About Us

Behavioral Health Services Volunteers of America Southwest Addiction


Our mission is to inspire hope through our ministry of service by providing vulnerable individuals and families with tools to improve their quality of life. Our vision is a safe, healthy, and productive community where families are strengthened, people live with dignity, and human potential is realized.

We feel a deep responsibility to those who reach out to us — so we’ll never leave you where you are or abandon you. Even if we don’t offer the services you need, we’ll get you where you need to go to continue your journey with a warm handoff to the right resource.

The bottom line is this: we’ll do everything within our ability to help you move toward living a more productive and purposeful life, driving your own car of life, so to speak. Ultimately, we want you to outgrow us.



Gerald McFaddenCEO
Marie McKenzieExecutive Vice President/Chief Operations Officer
Doreen MulzAdministrator Program Operations
Nagham HakeemChief Financial Office/Controller
Dr. Alfred JoshuaMedical Director

Our Community Partners

Working as a team to help vulnerable people overcome challenges

Catholic Charities

Crisis House

Episcopal Community Services

Father Joe’s Villages

Housing & Urban Development

Interfaith Community Services

McAllister Institute


Regional Task Force on the Homeless San Diego


San Diego County District Attorney CARE Center

San Diego County Health and Human Services

San Diego County Probation 

San Diego District Attorney

San Diego Housing Commission

San Diego Reentry Round Table

Scripps Hospital

U.C.S.D Medical Services

Veterans Administration

Veteran’s Village of San Diego