Douglas Young Center


San Diego, CA

About Us

Program Description

DYYFS utilizes the family systems and wraparound approach in providing comprehensive, strength-based and culturally and linguistically competent mental health services. Our services are client and family centered and focus on addressing the needs of the client and family while respecting and working within their cultural beliefs, supports, and norms.  We adhere to the Children's System of Care (CSOC) principles and emphasize a strength-based collaboration among family, therapist, case manager, social services, school, community and medical services in the assessment, planning and delivery of all services.  We provide clinic, school, and community-based services for children and adolescents up to the age of 21, if still in high school, who meet SED criteria, who have MediCal or are MediCal eligible or are uninsured (with co-pay on a sliding scale, based on family monthly gross income).


Services are provided by a team which includes: mental health clinicians, case managers, substance abuse specialist, and a psychiatrist.

Treatment services include:

  • Individual Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • School-Based Services
  • Home-Based Services
  • Case Management
  • Rehabilitation
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Psychiatric Services Including Evaluation
  • Medication Management Services
  • Integrated Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment

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