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Mutual support groups whose members are individuals who have experiences relating to adoption, birth control, family planning, pregnancy, childbirth, foster care, kinship care, marriage, parenting, separation/divorce, single parenting, step families, blended families, grandparent rights or other family situations. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and provide an opportunity for participants to share their experience, strengths and hopes, understand their relationships and work through related emotions.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
Counseling Services, Jewish Family Service of San Diego, San Diego Turk Family CenterOffers individual, couples, family, and group counseling services. Counseling services address such issues as problems with children and families, couple's issues, divorce, grief and loss, women's issues, anxiety and depression, stress due to illness, and issues related to care-giving and aging. Offers support groups in such areas as separation and divorce, aging well, mood disorders, and family violence (not all support groups are offered at all locations). Services are provided at various locations throughout the county.North CentralCounseling ServicesJewish Family Service (JFS) of San Diego
Families Forward, Mental Health Systems, IncThis program model is based on the Wraparound principles used to create family teams that utilize community-based resources to keep the client in the least restrictive environment. The goal is to increase social supports to create/maintain stability and self sufficiency in the home. Flexible funding and Wrap Team Plans are used to assist the family with achieving autonomy and stability.The services are regionalized, home-based, intensive Wraparound services, case management, mental health services (individual, family, and group therapy), crisis intervention and medication management.North CentralFamilies ForwardMental Health Systems, Inc
Family Matters, San Diego LGBT Community CenterOffers networking opportunities for parents or those considering parenthood. Offers educational parenting forums, resources for medical and legal issues, parent support groups, and social events.CentralFamilies @ The CenterSan Diego LGBT Community Center
Imperial Valley LGBT Resource CenterProvides information on health and wellness and support for the LGBT community, family and allies of LGBT, youth, adults and seniors, HIV infected individuals, and veterans. It also facilitates the following services: - Domestic Violence Support Group: a place to empower men, women and transgender by teaching them what domestic violence is, how to protect themselves by using a series of activities, empowerment, assessment and self awareness critical to overcoming the obstacles of the traumatic events leading to domestic violence. - Support and counseling for Family and Allies of LGBT - SMART Recovery: open to 18 years old and up. Participants learn tools for addiction recovery based on the latest scientific research and they participate in a world-wide community which includes free, self-empowering, science-based mutual help groups. - Gay Men's Social Support Group - Lesbian support - Transgender support - Youth Committee: to teach leadership skills by developing services and events for youth and young adults. - Media Club: is to allow young people to view and discuss movies pertaining to LGBT issues and other adverse topics. - S.A.D. No More: is a youth peer to peer support group to help those dealing with sadness, anxiety and depression. - Veteran services - Senior services - Anger Management: helps individuals to recognize the signs of anger and to learn techniques on how to deal with situations in a positive way. Individual and family counseling, youth activities and eventsImperial Valley LGBT Resource CenterImperial Valley LGBT Resource Center
North Coastal Jewish Connections, Jewish Family Service of San DiegoOffers events and services to serve the Jewish Community of North Coastal San Diego. North Coastal Jewish Connections (NCJC) serves all ages and covers a full spectrum of needs ranging from mental health, single parenting, domestic violence, aging and wellness, and more. NCJC provides counseling, support groups, case management, referrals, monthly e-newsletters to connect to Jewish community resources, and holiday celebrations and workshops.North CoastalNorth Coastal Jewish ConnectionsJewish Family Service (JFS) of San Diego
Postpartum Support Group, Sharp HealthCare, Sharp Memorial Outpatient PavilionAn ongoing support group for new mothers having "baby-blues" symptoms, postpartum depression and/or anxiety. The group offers education and an opportunity to share experiences and get support. Babies up to 1-year-old are also welcome to attend. Group topics may include: • Feelings of isolation • How to seek support • Issues related to postpartum mood disorders • Parenting struggles • Professional referrals • Suggestions on how to cope • What have others doneNorth CentralPostpartum Support GroupSharp HealthCare
Responsible Fatherhood Programs, Metro United Methodist Urban MinistryOffers employment, education, and supportive programs to fathers who are ex-offenders, high risk young fathers, and absent fathers who suffer from high unemployment, low income, minimal parental and relationship skills and high level of unhealthy lifestyle.CentralResponsible Fatherhood ProgramsMetro United Methodist Urban Ministry
Support and Information, Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and GaysOffers support and information for parents, friends, and families of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender individuals, as well as for lesbians and gays experiencing family problems. Offers regular monthly support group meetings run by a parent facilitator. Support group meetings are followed by a program about different aspects of the gay community. Also produces a monthly newsletter.CentralSupport and InformationParents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
Supporting Jewish Single Parents, Jewish Family Service of San DiegoProvides emotional and educational supportive services to Jewish single parents in the San Diego community. Services include referrals, advocacy, networking, case management, and support groups.North CentralSupporting Jewish Single ParentsJewish Family Service (JFS) of San Diego

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