At BestColleges.com we understand that what makes a college the “best” looks different to every student, and each college search comes with it’s own unique challenges. This is why we aim to help prospective students find the school that best meets their needs through proprietary research, user-friendly guides, and hundreds of independent college rankings.
Catalyst is an Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) program. Catalyst provides full service partnership services to Transitional Age Youth (TAY) ages 16 to 25 with a serious mental illness, and who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in San Diego County. This recovery-focused program is also co-located with a consumer-run clubhouse offering a wide range of services designed to help each participant lead a meaning, self-sufficient life.
Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) coaches partner with unemployed or under-employed San Diegans looking to explore new personal and professional opportunities. Whether you need emergency assistance, help to increase your income, job training, further education, free tax preparation, or guidance finding a new job or career, SAY is here!
Student loan debt is a grave concern in modern America. In fact, the amount of debt from student loans topped $1.3 trillion at the end of 2016, and 68% of seniors graduating from public and nonprofit colleges have student debt – the average is $30,100. It takes borrowers an average of 21 years to repay their student loans, while 28% of students are in default (or miss payments for 270 days or more) within five years of entering repayment.
The picture painted by these statistics is clear: many borrowers are in over their heads with student loan debt and are looking for relief. Student loan consolidation or refinancing can be a great tool to use for those looking to save on, or simplify, their monthly payments, but going that route can also have serious consequences if not approached carefully – there are even student loan consolidations scams to be aware of.
That’s why we created this guide – to give borrowers a useful resource that empowers them to choose if student loan consolidation is right for them and which type may best suit their needs. We start by discussing the basics of student loan consolidation and refinancing, and comparing the benefits and drawbacks of federal and private consolidation loans. We then detail a step-by-step guide to using and choosing consolidation loans. The last section is dedicated to identifying the best private consolidation loans for those with a few different financial profiles.
Free telephone support and counseling for all Californians who are thinking about, or simply have questions about quitting smoking.
You can develop a quitting plan that’s right for you—by working one-on-one with a trained telephone counselor. Helpline counseling is easy, convenient, and has been proven to double smokers’ chances of quitting for good. Services are available in multiple languages and special services are available for tobacco chewers, pregnant smokers, teens, and e-cigarette users. Call 1-800-NO-BUTTS today! Counselors are available weekdays, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Or sign up 24/7 online.
- English: 1-800-NO-BUTTS (1-800-662-8887)
- Chinese: 1-800-838-8917
- Korean: 1-800-556-5564
- Spanish: 1-800-45-NO-FUME (1-800-456-6386)
- Vietnamese: 1-800-778-8440
- Tobacco Chewers: 1-800-844-CHEW (1-800-844-2439)
Want a little extra support via text messages? You can receive texts each day during the first important weeks of quitting. Text messages are tailored to help at critical points along the way. You can also send questions at any time and a counselor will respond within one business day. Sign up here.
To receive a free packet of materials explaining the nuts and bolts of quitting, call 1-800-NO-BUTTS or click here. You can also find free materials in our online catalog.
Online Help & Referral to Local Programs
Asian-language speakers and Helpline callers who live with children ages 5 and under may be eligible for free nicotine patches, sent directly to their home. To see if you qualify, call 1-800-NO-BUTTS. If you have Medi-Cal insurance, please click here for more information.
StatFuse provides students with instant results showing them their chances of admission to universities across the nation. Founded in 2012, StatFuse’s mission was to help students tackle college admissions in a revolutionary way.
Since launching, StatFuse has grown to become a leader of innovation in the higher education space while becoming one of the most data-driven startups in the world. We strive to help students navigate the difficulties of college admissions by putting our tools in their hands.
Tools are free to use for students and uses the following information:
– Academic performance
– Extracurricular activities
– Legacy consideration
– SAT/ACT scores
– Historical acceptance rate data
State by state guide to safe sleeping accommodation for those who need a little help
Every individual who is homeless could use some assistance. Below you will find a list of shelters for every state as well as information regarding the amenities and any special requirements needed to seek shelter at each accommodation provider.
If you know of a reliable and safe sleeping accommodation provider for the homeless and disadvantaged that is not listed here, please send details including name, address, telephone number and description of services provided to HelptheHomeless@SleepCupid.com
The Student Loan Report was started by Drew Cloud in 2015 to provide unbiased coverage on the latest student loan news and information.
The Student Loan Report also creates resources and guides for borrowers and their families so they make the best decisions when it comes to paying for college and repaying student debt.
If you ever have any questions or need advice, feel free to reach out to us – we are happy to help!
Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego is a nonprofit, 551-bed pediatric-care facility dedicated to excellence in care, research and teaching:
- We are the only hospital in the San Diego area dedicated exclusively to pediatric healthcare and the region’s only designated pediatric trauma center.
- In affiliation with the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, we are the region’s teaching hospital for the next generation of pediatric physicians.
- We are a major pediatric clinical research center, working in collaboration with world-renowned institutions, including UC San Diego and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The San Diego County Regional Occupational Program (ROP) provides occupational training courses to help individuals acquire entry level job skills, upgrade or retrain, and/or prepare for advanced technical training. ROP Centers provide information about courses. Services include training in job seeking/keeping skills. Program duration for typical successful client may be up to 1 year.