San Diego Youth Services Administrative Office 3255 Wing Street San Diego, CA 92110 (619) 221-8600 _________________
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.
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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.
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)
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.
A special thanks to the following supporters of our Teen Options program: County 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
Community referrals for school, health, job placement, housing, etc.