Founded in 1969, Center for Community Solutions has been assisting tens of thousands of women, men and children affected by sexual assault, domestic violence and elder abuse each year. CCS operates the only Rape Crisis Center in San Diego along with a 24-hour bilingual crisis helpline and provides two 24-hour emergency shelter and transitional housing programs. Education is a key objective for CCS. They host various prevention programs and work in close partnership with local community groups and schools to reinforce healthy relationships, violence prevention and family advocacy. Annual events increase public awareness and help raising funds to support the diverse prevention and intervention services.
Fashion That Heals
Does fashion heal? Those who have indulged in retail therapy know it certainly can cheer the spirits. On July 19, fashion is poised to make a difference when Tri-City Hospital Foundation hosts "Fashion That Heals" with Saks Fifth Avenue of South Coast Plaza at the Mercury Insurance Women's Tennis Open at La Costa Resort and Spa. The event will raise spirits for attendees and funds for Tri-City Medical Center's women's health programs. Since its creation, the Foundation has been a link between the community and the hospital having raised over $43 million.
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), the nation’s leading Hispanic leadership development and educational services organization, held its bi-annual Strategic Planning Weekend in San Diego. “CHCI is extremely proud to be in such a great city to host our Strategic Planning Weekend,” said Esther Aguilera, CHCI President & CEO. “I want to thank Exxon Mobil, Southwest Airlines, Hewlett Packard, and all of CHCI’s partners for their investment in Latino leaders and helping to make this weekend possible. I also want to recognize Lidia Martinez of Southwest Airlines for her efforts to make the weekend such a huge success.”
Community honors come frequently to Dean and Susie Spanos with long-standing tradition of community service and support established by the Spanos family through the San Diego Chargers. Their heartfelt commitment to San Diego has played a key role helping various non-profit organizations. The Spanos family is recognized as one of pro football's most philanthropic families and one of Southern California's most active and caring contributors. "We are fortunate to be in a position to help people and organizations that need and deserve our support. Our family is proud to be a part of the San Diego community," Dean and Susie told Giving Back Magazine during our recent interview at their beautiful home in La Jolla.
When his Mom brought Scott, age 13, to the San Diego Center for Children, a staff person asked, “How will you know if your child’s stay in our residential treatment program is a success?” Between tears of overwhelming sadness she answered, “When Scott has his belly laugh back.”
In México up until recently, dermatology was traditionally dominated by men, but in recent years a new generation of motivated and intelligent women have begun to study in this field of medicine. This new generation is exemplified by Board Certified Dr. Priscilla Ibarra who combines intelligence with dedication. From a young age, Priscilla knew she wanted to be a dermatologist just like her father, Dr. Jorge Alberto Ibarra.
The Art of Dentistry is recognized as leaders in the field of cosmetic dentistry, counting on numerous state- of-the-art technologies, caring team members and the highest level of clinical expertise. Dr. Addleson has a long-standing history with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry(AACD) earning the distinguished status of Accredited Fellow of the AACD, one of fewer than 50 dentists in the world that have achieved this credential. Similarly, Dr. Campbell is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and Dr. Landau is an Accredited Dentist of the AACD. The doctors seamlessly merge their skills and talents with compassion and understanding of their patients' needs.
Three days have gone by since meek little Hendrix saw his mother in their unkempt home. "She is sick, you see", as the 7-year old would say, but she is suffering an affliction, an addiction to hard drugs. Hendrix sits on his home's gloomy stairs crying out for his mom, their neighbor and friend Ivana hears the boy's gentle sobbing and rescues him but in doing so, sets off adversities for those who surround him.
At sixteen years of age, 16 Isabella Fimbres is already focused in succeeding in school as well as in her personal life. From a young age, her parents instilled in her to always be proud of who she is and to work hard for what she wants with humility. With her parents, two sisters and brother by her side, Isabella knows that they are the source of her strength and support.