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    CLSSD - Dating and Relationships Resources

    Angels Foster Family Network: 

    http://angelsfoster.org/

    Angels Family Foster Network is dedicated to providing safe, stable and loving home for children ages newborn to 5 years of age.  Our families who foster commit to caring for a child until they are either reunified with their parent(s) or are adopted.

    AdvoKids:

    https://www.advokids.org/

    Advokids’ hotline, website, and legal trainings equip child advocates with the legal and scientific principles that they need so that they can more effectively advocate for the well-being of the child and encourage persistent judicial focus on every foster child’s need for safety, emotional security, and developmental health.

     

    California Youth Connection

    http://calyouthconn.org/

    California Youth Connection (CYC) is a youth led organization that develops leaders who empower each other and their communities to transform the foster care system through legislative, policy, and practice change.

    Foster youth will be equal partners in contributing to all policies and decisions made in their lives. All youth in foster care will have their needs met and the support to grow into healthy and vibrant adults. 

    County Hotline for Children Crisis Services: 

    http://www.sandiegocounty.gov/hhsa/programs/bhs/mental_health_services_children/emergency_and_crisis_mental_health_services.html

    According to Title 9 of the California Code of Regulations, an "Emergency Psychiatric Condition" is defined as a condition in which a person, due to a mental disorder, is an imminent danger to self or others or is immediately unable to provide for or utilize food, shelter or clothing. This situation indicates an immediate need for psychiatric inpatient hospitalization or psychiatric health facility assessment.

    Crisis children's services are available at the Access and Crisis Line at 1-888-724-7240. 

     

    California Office of Foster Youth

    http://www.fosteryouthhelp.ca.gov/

    Avenue for foster children and youth to file complaints regarding their placement, care and services without fear of retribution from those who provide their care and services. Provide children and youth with information on their rights when placed in foster care.

    Family Health Center of San Diego:

    http://www.fhcsd.org/

    Family Health Centers of San Diego is dedicated to providing caring, affordable, high-quality health care and supportive services to everyone, with a special commitment to uninsured, low income and medically underserved persons. We are the largest community clinic provider of healthcare to the uninsured in Southern California and one of the top 10 largest community clinic organizations in the country.

    Fred Finch Youth Center:

    https://www.fredfinch.org/

    Fred Finch Youth Center (FFYC) is a non-profit organization that provides innovative, effective, caring mental health and social services to children, young adults, and their families that allows them to build on their strengths, overcome challenges, and live healthy and productive lives.

    Mana de San Diego

    https://www.manasd.org/programs/hermanitas/

    Hermanitas Youth Leadership Mentor Program, MANA de San Diego challenges Latina middle and high school students to reach beyond a high school diploma; to graduate from a higher education institution; enter the professional work force as Latina leaders empowered to affect positive change.

    Mental Health of America of San Diego County (MHASD):

    http://mhasd.org/

    MHASD brings together clients, families, professionals, providers, community leaders, and the public to collaborate, cooperate, and ensure available affordable care to all citizens.  Over the years, MHASD has offered numerous programs and services focused on the following four areas: Advocacy, Education, Services, and Research.

    Phenomenal Families:

    https://www.phenomenalfamilies.org/

    Founded by a former foster youth, Phenomenal Families equips, educates, and empowers pregnant and parenting young people who've experienced the foster care and juvenile justice systems. Through tailored education, peer support, and enrichment activities, Phenomenal Families strives to help young families have the best possible start.

    Social Advocates for Youth (SAY) San Diego:

    https://www.saysandiego.org/

    SAY San Diego partnerships and services address the comprehensive needs of the entire individual or family rather than focusing on one symptom or problem. SAY engages the community to work collaboratively and works with systems such as law enforcement, schools, and local government to create positive change. SAY San Diego’s holistic approach enriches youth, empowers individuals and families, and engages communities.

    Think Dignity:

    http://www.thinkdignity.org/

    Think Dignity is a nonprofit that inspires, empowers, and organizes the San Diego community to advance basic dignity for those living on the streets. 

    Union of Pan Asian Communities (UPAC):

    http://www.upacsd.com/

    UPAC is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization that provides health and human services to under-served Asian, Pacific Islander, Latino, Middle Eastern, East African, African American and other ethnic populations of San Diego.

    Voices for Children: 

    https://www.speakupnow.org/

    Voices for Children transforms the lives of abused, abandoned, or neglected children by providing them with trained volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs).