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

Phone: 858-536-4900

Eligibility: Contact to learn more

Recruitment Period: Year-Round

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

Phone: 619-768-9016

Eligibility: Open to any City Heights resident over the age of 13. To learn more, please contact Ricardo Ramos at

Recruitment Period: Year-Round

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. A digital library card opens up access to our vast online library, research databases, tutoring, test prep, and more. Join the City Heights Library's Facebook and Teen Instagram (@SDPLTeens), for book recommendations, virtual workshops, and more.

Phone: (619) 780-7498

Description: The Community Law Project (CLP) 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. Clients are encouraged to check the website for updates, schedule changes, and closures.

Phone: 619-280-9622

Eligibility: Contact to learn more

Description: The Copley-Price Family 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 with scholarships available. Outdoor wellness and group exercise classes, including outdoor pools, are open for members.

Phone: Carolyn "Kay" Young, 610-344-4538,

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 health office 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.

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.

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: Mending Matters is a non-profit organization that provides free mental health services to middle and high school students throughout San Diego County. Mending Matters challenges the status quo by providing easy and equitable access to youth-centered mental health care in schools.

Phone: 619-272-7582 x126

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

Recruitment Period: Year-Round

Description: Mid-City CAN is comprised of residents and youth in the Mid-City neighborhood 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's mission is to create a safe, productive, and healthy community through collaboration, advocacy, and organizing.

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. Planned Parenthood has a health center in City Heights located on University Avenue!

Phone: 858-880-7094

Eligibility: Contact to learn more

Recruitment Period: Year-Round

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.