Please note:

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

Mental Health Systems: Families Forward

(858) 380-4676

This program works to support high-risk youth and their families to decrease re-arrests, re-hospitalizations, truancy, and residential placement. The program’s goal is to empower the client and his or her family and create self-sufficiency. Families Forward can work with child up to 90 days before discharge.


Intensive case management, crisis intervention, mental health services, treatment groups, medication management, educational support, resource linkage

Payment Options:



6-21 years old, have Medi-Cal or be involved with CWS or the probation system, at risk for losing placement at home or transitioning back home with a return/discharge date, have a mental health diagnosis and meet medical necessity criteria

Types of Needs:

Outpatient Services for Mental Health

Transition Resource Categories

Independent Living Skills
Job & Career
Physical Health & Well-Bring
Emotional & Behavioral Well-Bring
Community Centers & Recreation
Benefits Assistance

Funded by the Generosity of

Bank of America

St. Germaine Children's Charity

Agency Inclusion

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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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