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San Diego Youth Services
Administrative Office
3255 Wing Street
San Diego, CA  92110
(619) 221-8600








Teen Options

Teen Options provides comprehensive services to pregnant and parenting teens and young adults (12-17) in a safe and supportive environment. Through case management and educational groups, our core services focus on recovery, independent living skills, relationships, child development & parenting and health & nutrition.

For a FREE downloadable english brochure, click here
For a FREE downloadable spanish brochure, click here


Program Services

Substance Abuse Treatment & Recovery: Our goal is to provide services that will support pregnant and parenting young women (ages 12-17) to gain sobriety and deliver a health, drug-free baby, while increasing their knowledge of child development, parenting and life skills. The Teen Options program works collaboratively with other community partners to ensure that all participants have resources for pre/post-natal health care, education/employment and housing. 

  • Case Management
  • Child development and parenting classes and groups
  • Substance abuse education and recovery support
  • Individual and family counseling
  • Independent living skills training
  • Health education (including information and testing for sexually transmitted infections)
  • Academic support
  • Assistance with transportation
  • Access to cribs, strollers, diapers, clothing and other baby/parent needs (provided as an incentive for achievement)

16 babies were born healthy and drug-free at Teen Options last year.

Contact Information
Teen Options

Phone: (619) 521-2250 ext. 301

 A special thanks to the following supporters of our Teen Options program:
of San Diego Alcohol and Drug Services
Corrections Standards Authority
Francis Parker School
WebMD Charitable Foundation
First 5 San Diego
Northrop Grumman
The Parker Foundation
Circle of Angels

A huge thank you to Dr. O’Meara for his donation to the STARS program! His generosity provided several meals for participants, including a Holiday dinner outing.


Baby Matthew (pictured above) is happy, healthy and drug-free. He and mom, Carry (on left) attend "play time" regularly to work on Matthew's developmental targets. 

STARS (Surviving Together, Achieving and Reaching for Success): A program designed for teen girls between the ages of 13 and 17 who have experienced sexual exploitation and prostitution. The goal is to empower young women to escape sexual exploitation by developing their inner strengths, building a sense of community and supporting their reintegration into mainstream society. The group meets weekly for 12 weeks and provides the following: 

Independent Living Skills Education

  • Individual/Group Counseling
  • Case Management
  • Community referrals for school, health, job placement, housing, etc.
  • Recreational activities
  • Snack and dinner provided at every group
  • Childcare for parenting teens
  • Graduation ceremony and certificate of completion

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