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!
San Diego Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenting Program (SANDAPP) provides case management and counseling services to pregnant and parenting youth throughout San Diego County. In addition, SANDAPP also offers Parent Child Interaction Therapy services for teen parents and their children to improve bonding and attachment and resolve behavior issues and concerns. These services offer a hands-on approach to parenting skill development and are proven to reduce behaviors of the child’s that the teen parent is concerned about.
Inspired by the courage of our national organization, the Mental Health America of San Diego County was founded in 1942 as the first mental health advocacy organization in San Diego County. MHA brings together clients, families, professionals, providers, community leaders and the public to collaborate, cooperate and ensure available, affordable care to all citizens.
Street of Dreams provides a music and arts education, college prep program for teen mothers who are at high risk wards of the court and have been trapped in the juvenile justice system. Our students come from foster care, incarceration, and homelessness.
Because the Y is for everyone, we bring together children, adults and families of all abilities like no other organization can. As a result, hundreds of thousands in San Diego County are receiving the support, guidance and resources needed to achieve greater health and well-being for their spirit, mind and body. We focus our work in three key areas, because nurturing the potential of kids, helping people live healthier and supporting our neighbors are fundamental to strengthening communities.
The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center is a 12.4-acre family support, education, recreation, and cultural arts center, made possible by a generous gift by the late philanthropist Mrs. Joan Kroc. The facility is open to members and the general public and serves residents of East San Diego, La Mesa and Lemon Grove with a variety of quality programs for individuals of all ages.
Since 1918, Jewish Family Services of San Diego has been a trusted community resource for individuals and families in times of need. Our wide range of integrated services empower individuals & families to move toward self-sufficiency, support aging with dignity, and foster community connection & engagement throughout San Diego County and the Coachella Valley. JFS provides essential services to people regardless of religion, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, ability, gender identity/expression, or sexual orientation.
(See website for locations in other counties in San Diego.)
Harmony West is a gender responsive, non-residential treatment and recovery center dedicated to helping women through the challenges of recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. The program provides an array of substance abuse treatment and education services, as well as classes to develop and strengthen skills related to healthy parenting, relationships, and self-sufficiency.
Parents and caregivers with problems related to their children call for support. Trained volunteer counselors who are sympathetic and non-judgmental answer the Parental Stress Line. No problem is too big or too small for a parent to call. We have a translation service so if you, or someone you know, needs a translator don’t hesitate to call.
North County Lifeline’s mission is to build self-reliance among youth, individuals and families through problem solving, skill-building and accessible community-based services.
200 Michigan Avenue, Vista, CA 92084
707 Oceanside Blvd., Oceanside, CA 92054