Family Resources

If you have a health care provider or belong to a HMO then they should be the first contact for health and mental health services. The resources below are directed to low income families although some of the resources are offered to anyone no matter the income.

Chula Vista Community Collaborative

New Directions Family Resource Center
915 4th Street (at “L” Street)
Chula Vista, CA 91911
Contact: Heather Nemour
Telephone: 691.53001
FAX: 425-7416
Community collaborative that provides an array of social services.

Vista Hill
647 ‘E’ Street
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Phone: 858.514.5193
Parent education classes including “On Track” for parents and children.

Youth Enhancement Services
3025 Beyer Blvd. #E-101
San Diego, CA 92154
A branch of the San Ysidro mental health clinic. Specialize in children and adolescent mental health treatment. Spanish spoken.

Domestic Violence Temporary Restraining Order Clinic
South Bay Court House
500 Third Avenue, 3rd Floor
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Provides free assistance in completing the Temporary Restraining Order forms for domestic violence clients. Monday through Friday, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.

San Diego Domestic Violence Council 


Military Family Support
The FFSP Murphy Canyon Branch provides Clinical Counseling for Children and Youth of military personnel.We provide school, home and community-based counseling. The focus of our Child/Youth groups includes: Coping with Deployment, Social Skills, Anger Management, Self-Esteem, and more. For more information, please call (858) 277-4259, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Southbay Community Services
315 4th Avenue #E
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Many services offered that cover an array of needs.

Legal Aid Society
110 South Euclid Avenue
San Diego, CA 92114
619.262.0896 for an appointment
619.262.5557 Administration
Free legal aid including court representation in civil law cases and some criminal law cases for low income persons who qualify financially. Legal assistance also provided in divorce cases. English/Spanish.

AA (Alcoholics Anonymous)
619.265.8762 619.265.8762 – 24 hour hotline
This is the central number to call to find out where AA meetings are held.

(ACA) Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Self-help information and support groups for those who grew up in alcoholic homes and wish to recover from the patterns they develop as a result.

NA (Narcotics Anonymous)
4689 Felton Street
Normal Heights, CA 92176
This is the central number to call to find out where NA meetings are held.

Alateen – Alanon (24 hour)
AA meetings for teens.

Teen Recovery Center (TRC)
M-F, 9 am – 5 pm, 619.521.2250

Ears For Fears:
California Runaway Hotline

Compassionate Friends
4735 Clairmont Drive
San Diego, CA 922117
To assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age and to provide information to help others be supportive.

Youth Crisis Hotline

The Bridge
(24-hour runaway shelter) 619.521.3939

National Hopeline Network

Suicide Hotline

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
The agency is highly focused on its mission on building resilience and facilitating recovery for people with/or At-Risk for mental or substance use disorders
Web Site:

Resources relating to Drug Abuse Prevention
The National Alliance maintains a HELP LINE on Mental Illnesses and Referrals to local groups. The local self-help groups have support and advocacy components and offer education and information about community services for families and individuals.

Addiction Resource raises awareness on the dangers of addiction and helps parents stay healthy and drug-free for themselves and their children.

Health Finder promotes better health through education and awareness.

The National Empowerment Center is a technical assistance center run by mental health consumers/survivors.

The Quit Smoking Community is a group of volunteers that are passionate about ending smoking around the world.

The Dangers of Bullying and Substance Abuse

Addiction Center – San Diego: Addiction Center is a professional webguide that can connect addicts and families with recovery and treatment options in the local San Diego area.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

PFLAG- National Chapter – Gay, Lesbian, Bi, Transgender and family support

PFLAG – San Diego Chapter

GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network