Free Parenting Workshops

Are you a parent looking for information to help your child develop? Do you want information on how you can encourage your child’s competence in multiple areas?

Free workshops are being offered to San Diego parents! Workshops are designed for parents and caregivers of children ages 0-5.

Workshops will focus on various topics such as health, learning, community, and family. A different topic will be offered each week. Fun incentives for parents and children will be provided at each workshop, with certificates of completion at series end!

Classes will be held on the dates listed below. Bring a friend!
July 21, July 28, August 4, August 11
Time: 1-2:30pm

Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation
404 Euclid Avenue
San Diego, CA 92114
Workshops will be provided in English/Spanish.

You may start the series at any time.

To find out more information, email or call (858) 675-0795.

Please plan to arrive early to complete registration.

Mental Health and Counseling Services

Counseling Referrals



Center for community solutions- Counseling Services


El Cajon

Coastal office




Chadwick Center for children & Families- Trauma Counseling Program

North County

San Diego



North County Lifeline- Counseling Services





Family Consultation Services

San Diego


YWCA-Battered Women’s Services

San Diego


619-239-0355 ext. 221

Palomar Family Counseling









Neighborhood Healthcare (Engl/Span Counseling)



Women’s Resource Center  



Home Start, Inc.



Little House (support groups)



Project Sarah



The Center


619-692-2077 ext. 208




Mental Health Services (outpatient, referrals, case management)

North County Health Services- Meds Eaval

San Marcos


San Diego Access & Crisis Line



San Diego Mental Health- Rosecrans

San Diego


Mental Health Services



Mental Health Systems Escondido- CLUBHOUSE



Mental Health Systems



Synergy Research

San Diego


AXIS Crisis Line



National Mental Health Hotline






Mental Health for Vets




Friend-a Friend (case management & transitional housing)

4080 Centre St, Suite 104

San Diego




Mental Health Crisis Centers



Crisis House

San Diego


Turning Point



Jay Barreto

San Diego


Isis Center

San Diego


New Vistas

San Diego



San Diego


Vista Balboa

San Diego



The Spay Neuter Action Project (SNAP) to Hold Monthly Clinics at Market Creek Plaza


The Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation is pleased to announce its new partnership in the areas of health and safety with the Spay Neuter Action Project (SNAP) of San Diego.  SNAP provides spay and neutering services for cats and dogs aboard their famous “Neuter Scooter” throughout San Diego County.  The two fully equipped surgical suites on wheels just celebrated ten years of service in which 45,000 animals were “fixed” on one Neuter Scooter alone.  Considering that one female cat plus her offspring can produce 420,000 kittens in six years, SNAP has spared needless pain and suffering that comes from unwanted litters and reduced the amount of homeless animals entering overcrowded shelters with, at times, harsh conditions.

Now at the cusp of their eleventh year, SNAP continues their dedication to providing much needed services that benefit both pets and their community.  For the spayed or neutered animal, life expectancy is on average three years longer than one who continues to reproduce unchecked.  Spaying and neutering can also prevent cancer and other diseases, depending on the age of the animal.  For the community, public safety improves by reducing the number of strays roaming the streets, incidence of dog bites, and fights with other animals in which people trying to intervene can get hurt.  Either way, it’s a win-win!

In addition to SNAP’s success in reducing pet overpopulation, they have an educational component by way of free classroom workshops for K-12 students.  Each program is tailored to fit the needs of the individual school or classroom and emphasizes responsibility and kindness, reinforcing the belief that children who are kind to animals are kind to each other.  Based on class age, students will learn about proper pet care, dog bite prevention, pet overpopulation, and career options in animal welfare.  At times well-trained animals may be part of the workshop and in some cases the Neuter Scooter may be on the premises for students to tour.

Here are some important details to keep in mind:

  • An appointment is a must—no exceptions
  • Dogs on leashes and cats in carriers
  • Pet drop off between 7:00-8:00 am
  • Pet pick up can vary but usually between 2:00-3:00 pm

The Neuter Scooters will be at the Market Creek Plaza 310 Euclid Ave. San Diego, CA 92114   (running along the trolley line just west of Starbucks) on:

  • Thursday, December 5
  • Friday, December 6
  • Thursday, December 19
  • Friday, December 20

If you’d like to book an appointment with SNAP, please call them at (866)-772-9287 or (619) 525-3047.  A few dedicated staff and volunteers man the SNAP hotline; if your call is not answered please leave a message and SNAP will return your call. When you receive a call back, have your pet’s breed, age, and weight handy.  You may be asked to provide additional details.  While setting the appointment you will be provided with the cost of service, instructions on how to prep your animal for surgery, and other essential information.

Please rest assured that spaying (females) and neutering (males) procedures are performed by licensed and qualified veterinarians with assistance from licensed veterinarian technicians.  Their mission is to provide pets in San Diego with a safe and healthy environment while helping to reduce pet overpopulation.  By spaying or neutering your pet, you are doing a good thing.  Please call today!

3rd Annual “Old School Fun In The Sun” Community Event


San Diego County Black Infant Health Program & San Diego Association of Black Social Workers invite you to the 3rd Annual “Old School Fun In The Sun” Community Event – June 22, 2013!

In keeping with First Lady Michelle Obama’s initiative to combat childhood obesity, join us for a day in the park full of fun, fitness, food, games, health demonstrations, and prizes! This event is FREE!

Saturday, June 22, 201311am – 3pm
Martin Luther King jr. Park
6401 Skyline Drive, San Diego, CA 92114

Please RSVP at 619-266-7466 by June 12, 2013

César Chávez Community Tribute & Celebration in Southeastern San Diego

On April 27th, Project New Village will host its 13th annual César E. Chávez Community Tribute and Celebration in southeastern San Diego. We will gather to honor the life and legacy of César Estrada Chávez, an American hero who dedicated his life to promoting equal rights and justice for all Americans.

This year’s event will feature cultural presentations and a town hall discussion on Achieving Food Equity: looking at the pending “Farm Bill” and it impact on communities of color. Also there will be several educational exhibits and a communal locally sourced meal.


“The Farm Bill is a piece of National legislation renewed every 5-7 years, that controls how food reaches our plate, by determining what is grown and how much it costs, and therefore who has access to it”, according to the California Food and Justice Coalition.

The Farm Bill directly impacts small farmers and ranchers, farmers markets, access to healthy food options, food subsidy programs like CalFresh (Food Stamps), WIC and senior nutrition program; food safety, conservation and ultimately the health of communities. Our elected representatives need to hear more from us about this issue. Congressman Juan Vargas is on the Farm Bill committee, he and Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein as well as congress members Susan Davis and Scott Peters need to hear about the concerns of their constituents.

Plan to join us on the campus of the Educational Cultural Complex, located at 4343 Oceanview Blvd. San Diego Ca 92113. This event is supported by UC San Diego Health System and Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest. We are still looking for volunteers, partners and sponsors for this homegrown event.

Celebrate spring with the People Produce Certified Farmers Market

Celebrate spring by visiting the People Produce Certified Farmers Market on Friday, March 15 from 3 to 7 p.m. at 4981 Market Street.

Special features will include:

  • Children’s Gardening with Jeanne;
  • vocalist and pianist Deejah Maria;
  • Kaiser Permanente Senior Advantage information and enrollment booth;
  • table games such as Dominoes and cards;
  • and a free “Everrry BODi Line Dances” class by Pat Murray at 6 p.m.

Local farmers and community vendors will offer a bounty of fresh produce and artisan goods. EBT and WIC accepted at the market. For more information, please call:(619) 262-2022.

The John Brockington Foundation’s KIN Event



Keeping Inside the Numbers:
Learn what your numbers are, what they mean, and how to change them.

Join professional and collegiate athletes, current and retired,
as well as TV and radio personalities from throughout San Diego.

Saturday, January 26th 10 AM to Noon
Jacobs Center 404 Euclid Avenue
San Diego, CA 92114

Free to the first 300 to register—15 years and up.
We regret we cannot provide childcare.​

Health & Wellness Expo

This fun Health & Wellness Expo will provide you with helpful tips on physical activity, nutrition, financial fitness and how to live a long and healthy life. You will also have an opportunity to check your blood pressure, get BMI (Body Mass Index) screenings and obtain free heart health education to see if you’re on track to a healthier lifestyle.
Cardiovascular disease is the #1 cause of death in the nation. Learn your numbers and your risks at this life changing event.


  • Free blood pressure screenings
  • Free cholesterol & blood sugar screenings
  • BMI (Body Mass Index) screenings
  • Free heart health information

Screening courtesy of Scripps. Refreshments available.

Community Health Fair

Southeast Community Presbyterian Church will hold a Community Health Fair on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 210 S. Euclid Ave. The event will feature music, activities and free health screens for blood pressure, HIV, cholesterol, glucose and mammograms. For more information: (619) 264-0183.

San Ysidro Health Center Opens The King-Chavez Health Center

San Ysidro Health Center Opens The King-Chavez Health Center

On  Friday, September 7, 2012 San Ysidro Health Center will celebrate the grand opening of the King-Chavez Health Center at 950 South Euclid with a Community Open House from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The event will begin with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Congressman Bob Filner, Assemblyman Ben Hueso, County Supervisors Greg Cox and Ron Roberts; Mayor of San Diego Jerry Sanders; and City of San Diego Council President Anthony Young. The officials will join Ed Martinez SYHC President and CEO and Macario Gutierrez, Chair, SYHC Board of Trustees.

Funding for the new 25,000 square foot facility was provided through a highly competitive federal program called the Facilities Improvement Program administered by Health and Human Resources Agency (HRSA). This competitive funding program started in 2009 with approximately 600 applications. After an extensive review process, HRSA awarded only 80 grants to community clinics across the nation. California received only 11 grant awards, and in San Diego County only 2 grants received funding.  San Ysidro Health Center was awarded a $9,754,515 grant for the King-Chavez Health Center.

According to Ed Martinez, President and CEO of San Ysidro Health Center, the three-story state-of-the-art health center will provide the community with comprehensive health services including Family Medicine, Family Counseling, Prenatal Care, A Women’s Health and Wellness Center, Pediatrics, HIV Services, Health Education, Radiology, Laboratory, and a unique Dental Clinic for Children, Adults and People with Special Needs.

“The King-Chavez Health Center’s primary service goal,” Mr. Martinez said, “is to provide a healthcare home to all patients—one that serves as the first point of entry into the healthcare system—while also providing continuity of care over time, as well as emphasizes preventive care and coordinates care across various institutional barriers.”

Since 1969, San Ysidro Health Center has served as one of the county’s largest safety net providers delivering health services to low-income, uninsured residents.  Currently servicing the South Bay and Central San Diego, SYHC now provides an extensive array of family-oriented primary health care services, including pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, adult medicine, dental care, mental health, podiatry, radiology, laboratory, and pharmacy. Construction for the Center will meet Leed Silver Certification requirements, incorporating high efficiency plumbing and HVAC systems, as well as recycled and local construction materials.

For additional information, please visit San Ysidro Health Center at

Mobile Medical Clinic will be at Allen Park

Family Health Centers of San Diego
Mobile Medical Clinic will be at Allen Park
686 Gateway Center Way, San Diego, CA 92102
Tuesdays & Thursdays
8:30am – 5:00pm
(closed from noon – 1)

Low Cost Services Include:
CHILDREN: Sick Visits, Immunizations, Well Child, School, Sports & WIC Physicals
ADULTS: Sick Visits & Physicals
WOMEN: Pregnancy Test, Family Planning & Gynecology

Walk-ins are welcome!

For more info or to make an appointment, please call (619) 515-2312

Always bring your child’s immunizations card to every visit. If you have health insurance, please bring your card to your appointment.

Healthy Communities Central Region Live Well, San Diego! Quarterly Forum

“Working together to ensure that all families in Central Region San Diego live safe, healthy and self-sufficient lives”

Join Parents, Educators, Service Providers and Community Leaders as they address priorities, needs, and resources for the Central Region! Join the discussion! Quality of Health Services – Ensure the right care for the right people for the right results.

Built Environment and Safety – Help create a safe and healthy community for our children and families (Crime free multi-housing and access to healthy food).

Tuesday, April 17, 2012
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Tubman Chavez Multicultural Center
415 Euclid Avenue, San Diego, CA 92114

Please RSVP to or Call (619) 409-3252

Join us for a healthy lunch

Join us for Lunch while supporting a fundraising educational campaign In the Community… for the Community

We are serving a soup and salad combo featuring seasonal and locally produce.
$7.00 for Lunch

When: Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 11:30am – 2:30pm
Where: 5106 Federal Blvd. Suite 105, San Diego CA 92105

Eat in our informal social space or take it to go.
For more info and to place an order:619 262-2022 /

Zumba Has Arrived!

ZUMBA Has Arrived!

Shimmy your way to cardiovascular health!
Every Wednesday, beginning February 29, 2012
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Cafeteria Conference Room

Questions? Call 619-470-4346

This is a FREE class sponsored by the Center for Health Promotion of Paradise Valley Hospital.  On the last class of each month you can make a voluntary donation to help support the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk.

The Status and Struggle of Black Farmers

In Southeastern San Diego, a food desert, the People’s Produce Farmers Market will host an African American History Month event featuring displays and discussion on the Status and Struggle of the Black Farmer. Did you know?

  • In 1910, nearly one million Black farmers in the U.S. owned a total of 15 million acres; by 1969 they held only 6 million acres.
  • In 1920, Blacks owned 14% of the nation’s farms; today, there are only 18,000 black farmers, representing less than 1% of all farms.
  • In 2011, a federal judge ruled that tens of thousands of African American and Native American farmers who suffered racial discrimination by the U.S. Agriculture Department in the 1980s and ’90s could start getting compensation from a $1.25 billion settlement.

San Diego County is home to the largest number of small farms in the nation – 6687, yet only 27 of these farm operators are African American according to the 2007 Agriculture Census Report.

The current food system is failing African Americans as evidenced by the high rates of chronic disease/health disparities, the proliferation of food deserts and the growing impetus to develop urban agriculture in communities of color.

Since the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 to today, African-Americans have fought to acquire and maintain land to produce food, and have encountered incredible obstacles along the way.

There is clearly a connection between food access, food production, health, and poverty, which needs to be examined as we engage in building a sustainable food system that is inclusive and responsive to the needs and strengths of all eaters.

Locally, People’s Produce Project is a pioneer in urban agriculture, with a farmers market, food preparation classes, community garden projects created and operated by residents, and involvement in the food justice movement and city-wide advocacy efforts to make San Diego more supportive of food sovereignty for all.

At the leadership of People’s Produce Project are African Americans who are committed to connecting Southeastern San Diego to the global food movement; while creating a community-based food system which builds on the assets and legacies of this geographical defined space.

Come to the People’s Produce Farmers Market, located at 4981 Market Street, on Friday, February 17, 2012 2p – 6p to learn and share more facts and figures on African Americans and Agriculture. The program will include speakers, cultural expressions, good food and more. There will be opportunities to get involved in this effort.

The People’s Produce Farmers Market is a part of Healthy Works, a county-wide initiative funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, through the County of San Diego; and a part of the County’s “Live Well, San Diego! Building Better Health” initiative, a 10-year vision for healthy communities. Additionally the farmers market is supported by a grant from the Neighborhood Unity Foundation. For more information contact us at 619 262-2022 or

“And we can help create a culture- imagine this – where out kids ask for healthy options instead of resisting them.” – Michelle Obama


Rapid Transit Community Meeting

Public Health and the 47th Street Bus Rapid Transit Station

Wednesday, November 16, 6 – 8 p.m.
Emerald Hills Room
Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation

SANDAG is beginning a project to identify design alternatives for a new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) station at the 47th Street Trolley stop in Southeastern San Diego and would like your input! A 47th Street bus station project would make transit a more viable option for residents, and improve access to regional transit services and support existing community revitalization efforts.

To kick‐off the project, SANDAG is conducting an assessment of the potential public health benefits and impacts of the bus station design including improvements to pedestrian and bicycle access and safety. Over the next few months, SANDAG will host two community meetings to gather input from residents and stakeholders on how the project design might enhance the ability of local residents to use transit.

Please plan to join us for the first meeting on November 16th at the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, 404 Euclid Ave, San Diego, CA 92114. For questions or more information, contact Phil Trom at or (619) 699‐7330.

Feel free to share this flyer with others that may be interested in attending.