San Diego Center for Children (SDCC) joined Live Well San Diego as a recognized partner on April 13, 2018. Founded in 1887, SDCC is the oldest children's 501(c)(3) nonprofit in San Diego. The Center provides evidence-based therapeutic, educational, foster care and transition services to children and families struggling with mental, emotional and behavioral disorders. Today, with 8 program sites and community-based services within hundreds of homes and schools across San Diego County, the Center empowers over 1,000 people every day.
The Center is nationally accredited for its excellence in quality of care in behavioral health by The Joint Commission, and by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) for its privately-operated K-12 nonpublic school. Additionally, the Center is an approved Nonpublic Agency with the California Department of Education and an approved qualified special education service provider by the California Charter Schools Association and supports the Live Well San Diego vision of a region that is Building Better Health, Living Safely and Thriving.