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Juvenile Resources

Alcohol Abuse

These programs are specifically designed for youth with substance abuse or dependency issues.

Union of Pan Asian Communities (UPAC)
1031 25th Street
San Diego, CA 92102
(619) 232-6454

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D.)

East County:
250 East Main Street
El Cajon, CA 92020
(858) 564-0780

South County:
500 3rd Avenue
Chula, Vista, CA 91910
(800) 426-6233

North County:
325 South Melrose Drive
Vista, CA 92081
858-564-0780

Harmonium, Inc.
5440 Morehouse Dr., Suite 1000
San Diego, CA 92121
(858) 684-3080

Alanon / Alateen
2667 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 208
San Diego, CA 92108
(619) 296-2666
Available 24 hours per day

Anger Management

These programs are designed for youth demonstrating behavior that could be detrimental to their health or well-being.

California Behavior Institute
6845 University Avenue
San Diego, CA 92115
(619) 644-5500

SAY, San Diego

Main Office:
4775 Viewridge Avenue
San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 565-4148

Mid-City Family Resource Center:
4275 El Cajon Boulevard, Suite 101
San Diego, CA 92105
(619) 283-9624

Harmonium, Inc.
5440 Morehouse Dr., Suite 1000
San Diego, CA 92121
(858) 684-3080

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (A.D.H.D.)

These counseling services are for individual, family or group counseling for children, youth and adults.

SAY, San Diego

Main Office:
4775 Viewridge Avenue
San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 565-4148

Mid-City Family Resource Center:
4275 El Cajon Boulevard, Suite 101
San Diego, CA 92105
(619) 283-9624

Harmonium, Inc.
5440 Morehouse Dr., Suite 1000
San Diego, CA 92121
(858) 684-3080

Boarding Schools

These programs are an alternative to students age 16-18 years of age. The Juvenile must volunteer for the program. They will live in the residential program, be monitored and have a mentor to guide them.

Sunburst Youth Academy
4022 Saratoga Ave
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
(877) 463-1921

Counseling

These counseling services are for individual, family or group counseling for children, youth and adults.

SAY, San Diego

Main Office:
4775 Viewridge Avenue
San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 565-4148

Mid-City Family Resource Center:
4275 El Cajon Boulevard, Suite 101
San Diego, CA 92105
(619) 283-9624

Harmonium, Inc.
5440 Morehouse Dr., Suite 1000
San Diego, CA 92121
(858) 684-3080

Union of Pan Asian Communities (UPAC)
1031 25th Street
San Diego, CA 92102
(619) 232-6454

Barrio Station
2175 Newton Ave.
San Diego, CA 92113
(619) 238-0314

Homestart Inc.
5005 Texas St., Suite 203
San Diego, CA 92108
(619) 692-0727

Monarch School
1625 Newton Avenue
San Diego, CA 92113
(619) 652-4100

Drug Abuse

These programs are designed to educate families about drug abuse.

California Behavior Institute
6845 University Avenue
San Diego, CA 92115
(619) 644-5500

Union of Pan Asian Communities (UPAC)
1031 25th Street
San Diego, CA 92102
(619) 232-6454

Harmonium, Inc.
5440 Morehouse Dr., Suite 1000
San Diego, CA 92121
(858) 684-3080

Alanon / Alateen
2667 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 208
San Diego, CA 92108
(619) 296-2666
Available 24 hours per day

Drunk Driving Programs

These programs assist both the families of victims of drunk driving and offenders.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D.)

East County:
250 East Main Street
El Cajon, CA 92020
(858) 564-0780

South County:
500 3rd Avenue
Chula, Vista, CA 91910
(800) 426-6233

North County:
325 South Melrose Drive
Vista, CA 92081
858-564-0780

Alanon / Alateen
2667 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 208
San Diego, CA 92108
(619) 296-2666
Available 24 hours per day

Emancipation

The program offers information on educational emancipation.

Superior Court of California - San Diego County
Juvenile Central - For Central, East and South County residents
2851 Meadow Lark Drive
San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 364-1600

Employment Services for Youth

San Diego Workforce Partnership
330 Park Blvd., Room #555
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 319-9675

Monarch School
1625 Newton Avenue
San Diego, CA 92113
(619) 652-4100

Urban Corps San Diego
3127 Jefferson St.
San Diego, CA 92110
(619) 235-6884

California Conservation Corps
401 W. 35th St, Suite A
National City, CA 91950
(619) 409-4382
(800) 952-5627

Gang Alternatives

Harmonium, Inc.
5440 Morehouse Dr., Suite 1000
San Diego, CA 92121
(858) 684-3080

SAY, San Diego

Main Office:
4775 Viewridge Avenue
San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 565-4148

Mid-City Family Resource Center:
4275 El Cajon Boulevard, Suite 101
San Diego, CA 92105
(619) 283-9624

California Behavior Institute
6845 University Avenue
San Diego, CA 92115
(619) 644-5500

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender

San Diego LGBT Community Center
3909 Centre St.
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 692-2077

Graffiti Education

California Behavior Institute
6845 University Avenue
San Diego, CA 92115
(619) 644-5500

Hot Lines for Teens by Teens

These hotlines are for teens or family members who need someone to talk to about their problems such as sex, drugs, peer pressure, family relationships, depression or suicide. Most of these hotlines are open 24 hrs.

Youth to Youth Hotline
(800) 852-8336

Rape Crisis Hotline
(619) 697-7477

Suicide and Psychiatric
(888) 724-7240

Crisis / Runaways
(800) 786-2929

Crisis / Anyone
(888) 724-7240

Narcotics Anonymous
(619) 584-1007

Cocaine Anonymous
(866) 242-2248

Leadership

These programs are delinquency prevention and youth leadership development programs designed to enhance the meaning and positive involvement of youth in their community.

Harmonium, Inc.
5440 Morehouse Dr., Suite 1000
San Diego, CA 92121
(858) 684-3080

SAY, San Diego

Main Office:
4775 Viewridge Avenue
San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 565-4148

Mid-City Family Resource Center:
4275 El Cajon Boulevard, Suite 101
San Diego, CA 92105
(619) 283-9624

Monarch School
1625 Newton Avenue
San Diego, CA 92113
(619) 652-4100

Learning Disabilities

City Heights Family Health Center
5454 El Cajon Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92115
(619) 515-2300

Harmonium, Inc.
5440 Morehouse Dr., Suite 1000
San Diego, CA 92121
(858) 684-3080

SAY, San Diego

Main Office:
4775 Viewridge Avenue
San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 565-4148

Mid-City Family Resource Center:
4275 El Cajon Boulevard, Suite 101
San Diego, CA 92105
(619) 283-9624

Mediation Centers

These organizations offer family mediation by teaching families how to communicate clearly with each other by looking at situations from all perspectives. They explore ways for each family member to contribute to the home. They also have juvenile to juvenile mediation.

Restorative Justice Mediation Program
2341 Jefferson Street, Suite 102
San Diego, CA 92110
(619) 280-1993

Mentoring

These programs are to provide mentoring and guidance to young adults. 

Homestart Inc.
5005 Texas St., Suite 203
San Diego, CA 92108
(619) 692-0727

Monarch School
1625 Newton Avenue
San Diego, CA 92113
(619) 652-4100

Parent Education and Resources

These programs are resources for parents who need assistance with raising productive youth.

Homestart Inc.
5005 Texas St., Suite 203
San Diego, CA 92108
(619) 692-0727

Harmonium, Inc.
5440 Morehouse Dr., Suite 1000
San Diego, CA 92121
(858) 684-3080

SAY, San Diego

Main Office:
4775 Viewridge Avenue
San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 565-4148

Mid-City Family Resource Center:
4275 El Cajon Boulevard, Suite 101
San Diego, CA 92105
(619) 283-9624

Pregnancy and Prevention

City Heights Family Health Center
5454 El Cajon Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92115
(619) 515-2300

San Diego Youth Services
3255 Wing St.
San Diego, CA 92110
(619) 221-8600

Planned Parenthood
2017 First Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101
(888) 743-7526

Shelters / Homeless Services

If you or a friend are in a situation that is dangerous and are determined to run away, run away to a place that is safe. In San Diego, there are several agencies that provide services for people without shelter. This includes food, medical care, employment services and education.

Homestart Inc.
5005 Texas St., Suite 203
San Diego, CA 92108
(619) 692-0727

San Diego Youth Services
3255 Wing St.
San Diego, CA 92110
(619) 221-8600

Urban Street Angels
1404 Fifth Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 415-6616

San Diego LGBT Center
3909 Centre St.
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 692-2077

Taking Wing
(619) 221-8600

YMCA Turning Point
(619) 640-9774

Casa Nuestra
(619) 498-0555

Cool Beds
(619) 258-6877

Shoplifting Prevention

This program is for first offenders who shoplifted and were caught. This program helps prevent offenders from shoplifting again.

California Behavior Institute
6845 University Avenue
San Diego, CA 92115
(619) 644-5500

Truancy Prevention

This program is for students who have a problem with truancy.

San Diego Unified School District
4100 Normal Street
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 725-8000

Tutoring Programs

These programs provide tutoring sessions for young people who apply and are accepted. Some even have after school services provided if your child is between the ages of 4 and 11.

Monarch School
1625 Newton Avenue
San Diego, CA 92113
(619) 652-4100

Harmonium, Inc.
5440 Morehouse Dr., Suite 1000
San Diego, CA 92121
(858) 684-3080

SAY, San Diego

Main Office:
4775 Viewridge Avenue
San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 565-4148

Mid-City Family Resource Center:
4275 El Cajon Boulevard, Suite 101
San Diego, CA 92105
(619) 283-9624