Community Organization Spotlight: Veterans Village of San Diego

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Veterans Village of San Diego serves America’s veterans in overcoming homelessness and related challenges. Veterans Village of San Diego (VVSD) has served all veterans since 1981 and is dedicated to “Leave No One Behind.” VVSD is the only program of its kind in the United States and is nationally recognized as the leader in serving homeless military veterans. Each year VVSD provides services to more than 2,000 military veterans throughout San Diego County.VSD provides a continuum of care for veterans including care for substance use disorders, post-traumatic stress, and traumatic brain injuries with a full range of comprehensive and innovative services for military veterans for prevention, intervention, rehabilitation and aftercare.

We thank Veterans Village of San Diego for all of their work throughout San Diego County and are proud to support this organization.

CCR at 2019 National Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit

The CCR team had a wonderful time in Atlanta at the Rx Abuse and Heroin Summit. We had the opportunity to share our prevention messaging and resoucres as one of the participating exhibitors. Moving forward we are excited to incorpoarte all of what we have learned into our future work in substance use prevention. CCR team pic

Getting to know Joe Eberstein, MPI Program Manager, CCR

Joe Eberstein is the Program Manager for the San Diego County Marijuana Prevention Initiative (MPI). For over 10 years, Joe has been engaging with our youth and community partners throughout the county providing educational training related to youth marijuana use the resulting public health impacts. Joe is an advisory board member for SAMSHA region 9 PTTC, a national speaker and subject matter expert regarding youth marijuana use. His role at CCR includes raising awareness regarding the effects of marijuana on youth and developing regional prevention strategies to reduce youth use and access. To learn more about MPI, please check out the MPI page at

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CCR becomes an official Live Well San Diego Partner Organization

live well san diegoWe are very excited to announce that Center for Community Research (CCR) has officially become a Live Well San Diego Partner. We received our official proclamation at the Meth Strike Force Quarterly Meeting on March 1 by Supervisor Nathan Fletcher and HHSA East and North Regions Chief of Operations Kim Forrester. CCR is looking forward to continuing to engage in opportunities to support the Live Well San Diego vision.