Adolescent Homeless/Runaway Facilities

Juvenile Court
Emancipation Information
2851 Meadowlark Drive
San Diego, CA 92123
858-694-4601
www.courtinfo.ca.gov
Criteria: (1) Must prove capability of being self-sufficient. (2) Must be at least 14 years old. (3) Must already be living on own. (4) Must already be employed — teen must go in person to Juvenile Court 2nd floor and get papers. (5) Must submit sample budget for three months.
National Runaway Switchboard
800-621-4000
www.nrscrisisline.org
Crisis intervention for teens & families — home free transportation program
Project Oz
760-721-8930 (Oceanside)
www.yfs.ymca.org/residential-services/oz-shelter-services.html
Two-week program for youths 12-17. Eight-week after-patient care. Troubled youth, psychiatric problems, drug, alcohol, runaways.
South Bay Community Services
Casa Nuestra
619-420-3620 (Chula Vista)
800-640-2933
www.southbaycommunityservices.org
Runaway and homeless facility for youth ages 12-17. Family reunification, mediation, independent living skills training.

Adolescent Assistance & Counseling

California Youth Crisis Line
800-843-5200
www.youthcrisisline.org
Confidential information for young people and those who are concerned about them. Crisis intervention and referrals for all of California
Juvenile Hall Crisis Team
858-694-4752
24-hour number
Crisis intervention services.
Lifeline
760-726-4900
www.nclifeline.org
Child guidance—adolescent counseling parent/teen mediation.
National Runaway Switchboard
800-621-4000
www.nrscrisisline.org
Confidential hotline for adolescents providing referrals and information for all states.
Palomar Family Counseling
760-741-2660 (Escondido)
760-630-3505 (Vista)
760-731-3235 (Fallbrook)
858-748-3610 (Poway)
Individual, family & group counseling. Pre-adolescent group dealing with adjustment, social skills, behavior problems, ADD, hyperactivity, post partum support group.
YMCA of San Diego
Juvenile Crisis Program
619-543-9850 (San Diego)
24-hour number
yfs.ymca.org
Outpatient treatment for 12-17 year olds. Eight-week program. No charge. Also provides transportation for runaways in trouble and wanting to go back home.

Children's Services

Child Help USA
National Child Abuse Hotline
800-422-4453
www.childhelpusa.org
Referrals and help nationwide.
Children's Outpatient Psychiatry
760-758-1480 (Oceanside)
858-487-9050 (Rancho Bernardo)
858-576-5832 (San Diego)
Medication and therapy for children up to 18 years old. Medical and sliding scale. Can see clients in Escondido but need to call Rancho Bernardo office.
Children's Services Bureau
858-560-2191 (San Diego) or
800-344-6000
Reporting agency for all suspected child abuse or neglect.

Individual Family & Group Counseling

The Annex (NCIC)
760-746-5857 (Escondido)
Counseling available on a sliding scale. Minimum fees can go very low for those without an income.
Camp Pendleton
Victim Advocacy Program
760-725-9051 / 760-725-5120
Available to any active duty service member or spouse that is a victim of spousal abuse. Many services—legal, support groups, counseling & others.

Mental Health

County Medical Health
125 West Mission, #103
Escondido, CA 92025
760-741-4461 (Escondido)
619-692-8200 (San Diego)
Mental health referrals & case management. Psychiatric evaluations done 7 days a week from 9 a.m.–9 p.m. on a sliding scale. Minimum fee is $37+.