Mental Health & Substance Abuse Treatment


Access and Crisis Line: 1-888-724-7240

(TTD 641-6992)

Toll free, 24/7 hotline, 140 languages.

Trained counselors provide support and connections to local resources for mental health and alcohol and drug abuse whether you have MediCal, no insurance or private insurance. Referrals for walk-in services, in-patient and outpatient treatment, and other available services.

Psychiatric Emergency Response Team (PERT)

Call 911 or your local law enforcement agency. PERT is a specially trained team that can respond if someone is having a mental health related crisis.

Methamphetamine Hotline: 1-877-662-6384

Toll free, 24/7 hotline. For treatment referrals and to give anonymous tips for meth-related crimes.

Parent and Child Resources:

Rady Chadwick Center for Children and Families: 1-858-966-5803 (Central), 1-760-967-7082 (North), 1-619-420-5611 (South County)

Provides trauma counseling for children and supports the recovery of their family members to improve their ability to support the child.

Superior Court of CA - Family Court Services:

1-619-844-2888 (Central), 1-760-201-8300 (North), 1-619-456-4181 (East), 1-619-746-6097 (South)

Provides recommendations to the court for child custody, based on what's in the best interest of the child, in family law cases when parents who are separating or divorcing cannot agree on a child custody sharing plan.

Department of Child Support Services:


Establishes and enforces child support and/or medical support orders and modifies existing orders. Collects and distributes support payments.

Paternal Opportunities Programs and Services:

1-619-683-9340 ext. 33010

Parenting support, counseling, and legal clinic.

Dads Corp: 1-858-565-4148 ext. 107

Provides opportunities for active duty and veteran fathers to learn to thrive as parents, partners, and providers.

Child Welfare Services, Health and Human Services Agency: 1-800-344-6000

Investigates reports of suspected child abuse and neglect and intervenes when minimum community standards of health and safety as required by law are not met.

Parenting Skills Classes and Co-Parenting Skills Classes:

Note: The court does not endorse, evaluate, supervise, or monitor these programs.

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Other Helpful Services

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233, 1-800-787-3224 (TTY), (24 hours a day)
Trained staff provides support and referrals for people who identify as abusive, or who are concerned about behaviors that may be unhealthy. Multiple languages spoken and/or interpreters available. Chat online:

Court & Legal Resources

San Diego County Domestic Violence Treatment Providers Certified Program Listing (52-Week Program)
DV offender programs are available for those who are court mandated and many of the providers also offer it for voluntary participants. 52-week programs including Level I, II, and III ranging from the basic 52-week program to DV programs that include some level of substance abuse treatment.

Restraining Orders & Other Advisals
A restraining order is a court order issued to prevent the recurrence of acts of abuse or harassment. If a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO), Restraining Order (RO) or Criminal Protective Order (CPO) has been issued, do not have any direct or indirect contact with the protected party even if you do not initiate the contact. If you own or possess a firearm and you are the restrained party of any restraining order, you must surrender the firearm to any local police station. Possession or ownership of a firearm while you are the restrained party of a restraining order is a crime.

Homeless Court: 619-717-6101
The San Diego Homeless Court Program is a special Superior Court session for homeless defendants — convened in a homeless shelter — to resolve outstanding misdemeanor offenses and warrants. 


Drug Court
A Drug Court is a special court that hears selected felony and misdemeanor cases involving non-violent, drug-using offenders. The program includes frequent random drug testing, judicial supervision, drug treatment counseling, educational and vocational training opportunities, and the use of court-imposed sanctions and incentives.  


Housing, Food, & Healthcare


Call 2-1-1 for referrals to housing resources and emergency shelters, food assistance, utilities programs, and more. 211 San Diego is a free, 24-hour confidential phone service in 200+ languages and online database.  


E-Benefits Online Website: 
This site connects you to applications for Medi-Cal, County Medical Services Program (CMSP), CalFresh (formerly known as Food Stamps), and California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) benefits in California.


Family Health Centers of San Diego: 619-515-2300 (Central, South, East, North County) 
No patient will be turned away based on an inability to pay. Services and programs include healthcare, dental, vision, HIV and hepatitis, mental health and substance use treatment, behavior and early intervention services for children/youth, physical therapy, prenatal care, and more.

Employment Resources

San Diego Workforce Partnership: 1-888-884-7397
Countywide Career Centers, case management, disability services, training programs, and more: 

San Diego Jobs Corps: 619-429-8500
Job Corps is a no-cost education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 through 24 improve the quality of their lives through career technical and academic training.


Department of Rehabilitation (DOR): Central 619-767-2100, East 619-667-5649, North 760-510-4705, South 619-426-8720
DOR provides vocational rehabilitation services for individuals with all types of disabilities who want to work. Services include employment counseling, training and education; mobility and transportation aids; and job search and placement assistance.