EatFresh is an online resource for CalFresh (SNAP, or food stamps) eligible individuals and families; though this website is a great resource for anyone who wants to improve their health. EatFresh’s goals are 1) to encourage cooking at home with fresh foods and minimally non perishables, 2) to show users that healthy change happens even though barriers exist, 3) to better understand the link between lifestyle/diet choices with the prevention of chronic diseases.
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.
Fred Finch Youth Center offers unconditional care, support and opportunity to children, youth, young adults, and their families who face complex challenges from one or more of the following: mental or emotional impairment; developmental disability; trauma and abuse, some at a very young age; alcohol or other drug use; poverty; exclusion; discrimination and stigma.
Because each person has different needs and needs change over time, services are available in several configurations and many locations including residential treatment, public school, non-public school, homes, community settings, specialized independent and shared housing. All mental health, educational and social services are professional, culturally competent, innovative, individualized and based on the strengths, hopes and aspirations of each person and family. The goal is always to support the individual and family on their journey to a healthy, satisfying, productive life in the community.
San Diego Center for the Blind (SDCB) provides the first step toward adjustment to vision loss through its comprehensive and specialized rehabilitation program. These services greatly impact the vision impaired individuals’ response to his or her disability and their ultimate return to an independent lifestyle in their community. Accurate and timely rehabilitation efforts will facilitate the individual’s adjustment to their vision loss.
The CMSS Community Clinic ensures that primary health services are available and accessible during all life cycles, regardless of ability to pay, by utilizing a sliding fee scale and providing culturally and linguistically appropriate services, enabling services, outreach activities, eligibility assistance, and health education
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.
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.
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.
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 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.