Successful Transitions Resource Center

Teens, ages 15 to 18

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Narcotics Anonymous- The Zoo

Meetings every Thursday 8:00pm-9:30pm.

(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- Experience, Strength & Hope

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

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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

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

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

California Youth Connection

California Youth Connection was founded in 1988 by a group of foster youth and supportive adults to provide a vehicle for California foster youth to learn leadership and advocacy skills and to engage directly with policymakers to improve the foster care system.  Founded on the model of youth empowerment, CYC maintains a dual focus on policy and youth development.

CYC is the only organization in California to engage foster youth in the policy making process. Our foster youth leaders have created a fundamental paradigm shift in child welfare policy in California, ensuring that foster youth are at the center of child welfare policymaking for the first time in history.

(213) 514-5663    Visit Website    View Map

Soroptimist Live Your Dream Award

The Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards (formerly the Women’s Opportunity Awards) assists women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects. In addition to providing the primary financial support for their families, eligible applicants must be enrolled in, or have been accepted to, a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program and must demonstrate financial need.

(215) 893-9000    Visit Website    View Map

The MANA de San Diego Scholarship Program

The Mana de San Diego Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to Latinas enrolled in community college or university. Scholarships are granted to qualified applicants pursuing a Bachelor degree through doctoral programs. About $30,000 in scholarships are awarded yearly. Recipients are selected based on academic and non academic criteria of the applicant including: leadership, community involvement, educational aspiration, career goals, grade point average, special circumstances and financial need. 

(619) 297-0115    Visit Website    View Map

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(347) 353-0007    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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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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