Volunteers of America Southwest Behavioral Health Services


Since 1896, Volunteers of America has been a faith-based non-profit social services organization dedicated to turning around the lives of the most vulnerable in our community. Our behavioral health services focus on homeless veterans, adults with addiction challenges, struggling seniors, and children with unique educational needs.

Our Behavioral Health Services Program focuses on treatment, mental health, public safety, and employment readiness. Our goal is to create safe and productive environments where individuals and families are strengthened and human potential is realized.

Withdrawal Treatment Behavioral Health Services San DiegoWITHDRAWAL

Maybe you’ve already learned that withdrawing from alcohol or drugs isn’t something you can do alone. We’ll be there every step of the way with withdrawal management services that help you overcome the illness of addiction.

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Medical Addiction Treatment Residential San Diego CaliforniaRESIDENTIAL

Our residential treatment program — staffed by a Medical Director, licensed clinicians, nurses, case managers, and certified AOD counselors — is designed to address the complex issues you face as a result of your addiction, and put you on a path of long-term recovery.

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Drug Alcohol Recovery ServicesRECOVERY

From sober living homes supporting your transition toward living an independent, productive life to outpatient treatment, wellness and fitness programs, case management services, job readiness, and education classes, and alumni resources, we give you the tools you need to succeed.

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You won’t find a more dedicated, committed, and skilled team of people — staff members and volunteers alike — who are focused on helping you improve the quality of your life.

We Care
4858Lives Transformed
2417Received Addiction Treatment
522Families Housed



a client of VOASW

When I got here, I enrolled in a computer class, and it’s instilled a lot of confidence in me. Now I feel like I’m a productive member of society.

woman client of VOASW

By God’s grace, I have my kids in my life. I have not had my son living with me since he was a baby. Volunteers of America gave me hope and the people cared about me, and when I felt like giving up they helped me through it.

client of VOASW

I first came across Volunteers of America 22 years ago at the 10-day program on Island Street in San Diego. I was a resident at the 10-day program. They provided a place for me at a stage in my life to lay a new foundation and reset the course for the direction my life was headed.


Our promise is to meet you where you are and walk side-by-side with you on your difficult, emotional journey toward a transformed life.