Agency Background

   CRASH, Inc. (Community Resources And Self Help) is one of the oldest providers of alcohol and other drug (AOD) services in San Diego County. Founded in 1970, CRASH, Inc. recently celebrated 40 years as a community-based, not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping substance abusers regain their self-esteem and become clean, sober, productive, self-sufficient members of their communities. Early in our history, we recognized the need to effectively address the AOD problems of persons involved with the criminal justice system.

   In the past, CRASH, Inc. has also provided residential detoxification services, non-residential treatment and recovery services for adults and adolescents, a perinatal day treatment program, a culturally specific African-American AOD treatment component (IKUNU), AOD prevention services, AIDS/HIV/STD community outreach and peer education, and PC 1000 drug diversion services.

   CRASH, Inc has experience in implementing both residential and non-residential AOD programs and services through contracts with the County of San Diego Alcohol and Drug Services (ADS) and state and local criminal justice organizations. All CRASH, Inc. current programs are located in the central area of San Diego City and are key components of the County's array of AOD services.

   CRASH, Inc. consistently delivers high-quality cost-effective AOD services including working with those with co-occurring disorders. We currently contract with the County of San Diego for long-term (4-6 months) residential/therapeutic community services in our Bill Dawson Residential Recovery Program, which has been in continuous operation since 1975. We have also contracted with the County since 1990 to provide short-term (60-90 days) residential treatment and recovery services, with one facility for men and a second for women.


CRASH, INC. PROGRAMS & SERVICES FUNDED IN PART BY THE COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO, HEALTH
AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY.