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    Programs that offer individual therapeutic sessions which are facilitated or guided by an individual who is the same age as the client (an age-peer) or who has experienced and resolved the same type of problem as the client.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Advocacy/Information and Referral/Counseling, Deaf Community Services of San DiegoProvides centralized information and referral, individual peer counseling, HIV/AIDS counseling, case management. Offers advocacy on behalf of the deaf community in San Diego County; classes, and workshops. Also offers use of free computers, Videophones and a library.CentralAdvocacy/Information and Referral/CounselingDeaf Community Services of San Diego
    Advocacy/Information and Referral/Counseling, Deaf Community Services of San Diego, North CountyProvides centralized information and referral, individual peer counseling, HIV/AIDS counseling, and a monthly newsletter. Offers advocacy on behalf of the deaf community in San Diego County; independent living skills training, classes and workshops; and a free library.North CoastalAdvocacy/Information and Referral/CounselingDeaf Community Services of San Diego
    Coaching Into Care, United States Department of Veterans AffairsProvides a “coaching” service for family and friends of Veterans who see that their Veteran needs help. Coaching involves helping the caller figure out how to motivate a Veteran to seek services. The service is free and provided by licensed clinical social workers and psychologists. The goal of the service is to help the Veteran and family members find the appropriate services in their community. North CentralCoaching Into CareUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs
    Hillcrest Youth Center, San Diego LGBT Community CenterOffers a social center with programs for individuals ages 14 to 18 years. Services include counseling, youth support groups, educational workshops, social activities, and HIV prevention. Provides case management; life skills (budgeting, etc.); alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention; leadership development; computer lab and training; tutoring services for school or GED; and confidential HIV and STD testing and counseling.CentralHillcrest Youth CenterSan Diego LGBT Community Center
    HIV Case Management and Peer Support ServicesProvides long-term case management, individual and group counseling, psychiatric counseling, peer counseling, and medication monitoring to people of color with HIV/AIDS (focus is on African Americans, Latinos, and ex-inmates of color).CentralCase Management and Peer Support ServicesNeighborhood House Association
    HIV+ Support Group, Counseling, and Case Management, Family Health Centers of San DiegoOffers counseling/therapy, substance abuse counseling, case management, client advocacy, support groups and partner services for HIV+ people of color. CentralHIV + Support Group, Counseling, and Case ManagementFamily Health Centers of San Diego
    Norman Park Senior Center, City of Chula VistaProvides recreational activities, educational opportunities, inter-generational programs, and physical activities. Offers peer support groups for such areas as bereavement, health information programs, and blood pressure checks. Offers a fitness center for seniors. Provides information and referral to seniors.SouthSenior CenterCity of Chula Vista
    Oasis Clubhouse, Providence Community ServicesProvides support groups, independent living skills, job skills development, peer mentoring, community service opportunities, social and recreational activities, community support services and referrals, crisis intervention, and transportation services.North CentralOasis ClubhouseProvidence Community Services
    Peer Advocacy, Being AliveEncourages people to deal positively and effectively with the challenges of living with HIV/AIDS. Volunteer peer advocates (who have been affected by HIV/AIDS for 3 or more years) share experiences, provide emotional support, make home/hospital visits, and provide information and referrals to HIV resources. Provides transitional case management services and support groups. Offers library services, educational presentation, and training sessions to HIV/AIDS-affected community.CentralPeer AdvocacyBeing Alive
    Recovery Education, RI InternationalA Behavioral Health Provider, offers trained peer facilitators to lead recovery education classes that help people discover and utilize their strengths to advance their own wellness. These classes help develop skills and tools that can lead to success in all aspects of daily living. The following courses are available on a one-time or continuous basis.North CentralRecovery EducationRI International
    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
    Senior Peer Counseling, Naval Medical Center San DiegoOffers to seniors ages 60 and over the assistance of a volunteer visiting Senior Peer Counselor to discuss issues that may be troubling. The Senior Peer Counselor (also age 60 and over) is trained to be a good, non-judgmental listener who can offer assistance in overcoming problems and provide direction to appropriate resources that can provide possible answers. Solutions are not provided, but help in finding solutions is provided. All information shared is confidential.CentralSenior Peer CounselingNaval Medical Center San Diego
    Youth 2 Youth Center, Operation SamahanProvides a variety of educational and recreational activities for teens and young adults. Offers peer counseling, leadership and job readiness training, HIV/AIDS/STD education, volunteer community service opportunities, recreational and sports activities, nutrition and fitness education, a pregnancy prevention program, and computer skills development. Offers a movie nights program followed by a discussion.SouthYouth 2 Youth CenterOperation Samahan
    Youth Program, Access to Independence of San DiegoThe purpose of the Youth Program is to connect youth with disabilities aged 14-24 to various services. The program’s mission is to empower individuals to live more independently through advocacy, transition, employment, peer support, assistive technology, transportation, and housing. Another important attribute of this program is to generate a sense of community among the disabled youth population.CentralYouth ProgramAccess to Independence of San Diego

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