social security decides claims. We do not require people to meet certain criteria in order for us to help them; we help everyone! Whether a person has a physical or mental disability and whether they are a child or adult, we can help them all. Our fully staffed office of advocates and volunteers can help you with everything you need to succeed in your disability claim. Whether you need help evaluating your chances of success, help filing an application or help filing your appeal, we can help you succeed.
FAMILY & YOUTH ROUNDTABLE
The Family & Youth Roundtable is an independent family and youth led organization. The foundation of our work is to build an interconnection between the families and youth receiving services and the public child-family serving agencies in our communities. Public agency partners include: Children’s Mental Health, Juvenile Justice, Education and Child Welfare.
Our core value is a genuine belief in partnership and engagement of diverse perspectives. In each perspective there is a belief that might translate as a benefit for many. We believe this because we are family and youth who have received services. We know that partnering with our public and provider partners will strengthen families, build strong communities and improve outcomes.
We provide many opportunities for youth and their families to get involved. Call us at 619-546-5852 ext. 865 for details on what community service opportunities are available to you!
Here are some ways you can get involved while earning community service hours:
- Sign up to attend the Intro to Family Youth Professional Partnership training!
- After the training, we will support you in educating and serving your community by:
- Becoming a community blogger and educating youth on: Healthy Relationships, Anti Bullying, Social Emotional Well-Being, and Health
- Leading youth community groups
- Promoting, educating and challenging youth and adults to take the “I will not be a bystander pledge”
- Participating in community events and resource booths to promote social and emotional health among children, youth and families
- Sharing your voice by attending monthly Family Youth Council meetings the 4th Thursday of each month, at 6:00 pm! August’s meeting will focus on Juvenile Justice.
The Family & Youth Roundtable and related events are located at 345 15th Street, Suite A, San Diego, CA 92101.
Contact: Sarah Pauter Phone: 619-546-5852 x865
FAMILY HEALTH CENTERS OF SAN DIEGO -TEEN CLINIC
Family Health Centers of San Diego is a private nonprofit community clinic organization that is an integral part of San Diego’s healthcare safety net. Family Health Centers of San Diego is dedicated to providing caring, affordable, high quality healthcare and supportive services to everyone, with a special commitment to uninsured, low income and medically underserved persons. Family Health Centers of San Diego operates twenty-nine locations throughout the County of San Diego, including 12 primary care clinics, 3 dental clinics, an HIV clinic, and 3 mobile medical units which provide healthcare services at approximately 61 community sites. In 2009, Family Health Centers of San Diego cared for over 134,000 individuals through over 562,000 patient encounters. There are over 600,000 individuals without healthcare in San Diego County, 150,000 of which are children. As the numbers of uninsured and underserved continue to rise in San Diego and nationwide, we strive to expand our network of locations and services to care for those who face the most substantial barriers to health care access.
Contact: Giovanna Scott Phone: 619-515-2349
FATHER 2 CHILD PROGRAM
Using a best practice parenting model 24/7 Dad developed by the National Fatherhood Initiative, our program targets African-American fathers in the southeast community of San Diego. Curriculum is focused on improving the attitudes towards fathering, fathering knowledge, and fathering skills. In once a week, 2-hour long group sessions, our fathers discuss issues such as: family history, what it means to be a man, communication, discipline, getting involved, working with Mom, etc. Our ultimate goal is to create an environment where the fathers feel comfortable sharing, listening, and learning from one another.
Contact: Andre Jones Phone: 619-862-7003
FRED FINCH YOUTH CENTER
Fred Finch Wraparound is a planning process that follows a series of steps to help children and their families from various referral sources to realize their hopes and dreams. The wraparound process also helps make sure children and youth grow up in their homes and communities. It is a planning process that brings people together from different parts of the whole family’s life. With help from one or more facilitators, people from the family’s life work together, coordinate their activities, and blend their perspectives of the family’s situation.
Contact: Priscilla Steiner Phone: 619-792-9185
HERMANOS UNIDOS / BROTHERS UNITED (HUBU)
HUBU is a student led organization aimed at increasing the academic achievement of African American and Latino male students through campus involvement and community service activities.
HUBU participants receive the following personalized services: personal development activities, mentoring, and activities that promote student involvement on campus and in the community.
The HUBU Mentoring Program plays a critical role in promoting faculty and student interactions, and integrating students into the social and academic communities of the college.
The Annual HUBU Conference was developed to provide an opportunity for young men of color to discuss strategies to overcome educational and personal challenges that affect their progress in college. The HUBU Conference aims to motivate and inspire students through work shops that address real life issues.
Contact: Nesha Savage Phone: 619-388-3357
JCCS – DOLLARS FOR SCHOLARS
The Juvenile Court & Community Schools (JCCS) Scholarship Foundation, popularly known as Dollars for Scholars, was created in 1986 to provide scholarships for JCCS students. Awards enable selected JCCS graduates and GED completers to continue their education at community colleges, universities, and vocational schools.
Contact: Stephanie Johnston Phone: 858-569-3187
MENTAL HEALTH AMERICA OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY
Inspired by the courage of our national organization, the Mental Health America of San Diego County was founded in 1942 as the first mental health advocacy organization in San Diego County. MHA brings together clients, families, professionals, providers, community leaders and the public to collaborate, cooperate and ensure available, affordable care to all citizens.
Contact: Andre Jones Phone: 619-862-7003
METRO SAN DIEGO
Metro United Methodist Urban Ministry was founded in 1966. Metro is the social service and community development arm of the forty-eight United Methodist Churches throughout San Diego and Imperial Counties. Since it was established, Metro has been a vehicle for churches to reach the least, the last, and the lost. Metro also works with community members to effectively live in society and assist them in becoming more knowledgeable regarding their rights and responsibilities as members of their neighborhood.
The focus of the agency has been on:
- A responsiveness and attachment to local neighborhoods
- A “systems” approach that included the youth, the family, the community, and local churches as part of the prevention efforts
- A belief that our services must be transformative, moving individuals from positions of dependency and vulnerability to a position of strength and self-sufficiency
Metro currently works with youth ages 16-24 providing:
- High school diploma/GED attainment
- Job training in solar, environmental health, computer applications training, computer programming, and horticulture
- Restorative Justice
- Supportive Services
- Job Readiness Training
- Bi-weekly stipends based on completion of work and attendance
Contact: Metro San Diego Phone: 619-285-5556
MHS, PEER2PEER LINES
The Peer2Peer Lines offer two distinct non-crisis peer support lines that provide countywide telephone counseling services, support and referrals to children and youth/young adults including transitional age youth (TAY) and another for caregivers/family members of at-risk or stressed children and youth including those who may struggle with mental health, alcohol/drugs or other concerns. The Peer2Peer Lines services are offered in English and Spanish. The Lines are confidential, anonymous, stigma-free and toll-free. The hours of operation are Monday-Friday from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Youth Talkline 1-877-450-LINE (5463)
Family Supportline 1-877-470-LINE (5463)
NEW ALTERNATIVES, THP+
The mission of New Alternatives- Transitional Housing Program Plus (THP+) is to assist and empower former foster and probation youth as they transition into adulthood by providing safe and affordable housing and comprehensive, individualized support services. As a participant-driven program, THP+ supports youth in fostering their unique talents. THP+ affords participants the greatest amount of freedom while actively working toward personal goals.
Contact: Elise Agrella Phone: 619-846-0170
NEW HAVEN YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES
New Haven has been a significant provider of services for youth in Southern California since 1967 and since then, has provided services to over 10,000 youth with a wide range of special needs. New Haven’s Residential Treatment Program (RTC) operates 24-hours a day, 7 days a week and is licensed by the California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division to serve males, ages 12 to 21. New Haven is currently able to serve 72 young men in 12 six-bed group homes, with varying focuses and specialized services. New Haven School was certified by the California Department of Education in 1989 as a non-public school (publically funded private education) to provide special education instruction for youth who have been unsuccessful in public school due to behavioral, mental health, substance abuse, learning disabilities and/or truancy problems. Utilizing State Department of Education Workability I funding, New Haven School offers comprehensive pre-employment training, employment placement and follow-up for high school students who are making the transition from school to work, independent living and/or post-secondary education or training. New Haven School has been commended by the State of California for its highly engaging career technical programs and positive peer culture.
Contact: Chris Kates Phone: 760-630-4035 x416
NHA FRIENDSHIP CLUBHOUSE/PROJECT ENABLE
The Neighborhood House Association – Friendship Clubhouse program is a not-for-profit County of San Diego member-driven clubhouse for adults with serious and persistent mental illness including those with co-occurring substance use disorders. The program provides rehabilitative, recreational, recovery and vocational services based on Bio-psychosocial Rehabilitation (BPSR) principles. The activities include self-help groups, WRAP, computer lab, clerical skills, social and independent living skills, outings, wellness, arts and crafts, employment support and community volunteering.
Contact: Alexandra Henley Phone: 619-263-6269
OFF THE STREET
OTS Mission Statement: To educate, encourage and empower youth to live their dreams, without drugs, crime or gangs.
Youth Diversion, Prevention, Intervention, Alcohol & Drug Education, Gang Prevention, School Assemblies & Prison Re-entry.
Contact: email@example.com Phone: 619-851-481
THE PALAVRA TREE, INC.
For more than 28 years, The Palavra Tree, Inc. has maintained our commitment to eliminate the problematic use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (ATOD) and “to make our community a healthier and safer environment in which to live, work, and play.”
The Palavra Tree, Inc. has three (3) locations:
- Central South:
TRC 1212 S. 43rd Street, San Diego, CA 92113
- Central West:
TRC 2878 Imperial Avenue, San Diego, CA 92102
- Central North:
4001 El Cajon Blvd, Suite #206, San Diego, CA 92105
All of the Palavra Tree’s Teen Recovery Centers provide Adolescent treatment, Recovery and Prevention Early Intervention Services. Other services provided at each center include:
- Out-Patient Drug Free Program
- Day Care Habilitative Program
- Individual Counseling
- Alcohol and Other Drug Education
- Treatment and Discharge Planning
- Random Drug Testing
- Alternative Activities
- Monthly Parent Meetings
THE PALAVRA TREE, INC. continued
- Community Resources
- Aftercare Services
The Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) program takes a leadership role in removing the stigma of seeking help within our community, especially when it comes to mental wellness. The PEI program provides the key to a better future by opening doors to wellness, balance and change. Our licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Intern Team paired with our Alcohol and Other Drug Counselors provide assessments, crisis intervention, brief individual and family treatment, educational groups and referrals. Our goal is to continue to provide culturally relevant ATOD services to all members of our community parents as well as youth.
Contact: Judi Patterson Phone: 619-263-7768
Contact: Reginald Washington
PROVIDENCE COMMUNITY SERVICES
Kickstart is a Prevention and Early Intervention Mental Health Program for youth 10-25 years old experiencing early symptoms of psychosis. We offer sessions in psychiatry, therapy, education/employment services, peer support services, and occupational therapy.
Contact: Stephanie Morehead Phone: 858-300-0460 x123
Reality Changers began here in San Diego back in 2001 with just $300 and four 8th grade students. Today, the program has awarded over $3,000,000 in scholarships to San Diego youth who will be first generation college students. Through weekly tutoring programs and fun community service events, our 8th to 12th grade students learn how to sharpen their study habits and increase their leadership skills.
Contact: Jonathan Villafuerte Phone: 619-339-3850
SAN DIEGO COUNTY MATERNAL, CHILD AND
FAMILY HEALTH SERVICES BRANCH
Maternal, Child and Family Health Services (MCFHS) is a multidisciplinary, multicultural division dedicated to working with community and Health and Human Services Agency partners to promote health and to protect and support pregnant women, children, families and communities.
Contact: San Diego MCFHS Branch Phone: 800-675-2229
SAN DIEGO SECOND CHANCE
Young Adults/Youth Program:
In 2009, Second Chance launched its Juvenile Options for Lifelong Transition Program (JOLT). The JOLT Program is dedicated to providing a comprehensive custody-to-community reentry model based on evidence based practices with the goal to prevent further involvement with the judicial system and support transition aged youth into adulthood. The JOLT Program provides support for 16-21 year old young adults who are often gang involved or affected, and are transitioning from incarceration back into the community. The program serves high risk, transition aged youth, reentering the community and includes gang intervention activities thus increasing public safety and neighborhood wellness.
The services offered through the JOLT Program support the development of skills and abilities needed for successful transition to adulthood. These include being able to 1) live independently, 2) determine an initial career path, 3) find and maintain meaningful employment and/or post-secondary education, 4) establish fulfilling relationships with family and friends, and 5) choose leisure activities that enhance a rewarding adult life.
With an emphasis on individual accountability, STRIVE participants
engage in 160 hours of intensive instruction during which they break personal barriers to self-sufficiency, obtain new job skills, develop résumés and career plans, and practice interviewing techniques. And with two years of graduate follow-up services—including mental health counseling, affordable housing placement, job placement, professional clothing for interviews, computer lab support, and case management—the STRIVE program can be the difference between moving up the ladder and falling into a downward spiral.
Contact: Kiefer Rich Phone: 619-997-4699
SAN DIEGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
SAN DIEGO ADOLESCENT PREGNANCY and
PARENTING PROGRAM (SANDAPP)
SANDAPP provides case management and counseling services to pregnant and parenting youth throughout San Diego County. Services focus on ensuring good health outcomes for pregnant and parenting adolescents and their children; helping pregnant and parenting teens to return to or stay in school so they can graduate from high school; providing guidance and support to ensure teen parents have positive parenting skills; and promoting youth development. We assist each teen to develop a pregnancy prevention plan to prevent a second unplanned pregnancy. Services are provided to both female and male teen parents and are available in English and Spanish. In addition, SANDAPP also offers Parent Child Interaction Therapy services for teen parents and their children to improve bonding and attachment and
resolve behavior issues and concerns. These services offer a hands-on approach to parenting skill development and are proven to reduce behaviors of the child’s that the teen parent is concerned about.
Contact: Vivian Ash Phone: 619-235-5015
SAN DIEGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
TRANSITION RESOURCES FOR
ADULT COMMUNITY EDUCATION (TRACE)
San Diego Unified School District’s Transition Resources for Adult Community Education (TRACE) is a support network to assist students transitioning from high school to adult life. Support is provided to students who have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) in the following areas: vocational training, job search and placement, recreation and leisure activities, self-advocacy, adult education through community colleges and high school diploma program, and life skills training.
Contact: Desiree Romero Phone: 858-928-8794
SAN DIEGO YOUTH SERVICES
San Diego Youth Services (SDYS) is a nationally recognized, comprehensive non-profit organization that has helped stabilize the lives of more than a half-million young people and their families since 1970. Every day we work to fight the tragedies of homeless youth and youth in crisis. We administer our programs from fourteen locations throughout San Diego County. Our approach is based on practices that have proven to be effective–focusing on long-term solutions. Many of our services are replicated in communities across the nation.
Contact: San Diego Youth Services Phone: 619-221-8600
SAY SAN DIEGO
SAY San Diego (Social Advocates for Youth) provides comprehensive services for youth, families and communities including delinquency prevention and juvenile diversion, extended day, before-, and after-school programs, health promotion services, school readiness and support, mental health services, child abuse prevention, drug abuse prevention, family support and development, and community development and collaboration.
Contact: Rhaelynne Scherr Phone: 619-283-9624 x232
SOUTH BAY COMMUNITY SERVICES
South Bay Community Services (SBCS) is a comprehensive non-profit agency that provides services and support to individuals and families in times of need. As a part of the South Bay community since 1971, SBCS has a long history of providing support to children, youth, and families. Services include screenings and resources for children 0-5, intervention and prevention services for at-risk youth, foster youth support and housing, domestic violence shelter and services, job readiness and financial education classes, rental assistance and fair housing services, emergency food, senior housing, and more.
Although services may change at SBCS, our mission stays the same—to help families in our community make the best life they can for themselves.
Contact: South Bay Community Services Phone: 619-420-3620
24-Hour Hotline: 800- 640-2933
STAR/PAL (Sports Training, Academics, Recreation/Police Athletic League) is a nonprofit organization that provides over 10,000 youth services annually in inner-city neighborhoods throughout the city and county of San Diego. STAR/PAL offers free educational, athletic, and recreational programs which focus on promoting youth safety, positive
life choices, and academic success. STAR/PAL officers (from the San Diego Police & County Probation Departments) coordinate unique programs for underserved youth, with the assistance of additional law enforcement and community volunteers. By bringing youth and law enforcement officers together in this manner, STAR/PAL helps build safer communities in the future.
Contact: Portia Dawson Phone: 619-531-2718
TEAM OF ADVOCATES FOR SPECIAL KIDS “TASK”
TASK is a family-centered nonprofit offering support to families of children with disabilities. TASK provides assistance in seeking and obtain
ing necessary education, medical, and therapeutic support services. If you have further questions please call.
Contact: TASK Phone: 877-609-3218
3180 University Avenue
San Diego, CA 92104
TURNING THE HEARTS CENTER
America is under siege with youth violence, abuse, neglect, malnutrition, lack of leadership, and breakdown of family morals and values. More than ever. communities need organizations that are community sensitive, family-centered, purpose driven and result oriented. Communities need organizations that inherently believe in empowering youth and families, and are committed to restoring family unity and self-sufficiency. One such organization is called Turning the Hearts Center (THC). THC, founded in 2001, grew out of a growing community demand to foster programs that empower youth leadership development and strengthen families. We empower youth and families to thrive, and not just survive!
Mission: To turn the hearts of youth and families through education, leadership development
and family enhancement services.
Vision: One day every city in America will have a Turning the Hearts Center where hearts are being turned and lives are being changed.
Goal: To motivate, ignite and transform human po tential into action and leadership by building healthy family relationships.
Contact: Alejandra Aceves Phone: 619-691-9643
UPAC ACE PROGRAM
Alliance for Community Empowerment (ACE) Program was created to address the effects of community violence, strengthen the family, and empower the community. ACE has two primary components. The first are Mobile Response Teams that provide support, assistance, and linkages to families that have been affected by community violence. The second are direct services designed for both youth and adults such as: Leadership Academy (ages 12-17), Teen and Parent Empowerment groups (ages 12-17 and adults), Strengthening Families (ages 10-14), Grief Support (adults), and various Gang Education and Prevention workshops throughout the year. All services aim to create stronger family bonds, reduce delinquent behavior, and advance community respect. All programs are free and target San Diego’s central region.
Contact: ACE Referral and Information Phone: 800-223-9458
UPAC HEART PROGRAM
The San Diego Helping Empower Authentic Relationships for Teens Program (H.E.A.R.T.) offers intervention services for male and female dating violence victims ages 13-24. While H.E.A.R.T. services target youth and young adults living in the Asian/Pacific Islander, Latino, and African American communities residing in the City Heights and Southeast San Diego areas; all are welcome! With a focus on safety and education, H.E.A.R.T. staff and volunteers help dating violence victims improve relationships with: parents, peers and partners.
Contact: Cherise Young Phone: 619-265-2777
UPAC PROBLEM GAMBLING PREVENTION
Contact: Debbie Rull Phone: 619-521-5720
VICTORY IN BEHAVIOR EDUCATION (V.I.B.E.)
V.I.B.E. (Victory In Behavior Education) is committed to fostering integrity, hope, inspiration and resilience in at-risk youth and their families through behavioral education. Our vision is to facilitate positive change in every family, provide education to redirect negative decision making
and to prevent re-offense. V.I.B.E. offers a wide variety of educational classes, peer support opportunities and life skills training while incorporating an active alumni program that will positively impact youth and their families in San Diego County.
Contact: Debra Hullaby Phone: 619-630-7131
YMCA YOUTH & FAMILY SERVICES
TURNING POINT TRANSITIONAL LIVING PROGRAM
YMCA Turning Point Transitional Living Program is dedicated to empowering and supporting young adults in becoming self-sufficient, productive members of the community.
Turning Point is a transitional living program for homeless young adults (male and female), ages 16-21. The 18-month program is designed to facilitate the transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency. The single adult program is located at 4262 Swift Ave. and the pregnant and parenting program is located at 4145 Swift Ave. in San Diego.
- Semi-supervised, shared apartment living
- On-site case management and counseling available
- Employment development and educational assistance
- Daily independent living skills education and parenting
- Aftercare support and referrals for one year
- Turning Point accepts male and female homeless and potentially homeless young adults with and without children.
- Applicants must be 16 (if legally emancipated) to 21 years of age.
- Applicants must not have a felony record.
- Eligibility is based on the applicant’s current need, bed availability and screening process.
- Must be able to work and live independently with minimal supervision.
- An orientation is provided on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 4145 Swift Ave., #2, San Diego, 92104 from 3:00pm-5:00pm. Potential participants will receive program information and assistance in completing the application packet.
- Each interested young adult will be required to attend an on-site interview before entry into the program. Proof of age, emancipation paperwork (if applicable), agency referral and references must be submitted at the scheduled interview.
Contact: YMCA Turning Point Phone: 619-640-9774
Transitional Living Program