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The Grossmont Resource Center (GRC) is a program at Grossmont High School that reaches out to meet the personal and social needs of our students and families. It is a collaborative effort between the community and our school to provide direct services on campus that will enhance the opportunity for students to achieve academic, social and personal success. The GRC is also a place where parents, students, and staff can obtain information and referrals for problems that are not normally handled by the school or our partners.

The GRC is located in the main office building.

Some of the offerings available in the GRC:

  • Support Groups

  • Individual Counseling

  • Peer Mediation/Peer Listening

  • Medi-Cal Contacts and Services

  • Community Resources (Please see links below)

 

CHECK YOUR MOOD:

Grossmont High School partnered with San Diego Youth Services for the 4th year in a row to offer “Check Your Mood” to all 9th & 10th graders. This program focuses on educating youth and their families about depression and reducing the stigma around seeking help for mental health issues. In November, SDYS presented curriculum in classrooms, staffed an informational table at lunch, and provided additional support for students that expressed interest and/or need. Parent awareness is integral to the success of this program. Please click here for additional information.

 

COMMUNITY RESOURCES:

San Diego Youth Services List of Community Resources

This document lists important counseling, healthcare, housing, and crisis services available right here in East County. Please click here for the document in Arabic or here for Spanish.

 

Children, Youth & Families Behavioral Health Services Resource Manual 

This manual from San Diego County Health and Human Services provides a comprehensive list of mental health services.

 

211 San Diego

You can dial 211 (24 hours a day) to receive a list of community, health and disaster services in San Diego County.  They can help provide services and referrals for shelter, food, clothing, and utility assistance.  The call is confidential and help is offered in multiple languages.

 

Food Bank Distribution Sites

The San Diego Food Bank helps provide fresh foods to families in need.  There are absolutely no requirements or documentation (such as I.D. or proof of residency) needed to receive food from the various sights.  Please click the link above for a flyer listing dates, times, and locations.

 

Crisis House

Crisis House provides emergency shelter, transitional housing, case management, job assistance, a mobile medical clinic, counseling, legal services, referrals to other resources, and homeless services including food, clothing, hygiene kits, safe storage, mail and phone services

1034 Magnolia Ave.  El Cajon, CA  92020  619-444-1194

 

Dreams for Change Self Parking Program

Provides a safe parking environment and supportive services for people who are living in their vehicles.  Please call (619) 497-0236 before arriving at a location. The Safe Parking Program operates 7 nights a week, 365 days a year starting at 6:00 pm. Program volunteers and staff are always on site. Dreams for Change operates two sites throughout the county serving 70 families and individuals each evening.

San Diego Lot:  766 28th St. San Diego, 92102

Balboa Ave. Lot:  Jewish Family Services 8804 Balboa Ave. San Diego 92123

 

The Princess Project 

The Princess Project promotes self-confidence and individual beauty by providing free prom dresses and accessories to high school girls who cannot otherwise afford them. Our effort is made possible through invaluable volunteer, donor and community support.  Giveaway dates will be in mid-April.  If you, or someone you know may benefit from a free dress, check their website for more details in early March.  Appointments are open online 30 days prior to the event.  All High School girls are eligible to get a dress with a valid High School ID.  

Phone:  (760) 621-4193

Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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School Address 1100 Murray Drive El Cajon, CA 92020 | Phone (619) 668-6000 | Fax (619) 463-7108

 

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