In 2009, Second Chance launched its Juvenile Options for Lifelong Transition Program (JOLT). The JOLT Program is dedicated to providing a comprehensive custody-to-community reentry model based on evidence based practices with the goal to prevent further involvement with the judicial system and support transition aged youth into adulthood. The JOLT Program provides support for 14-24 year old young adults who are often gang involved or affected, and are transitioning from incarceration back into the community. The program serves high risk, transition aged youth, reentering the community and includes gang intervention activities thus increasing public safety and neighborhood wellness.
Project A.W.A.R.E. aims to educate at-risk youths and prepare them to take responsibility for their thoughts and actions. By becoming emotionally literate, learning/developing basic social skills, and through self-examination, our young students will not only better themselves and their school environment, but also become productive members of society and establish themselves as community leaders. Project A.W.A.R.E. provides a healthy environment wherein students can safely process their feelings and learn how to effectively incorporate problem-solving skills that they’ve learned into their daily lives.
The goal of Off the Street is to educate, encourage and empower youth to live their dreams, without drugs, crime or gangs.
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.
Toward Maximum Independence (TMI) is a nonprofit agency that advocates and assists individuals with developmental challenges and who are deaf and hard of hearing to be included members of the community. Since 1981 TMI has been working with local regional centers and the California State Departments of Developmental Services, Rehabilitation and Habilitation to achieve its’ mission to support people with developmental challenges to live, work and take their rightful place in society.
The Public Guardian conducts official investigations into conservatorship matters, and serves as the legally appointed guardian for persons, who have been determined by the Courts to be incapable of caring for themselves. These are generally older, frail and vulnerable adults who are at risk or have been a victim of abuse or neglect.
The San Diego Regional Center provides a variety of services to persons with developmental disabilities and their families that are based on individual needs and supports their independence.
At the heart of NAMI San Diego’s mission is the sharing of information and striving to end the stigma associated with mental illness. To this end, we offer a Helpline, support groups, educational meetings, newsletters, a lending library and a number of classes on mental illness held at various locations throughout San Diego County.
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.
Founded in 1969, Center for Community Solutions (CCS) helps more than 10,000 adults and children each year to heal and prevent relationship and sexual violence. CCS operates the only rape crisis center in the city of San Diego along with a countywide 24-hour bilingual crisis helpline. The nonprofit agency also provides emergency domestic violence shelters, hospital and court accompaniment, as well as legal and counseling services for those affected by domestic violence and sexual assault. CCS also works with local community groups and schools to provide innovative prevention programs to promote healthy relationships and peaceful communities.
Pacific Beach: (858) 272-5777
El Cajon: (619) 697-7477