6) SchooLink: Teen Recovery Centers

SDUSD-Mental Health Resource Center (MHRC) sponsors the TRC contracts, contact the following for information:

Janelle Chiu, Supervising Licensed Mental Health Clinician

Description: San Diego County HHSA-Behavioral Health Services (BHS) funds the listed agencies, McAlister, UPAC and Vista Hill to provide satellite substance use/abuse treatment centers on designated school sites.

SchooLink Training & Procedures:

Target Population: Student at designated school sites with substance use/abuse issues and insured by Medi-Cal.

Referral: Referrals made by school administration/personnel, parent or student self-referral; referal procedures coordinated at each site. Students may be referred to clinic based services as well.

Services: Each program utilizes a specialized treatment curricula, treatment services primarily offered in a group setting, as needed students may be offered individual counseling as well.

Funding: Funded by HHSA-Behavioral Health Services.

*Note: Funding changes in 20/21 will allow prevention/intervention services to be provided to all students regardless of insurance; treatment services will remain for students insured by Medi-Cal.

McAlister Institute

7867 Convoy Ct, Bldg #5, Ste. 302
San Diego, CA 92111

Patrick Foley
619-451-7762 (cell)


3288 El Cajon Blvd, Ste. 13
San Diego, CA 92104

Sunnyo Pak
Shola Olaoshebikan

Vista Hill

220 S. Euclid Ave, Ste. 40
San Diego, CA 92114

Rob Dean

Claudette Allen

Patricia Ulloa

Ken Hooks

Satellite Programs:

Madison High School
Heather Seaton

Henry High School
Michelle Irwin, Principal

Satellite Programs:

Hoover High School
Jason Babineau, Principal

San Diego High School
Franny Del Carmen-Aguilar

ALBA Community School
Meghan Voeltner

Satellite Programs:

Morse High
Cynthia Larkin, Principal

Lincoln High School
Stephanie Brown