Get Help for a Child

We are San Diego’s oldest children’s nonprofit.
A trusted resource in caring for children and strengthening families since 1887.

Are you concerned about your child’s behaviors, performance at school or problems at home? Not sure where to start, but would like to see what kind of help may be available?

We’re here to provide you with support, guidance and services. We listen to each family and provide them with support and solutions that are strength-based, child and family focused, and culturally relevant.

phone-orangeCall to speak with a professional at our Family Wellness Center at (858) 634-8300


Has it been recommended that your child needs 24/7 therapeutic residential care? Our accredited residential treatment programs help with intensive therapeutic support on our beautiful and nurturing 9-acre campus.

phone-orangeCall our Residential Intake and Outreach Manager at (858) 633-4106


Is your child in need of a private school setting that specializes in helping students with mental, emotional and behavioral disorders thrive? Our WASC accredited K-12 Academy is available to answer questions on enrollment.

phone-orangeCall our Academy Administrative Manager at (858) 569-2131


Are you interested in providing a loving home to a foster care child?

phone-orangeCall our Special Families Foster Care Program Coordinator at (858) 569-2113


phone-orangeFor school districts, charter schools, professionals or private health insurance companies seeking to partner with us, please contact our VP of Clinical Operations at (858) 569-2121.


Other Important Numbers

For life or death situations: Call 911 immediately.

Access and Crisis Line: Call (888) 724-7240 if you or a child are in a mental health crisis – including, but not limited to – a suicidal child, teen or adult, a person trying to injure themselves or others, or in a situation with someone who can no longer control themselves.

San Diego Child Welfare Services/Child Abuse Hotline:
If you are concerned for the health and/or safety of a child, please call (858) 560-2191 or California toll-free (800) 344-6000.