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Programs & Services

Southern Caregiver Resource Center (SCRC) offers services to family caregivers of adults with chronic and disabling conditions or diseases. With a team of highly-qualified, professional staff, SCRC supports families through a full range of programs and services.


To be eligible for services, a client must be caring for an adult with a cognitive impairing condition that occurred after the age of 18 (for example: dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s disease), or someone age 60 years and older in need of assistance with daily living activities. Services are for residents of San Diego and Imperial counties.

All services come at no cost to the family caregiver, with the exception of the Together Care Respite Program*. Both home and office visits are available by appointment.


Click on any of the following services to learn more:

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Southern Caregiver Resource Center (SCRC), a non-profit 501c3, is the leading provider of comprehensive caregiver support services in San Diego and Imperial Counties.  Our mission is to help families and communities master the challenges of caring for adults with chronic and disabling conditions.  While most of our services are provided at no cost to you, we gladly accept donations to support the agency’s ongoing services.  Please note that the inability to donate does not disqualify you from receiving services.  Tax ID 33-0402867.

For additional information about any of our services, contact us by email at 

or call us at (858) 268-4432 or (800) 827-1008.

Specialized Information

SCRC provides information on chronic and disabling conditions and diseases, aging, caregiving issues and community resources. SCRC also has an extensive caregiver resource library containing numerous fact sheets, books and DVDs.

Short - Term Counseling 

SCRC offers up to six (6) one-hour individual counseling sessions to caregivers seeking emotional support, skill development and helpful strategies to better cope with their caregiving situation. Counseling is provided by SCRC's licensed clinicians and staff in process of licensure and under clinical supervision.

Support Groups

SCRC offers professionally facilitated support groups that meet at various locations in San Diego County. These groups enable caregivers to share experiences and ideas to ease the stress of their caregiving role. Click here for our current Support Group schedule.

Together Care Respite Program*

The TogetherCare program is a cost-sharing respite program to help support family caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia. SCRC offers reduced-cost respite care designed to allow for much-needed breaks from the demands of caregiving.

*This assistance is limited by the availability of funds & may have to be curtailed when designated budgets are exhausted*

Employer Resources

SCRC’s professional staff can provide on-site educational programs, resource fairs, and consultations to help employers meet the needs of their employees with caregiving responsibilities.

Education & Training

SCRC provides education and training on a variety of issues related to caregiving. If you or someone you know is interested in our current educational offerings, click here. SCRC’s professional staff can organize education for groups of caregivers and community professionals.  SCRC staff can provide education and training at a variety of settings including community support groups, corporations/small and large businesses, churches, assisted living facilities, large and small community events – just to name a few. To inquire about having SCRC customize a training for your group or organization, call Martha Rañón, Executive Vice President, at (858) 268-4432.

Family Consultation /
Case Management Services

SCRC’s professional staff works with families and caregivers to provide support, alleviate stress, examine options and enable them to make decisions relating to the care of adults. SCRC also helps identify existing and potential services to assist caregivers in coping and meeting their needs, as well as the needs of care recipients. SCRC’s Family Consultants provide an assessment of caregiver needs (in home or our office), short and long-term care planning, and ongoing consultation.

Respite Care

SCRC can fund respite services to relieve caregivers of the stresses of constant care. Respite is designed to provide care to a loved one for a brief period of time so the caregiver has the opportunity for relief and rest. This service may be provided in the individual’s home, or in an out-of-home setting such as an adult daycare center or assisted living facility. SCRC contracts with select, professional agencies/facilities to provide this service.

*This assistance is limited by the availability of funds & may have to be curtailed when designated budgets are exhausted*

Legal / Financial Consultation

SCRC's professional staff can consult with clients on the various legal and financial issues related to caring for an adult. Professional legal assistance can help caregivers with a variety of issues including estate planning (trusts, wills, qualification for Medi-cal), conservatorships, durable powers of attorney, and Advanced Health Care Directives. If it is felt that a client would benefit from consultation with an attorney or with another professional, they may be referred to a qualified attorney or legal service provider.

Caregiver TLC
(Thrive, Learn, Connect)

The Caregiver TLC program provides caregivers with strategies to cope with stress while learning skills to better manage behaviors and moods. Our proven techniques help to bounce back from a crisis, as well as to alleviate isolation and frustration while developing self-care practices.

Click here for more information and to to sign up for the Caregiver TLC program!

Specialized information
Family Consultation
Respite Care
Short-Term Counseling
Legal Consultation
Employer Resources
Support Groups
Education & Training
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