FACES Partners

Thank you to all our partners that make the FACES program successful.

Supported in Part By

FACES Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego Partners

  • 3 East Surgical
  • Alexa’s PLAYC/Autism Discovery Institute
  • Audiology
  • Bernardy Center
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Emergency Department
  • Food Services
  • Gastroenterology, Nutrition, and Hepatology
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Human Relations Department
  • Integrative Medicine and Healing Arts Program
  • Medical Unit Neuroscience
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Orthopedics
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pediatric Acute Care Unit/Surgical Services
  • Pain Services and Rehabilitation Division
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Radiology
  • Respiratory Care
  • San Ysidro Health Care Dental Clinic
  • Security
  • Social Services and Child Life
  • Speech
  • Translations/ Interpretation

FACES Community Partners


African Coalition Workforce (ACW) mission is to foster economic growth and self-sufficiency for African refugees, immigrants, and San Diego residents who lack the basic skills to access mainstream opportunities by providing employment services, financial empowerment, and youth leadership. acworkforce.org


The Alliance for African Assistance was founded in 1989 in San Diego, California. It was founded by Walter Lam, a refugee, with the aim of addressing the many needs of San Diego’s growing African refugee population. The Alliance assists, by means of generous contributions and grants, new arrivals in adjusting to American culture. The Alliance for African Assistance has remained unceasing in its dedication to provide social, cultural, and educational support and guidance to all refugees in their resettlement process. alliance-for-africa.org

Alliance San Diego

Alliance San Diego is a community empowerment organization doing local work of national significance in the fields of civic engagement, human rights, educational equity, and tax and fiscal policy. Their mission is to empower diverse people and organizations to engage more effectively in our communities and civic process. alliancesd.org


Alternative Healing Network (AHN), a 501(c)(3) non-profit, promotes the use of integrative healing arts and improves access to ‘alternative’ health care in under-served neighborhoods. AHN hosts weekly free Integrative Health Nights (community outreach clinics) that bring Eastern and Western healing arts together, and operates the Adams Avenue Integrative Health Center on a “Sliding Scale” that helps make these preventive health practices affordable. Alternative Healing Network believe that Western and “Alternative” medicine should be integrated for use together in hospitals and other institutions. They acknowledge the benefits of Biomedical surgery, lab tests and pharmaceutical development as essential in fighting disease, but also see that there are often ‘alternative’ therapies which can be used to promote wellness and prevent illness from ever occurring in the first place. althealnet.org

City Heights Community Development Corporation (CHCDC)

The mission of CHCDC is to enhance the quality of life in City Heights by working with our community to create and sustain quality affordable housing & livable neighborhoods & foster economic self-sufficiency. cityheightscdc.org

City Heights Farmers Market

Located in the heart of City Heights, one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the country, the market provides farm fresh produce at affordable prices, an array of hot food vendors in an outdoor café environment, live entertainment, craft vendors, regular community programming (bike rides, fitness activities, festivals, contests) and much, much more. sdfarmbureau.org


Maternal, Child, and Family Health Services (MCFHS) is a multidisciplinary, multicultural division of the County dedicated to working with community and Health and Human Services Agency partners to promote health and to protect and support pregnant women, children, families and communities.

Crawford Community Connection (CCC)

CCC is a SAY San Diego school-based family resource center located on the Crawford High School campus. CCC partners with diverse community programs to serve Crawford Cluster students and their families by linking them to services such as emergency food, medical and dental assistance, public benefits screenings, and parent and child development services. saysandiego.org/program/crawford-community-connection/


Students learn about life saving strategies that will prepare them, their family, and their school for an emergency. They work on a project to make their school/community more prepared and safe.

Hoover Athletic Training

Located at Hoover High School, working directly with Christina Saffran, Athletic Trainer. An athletic trainer is a highly educated and skilled allied health professional specializing in athletic care. Athletic trainers cooperate with physicians to provide care for athletes, whether within the school setting or with a sports team. Athletic trainers in California are certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification. Athletic trainers are responsible for: injury prevention, injury evaluation, emergency care of injuries and rehabilitation of injuries. The athletic trainer at Hoover provides the best possible athletic health care to students participating in school athletics, and is committed to reducing the cost of health care for student-athletes by providing as many services as possible within the training room. sandiegounified.org/schools/hoover/about-meathletic-training


Students work directly with Wellness Center staff to conduct a survey of Hoover students about what they need to be healthy. Students will also look at research, data, and trends and create a project on campus.

International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee provides opportunities for refugees, asylees, victims of human trafficking, survivors of torture, and other immigrants to thrive in America. The IRC works with government bodies, civil society actors, and local volunteers to help them translate their past experiences into assets that are valuable to their new communities. In San Diego and offices across the country, the IRC helps them to their lives. rescue.org


La Maestra Community Health Centers (LMCHC) has been dedicated to its mission to provide quality health care and education; to improve the overall well-being of the family; bringing the under-served, ethnically diverse communities into the mainstream of our society through a caring, effective, culturally, and linguistically competent manner, respecting the dignity of all patients. lamaestra.org

Mid-City CAN

The Mid-City Community Advocacy Network’s (Mid-City CAN) mission is to create a safe, productive and healthy community through collaboration, advocacy and organizing. midcitycan.org

Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood believes in the fundamental right of each individual, throughout the world, to manage his or her fertility. They believe that reproductive self-determination must be voluntary and preserve the individual’s right to privacy, and that such self-determination will contribute to an enhancement of the quality of life and strong family relationships. plannedparenthood.org


The Pro Kids / The First Tee of San Diego’s mission is to challenge underserved youth to excel in life by promoting character development, life skills and values through education and the game of golf. Pro Kids aims to be a leader in providing opportunity and hope through positive life-changing experiences to underserved youth in San Diego County.

Rady Children’s Urgent Care

Hospital-based Urgent Care Center serving the Mid-City pediatric population and following Rady Children’s Hospital’s mission to restore, sustain and enhance the health and developmental potential of children through excellence in care, education, research and advocacy. Urgent care services are for injuries and illnesses that are not life or limb-threatening but need immediate attention. rchsd.org/programs-services/urgent-care/


San Diego Family Care operates seven health centers in San Diego County, offering medical care, mental health care, dental care and multi-cultural health promotion with a primary focus on central San Diego. San Diego Family Care Pediatrics covers newborn through 18 years old. sdfamilycare.org/locations/#tab-3

Stellar Care

Stellar Care is an assisted living facility for the elderly. They are dedicated to providing a safe and caring environment, and are committed to serving residents’ physical, emotional and social needs with dignity and respect. Stellar Care offers assisted living services, dementia care, amenities, wellness program, activities and respite care (short-term stay). stellarcaresd.com

United Women of East Africa

United Women of East African Support Team (“UWEAST”) mission is to be the pipeline of culturally competent health services, education and advocacy for the improvement of East African women and families’ health and well-being, actively involving East African Women in their health, education and betterment. uweast.org