Urban Beats

Urban Beats is an innovative artistic expression program for Transitional Age Youth (TAY). Through
creating and delivering artistic productions and TAY-focused social media messaging, Urban Beats aims to enhance self-sufficiency and increase TAY engagement in behavioral health treatment. Urban Beats utilizes strengths identification and artistic self-expression to fight the stigma related to mental illness and promote youth self-empowerment and improve wellness.

STEPS Program, Salvation Army

Provides a comprehensive employment/transitional living program for homeless men. Clients must be alcohol and drug free and be willing to work full-time. Services include one-on-one case management; job-related preparation with accompanying workshops; employment counseling involving interest and aptitude testing, screening, case planning, budgeting, career development, and weekly follow-up for 9 weeks regarding employment retention; and active job development and job search assistance. The transitional housing supportive services include food and clothing, grooming facilities and supplies, and transportation in the form of bus tokens/passes. Referrals for other support services are provided if necessary.

Areta Crowell BPSR Center

Areta Crowell Wellness Recovery Center’s services are based on the principles of psychosocial rehabilitation, with emphasis on attending to the whole person and re-establishing one’s life as a result of the consequences of mental illness, rather than simply attending to the symptoms of the illness. The services focus on recovery, rehabilitation, and community integration, and are individualized to meet the needs of each client. Clients actively participate in setting service plan goals and are encouraged to involve family and significant others in the recovery plan.

Job Options Inc.

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.

San Diego Community College District: College 2 Career

College to Career (C2C) at San Diego Community College District is a three-year program for students with intellectual disabilities (ID) to obtain academic and vocational training at the City College, Mesa, Miramar College and the Continuing Education campuses.  It serves three cohorts of twenty students annually and is one of five cooperative C2C programs with the California Department of Rehabilitation.  The goal of the program is to provide students with tools needed to complete college coursework and prepare for competitive, integrated employment.  Areas of focus include college success, life management and employment related strategies.

Institute for Effective Education: Urban Skills Center

Urban Skills Center serves up to 50 young adults with mild to moderate learning disabilities, ages 18 – 22. Some of our students are studying to complete a high school education and obtain a diploma from their school district. All of our students are acquiring important social, vocational, and independent living skills that are designed to optimize their post-school employment and living options.

Creative Supportive Services

Creative Support Alternatives provides Supported Living Services (SLS) and Independent Living Services (ILS) to people with developmental disabilities. These services enable adults to live in their own home and fully participate as members of their chosen community.

Community Catalysts

Community Catalysts California offers a variety of services to people within the full spectrum of types of disabilities. Everyday our professional staff members are committed to people with disabilities to help them succeed in their daily lives, work, home and in their communities.

Employment and Community Options

We are a non-profit organization that educates and empowers low-income adults with intellectual disabilities with the skills and knowledge necessary to achieve their personal goals and optimum potential in life. We are proud of the role we play in connecting businesses that need reliable workers with low-income adults looking to secure meaningful work.

SAY San Diego (Social Advocates for Youth)

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.