On- and off-campus resources to aid with various life circumstances.

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Phone: 858-536-4900


Eligibility: Contact to learn more

Description: Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County provides children from the ages of 7 to 17 one-to-one mentoring programs.


Phone: 858-693-2381 (text ok)

Website: | Instagram: @ccs_prevents

Eligibility: Open to any City Heights resident over the age of 13. To learn more, please contact Sarah at or directly apply here.

Description: Center for Community Solutions (CCS) is looking for youth interested in creating change in their communities! Through CCS' Close to Home program, youth will learn about healthy relationships, consent, bystander intervention, and advocate for safer and healthy relationships for all. Youth will also develop leadership skills that will help them engage with their community to take action to end sexual and intimate partner violence. We encourage youth who are passionate about social justice and their community to apply!


Phone: 619-641-6100


Eligibility: Free library services for all California residents.

Description: The San Diego Public Library (SDPL) is the place for opportunity, discovery, and inspiration. Regularly, SDPL offers safe and inclusive spaces for studying and networking, relevant collections, dynamic programs and services, including a teen IDEA Labs, and internship opportunities. Due to COVID-19, the library is now closed but offers many free virtual services. A digital library card opens up access to our vast online library, research databases, tutoring, test prep, and more. The library now offers contactless pickup service, Monday through Friday, from 10:30 am – 5:30 pm. And join the City Heights Library's Facebook and Teen Instagram (@SDPLTeens), for book recommendations, virtual workshops, and more.

Community Law Project

Phone: (619) 780-7498


Description: The Community Law Project is a program of the California Western School of Law that provides pro-bono (free) legal services, including legal advice, consultations, and referral services. The City Heights clinics are typically located at Hoover High School (Tuesdays) and Rosa Parks Elementary School (Fridays) campuses. Due to the impact of COVID-19, clinics are now being offered virtually on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Students and families seeking legal services, including information, advice, and referrals are encouraged to call the intake line at (619) 780-7498. Note: Our Wednesday will revert to Tuesdays starting on 9/1/2020.


Phone: 619-280-9622


Eligibility: Contact to learn more

Description: The YMCA provides programs for teens with an opportunity to earn a free membership to the YMCA by committing to academic excellence, community service, wellness, and self-improvement. Programs include academic support such as tutoring, college preparation, mentoring, study skill workshops, and computer lab access. Also, the YMCA provides job readiness opportunities consisting of volunteering and internships to gain work experience. Under COVID, the YMCA will run enrichment programs for school-age children coming this fall, with scholarships available. Outdoor wellness and group exercise classes, including outdoor pools, are open for members.

Hoover Health OFfice

Phone: Candace Gyure, 858-769-9161,


Eligibility: Open to all students virtually

Hours of Availability: Monday to Friday, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Description: A Registered Nurse (RN) is assigned to every school and is the first point of contact for your questions and concerns. A school nurse can: assess health needs, teach and promote health practice, provide health education, primary health care, emergency care, crisis management, and referrals, provide communicable disease control, and perform mandated health screenings.

Hoover Wellness Center

Phone: Danielle Octon, 619-518-4941,


Eligibility: Open to all students virtually

Hours of Availability: Monday and Tuesday, 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Description: The Hoover High School Wellness Center is a campus resource center offering a safe space for coordinated care and support, customized to fit students’ individual needs. This is a partnership between the San Diego Unified School District and community partners.

mending matters

Phone: 619-940-5165


Eligibility: All Hoover students can access Mending Matters support at no cost. Please contact your school counselor for more information.

Description: Students today are facing new challenges and need relevant, adequate support. At Mending Matters, we believe all youth deserve access to mental healthcare. We offer programs customized to every school site and each student’s needs. Mending Matters is committed to supporting students and families during distance learning, and have created opportunities for students to engage with our therapists virtually. By providing easy access, students can receive the meaningful care they deserve from qualified mental health professionals. Together, we empower young people to create a future where they are equipped to face the ups and downs that are part of life.


Phone: 619-272-7582 x126


Eligibility: Free and open to all; contact us to meet with one of our community organizers.

Description: Mid-City CAN is comprised of Black, Indigenous, and Communities of Color who care about making a lasting impact in this community. We gather around the top issues residents care about, forming teams of volunteers. Mid-City CAN helps organize these teams to accomplish their goals. Our mission is to create a safe, productive, and healthy community through collaboration, advocacy, and organizing. Our current campaigns include fighting for youth opportunity passes, police accountability, restorative justice, and food justice. Mid-City CAN also offer opportunities for community members to be part of the transformative change we want to see in this world.

Planned Parenthood

Phone: 1-888-743-7526


Eligibility: Contact to learn more

Description: Planned Parenthood provides a wide-range of sexual and reproductive health services for all people: birth control, emergency contraception, cervical cancer screening, pregnancy testing and options counseling, STD testing and treatment, nPEP and PrEP, LGBT services, men’s health, UTI testing and treatment, breast exams, intimate partner violence screening and information, abortion care and complex gynecology services. We also have a health center in City Heights on University Avenue!

Students Without Limits

Phone: 858-880-7094


Eligibility: Contact to learn more

Description: Students Without Limits supports the endeavors of first-generation and immigrant students who want to attend college by providing them with in-school support and opportunities.