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.
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.
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
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
Access Linda VistaAddress : 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 SiteAddress: 511 N. Second Street El Cajon, CA 92019 Tel: 619-870-0391 Hours of Business Monday-Friday: 8am – 5pm Saturday-Sunday: Closed
Access San PasqualAddress: 17701 San Pasqual Valley Rd Escondido, CA 92025 Tel: +1-760-233-4028 Hours of Business