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New Alternatives, Inc. | Residential and Foster Care

Information provided by: County of San Diego Mental Health Services

Operates residential foster care facilities and a foster care program for children and adolescents who have been temporarily removed from their homes because of abuse, neglect or abandonment and need an alternative family living.
  • Hours8:30 am-5:00 pm, Monday-Friday
  • Area(s) Served:San Diego County
  • Fees:No fees
  • Application Process:Referral;Call
  • Eligibility Requirements:1. Abused children and teens referred by the county of San Diego 2. Individuals interested in becoming foster parents.. No Documents Required
  • Payment/Insurance Accepted:Please contact provider for accepted forms of payment.
  • ADA Access:Yes


  • Please contact provider for languages spoken by staff.
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Not the best
8/14/2021 4:29:47 AM

Clients are great, just food and people work there seem stressed and overworked.
Nope - stay away
5/20/2022 10:29:45 AM

This agency COULD be a valuable resource in the community but instead, it is run by selfish people with no interest in anything but themselves. The organization fosters fear and the unknown. There is no HR department, so there is no recourse for employees. Additionally, they preach trauma-informed care (TIC), yet upper management does not practice this method. Stay away at all cost.
So there’s no Hr department at foster group homes
6/14/2023 11:42:22 PM

The need to care for clients and kids is admirable, very disturbed that there is no HR department, management will say they practice informed trauma care but actions will show about the opposite. It comes down to how much money they can make and get from just housing kids and holding employees hostage there
Great Clients, No HR department
10/12/2023 12:44:02 PM

I am a licensed therapist currently, was getting my hours there the year 2021-2022 post pandemic, I'd say the joy of helping kids was amazing and will warm any person's heart. Sadly The pay is unlivable for any hard-working American citizen in San Diego, the managers will use fear tactics of demoting to not giving supervisor hours as ways to keep any and all employees hostage to stay/slave away at the company until they burnout, quit and or no longer of service. I can see why foster places and the people associated with them get the 'bad rap' they get.
Daniel Lopez
2/20/2024 2:55:35 PM

They are a horrible company they treat foster kids and extended foster kids like property. This agency is horrible they are currently kicking out one of my friends whose girl is having a kid can you believe that. They also kicked me out because I have diabetes. This company is horrible they lie about everything they say they match you at end of your time with program with the rent you pay and they don’t they don’t answer you and if you go there they say they don’t have that paperwork. This company is horrible they need to be shut down you think they helping kids they aren’t they cause mental trauma to every kid that lives in there definition of group homes which is just juvenile hall.

Record last updated: Dec 28 2022 7:39AM