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 addiction and coping mechanisms, decreasing instances of relapse, diminishing the impact of untreated health, mental health and/or substance abuse issues, and reducing recidivism.

Project In-Reach can also assist 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.


  • Pre- and post-release case management 
  • 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
  • Are at-risk for developing a mental health and/or substance abuse disorder(s)
  • Designated Level 1, Level 2 or Level 3 (classification by detention facility authorities)
  • Probation status upon release
  • No legal status upon release

Cannot serve

  • Parolees
  • Split sentenced
  • Clients who are on County hold
  • Those who are undocumented

Seriously Mentally Ill (SMI)

Project In-Reach also serves the seriously mentally ill population at San Diego Central Jail, Las Colinas Detention and Reentry Facility and other San Diego detention facilities as assigned. Individuals must meet the following criteria:

  • Incarcerated adults, 18 years and older
  • Have a projected release date of 60 days from the time of referral
  • Have been diagnosed with serious mental illness
  • Designated Level 4 and 5 (classification by detention and facility authorities)


Referrals are only to be received from detention facility’s Social Workers, Counselors, Psychiatrists and Case Managers

Project In-Reach currently serves the following detention facilities:

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