Casa Del Sol
Karla Caro, Program Director
1157 30th Street
San Diego, CA 92154
(619) 429-1937
(619) 429-5205
Casa Del Sol

Casa Del Sol Clubhouse

Casa Del Sol Clubhouse is a program of Community Research Foundation. Casa Del Sol operates on the work ordered day model where activities related to the operation of the program are utilized as opportunities for member participation, training, and recovery.  The program is member directed and membership is life long. At Casa Del Sol Clubhouse, different functions necessary for the program’s operation are divided into departments. All tasks are completed voluntarily by members who learn through experience and practice. In addition to certain necessary departments, Casa Del Sol Clubhouse offers training and work experience in other work areas as requested by the membership whenever possible.  All staff is dedicated to the principles of psychosocial rehabilitation and actively partnering with the members to achieve their personal goals. The clubhouses provide services in a culturally sensitive manner.

Program Description

The purpose of Casa Del Sol Clubhouse is to help members obtain the experience and training which will enable them to integrate into the community.  Vocational, educational, and social experiences focus on four main goals:

  • To help members realize that recovery is possible
  • To help members achieve productive and meaningful roles
  • To provide members with opportunities for training, practice, and experience
  • To assist members obtain employment opportunities in the community


Vocational   Educational   Social
Vocational and Pre-Vocational Training   Community Resource Library   Holiday Celebrations
Computer Clinic   Tutoring for GED or Continuing Education   Weekly Social Events
Clerical/ Receptionist   Introduction to Spanish   Dances
Bookkeeping   Community Outreach and Education   Annual Chili Cook-Off
Food Service   Job Development Support   J Street Outing
Maintenance and Security        
Thrift Store        

Hours of Operation

8:30 AM - 6:00 PM Monday,
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
10:00 PM - 6:00 PM  Wednesday

Enrollment Criteria

Potential members must have a past or current history of mental illness.  There is no cost for membership, and attendance and participation are voluntary. Membership is for life. Simply come by the program and sign up.


The nearest trolley stop is IRIS.  Take the # 932 bus to the Iris station (and walk down 30th Street towards Coronado and we are across from El Tigre).