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.
The YMCA Outreach Program is comprised of Runaway and Homeless Youth Street Outreach, National Safe Place Coordination for San Diego County, and community outreach for Youth & Family Services programming.
California Youth Connection was founded in 1988 by a group of foster youth and supportive adults to provide a vehicle for California foster youth to learn leadership and advocacy skills and to engage directly with policymakers to improve the foster care system. Founded on the model of youth empowerment, CYC maintains a dual focus on policy and youth development.
CYC is the only organization in California to engage foster youth in the policy making process. Our foster youth leaders have created a fundamental paradigm shift in child welfare policy in California, ensuring that foster youth are at the center of child welfare policymaking for the first time in history.
Survivors for Solutions (S4S) was created to advocate for peer-led services and programs, survivor-informed policies at all levels of government, and provide best practices consultation to governments, non-profits and institutions. Survivors for Solutions offers over 15 years of experience in advocacy, administration and service delivery to disenfranchised populations including sexual exploitation and violence against women.
A Helping Hand Counseling is comprised of licensed clinicians whose expertise is in brief-focused therapy. They will assist you in getting to the root of the problem. The goal is to help you to look at your past so that you may change your present and therefore enhance your future.
Victim Services offer comprehensive services to victims and witnesses of all types of crimes. Assistance is provided from the moment the crime occurs for as long as assistance is needed; there is no cutoff for assistance by the program. There are mandatory victim services and optional victim services offered. There are 8 victim service locations throughout San Diego.
Mandatory Victim Services:
(1) Crisis intervention
(2) Emergency assistance
(3) Resource and referral assistance
(4) Direct follow-up counseling
(5) Property return assistance
(6) Orientation to the Criminal Justice System
(7) Court escort & court support
(8) Case status & case disposition information
(9) Notification of family and friends
(10) Employer notification
(11) Victim of crime claims assistance
Optional Victim Services:
(1) Creditor Intervention
(2) Child care
(3) Restitution information
(4) Witness notification
(5) Funeral and burial arrangements
(6) Crime prevention information
(7) Temporary restraining order information
(8) Transportation assistance
(9) Court waiting area
(10) Employer intervention
This facility provides mental health services by assisting adults with a Domestic Violence Safety Plan, Emergency and Crisis Mental Health Services, Mental Health Administration, Outpatient Mental Health Centers and San Diego County Domestic Violence Hotline.
California Youth Connection (CYC) is a youth led organization that develops leaders who empower each other and their communities to transform the foster care system through legislative and policy changes. CYC core activities include: state and local advocacy, training and sharing of best practices, youth development and leadership, outreach and community education.
Voices for Children transforms the lives of abused children in San Diego County by providing them with volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA’s). They believe that every child deserves a safe and permanent home, and to that end, will review and monitor every court file in the system.