Counseling Resources

What do I do if I am credit deficient?

  1. Make an appointment with your counselor immediately!
  2. Sign up for Summer School or iHigh for credit recovery classes
  3. Entertain an Alternative Placement at SDUSD's Alternative Schools:

Garfield High School
Twain High School

Please contact your health care provider for health and mental health services. The following resources are for low-income families, though some of the resources are offered to anyone no matter the income.

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.

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.

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 porce cases. English/Spanish.
San Diego Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenting Program SANDAPP

AA (Alcoholics Anonymous)
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)
619.584.1007 4689
Felton Street
Normal Heights, CA 92176

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

Teen Recovery Center (TRC)
San Diego Youth Services (SDYS) is a non-profit charitable organization that since founded, has stabilized the lives of over 500,000 homeless, runaway, abused and at-risk youth in the San Diego area.

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)

National Hope line 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

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 inpiduals.

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.

Addiction Center - San Diego
Addiction Center is a professional web guide that can connect addicts and families with recovery and treatment options in the local San Diego area.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

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GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian Straight Education Network

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