Mental Health Volunteer
COMMUNITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION INC
Volunteer Registration - TRANSISTIONAL RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM
Program: Casa Pacifica (Oceanside)
Community Research Foundation (CRF) is the leader in providing behavioral health care in San Diego, helping thousands of individuals each year recover from mental illness and we are committed to mentoring the next generation of behavioral healthcare professionals.
We invite you to register for your volunteer opportunity at the Casa Pacifica.
Casa Pacifica is a transitional residential program that assists people with chronic mental illness and dual diagnosis to move towards recovery and independent living. It is a Full Service Partnership and offers clients mental health services including psychiatric care, assistance with medication management, individual and group therapy, vocational assistance, case management, and peer support.
The residential component of the program is 6 to 9 months long and graduates can participate in an alumni program that will assist in their transition to a more independent lifestyle.
Volunteer experience at Casa Pacifica provides the volunteer with a wealth of experience in observing mental health clients on the road to recovery. Supervised volunteers will have the opportunity to interact with clients and assist in assigned project activities to equip the clients with work and life skills. Clients are interested in the following activities:
- Art Projects/Art Therapy
- Beach Outings
- Book Club & Comic Books
- Board Games/D&D
- Cooking & Baking
- Musical Instruments/Karaoke
- Patience, kindness, and an interest in helping others.
- Ability to pass a criminal background check, per state licensing requirements.
- S/he has completed all volunteer application requirements and clearances for this program.
CRF FOLLOWS ALL COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS AND GUIDELINES AS OUTLINED
BY SAN DIEGO COUNTY, THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AND THE CDC.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About COMMUNITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION INC
1202 MORENA BLVD, SAN DIEGO, CA 92110, US
CRF, in partnership with our clients and stakeholders, designs, delivers and evaluates innovative and exemplary behavioral health and social services in a manner that is both culturally and trauma competent, providing these services with integrity, compassion, and a strong focus on wellness and recovery. We also inspire and mentor the next generation of behavioral health and social service professionals.
IMPROVING AND ENRICHING THE LIVES OF EVERY INDIVIDUAL AND FAMILY WE SERVE
CRF embraces the concept that persons affected by mental illness and co-occurring mental health and substance use problems can and do recover when provided with appropriate and adequate treatment, activities and supports. This includes access to culturally appropriate, recovery-focused care within the individual's own community provided in the least restrictive level possible. Our child, youth and family programs are family-centered and designed based upon wraparound philosophy.
Community Research Foundation serves adults with serious mental illness, many with a co-occurring substance use problem, as well as seriously and emotionally disturbed youth and children.
General Areas of Service
- Short Term Acute Residential Treatment (START) programs (alternative to hospitalization for adults)
- Transitional Living Residential Program for Adults
- Outpatient Clinics for Children and Adults
- Walk-In Urgent Care Clinic for Adults
- School-Based Counseling Programs
- Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
- Outpatient Psychosocial Rehabilitation Programs
- Client-Directed Psychosocial and Vocational Clubhouses
- CalWorks Specialized Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Domestic Violence Program