Project In-Reach

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Project In-Reach

The Neighborhood House Association (NHA) Project In-Reach program is an outreach and engagement program designed to help incarcerated individuals with substance abuse and/or mental health disorders as they prepare for re-entry into the community. Program goals include educating clients about mental health, substance dependence and coping mechanisms, decreasing instances of relapse, diminishing the impact of untreated health, mental health and/or substance use issues, and reducing recidivism.

Project In-Reach also assists in the successful linkage to community resources and services pre- and post-release, helping guide the transition process and assisting in a positive new beginning.


  • Pastoral counseling and spiritual guidance
  • Clinical assessments
  • Pre- and post-release care coordination
  • Group and individual counseling
  • Support and educational groups
  • Linkages to community services
  • Post-release transportation
  • Peer support
  • Short-term  emergency housing assistance

Eligibility / Criteria

  • Incarcerated adults, 18 years and older, at designated San Diego detention facilities
  • Have a projected release date of 60 to 180 days from the time of referral
  • Have been diagnosed with a serious mental illness and/or a substance use disorder
  • Designated Level 1-5  (classification by detention facility authorities)
  • May be on probation status upon release (incl. medium and high-risk supervision)
  • Legal residence


Referrals are only to be received from detention facility’s Social Workers, Counselors, Psychiatrists and Case Managers as well as the San Diego County Probation Department.

Project In-Reach currently serves the following detention facilities:

  • Las Colinas Detention and Reentry Facility
  • George Bailey Detention Facility
  • San Diego Central Jail
  • Vista Detention Facility
  • East Mesa Reentry Facility