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.
- 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