NHA Programs

Adult Day Health Center

Providing dual day treatment program options to adults 18 years of age and older.

Neighborhood House’s ADHC Center, within a person-centered care environment, provides dual day treatment program options to adults 18 years of age and older, offering both Adult Day Health Care (ADHC) and Adult Day Program (ADP) services.  ADHC is designed for adults with disabling physical, mental, cognitive and/or intellectual impairments providing participants with nursing, rehabilitative (OT, PT and ST) therapies and psycho-social services.  ADP focuses on memory care and personal care assistance, while providing a variety of cognitively stimulating activities in a “home away from home” environment. Transportation services, snacks, and a meal at lunch as well as various fun recreation activities are available to all participants at the Center, regardless of program.

Black Infant Health

The San Diego County Black Infant Health Program (BIH), operated by the Neighborhood House Association, provides services to pregnant and parenting African-American women to help ensure that all babies are born healthy with the goal of reducing the black infant mortality rate. Mothers-to-be and new moms participate in 10 week prenatal and postpartum groups and benefit from other valuable referrals, incentives, and life-planning activities that encourage them to make heathy life choices for themselves and their families.

According to County statistics, African-American infants are more than twice as likely to die during their first year of life compared to all of San Diego County’s infants combined. The goal of the Black Infant Health program is to decrease the African-American infant mortality rate, empower women to build resilience and reduce stress, increase the health and wellness of African-American mothers and children, and increase awareness of African-American infant health disparities.

Coordinated HIV Services

The Coordinated HIV Services program provides comprehensive, ongoing, assistance to those 18 years and older. The primary goal is ensuring that people living with HIV/AIDS are enrolled and sustained in HIV primary care. The Coordinated HIV Services program focuses on treatment adherence and coordination and follow up of medical treatment to ensure optimal medical outcomes are achieved by clients. The program provides client-centered services that link clients with health care, psycho-social support, transportation, legal services, home delivered meals, emergency housing, and other services that meet each client’s individual level of need.

Financial Counseling & Coaching

NHA’s Financial Counseling and Coaching Program (FCCP) was created to provide valuable coaching and financial education to low-income families. The program teaches families how to manage and overcome debt, create a spending plan and budget, and establish a viable savings account and emergency fund. The program aims to show individuals a path to financial freedom that will increase the quality of life for their families and communities.

Friendship Clubhouse

We’re passionate about helping those that are affected by mental illness.

Friendship Clubhouse is a County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency contracted, member-driven psychosocial rehabilitation program providing recreational, social and vocational rehabilitative services to adults with severe and persistent mental illness.

Geriatric Speciality Program, Project Enable

NHA’s Geriatric Specialty Program is a field based program providing 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.The program aims to help seniors be safe, continue to stay in their own homes and have a good quality of life.

Head Start

Head Start is a federally-funded child development program designed to help break the cycle of poverty by providing preschool children of low-income families with a comprehensive program to meet their emotional, social, health, nutritional and psychological needs. Head Start’s approach is that the parent is the child’s primary educator and that the entire family, as well as the community, must be involved in guiding and nurturing the child. Over the past four decades, Head Start has touched the lives of more than 250,000 low-income preschool children and families at more than 140 locations in San Diego County.

NHA Head Start preschool programs provide comprehensive services to children ages 3 – 5 years of age. The preschool curriculum is research-based, developmentally appropriate and is designed to develop Kindergarten readiness skills. 

Homework Center

The Neighborhood House Association’s Homework Center hosted a grand re-opening on April 17, 2014. The center has been completely renovated with the support of our partners and donors from HP, Booz Allen Hamilton, Wells Fargo, Point Loma Nazarene, SDG&E, The Hughes Family Foundation and Jacquelyn Sherman-Rustin & Price Charities. The new center also features a modern design, lightweight furniture and open-space work environment. 

The NHA Homework Center offers a safe after-school study environment to children and teens, grades 3-12, whose circumstances place them at-risk for academic deficiency. The Homework Center is located in the heart of the community, at NHA’s Social Services building. The homework center provides junior high and high school students with a quiet, safe place to study when their alternatives are limited. Use of NHA’s Howework Center is free to qualifying students


InnoVisions is a social enterprise through which the Neighborhood House Association (NHA) offers leadership, staff, and organization development services to nonprofit, educational, municipal, and for-profit organizations.

College Academy

NHA and Reality Changers are teaming up to young people realize their college dreams! NHA College Academy is a program that helps underprivileged high school students reach their goals of attending college. The program, hosted by NHA and the Reality Changers College Apps Academy, gives students access to resources that will help make their college dreams a reality!

Nutrition Services

The Neighborhood House Association’s Nutrition Services is located in a centralized food service operation in the heart of San Diego. Often referred to as the “central kitchen,” Nutrition Services operates within 16,000 square feet of space, where the staff prepares daily breakfast, lunch, snack and supper for thousands of children all over San Diego County. The team is led by a registered dietitian, who works closely with the chef on staff to ensure that meals are tasty and nutrient-dense.

All meals prepared exceed meal pattern guidelines provided by the USDA’s Child Care Food Program. NHA is leading the way nationally in bringing made-from-scratch, nutritious, whole and natural food to preschoolers and helping to dispel the myth that kids will not eat “healthy” food.

Project Enable

Neighborhood House Association’s Project Enable BPSR Wellness & Recovery Center provides time-limited outpatient specialty mental health services to adults 18 years of age and older who are affected by serious and persistent mental illness and to those simultaneously experiencing co-occurring disorders that interfere with their ability to function in key life roles such as parenting, attending school, family and social difficulties, and employment.

The program strives to reduce psychiatric symptoms and the need for hospitalization while rehabilitating clients to their highest level of functioning. Strength base services focus on stabilization and recovery goals with the expectation that with treatment, clients will effectively recover and graduate from the program. Comprehensive services include mental health assessment, medication management, short term individual and group therapy, rehabilitation counseling, case management, Employment Support Services, and linkage to supportive community services.

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.

Senior Service Center

The mission of the Senior Service Center is to provide two thirds of Senior daily nutritional needs, improve their quality of life, and help preserve independent living for as long as possible. With a team of dedicated staff and volunteers, the program provides nutrition-centered services that link seniors to healthy meals, exercise, transportation, social activities, emotional support, and other services that meet each senior’s individual level of need.

The Senior Service Center also helps seniors stay active. Whether it is physical exercise, arts and crafts, or socialization, Senior Service Center staff work to ensure optimal outcomes are achieved mentally and physically.