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

Neighborhood House Association’s (NHA) Project In-Reach program complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, or sexual orientation when accepting individuals into the program or when providing program services.