Email Address

vopsandiego@gmail.com

Phone Number

(619) 586-5544

Our Location

P.O. Box 153863
San Diego, CA 92195

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About Us

It takes a village to keep a promise.

Our Story - Our Promise To The Community

The Village of Promise Health Outreach Program began in 2003 when 12 church members organized to address unmet mental health needs of individuals living in an underserved community in San Diego County. 

A broad coalition of area churches, and governmental and civic organizations committed to collaboration to serve this underserved segment of the community. 

Depression emerged as the first mental health concern, and the organization began to hold screenings and educational forums on depression. The organization evolved from providing mental health screenings to identifying and addressing the unique trauma of youth whose parents are incarcerated.  A program was born.

The program now serves youth who have experienced separation from a parent due to incarceration, death, divorce, ICE detention, deportation, or foster or out-of-home placement.

OUR IMPACT

When a child is separated from a parent, a child’s world changes – Village of Promise opens their personal universe to new realities.  Children with secrets, shame and sadness don’t have to hide when they join with us.  In a life of uncertainty VOP provides consistency. When families, school, friends and life close-in, the village is
close by.

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of VOP graduates have completed High School.

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of VOP graduates have never had a juvenile criminal record

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of VOP graduates are employed, and/or in school or in the military.

0 %

of VOP graduates have completed High School.

0 %

of VOP graduates have never had a juvenile criminal record

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of VOP graduates are employed, and/or in school or in the military.

Our Mission Our Vision

The High Five Pillars of Promise

Our mission is to break the cycle of trauma and to inspire hope in youth impacted by parental absence or incarceration.

Our vision is to positively impact the daily lives of children through mentorship.

Village of Promise programs are developed around
Five Pillars and their corresponding memory verses.

One of A Kind

I celebrate my beautiful identity and my differences because I am unique and rare.

Only Today

Today is the most important day of my life. I am mindful of the present and
I am purposeful.

Choose Wisely

Everything starts with a thought. I have the power to choose thoughts and dreams that elevate.

Service with a Smile

We are all connected to each other. I get what I give. Helping others helps me.

Open Heart Open Mind

My heart is open to give and receive love. I accept the uniqueness of others -
no judgement.
Our Leadership

Serving the community with compassion and care.

Everyone wants to thrive – to live a prosperous and fulfilling life. The Village of Promise combines quality programs with caring and accepting mentors to ensure our children thrive and reach their highest potential.

Arlene Smith

Executive Director

Sonya Session

Program Coordinator

Board of Directors

Connect With Us

Thanks for your interest in Village of Promise. There are many reasons to partner with our organization, and we look forward to discussing opportunities with you.   Whether you serve as a board member, mentor, workshop presenter, or program sponsor you will have a positive impact on the lives of young people and give back to your community.