Geriatric Specialty Program

Geriatric Specialty Program

In-home mental health and wellness services for seniors

“The Neighborhood House Association Geriatric Specialty and Alpha Square is a subcontractor of the Union of Pan Asian Communities (UPAC) Promise Wellness Center.”

About the Geriatric Specialty Program

NHA’s Geriatric Specialty Program is a field-based program providing short-term mental health services to seniors who reside in the Central San Diego area and neighboring communities. The focus of the program is to reach out and provide support to those who are not able to seek assistance from other mental health settings. Geriatric Specialists provide in-person and telephonic screenings, assessments, care planning, case management, wellness support, and linkage to ongoing supportive services. The program aims to help seniors be safe, continue to stay in their own homes and have a good quality of life.

The Geriatric Specialty Program is a component of the Neighborhood House Association’s Project Enable program, a wellness and recovery center. Services are provided at no cost to the client.

geriatric specialty program

Alpha Square

Older adult residents of Alpha Square are eligible to receive Geriatric Specialty services. Services include on-site case management, counseling, care coordination, and linkages to medical and social services that support the residents’ choice to reside in community-based permanent housing. 


  • In-home mental health screening & assessments
  • Short-term wellness support
  • Comprehensive referrals to support community-based living
  • Community Outreach & Education



Individuals must be 60 years of age or older, at risk/isolated, home-bound and in crisis, or experiencing one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Trouble coping with daily activities
  • Increased forgetfulness or confusion
  • Feelings of sadness, depression, or anxiety
  • Unexplained aches or pains
  • Sudden changes in eating and sleeping patterns
  • Changes in social interactions such as pulling away from people or a loss of interest in pleasurable activities

Notice of Privacy Practices

Services are provided at no cost to clients. Geriatric Specialty Program is funded by the County of San Diego. 

contact details

Our Offices

Geriatric Specialty Program

Director: Betty Lemos, LMFT, LPCC 
286 Euclid Avenue, Suite 304 
San Diego, CA 92114
Phone: (619) 684-6680 
Fax: (619) 527-8536  


Geriatric Specialty Program – Alpha Square 

Elizabeth Estrada, RN 
550 14th St. 
San Diego, CA 92101 
Phone: (619) 696-6500 
Fax: (619) 794-2628 

Business hours

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.