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Teens, ages 15 to 18

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Mental Health Systems- STEPS Adolescent Services

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.

(858) 565-2510 Ext. 130    Visit Website    View Map

Narcotics Anonymous- Caring and Sharing

Meetings every Tuesday 7:30pm-9:00pm.

(619) 584-1007    Visit Website    View Map

Narcotics Anonymous- Cold Turkey

Meetings every Thursday 8:15pm-9:15pm.

(619) 584-1007    Visit Website    View Map

Narcotics Anonymous- Serenity Sundays

Meetings every Sunday 9:00pm-10:00pm

(619) 584-1007    Visit Website    View Map

Narcotics Anonymous- Experience, Strength & Hope

Meetings every Friday 7:30pm-8:30pm.

(619) 584-1007    Visit Website    View Map

Catalyst (Full Service Partnership)

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.

(858) 300-0460    Visit Website    View Map

Narcotics Anonymous- So Fresh So Clean

Meetings every Friday 7:00pm-8:00pm.

(619) 584-1007    Visit Website    View Map

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   

McAlister Institute- New Hope Teen Recovery Center

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.

(619) 442-0277    Visit Website    View Map

Narcotics Anonymous- USD Survivors

Meetings every Thursday 8:00pm-9:00pm.

(619) 584-1007    Visit Website    View Map


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

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