Our passionate and caring staff shows love for the communities we serve every day – it’s in everything we do. Our programs help support the health, well-being and prosperity of the most vulnerable in San Diego. This Valentine’s Day, we’re sharing how SBCS has been uplifting the hearts and minds of the students, survivors of domestic violence, and community members we serve.
Our San Diego Promise Neighborhood Academic Advocates have been providing college mentoring and readiness for students in Southeast San Diego. Throughout the month of February, they’ve been hosting love-themed workshops for San Ysidro High School students.
Here’s what students learned during our Healthy Relationships workshop, led by San Ysidro Health Teen Clinic:
- Maintaining healthy relationships with a partner, family and friends
- Setting healthy boundaries
- Identifying red flags and how to handle
- Practiced real-life scenarios
Students also participated in a “What is Love?” workshop focused on identifying attributes of love, created hearts to display in their classroom, and wrote appreciation letters for supportive friends and family.
Survivors of Domestic Violence
Our Family Violence and Support Services team helps survivors of domestic violence in recovering from the trauma experienced in an abusive relationship. During the month of January, our Domestic Violence Response Team accompanied law enforcement on 127 emergency calls, helping survivors heal through crisis intervention and safely planning.
“The resources you have provided us with have been life changing. [SBCS] not only helped us afford a safe and peaceful space we can now call home, but thanks to you [my daughter’ will also have her own bed to sleep in every night.” – Mother of two and survivor of domestic violence.
At SBCS, we’ll take every opportunity to share resources like this “Healthy Relationships Wheel” as a reminder of what healthy relationships can bring to our lives and our communities.
Our Promotores team helps families access supportive services that meet their specific needs, such as access to food assistance, housing assistance and tax preparation. During their February “Comunidad Unida” virtual community gathering, Promotores emphasized the importance of maintaining a healthy heart.
Here are some steps you can take to be heart-healthy, from the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency:
- Know your heart health numbers
- Get active
- Eat heart-healthy foods
- Avoid tobacco
For more information about any of these programs and services, please contact us at 619-420-3620. Or donate to SBCS and help us bring love and care where it is needed most in our community.