Vision: Meeting the community's needs to achieve full equity.

Mission: Building community partnerships to link resources by using a holistic evidence-based approach to improve the well-being of all.

12 North Euclid Avenue, National City, CA 91950  (619) 356-4489

WELCOME! The CARE Center is a product of community collaboration with the San Diego County District Attorney's office aimed at actively linking individuals in the community to community-based prevention and intervention services with the goal of building strong community relationships and reducing crime.


Southeast San Diego is a large, ethnically diverse, low-income community located adjacent to downtown San Diego. The CARE Center will provide residents with evidence-based prevention and intervention support services to help them improve their quality of life, reduce crime and recidivism, and promote public safety.

      What We Do

  • Provide adults and youth with information on the network of community-based resources available to meet their needs
  • Offer an opportunity for strengthening community partnerships and networking
  • Address the needs of Veterans in the community

Current Programs

The Youth Advisory Board, created in 2008, tackles issues affecting San Diego youth. At the CARE Center, students can contribute to YAB campaigns, have access to the computer lab, and receive tutoring.

Community Youth Court was founded in April of 2015 in partnership with the San Diego Police Department and community members to offer youth an alternative to the court process. The CARE center will host Panel Sessions, assessments, program referrals, classes and trainings.

The Veterans Empowerment Program was developed to provide services and empower our veterans' community. At the CARE Center veterans and their families will be assessed, referred, to programs and have access to the computer lab. There will be workshops, trainings, community forums, and events.

The Interfaith Advisory Board was formed as a way to maintain an open dialogue among the various San Diego faith-based communities. The CARE Center will host IFAB monthly meetings, community forums, workshops, and trainings to develop solution-oriented initiatives for addressing public safety issues.

The CARE center aims to strengthen community collaboration and support local organizations by offering our meeting spaces at no charge. Community members and organizations can reserve a space to meet, host events, and provide direct services (eg. Counseling, assessments, case management) by submitting a room reservation form 2-3 days in advance. Meetings must align with our vision and mission statements and be free of charge for the participants.
To reserve a room, please complete one of the following meeting space reservation forms and return it to To obtain a room reservation form for a meeting or event, click here. To obtain a room reservation form for direct service, click here.

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Contact Us

We want to hear from you!

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