We focus our work in three key areas, because nurturing the potential of kids, helping people live healthier, and supporting our neighbors are fundamental to strengthening communities.
Compass family center
Helping Special-Needs Families Find Direction
YMCA COMPASS provides family-centered support for those caring for a child or adult with special needs. Services include Counseling and Special Education Advocacy.
Who We Serve:
- Families caring for children and adults with a wide range of disabilities
- No specific eligibility criteria
- Special needs is defined broadly and includes developmental and physical disabilities, chronic illness, learning differences and mental health needs.
- Includes diagnoses of Autism Spectrum, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Bipolar Disorder and ADHD.
Who We are:
- Counseling provided by Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Registered interns.
- Advocacy provided by Special Education Advocates who have completed the Special Education Advocacy Program at University of San Diego.
What We Do:
- Family and individual counseling for parents, caregivers, siblings and children with special needs.
- Help families cope with challenges that come with having a child with a disability.
- Special Education Advocacy including consultations and advocacy representation.
- Services offered on a sliding scale based on family income.
4080 Centre Street, Suite 104
San Diego, CA 92103
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For more information about COMPASS, please contact:
Melissa Morais Parr, LMFT 52656
619.543.9850 ext. 12431
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COMPASS has been providing services for families since 2005 and was originally founded as the Center for Families of Children with Special Needs (CFCSN) at the University of San Diego.
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