Several organizations offer programs that can help children with multiple problems. One is the YMCA Youth and Family Services offers classes, workshops, and counseling on many subjects. Parents should call (619) 543-9850 for details.
The California National Guard has several youth programs for different age groups and areas of the state. One is a statewide residential program conducted at the Grizzly Youth Academy at Camp San Luis Obispo. It is called the Youth ChalleNGe Program and is for 16 to 18 year-olds who are high school dropouts or at risk of dropping out. For further information call (800) 926-0643.