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Programs that intercede on behalf of individuals and/or groups to ensure that they receive the benefits and services for which they are eligible and that organizations within the established service delivery system meet the collective needs of the community; that attempt to marshal public support for a particular issue or cause; or that seek to influence legislation, local ordinances or administrative rulings in order to benefit specific interest groups or achieve specific social, political or environmental goals.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
Adult Residential Care for the Mentally Ill, VOA- Carlton G Luhman Center for Supportive LivingVOA - Carlton G Luhman Center for Center for Supportive Living is an adult residential facility that serves mentally ill individuals, ages 18-59 years.EastAdult Residential Care for the Mentally IllVOA - Carlton G Luhman Center for Supportive Living
Advocacy, Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans (PANA)PANA is research, public policy, and community organizing hub dedicated to advancing the full economic, social, and civic inclusion of refugees. Provides advocacy for refugees who have been victims of hate crimes or who have been denied public benefits such as CalFresh, Cash Aid for Immigrants, CALworks and more.CentralAdvocacyPartnership for the Advancement of New Americans (PANA)
Black Infant Health Program, Family Health Centers of San DiegoAssists pregnant and parenting African-American women and their families ensure a healthy birth and infancy. Services include: advocacy, assistance accessing resources, case management, education, information and referral, male support, parenting classes, social support, support groups, and transportation assistance. Access to prenatal care. As well as health assessments and referrals to a nurse.CentralBlack Infant Health ProgramFamily Health Centers of San Diego
Black Infant Health Program, Family Health Centers San Diego, OceansideAssists pregnant and parenting African-American women and their families ensure a healthy birth and infancy. Services include: advocacy, assistance accessing resources, case management, education, information and referral, male support, parenting classes, social support, support groups, and transportation assistance. Access to prenatal care. As well as health assessments and referrals to a nurse.North CoastalBlack Infant Health ProgramFamily Health Centers of San Diego
Community Case Management HIV Service Center, North County Health ServicesProvides the community with free Case Management, HIV testing, information and referral, peer advocacy, ADAP enrollment, bilingual services, access to primary medical care, volunteer opportunities, social events, HIV educational presentation, and collaborative services such as mental health counseling, women and children advocacy, legal services, and support groups.North InlandHIV Case Management CenterNorth County Health Services (NCHS)
Employee Rights Center, Labor's Training and Community Development AllianceProvides education and client representation to all workers regarding their workplace rights and benefits. Assists with the following: unpaid wage claims, unemployment insurance, state disability insurance, referrals for worker's compensation, unfair labor practice, and naturalization. Also offers information and referral to other agencies for assistance in areas of practice outside of our realm of expertise. With unemployment and disability insurance, assists with the initial application process and representation upon appeal. We do not have access to EDD information. Please call or visit to make an appointment with our staff.CentralEmployment Rights CenterLabor's Training and Community Development Alliance
Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP), Family Readiness, Marine and Family Services, Marine Corps Recruit DepotThe Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is for active duty services members who have family members with special needs. Program is designed to ensure that the family member's special need can be met at the sponsor's duty station. Provides advocacy, support, and information and referral services.North CentralExceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)Marine and Family Services, Marine Corps Recruit Depot
Hate Crimes and Human Trafficking, CSA San Diego CountyProvides support, advocacy, and assistance to victims of hate crimes and human trafficking. Assists with the following services: compensation of damages, immigration, eligibility for social services, acknowledgment as a victim and not a criminal, and legal representation.EastHate Crimes and Human TraffickingCSA San Diego County
Hotline for Victims of Crime and Disaster, National Organization for Victim AssistanceRefers most victims/survivors to services near their homes, but also serves as primary counselor and advocate for many victims/survivors. In addition, provides information packets and audio-cassette tapes to victims/survivors. Also sends trained multi-disciplinary teams of volunteers to the scenes of major crimes, disasters, and accidents. Typically the teams include mental health specialists, victim advocates, public safety professionals, and members of the clergy.Hotline for Victims of Crime and DisasterNational Organization for Victim Assistance
Latino/a Services, San Diego LGBT Community CenterProvides culturally and linguistically appropriate services and resources to the Latino/a community. Services include: referrals, advocacy, support and discussion groups, outreach, training on Latino/a issues, HIV/AIDS prevention, case management, social activities, court accompaniments, family and individual crisis intervention, translation services, immigration and domestic violence referrals, and emergency shelter vouchers.CentralLatino/a ServicesSan Diego LGBT Community Center
Mothers Against Drunk Driving, San Diego County ChapterProvides victim advocacy to victims of drunk drivers, including assistance in navigating the court system and properly handling their cases. Refers victims of drunk drivers to sources of financial assistance and other help. Provides public awareness of drunk driving issues and underage drinking through speakers bureau presentations, literature distribution, and media campaigns, including interactive youth programs. Acts as a clearing house for drinking and driving information and statistics. Advocates for more serious penalties for drunk driving. Publishes a quarterly newsletter.North CentralMothers Against Drunk DrivingMothers Against Drunk Driving, San Diego County Chapter
Patient Services, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association (ALS), Greater San Diego ChapterProvides information to people with ALS - Lou Gehrig's disease and to their families, friends, and caregivers. Offers a 24-hour patient hotline. Provides monthly support group meetings. Also provides loans of speech-generating equipment, electric wheelchairs, hospital beds, walkers, etc. Offers assessment and help with insurance issues to people who wish to purchase their own augmentative communication equipment. Offers a wheelchair-accessible van transportation program to take persons with ALS to support group meetings or medical appointments. Provides patient advocacy services, including meeting with doctors or care providers, to support persons with ALS in their needs and wishes.North CentralPatient ServicesAmyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association, Greater San Diego Chapter
PAVE, Physician Advocates For VeteransVolunteer retired physicians help military veterans and their caregivers better understand their medical diagnoses, medications and treatment options and manage their interactions with their healthcare providers. Physicians will spend the time veterans and their families need to be sure they comprehend their choices. This empowers veterans to make more informed decisions and obtain improved outcomes. All services are provided free of any costs.PAVEPAVE Physician Advocates For Veterans
Perinatal Case Management, Vista Hill, La MesaProvides continuous, long-term case management to assist women who are drug and/or alcohol users, pregnant or parenting, in finding services to support long-term recovery. Services include home visits, assessment, monitoring service delivery, client advocacy, and evaluation of service. This program is funded by the County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency. Also provides outreach to homeless pregnant or parenting women who are alcohol and/or drug users. Outreach services include providing access to prenatal care, assistance to obtain Medi-Cal, assistance finding a doctor, and finding emergency services (food, shelter, etc).EastPerinatal Case ManagementVista Hill
Youth Program, Alliance for African AssistanceProvides various recreational and educational activities including field trips, tutoring, dance, soccer, tennis, summer employment program, and general advocacy for refugee youth. Also offers one-on-one adult/child mentor-ship to refugee youth.CentralYouth ProgramAlliance for African Assistance

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