Talk About Abuse to Liberate Kids


Our Silence Enables Child Molesters

Welcome to TAALK where we’re breaking the silence that surrounds childhood sexual abuse.

FREE presentation at the Jacobs Center @ 5:30 pm on June 10th.
Community Room on the first floor (the big glass room) near the front entrance.
404 Euclid avenue, San Diego, Ca 92114

Who should attend?

Those over 18 years of age due to mature content

Who we are

TAALK is an organization founded to help communities raise awareness of the child sexual abuse epidemic, educate adults on how to protect children.

Did you know?

The Single Biggest Barrier to Resolving the Child Sexual Abuse. Epidemic is Silence:

  • 1 in 4 girls will be sexually abused before the age of 18
  • 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused before the age of 18

What we will cover

  • Increased awareness of the prevalence of CSA.
  • The Types of situations where sexual abuse could occur.
  • Simple, effective strategies for protecting children
  • The importance of talking about CSA with children and adults.

This is a free event but space is limited please RSVP at melissa@thebeliefboutique.com


Download TAALK flyer


A Celebration with Author Nikki Grimes


New York Times bestselling author Nikki Grimes is the recipient of the 2006 NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. The author of more than 45 books for kids, Grimes has also received the Coretta Scott King Award and the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work. Grimes will read from her book, Rich: A Dyamonde Daniel book. Third grader Dyamonde is excited about the local library’s poetry contest. After the contest she makes a new friend and her ideas about what it means to be rich or poor begin to change.

This Book-to-Action program is sponsored by the California Center for the Book and provided in partnership with the Black Storytellers of San Diego. Materials are funded by an LSTA grant and Express Luggage. Refreshments from locally grown produce will be prepared by Chef Pam Banks of Comfort Catering.

Saturday May 31st • 11:30 am to 2:00 pm

Valencia Park/Malcolm X Library
5148 Market Street, San Diego, CA 92114
(619) 527-3405 | www.tinyurl.com/mxlibrary


Free Focus Group – Learn Simple Strategies for Happiness and Success


Free Focus Group – Positive Alignment

What is Positive Alignment? Positive Alignment consists of 5 different mental and physical tools that increase a person’s level of awareness and happiness. When our minds and bodies are not aligned, we may feel sluggish, depressed, anxious and/or hopeless. Aligning ourselves correctly will filter out these mental blocks and allow us to step into true happiness.

  • Evaluate all areas of your life and zero in on areas that need attention and improvement.
  • Work through mental obstacles with the help and guidance of the group as whole.
  • Be supported in a safe, fun and private environment.
  • Learn simple principles to increase your level of awareness, gratitude and happiness.

Join the group

The Jacobs Center, 404 Euclid Ave., San Diego CA. 92114
June 16 8am – 12pm
June 17 530pm 8pm

Each group has limited space, please RSVP
To join email tony@schoolyardhustle.com or call 619-581-5453

Questions? Email tony@schoolyardhustle.com or call (619) 5815453


5th Annual BAPAC Walk-A-Thon


Join the 5th Annual BAPAC Walk-a-Thon around Chollas Lake Park benefiting the Father2Child program. 


Mental Health and Counseling Services

Counseling Referrals



Center for community solutions- Counseling Services


El Cajon

Coastal office




Chadwick Center for children & Families- Trauma Counseling Program

North County

San Diego



North County Lifeline- Counseling Services





Family Consultation Services

San Diego


YWCA-Battered Women’s Services

San Diego


619-239-0355 ext. 221

Palomar Family Counseling









Neighborhood Healthcare (Engl/Span Counseling)



Women’s Resource Center  



Home Start, Inc.



Little House (support groups)



Project Sarah



The Center


619-692-2077 ext. 208




Mental Health Services (outpatient, referrals, case management)

North County Health Services- Meds Eaval

San Marcos


San Diego Access & Crisis Line



San Diego Mental Health- Rosecrans

San Diego


Mental Health Services



Mental Health Systems Escondido- CLUBHOUSE



Mental Health Systems



Synergy Research

San Diego


AXIS Crisis Line



National Mental Health Hotline






Mental Health for Vets




Friend-a Friend (case management & transitional housing)

4080 Centre St, Suite 104

San Diego




Mental Health Crisis Centers



Crisis House

San Diego


Turning Point



Jay Barreto

San Diego


Isis Center

San Diego


New Vistas

San Diego



San Diego


Vista Balboa

San Diego




District Attorney's Youth Advisory Board Campaigns Premiere


The San Diego County District Attorney’s Office’s Youth Advisory Board is pleased to invite you to attend the Youth Advisory Board Campaigns Premiere, an exciting event featuring the creative outreach campaigns created by students at Lincoln High School, Mira Mesa High School, and Scripps Ranch High School.

The DA’s Youth Advisory Board was created in 2008 as an innovative program mentoring students in San Diego high schools to increase awareness about youth issues in our local community and reduce crime. Since 2012, there have been Youth Advisory Boards on three local campuses and student leaders have produced impactful campaigns, once of which was awarded a local Emmy. This year, the students have taken their outreach to a whole new level:

  • Lincoln High School’s Respect and Responsibility campaign showcases collected perspectives from a variety of individuals on the value of respect and responsibility over one’s own actions. The students have created an online blog along with a video as their campaign’s main platform.
  • Mira Mesa High School’s campaign The Fight highlights diversity and unity in the human struggle through a social media platform of a newly created mobile webpage.
  • Scripps Ranch High School’s Redefine Success campaign encourages students to realize there are different paths to success for everyone and the most important achievement is happiness with oneself. The primary platform to host their campaign will be a mobile app designed by the students.

With the support of the greater San Diego community, the individual campaigns collectively have immense potential to empower our local youth. The YAB Campaigns Premiere will bring together school district officials, public dignitaries, community organizations, faith-based groups and outreach programs, all of which are threaded with a common belief in the power of the younger generation. We hope that you will join us to celebrate the culmination of work from these high-achieving students and leaders.

For more information, please visit our Web site at www.SanDiegoDAyab.com.


May 28th, 2014
6-8 PM
Lincoln HS Theater
4777 Imperial Ave,
San Diego, CA 92113

May 29th, 2014
6-8 PM
8450 Mira Mesa Blvd,
San Diego, CA 92126

Please RSVP by May 20th to Leah Wong at 619-531-4355 or leah.wong@sdcda.org
Refreshments will be served at the event.


California Back-Brown Summit on Re-Entry/Recidivism

The Black-Brown Summit Committee is convening a cross section of local and state leaders to educate stakeholders regarding the impact of AB 109 and its challenges. The Summit will be an exciting opportunity to share empirical data, identify best practices and model programs that enhance public safety as it pertains to communities of color and women.

Join Us!
May 21 – 23, 2014
Jacobs Center
404 Euclid Ave, San Diego CA, 92114

Black Brown Summit Flyer

For more information on the California Black-Brown Summit please visit www.bbsummit.org or call (209) 957-2720.



Scholarship Opportunity for Women & Minority Students

The Goodman Scholarship is targeted exclusively to woman and minority students graduating from a California or Arizona Community College and transferring to a 4 year University, with a particular focus on first generation students attending college. Students must be graduating the Spring of 2014 and entering into their University the Fall of 2014. The scholarship is open to all majors. Economic need and community involvement are two key factors in the decision process. The average scholarship is ,000. 4-5 scholarships are provided per year.

You can download the application by clicking here: Scholarship-application-2014


Free screening of The Healthcare Movie

Poster for HCM Event Jacobs Center

This 65 minute documentary tells the real story of how the health care system in Canada turned out to be so completely different from that in the United States, when in the 1950’s they were essentially the same. While Canadians experience the benefits and peace of mind of Canada’s universal health care system, the forces against change in the U.S. are now much stronger and have much more at stake financially. Is there hope for the United States? for more information: www.healthcaremovie.net

Thursday, May. 29, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
Joe & Vi Jacobs Center, Community Room
404 Euclid Ave., San Diego, CA 92114


Please come, if you can, and bring a friend! For future screenings, contact dawndershem@gmail.com

Narrated by Kiefer Sutherland. Featuring discussion with Dr. Jeoffry B. Gordon, MD, MPH, and Dr. Manuel M Belandres, MD, General Surgeon, Trauma, and Nutrition Members of pnhp.org (Physicians for a National Health Program)


We're looking for your feedback

Chollas Creek Restoration

Activating Chollas Creek through Art & Sustainable Design

Chollas Creek is a natural watershed that has been both an asset and a challenge for District 4 neighborhoods. Over the years, we’ve heard fond memories from long-time residents who remember the amenities associated with having a clean and healthy creek.

But over the last several decades, illegal dumping, construction, and neglect have led to Chollas Creek being identified as an “impaired” water body by the Environmental Protection Agency. Uncontrolled growth of weeds and invasive plants, along with trash, has destroyed much of the original creek habitat and wildlife.

In an effort to bring our creek back to life, the Jacobs Center has been working with nonprofits in the Diamond Neighborhood, community residents, and private and public agencies for over a decade to clean, strengthen, and enhance our natural waterway as a place where our community can once again safely explore and enjoy nature.

With support and funding from the State of California and City of San Diego, we are very excited to announce that we will begin work on the Northwest Village portion of Chollas Creek this summer, transforming our creek from a drainage channel into a vibrant neighborhood river park with open, safe, active, and healthy green spaces.

The enhancement project includes plans for structural and engineering modifications to prevent flooding and erosion, replacement of invasive plants with native vegetation, and construction of lighted walking trails with benches and educational signage.

Under a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, we have been working with landscape architects and artists to create conceptual  designs for public art, solar lighting, and other visual enhancements. Jacobs has also applied for additional funding from the state to create an outlook deck and a footbridge connecting Guymon Street with ADA-compliant trails surrounding the creek.

The proposed site plan and design overview for the Activating Chollas Creek enhancement project will be open for public viewing and feedback from May 15-31, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Jacobs Center lobby.

For more information, please email info@JacobsCenter.org

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