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About Us

ACCESS Inc. is a community based organization founded in 1967 as a non-profit corporation in the State of California and recognized as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.


Our Mission

Access, Inc., established in 1967, is a non-profit community based agency located in the heart of San Diego in the community of Linda Vista. Access, Inc.’s mission is to address the needs of the most vulnerable and under-served populations in San Diego County, especially transition age, at-risk youth; recent or unassimilated immigrants, and victims of domestic violence, trafficking, or other forms of exploitation, opening doors of opportunity to them by providing counseling, education, case management, legal assistance, career exploration and placement services to assist them to achieve self-sufficiency and economic independence. 


Our History

Access was initially formed to administer community development programs during the War on Poverty of the late sixties, Access helped resettle thousands of refugees from Southeast Asia during the seventies. It was also one of the first non-profit organizations in San Diego County to operate workforce development programs under contracts with the Regional Employment and Training Consortium, the forerunner to the present San Diego Workforce Partnership. Since 1987, Access has been a major youth employment service provider, and since 1990 has worked extensively with current and former foster youth.


Our Standards of Service

 Standard 1: Attitude is everything; we try to create a good lasting impression

Standard 2: Thank somebody; we reward and recognize each other

Standard 3: Make words work; talk, listen, and learn

Standard 4: All for one, one for all; we practice teamwork

Standard 5: Make it better!

Standard 6: Think safe; be safe; practice safety at work

Standard 7: Appearance speaks; we show respect by good appearance

Standard 8: Keep in touch! We keep our clients informed

Standard 9: It’s a private matter; we practice confidentiality

Standard 10: Vive La Difference! We value diversity


Governance

Access is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of volunteer members:

Chairperson, Janet Kaye

Secretary-Treasurer, Veronica Jarque

Director, Cynthia Schubert

Director, Tom Cunningham

Director, Veronica Ortega

Director, Christina Paredes


Our Locations

Access Linda Vista

Address : 2612 Daniel Ave San Diego, CA 92111
Tel: +1-858-560-0871
Fax: +1-858-560-8135
Hours of Business
Monday-Friday: 8am – 5pm
Saturday-Sunday : Closed

Access East County Program Site

Address: 511 N. Second Street El Cajon, CA 92019
Tel: 619-870-0391
Hours of Business
Monday-Friday: 8am – 5pm
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

Access San Pasqual

Address: 17701 San Pasqual Valley Rd Escondido, CA 92025
Tel: +1-760-233-4028 
Hours of Business