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Call 211 2-1-1 San Diego is a non-profit organization that provides the only free, confidential, multilingual, 24-hour dialing code for access to community, health, and disaster services and resources. In the event of a regional disaster, 2-1-1 is mobilized as the County's central source for information on relief and recovery resources
Behavioral Health Access & Crisis Line

Under contract with the County of San Diego, UBH has operated the toll-free Access and Crisis Line (ACL) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week since October 1997. The Access and Crisis Line provides suicide and crisis intervention services for children, adults, and older adults; referrals and/or authorizations for mental health services for the Medi-Cal and uninsured populations; and general mental health information and referrals for the community of San Diego. The Access and Crisis Line currently receives more than 100,000 calls per year.

Any individual in the San Diego community who is experiencing a crisis may receive telephone crisis intervention by calling the Access and Crisis Line. The line is staffed by master’s-level counselors who are sensitive to the needs of the caller. Our goal is accurate assessment and/or resolution of behavioral health emergencies. A clinical assessment is conducted that includes evaluation of risk factors (e.g., age, current use of drugs or alcohol); and a lethality assessment, including whether there is a suicide plan; history of violence and/or suicide attempts; and available resources.

Interventions provided by Access and Crisis Line staff focus on the strengths of our clients and helping them recognize the precursors to the crisis. We work with clients to develop strategies that maximize the use of natural support systems and community resources, ensure that interventions are culturally relevant, and support client self-sufficiency whenever possible.

UBH is dedicated to providing the County’s clients with easy access to care. Through the UBH TDD/TTY service for deaf and hearing-impaired clients, and the Language Line Service, with translation capacity for 140 languages, UBH can accommodate the needs of San Diego County’s diverse population.


San Diego County Aging and Independence Services

AIS provides services to older adults, people with disabilities and their family members, to help keep clients safely in their homes, promote healthy and vital living, and publicize positive contributions made by older adults and persons with disabilities. Outside San Diego County, call toll-free (800) 339-4661.

For more information call 800-510-2020.
Special Needs Alliance

The Special Needs Alliance (SNA) is a national, not for profit organization of attorneys dedicated to the practice of disability and public benefits law. Individuals with disabilities, their families and their advisors rely on the SNA to connect them with nearby attorneys who focus their practices in the disability law arena.


San Diego Regional Center

The San Diego Regional Center (SDRC) serves as a focal point in the community through which a person with a developmental disability and his or her family can obtain services and be linked to other community resources within San Diego and Imperial counties.

It is the philosophy of this regional center that each consumer shall be provided with the maximum opportunity to participate in every day living experiences that promote development to the highest potential and full participation in the community.


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