Community Counseling and Mental Health Resources

Community Resources



This page is dedicated to providing families with community resources to foster mental health and help families who need additional community support. Below we have organized information that can be helpful for accessing resources in our community. Please contact your child's school with specific concerns and needs so that we may support you and your child.


Warning Signs

Webinar: How to Tell When a Child is Struggling Emotionally

Virtual Learning Warning Signs

Self-Harm Warning Signs


Community Mental Health Counseling Links

Center for Community Solutions

Home Start East County

Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital

San Diego Youth Services - East County Behavioral Health

Community Assessment Team

Rady's Behavioral Health Services

NAMI National Alliance on Mental Illness

Anti-Bullying Awareness

Anti-Bullying Alliance 

Anti Bullying Hotline

How to Talk to Kids About Bullying 


 Free and Reduced Meals Information

Free and Reduced Meal Information

Free and Reduced Meal Flyer 

Resources for Coping with Stress

Stress and Anxiety Resource by Grade Level

How to Talk to Your Child About Covid

After School Programs

Cameron YMCA in Santee
Boys and Girls Club of East County
Project SAFE/ASES (fee based for K-8)
City of Santee Teen Center


County of San Diego-Aging and Independent Services (AIS)
Alzheimer's Association
Edgemoor Skilled Nursing Care
HICAP (Medi-Care Counseling) -Elder Law Association
Meals on Wheels (60+ yrs & caretakers)
Retired Senior Volunteer Program 
Center for Social Advocacy (CSA)
Southern Caregiver Resource Center 

Anger Management

San Diego Youth & Community Services 
Santee Family Counseling-Sliding Scale 
Home Start-Counseling-Sliding Scale 
Mending Matters-High School 
National Conflict Resolution Center

Basic Needs

Community Services for Families 
Crisis House (Housing and Food) 
Food Stamps and Public Assistance
Meals on Wheel (60+ years & caretakers)
Salvation Army-Food
Salvation Army-Homeless Outreach 
Salvation Army-Social Services 
Jewish Family Services Foodmobile (All homebound persons)
Santee Santas 
American Red Cross/W.I.C. Program (Food)
Center for Social Advocacy (Housing Issues) 
East County Transitional Living Center (Housing)
Storefront Shelter (Homeless Youth Shelter) 
Benefits CalWIN (Medical, Food & Cash Assistance
Courage to Call
Project Warm Feet
Santee Food Bank
YMCA of San Diego County


Head Start (Administration)
Prospect Ave State Preschool
Yale Preschool
YMCA Childcare Resource Service
YMCA Respite Services (For Kinship Caregivers)
Child Development Associates (CDA)
Maxim Companion Services (For Kinship Caregivers)

Crime Victims/Domestic Violence/Legal Assistance

Child Abuse Hotline
Home Start (Child Abuse Program-East County)
Center for Community Solutions (Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Elder Abuse)

Disabled & Medical Support

Challenge Center (Advanced Rehab Center)
NAMI National Association of the Mentally Ill
San Diego Center for the Blind
Aging and Independent Services
Domestic Violence Services (24 hour toll free crisis line)
Crisis House (DV Shelter)
Elder Abuse Reporting 
San Diego Youth & Community Services (Cool Beds)
National Deaf Advocacy & Family Justice Center 
Center for Community Soultions Project Safehouse East County 

Juvenile Diversion

San Diego Youth & Community Service
Santee Sheriff 
Santee Teen Center


Momentum Tutoring 
Santee Library
Santee School District (Private Tutors)

Mediation/Parent Child Issues

Parent Child Mediation 
YMCA Oz Program 
National Conflict Resolution Center

Mental Health Counseling

Center for Community Solutions 
Home Start East County 
Santee Family Counseling
Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital 
National Association of the Menally Ill
San Diego Youth Services-East County Behavioral Health 


Big Brother Big Sisters
Boys to Men (boys ages 14-17)

Military Resources

Fleet & FamilySupport
NBSD School Liaison Officer Chanin Massaglia
San Diego Healthcare System-Military
Department of Veteran Affairs
Mental Health Systems: Family Forces Program 
The Focus Project
Courage to Call
Navy Community Support
Military Families Resource Center

Parenting Support

211 Information for Referrals Sevices for San Diego 
Door of Hope
Home Start - (In Home Parent Education)
San Diego and Community Services Parenting Program 
YMCA Kinship Program 
Community Services for Families 

Substance Abuse

Al-Anon Family Groups
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Hotline
Alcoholics Anonymous

Communities Against Substance Abuse
McAlister Institute (Includes Teen Recovery & Drug Testing)
Narcotics Anonymous
Parent Care
Santee Solutions Coalition 
Santee Teen Center 
Volunteers of America Detox
Vista Hill Parentcare Family Recovery Center
Phoenix House Academy (Residential, Adolescent)

Volunteer Opportunities

Boys and Girls Club 

Lutheran Social Services-Caring Neighbors
Santee Food Bank 
Meals on Wheels 
Santee Chamber of Commerce
Santee Santas 
Santee Teen Center (6th-12th grade)
Sonrise Church 
Stanford Court
Santee Library
YMCA East County 


Coffee with Counselors

This link provides access to a series of recorded webinars on a variety of topics:

  • Communicating About Emotions with Your Children
  • Creating and Maintaining Routines at Home
  • Self-Regulation
  • Mindfulness and Grounding: Techniques and Tools to Manage Emotions
  • Expressive Arts Counseling Activities with Your Children
  • Positive Discipline at Home
  • 8th Grade Transition to High School