8 West is a sustainable program with a foundation based on the simple premise of “hope”. When you restore hope, the human spirit becomes indomitable. We not only help homeless youth re-discover what it means to have hope, but the long-term impact of our “homeless to hopeful” model also results in positive, deeply recursive effects throughout the community.
The Maternity Shelter Program provides safe, secure and supportive housing with intensive case management services for pregnant and parenting young women who are between 18 and 24 years old, and their dependent children. These women are homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless.
A program designed to help youth participants who may struggle with the transition from the highly structured institutional residential environment that comes with being a ward or youth dependent back into society and to their respective home environments. The Wrap team works to identify the strengths in both the youth and in the family to enhance and preserve a positive environment after the transition. The team identifies and utilizes existing strengths to establish stability within the family unit and social support system to merit a court decision to end the youth’s dependency or ward status.
Cornerstone Mental Health Clinics are designed to meet the mental health needs of children ages 5-17 who are Medi-cal eligible or without insurance in San Diego County, by providing individual family group and psychiatric services at the client’s school home or clinic.
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.
STEPS Program provides mental health treatment to children and adolescents with sexually abusive behavior problems. The intensive day treatment service is for male adolescents ages 12-18 with sexually abusive behavior problems. Clients participate in treatment five days a week from 8-4PM. Clients attend school on site through the San Diego Unified School District. Students benefit from the small class size (no more than 12 students) and the teacher/student ratio allows for frequent individual attention with their academics. Day Treatment provides individual, group therapy, family therapy, social skills building groups, treatment teams, medication assessment and monitoring.
In addition, STEPS provides an outpatient treatment program for males and females ages 6-18. The main outpatient office is in Kearny Mesa and STEPS has a satellite office in Escondido to meet the needs of North County referrals. In outpatient, clients participate in one hour a week individual and/or family therapy. The program takes a restorative rather than a punitive approach, and incorporates the belief that every youth in the program has the potential to gain insight and change.
McAlister Institute Teen Recovery Centers (TRCs) provide substance abuse treatment, recovery, and education for adolescents who are using, misusing, or abusing alcohol and/or other drugs. Each program accommodates teens’ school schedules, offering after-school treatment, individual and group counseling, and structured recovery activities to help teens develop the tools they need to stay alcohol- and drug-free. Programs are conveniently located for easy access and now offer satellite locations at schools throughout the County.
Meetings every Friday 7:30pm-8:30pm.
Meetings every Thursday 8:15pm-9:15pm.
Meetings every Thursday 8:00pm-9:00pm.