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Services Offered 

VI-SPADT Assessments 

SSI/SSDI Advocacy 

Outreach & Assessment 

Vocation & Educational Reintegration 

Assistance with Housing Resources 

Socialization & Community Reintegration 

Recovery-Oriented Classes 

·       WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) 

·       WELL (Wellness Empowerment in Life & Living) 

·       Medication for Success 

Identification Obtainment (birth certificates, state IDs, etc.) 

Assisted Food Bank Visits for Housed Members 

Computer Lab Access 

ECS Friend to Friend

ECS Friend to Friend welcomes all homeless adults struggling with mental health disorders living in central San Diego. We also recognize and welcome those who struggle with alcohol and/or drug issues. We believe recovery is possible with the right support, resources and referrals. No matter where you are in your journey to recovery, we are committed to addressing all your needs. We welcome the opportunity to change and grow alongside our members. Thank you for choosing Friend to Friend. ECS welcomes everyone, regardless of ethnic background, culture, gender, age, sexual orientation or religious creed.  

Monday through Friday 8am – 4pm

Phone: (619)955-8217   Fax: (619)955-5142

F2F Referral Form

Helpful Links

Housing & Urban Development Resources

San Diego County Emergency & Crisis Services

211 San Diego

San Diego County General Relief

Social Security & Disability

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The Friend to Friend clubhouse offers a safe atmosphere where clients can access a computer lab, attend group classes and trainings, share meals and meet with outreach workers as well as an employment specialist and a Social Security/Disability Insurance (SSDI) advocate.

Monthly Life Celebration lunches and other special events allow for fun and community. Friend to Friend provides homeless adults a safe space, and the caring, supportive staff provide practical help for setting and reaching their goals.



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Uptown Safe Haven

Uptown Safe Haven is a residential facility that provides transitional housing and supportive services to chronically homeless single adults with moderate to severe mental health issues. Residents experience supportive communal living in an alcohol and drug-free environment. In partnership with Community Research Foundation, we provide clients with secure housing, employment counseling, educational guidance, disability income enrollment assistance, a manageable mental health plan, access to onsite support groups, and services focused on skill development and recovery.

We offer a “grace-based” program to residents, realizing they will struggle along their journey. Consistent with this, Uptown Safe Haven utilizes the harm reduction approach to transitional housing. While our residence is alcohol and drug-free, residents do not need to be clean and sober before coming to us or while living there. However, there is an expectation that residents will work toward abstinence while at Uptown Safe Haven. 

Weekly community meetings and art workshops, group meals, monthly BBQs, field trips, and holiday celebrations support the strengthening of interpersonal and other life skills.