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Community Response Team

Community Response Team

We believe that families in Southeast San Diego deserve the time and energy to heal from crisis.

We work to become advocates for those families who may not have the strength to survive violence alone.

The pain of violence in a family can be devastating—however, with the support of the Community Response Team families will walk away with the tools towards recovery.

We are a wide variety of specialists who can provide services and resources for victims of gang violence, suicide, homicide, bullying, domestic violence, child abuse and other forms of violence not listed above.

We provide referral services to families in the following areas:

  • Rental assistance
  • Low Income Burial Assistance
  • SDG&E Low Income Programs and Referrals
  • Food Packages
  • Counseling Referrals, including Grief and Trauma Groups
  • and much more!

strengthening families


15 students from Bishops High School were selected to do a service project. Interviewing mothers whom are surviving a violent loss while speaking on ways to increase peace in the community.

For 3 days these students worked diligently to learn their stories and provide documentaries on their stories. View below to see their work!



Two years after a spike in violent crime, students revisit a troubled neighborhood and find new voices of hope amid more of the same struggles. Mothers With A Message, a new volunteer group of victims' moms who spend time in public recounting over and over again their stories of loss, will be a prominent voice in the students' documentary filmed at the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA by the Building Peace Club from The Bishop's School.

Read more at http://www.sandiegomagazine.com/San-D....

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The Jackie Robinson Family YMCA is dedicated to improving the quality of human life and helping all people realize their fullest potential as children of God through the development of the spirit, mind, and body.