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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

Our treatment and case management services assist survivors of domestic violence in recovering from the trauma experienced in an abusive relationship. The individual and group counseling services we offer provide a place of healing. Although victims can never erase what has happened to them, time and support help survivors put the pieces of their life back together, repair their self-esteem and essentially moved past the abuse.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESPONSE TEAM (DVRT)

This 24 hour/7 days a week emergency response unit is the first and only in San Diego's South County region. 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
  • Rental Assistance & Rapid Rehousing Programs

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INTERVENTION PROGRAM

Provide therapeutic group counseling for perpetrators of domestic violence.

HEALTHY DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

Free for all children ages 0 to five (or right before they enter kindergarten), healthy development services help families confirm important milestones as their children grow, develop and prepare to start school. Services include parenting classes, behavioral services, and developmental services. Funded by First 5 San Diego.

IN-HOME VISITATION SERVICES

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

For families who are either involved with Child Welfare Services (CWS) or are at-risk of CWS involvement due to child abuse and/or neglect, Community Services for Families offers home visitation, in-home parenting and support, and parenting classes. Community Services for Families helps to create stable and nurturing home environments, ensure children at risk of removal remain safely in their homes and ensure timely reunification of children who have been placed out of the home.  

CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH

Our children's mental health programs offer a comprehensive array of outpatient therapeutic services for both children and adolescents. In addition, we also provide mental health prevention and early intervention services for children in Chula Vista Elementary School District, National School District, San Ysidro School District and South Bay Union School District. 

ADDRESSING CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (ACT)

One of seven in the nation, this five-year initiative supports 50 disadvantaged children and their families in San Ysidro who have been impacted by childhood and community level trauma. This trauma-informed model helps develop sustainable life skills needed to deal with the demands of everyday life and develop skills that lead to healthier lifestyle choices. The model reduces high-risk behaviors due to childhood trauma and strengthens protective and resiliency factors.

PARENTING CLASSES

Group parenting classes are available for parents with children ages 0 to 18. Group classes offer parents the ability to learn about their child’s development, new parenting techniques and skills, and to receive support from other parents. Educators utilize the STEP Curriculum to teach classes in both English & Spanish. Classes are specific to the ages of children & focus on: 0-5, 6-12, and 13-18. Classes are free and meet Welfare & Institutions Code requirements. Graduates receive a certificate of completion & STEP book. This service is subcontracted to Jewish Family Service & information on classes and client participation can be obtained by contacting: Claudia Asencio at (858) 637-3330 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.