May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Together we can provide a more hopeful and meaningful path to a better future.

San Diego Center for Children

What We Do

Learn how the Center can provide help to your child or family through our programs and services.

Get Help for a Child

Get Help for a Child

Learn how you can refer a youth for services and begin the process to access care.

Heart of the Center

Thank you to all who supported the Center's 137th Anniversary Celebration on May 11th! View event photos and video here.

San Diego Center for Children

Meet the Center’s new President & CEO

Tara Beckman, LCSW joined the Center on January 29, 2024 as our new President & CEO.

A Trusted Resource in the Community

Serving over 1,000 children and families everyday struggling with mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.

Explore our Services

Outpatient Services


Full range of mental health services including: psychological assessment, individual, group and family therapy. Learn more >



Intensive in-home outpatient services providing therapeutic care and case management for youth and their families with significant mental health needs. Learn more >



Accredited non-public school providing special education and therapeutic services to students K-12 plus in-school mental health services throughout San Diego county. Learn more >


Residential Treatment

Intensive therapeutic support and stabilization, for children and teens with significant mental, emotional and behavioral challenges. The only provider of residential care for youth 12 and under in the region. Learn more >


Foster Youth

Intensive outpatient therapy and counseling services to children with serious mental health challenges within the foster care system. Learn more >

Mental Health Services for Military Families

Mental Health Services for Military Families

We provide a wide range of mental health treatment options for children and families. Our caring, well-trained staff are equipped to help military families navigate their challenges from a perspective of strength. Learn more >

Making an impact together

Over the past year, and with your support, we adapted our programs during the unprecedented COVID-19 public health crisis and also launched new programs to meet new, emerging needs.

Mother and Daughter

"It’s nice to know I’m not dealing with my daughter’s struggles alone anymore."

- Brenda S.

Contact us to learn how we can help your family

Si necesita ayuda para su hijo(a) o tiene preguntas, llámenos al (858) 277-9550.

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    Main Campus:
    3002 Armstrong Street
    San Diego, CA 92111

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