A Reason To Survive (ARTS) is a nationally recognized organization based in National City of San Diego County that believes in the power of the arts and creativity to literally transform lives – especially those of kids. We believe in the therapeutic powers of the arts, but we are not clinical art therapists. We use all forms of art as a vehicle to create positive, long-lasting change and transformation in children and youth facing major life challenges.
The Optum Access and Crisis Line (ACL) has been serving the people of San Diego County since 1997. It receives thousands of calls per month related to suicide prevention, crisis intervention, community resources, mental health referrals, and alcohol and drug support services. Confidential and free of charge, the line is immediately answered 7 days a week, 24 hours a day by Master’s-level and Licensed Clinicians. The counselors average 16 years of clinical experience in a variety of backgrounds, including: emotionally disturbed youth, geriatric social services, nursing, in-home domestic violence intervention, case management, and drug and alcohol abuse. Language interpreter services enable the ACL to assist in 150 languages within seconds.
Oldest and largest provider of pro bono legal services in San Diego.
Stepping Stone welcomes all individuals for services related to alcohol and drug addiction, and those in need of life-enhancing recovery from co-occurring conditions. It is our mission to primarily serve the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community. Clients often have other medical and psychiatric conditions that interact with and impact their addiction.
The Hillcrest Youth Center (HYC) is the only drop-in and recreational center in San Diego County dedicated to the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and HIV+ (LGBTQ+) youth. HYC is committed to providing a safe and affirming space for LGBTQ+ youth.
Through the vision, dedication and hard work of our supporters, the North County LGBTQ Resource Center became a reality in November 2011. We will bring together to collaborate ideas, share resources, and extend our profile in our community. We envision the Resource Center as a visible symbol of the LGBT community in North County San Diego. The Resource Center will offer support, build, educate, and improve the relationships of the LGBT community and our friends and allies. Services include support groups for the youth, seniors, military service members, HIV/AIDS testing and prevention, counseling, civil rights advocacy, classes and workgroups.
The Center offers a wide range of counseling services through its Behavioral Health Services programs. Services include individual, couple/family, and group counseling. Counseling services are also available for those struggling with same-sex relationship violence; transgender persons who need assistance with transition & for individuals, couples and families struggling with HIV/AIDS.
The San Diego Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center, Inc., (The Center) is the nation’s second oldest and one of the largest LGBT community centers. Functioning as the LGBT community’s anchor organization, The Center is led by a 15-member board of directors, employs more than 50 paid staff and utilizes more than 1000 community volunteers to achieve its twin goals of promoting LGBT health and human rights. The Center provides direct program services to the many different facets of the LGBT community, including men, women, youth, seniors, families, LGBT Latino community members and their families, and those struggling with HIV. Last year The Center provided more than 61,000 direct service visits to San Diego community members, and through its events, activities and advocacy, touched the lives of thousands more.
The program provides comprehensive, ongoing assistance to individuals with HIV/AIDS. Case Management staff advocates on behalf of clients to ensure proper treatment and care. The program consists of three components: intensive case management for ex-offenders, general case management and peer advocacy.
We offer high quality, low-cost primary health care at five state-of-the-art clinic sites. For your convenience we offer extended evening and weekend hours, same day appointments, pharmacy and laboratory services on-site, and free door to door transportation.Our board-certified or board-eligible medical doctors, physician assistants and nurse practitioners serve all members of the community, regardless of insurance status. Uninsured patients can receive help in enrolling in insurance or may be eligible to pay on a sliding fee scale.