Job Options (JOI) is a San Diego-based not-for-profit company that provides professional service personnel, many of whom have severe mental, physical or psychological disabilities, in basic services such as janitorial, hospital environmental, food service, laundry, administrative and clerical, commissary inventory management and shelf-stocking services. We are proud to offer individuals with disabilities the opportunity for gainful employment without discrimination.
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Alliance for Community Empowerment (ACE) Program was created to address the effects of community violence, strengthen the family, and empower the community. 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.
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!
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. By bringing youth and law enforcement officers together in this manner, STAR/PAL helps build safer communities in the future.
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.
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 14-24 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.
Project A.W.A.R.E. aims to educate at-risk youths and prepare them to take responsibility for their thoughts and actions. By becoming emotionally literate, learning/developing basic social skills, and through self-examination, our young students will not only better themselves and their school environment, but also become productive members of society and establish themselves as community leaders. Project A.W.A.R.E. provides a healthy environment wherein students can safely process their feelings and learn how to effectively incorporate problem-solving skills that they’ve learned into their daily lives.
The goal of Off the Street is to educate, encourage and empower youth to live their dreams, without drugs, crime or gangs.
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.