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 Family Self-Sufficiency Services & O'Farrell School

For more information send us an email or phone 619-338-2799

Family Self-Sufficiency Services (FSS), a program of the Community Action Partnership, enables individuals and families who meet the federal poverty level (FPL) guidelines to achieve and sustain self-sufficiency by overcoming barriers to employment and eliminating behaviors that have resulted in dependency. The program focuses on improving the ability of employable family members to become job ready and develop social competence to improve their living conditions and lifestyle.

School-Based Family Self-Sufficiency Services are designed to enhance O'Farrell Community School's achievement of its educational mission of attending to the social, intellectual, psychological, and physical needs of middle level youth so they will become responsible, literate, and contributing citizens.

FSS contractors:

  • Serve low-income individuals and families, CalWORKs and other public assistance recipients.
  • Provide service in each of the six Health and Human Services Agency Regions.
  • Provide education on asset building.
  • Provide access to free tax assistance to benefit from the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit.
  • Provide access to resources to help with emergency needs.
  • Provide employment assistance.
  • Assist with obtaining low or no-cost health insurance and/or other available resources, such as CalFresh benefits.

From January 2011 through December 2011, 2,711 families were served and 763 persons obtained jobs through the program.

For more information, contact the FSS provider in your region:
HHSA South Region Provider:
South Bay Community Services
1124 Bay Blvd., Suite D
Chula Vista, CA 91911
Phone: (619) 420-8722
HHSA North Central Region Provider:
Social Advocates for Youth (SAY)
4340 Genesee Ave., Ste. 207
San Diego, CA 92117
Phone: (619) 974-3603
HHSA Central Region Provider:
Home Start, Inc.
5296 University Ave., Ste. F-2
San Diego, CA 92105
Phone: (619) 229-3660
HHSA East Region Provider:
Home Start, Inc.
131 Avocado Ave.
El Cajon, CA 92020
Phone: (619) 229-3660
HHSA North Coastal & North Inland Region Provider:
North County Lifeline
707 Oceanside Blvd.
Oceanside, CA 92054
Phone: (760) 757-0118
North Inland Location:
550 W. Washington Ave.
Escondido, CA 92025
Phone: (760) 489-6380

 

Youth Self-Sufficiency Services at O'Farrell School

School-Based Family Self-Sufficiency Services are designed to enhance O'Farrell Community School's achievement of its educational mission of attending to the social, intellectual, psychological, and physical needs of middle level youth so they will become responsible, literate, and contributing citizens.

O'Farrell Community School is a restructured charter and middle school, with an innovative approach to serving students. Its unique structure is organized around the concept of "educational families" which consist of faculty and students who remain together throughout the students' three years of middle school. This structure is designed to give all students a realistic opportunity to succeed in an advanced school curriculum.

O'Farrell Community School integrates social services into the daily educational operation of the school in order to assure that students with problems are identified and not allowed to "fall through the cracks." These services also address violence prevention and resolution of disputes among students, many of whom have not previously acquired the social and communication skills required for effective management of frustration and anger.

Health and Social Services available on site include:

  • Gang Intervention and prevention
  • Mentorship
  • Positive parenting services
  • Addiction prevention
  • Mental health counseling
  • Tutoring
  • Support groups
  • Case management
  • Assistance with issues around death and family break-up

Student Workshops that include:

  • Anger Management
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Self-Esteem
  • Bullying
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Alcohol, Drugs, and other Substance, and Smoking Prevention
  • Cross-Cultural Development

O'Farrell Community School

6130 Skyline Drive
San Diego, CA 92114
(619) 263-3009, x2256

Hours of Operation:
Monday thru Friday
7:00am - 3:30pm

 

For more information send us an email or phone 619-338-2799