The County operates the Cool Zones program and has designated more than 115 air-conditioned buildings as cooling centers. Locations and hours of operation can be found on a new interactive map on CoolZones.org or by dialing 2-1-1.
As an information and referral agency, making information available is important. 2-1-1 San Diego does not recommend or rate any facility. However, we hope that listing these facilities in a central location will assist those looking for residential care for this vulnerable population.
This site has been developed to help individuals and families locate available licensed, adult board and care facilities or residential homes for persons with mental illness, ages 18 to 59 or for older adults, people with disabilities and other populations whose limitations prevent them from living alone, where they can receive personal care and individual attention. Licensing information is provided by the State of California, Department of Social Services Community Care Licensing Division in San Diego.
Please visit the Independent Living Association (ILA) website to find (ILA) approved independent living facilities.
Adult residential care homes (which are also known as board and care homes, residential board and care homes, personal care homes or residential care facilities for the elderly) generally provide a room (which may be shared), meals and supervision; and may specialize in populations with specific needs such as people with Alzheimer's disease or those with developmental disabilities. Services vary from facility to facility but may include dietary and housekeeping services, monitoring of prescription medication, social and recreational opportunities, incontinence care and assistance with toileting, bathing, grooming, dressing, mobility and other activities of daily living. Some homes provide secured surroundings for confused elderly adults who may wander while others are unable to accept individuals who are incontinent or who have severe problems with memory loss. There is considerable variation among these homes in terms of size, resident mix, daily charges and services. Most but not all adult residential care homes or facilities are licensed by the state in which they are located.
2-1-1 San Diego updates the board and care bed availability once a month. However, availability can change at any moment. Please contact the facility directly to get the most current information.
Outpatient Mental Health Care Programs provide diagnostic and treatment services for individuals whose psychiatric problems or other emotional difficulties are not severe enough to require 24-hour care but who can benefit from regular consultation and therapy with a mental health professional. Click here for a listing of various programs in this category.
Mental Health Facilities include long or short-term care inpatient facilities, counseling agencies and therapists in private practice that offer diagnostic and treatment services for children, adolescents and/or adults who have acute or chronic mental or emotional disturbances or for people who are experiencing difficult life transitions or are having problems coping with daily living. Click on the following types of facilities to view a listing of programs to contact:
Comprehensive outpatient substance abuse treatment programs are supervised, structured programs that offer a wide range of outpatient services which may be coordinated by a case manager and may include individual and group counseling, 12-step meetings, social and recreational activities, educational and vocational services, life skills training, primary health care, perinatal health care, a program for family members, relapse prevention services, a continuing care program and supportive services (such as child care, transportation and parenting skills development) for individuals who have problems related to substance abuse, who need access to treatment to maintain their individual recovery plans but do not require the intensity of a day treatment program or 24-hour hospital care. Participants attend the program on a regularly scheduled basis at least once a month but usually more frequently depending on their individual needs. Intensive outpatient programs are usually available three or four days per week for three or four hours per day. Click here to locate programs related to this category.
Inpatient substance abuse facilities community and hospital-based programs that provide a variety of inpatient, outpatient and residential treatment services for individuals who have problems related to substance abuse. Click on the links below to locate specific programs within this category:
Mental health related support groups include mutual support groups whose members are people who have specific social, emotional or other mental health problems. Families and friends may also be welcome. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and provide an opportunity for participants to share information, practical tips for daily living and encouragement about issues related to the problem. Click here to locate services related to this category.
Counseling services provide programs that modify the way their therapeutic sessions are structured in order to best meet the individual needs of people who have mental, emotional or social problems or are having difficulty coping with a particular life situation. Included are programs that offer individual, group, family or conjoint counseling, peer counseling, helpline counseling or counseling via the Internet; or which provide self-help materials that are intended to be used in lieu of in-person counseling or other forms of treatment.
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