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From counseling to support to emergency shelters and transitional housing, SBCS is dedicated to providing a holistic approach that helps families and individuals survive and overcome difficult situations. 


FAMILY VIOLENCE AND SUPPORT SERVICES

Counseling and services for victims and children exposed to violence and well as case management and treatment.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESPONSE TEAM (DVRT)

DVRT is the first and only 24 hour/7 days a week emergency response unit for domestic violence calls for Chula Vista, National City, Imperial Beach, and Southern San Diego. Working closely with local law enforcement and stationed at all South Bay Police Departments, DVRT specialists accompany police on all domestic violence calls. DVRT specialists provide crisis intervention to victims and their children and assist children and adult victims plan their immediate and long-term safety. DVRT also responds to calls from the SBCS Hotline number 1-800-640-2933.

CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH

Children’s Mental Health Services provides individual therapy, family therapy, and case management to children and teens. We also provide support to Chula Vista Elementary School District and Sweetwater Union High School District schools with mental health services. 

HOUSING AND SUPPORT SERVICES FOR HOMELESS FAMILIES

  • Emergency Shelters
  • Transitional Housing
  • Affordable Housing

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INTERVENTION PROGRAM

Provide therapeutic group counseling for perpetrators of domestic violence.

HOMELESS PREVENTION AND RAPID REHOUSING PROGRAM

Rental subsidies and support to prevent homelessness

HEALTHY DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

Funded by First 5 San Diego and free for all children, Healthy Development Services helps families confirm important milestones as their children grow, develop and prepare to start school. Services include: parenting classes, behavioral services, developmental services and vision and hearing services. Children are eligible for services if they are between the ages of 0 - 5 years of age or right before they enter kindergarten. 

COMMUNITY SERVICES FOR FAMILIES (CSF)

Community Services for Families provides services to families either involved with Child Welfare Services (CWS) or are at-risk of CWS involvement due to child abuse and/or neglect. CSF offers home visitation, in-home parenting and support, and parenting classes. Through CSF, Parent Partners (parents who themselves have successfully navigated CWS) provide in-home support to families as well. CSF is funded in part by the County of San Diego.

FAMILIES AS PARTNERS (FAP)


Families as Partners is based on the belief that child safety is a community responsibility and that, when supported, families can make well-informed decisions about keeping their children safe. FAP is an innovative approach to child welfare and is designed to keep children and families together whenever possible. SBCS, in partnership with South Region Child Welfare Services, provides clinical assessments with families who have come to the attention of Child Welfare Services for issues surrounding domestic violence, substance abuse, and mental health. Based upon the clinical assessments, SBCS provides recommendations to Child Welfare Services regarding services and support for the family. SBCS also links families with Parent Partners, parents who themselves successfully navigated Child Welfare Services, for supportive services. FAP is funded by the County of San Diego.

FIRST 5 FIRST STEPS

First 5 First Steps (First Steps) strengthens child and family relationships by providing support, education, and guidance through home visits to expectant parents and parents of newborns who are in the military, immigrant/refugees, teens or low income families. First 5 First Steps is funded by First 5 San Diego.