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Teens, ages 15 to 18

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Rady Children’s Behavioral Health Urgent Care

The Behavioral Health Urgent Care serves children, teens and their families struggling with urgent emotional and/or behavioral concerns posing a risk to their safety or the safety of others or creating significant impairment in their daily lives.


This program has been made possible by a generous grant from Price Philanthropies.

We serve children and teens ages 5 to 17 in the Mid-City community and surrounding areas. We accept Medi-Cal and private insurance. We are also able to provide services to the uninsured and undocumented.

We see youth experiencing the following concerns:

  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Psychotic thinking
  • Physical aggression or risk of harm to others
  • Depression and/or anxiety
  • Acute stress reaction
  • Co-occurring problems with substance use/abuse
858-966-5484    Visit Website    View Map


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.

(619) 640-3266    Visit Website    View Map

Fred Finch- San Diego Wraparound Services

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.

619-281-3706    Visit Website    View Map

Home Start: Maternity Shelter Program

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.

(619) 906-4401    Visit Website    View Map

8 West/ Urban Street Angels

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.

(619) 415-6616    Visit Website    View Map

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(281) 783-8845    Visit Website   

California Smokers Helpline

Free telephone support and counseling for all Californians who are thinking about, or simply have questions about quitting smoking.

Telephone Counseling

You can develop a quitting plan that’s right for you—by working one-on-one with a trained telephone counselor.  Helpline counseling is easy, convenient, and has been proven to double smokers’ chances of quitting for good. Services are available in multiple languages and special services are available for tobacco chewerspregnant smokers, teens, and e-cigarette users. Call 1-800-NO-BUTTS today! Counselors are available weekdays, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Or sign up 24/7 online.

  • English: 1-800-NO-BUTTS (1-800-662-8887)
  • Chinese: 1-800-838-8917
  • Korean: 1-800-556-5564
  • Spanish: 1-800-45-NO-FUME (1-800-456-6386)
  • Vietnamese: 1-800-778-8440
  • Tobacco Chewers: 1-800-844-CHEW (1-800-844-2439)

Text Messaging

Want a little extra support via text messages?  You can receive texts each day during the first important weeks of quitting. Text messages are tailored to help at critical points along the way. You can also send questions at any time and a counselor will respond within one business day. Sign up here.

Self-help Materials

To receive a free packet of materials explaining the nuts and bolts of quitting, call 1-800-NO-BUTTS or click here. You can also find free materials in our online catalog.

Online Help & Referral to Local Programs

If you want to develop your own quitting plan using this web site, start here. If you want to go to a face-to-face program in your area, search here.

Nicotine Patches

Asian-language speakers and Helpline callers who live with children ages 5 and under may be eligible for free nicotine patches, sent directly to their home.  To see if you qualify, call 1-800-NO-BUTTS. If you have Medi-Cal insurance, please click here for more information.

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Student Loan Consolidation Guide


Student loan debt is a grave concern in modern America. In fact, the amount of debt from student loans topped $1.3 trillion at the end of 2016, and 68% of seniors graduating from public and nonprofit colleges have student debt – the average is $30,100. It takes borrowers an average of 21 years to repay their student loans, while 28% of students are in default (or miss payments for 270 days or more) within five years of entering repayment.

The picture painted by these statistics is clear: many borrowers are in over their heads with student loan debt and are looking for relief. Student loan consolidation or refinancing can be a great tool to use for those looking to save on, or simplify, their monthly payments, but going that route can also have serious consequences if not approached carefully – there are even student loan consolidations scams to be aware of.

That’s why we created this guide – to give borrowers a useful resource that empowers them to choose if student loan consolidation is right for them and which type may best suit their needs. We start by discussing the basics of student loan consolidation and refinancing, and comparing the benefits and drawbacks of federal and private consolidation loans. We then detail a step-by-step guide to using and choosing consolidation loans. The last section is dedicated to identifying the best private consolidation loans for those with a few different financial profiles.

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YMCA Outreach Program

The YMCA Outreach Program is comprised of Runaway and Homeless Youth Street Outreach, National Safe Place Coordination for San Diego County, and community outreach for Youth & Family Services programming.

(760) 908-9647    Visit Website   

YMCA/ YFS Connections 2020

Connections 2020 assists underrepresented young adults (ages 18-24) throughout San Diego by enhancing their relational skills and improving their financial stability. Connections 2020 also offers Relational Wellness and Work Readiness Classes in addition to one-on-one coaching and case management to help participants achieve their goals.

(760) 994-6900    Visit Website   


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Please note:

The resources and services in this directory are provided by external partners and not by San Diego Center for Children.

Funded by the Generosity of

Bank of America

St. Germaine Children's Charity

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We do not endorse any specific organization listed nor are we responsible for ensuring the quality of the services listed. Users should always select services at their own discretion. Additionally, this information is subject to change as funding for programs can shift over time, though we do our very best to keep the resource center as up-to-date as possible.

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