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)



Satellite Programs:

Madison High School
Heather Seaton

Henry High School
Listy Gillingham, Principal








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

Sunnyo Pak
Shola Olaoshebikan





Satellite Programs:

Hoover High School
Jason Babineau, Principal

San Diego High School
Franny Del Carmen-Aguilar

ALBA Community School
Meghan Voeltner

Vista Hill

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

Rob Dean

Claudette Allen

Patricia Ulloa

Ken Hooks


Satellite Programs:

Morse High
Cynthia Larkin, Principal

Lincoln High School
Stephanie Brown