Areta Crowell Wellness Recovery Center
Nicole Wilson, Program Director
Hannah Ashton, Assistant Program Director
1963 Fourth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 233-3432
(619) 233-7022
Areta Crowell Wellness Recovery Center

Areta Crowell Wellness Recovery Center

Areta Crowell Wellness Recovery Center is a Bio-Psychosocial Rehabilitation program of Community Research Foundation that provides integrated, coordinated community-based psychosocial rehabilitation services for adults 18 and older who have serious mental illness, as well as individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance disorders.

Program Description

Areta Crowell Wellness Recovery Center’s services are based on the principles of psychosocial rehabilitation, with emphasis on attending to the whole person and re-establishing one’s life as a result of the consequences of mental illness, rather than simply attending to the symptoms of the illness.  The services focus on recovery, rehabilitation, and community integration, and are individualized to meet the needs of each client.  Clients actively participate in setting service plan goals and are encouraged to involve family and significant others in the recovery plan.


Services include:

  • Mental Health Evaluations
  • Medication Management
  • Case Management
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Service Coordination and Linkage
  • Life Skills Development
  • Outreach and Education
  • Limited Group, Individual, and Family Counseling
  • Integrated Services for Mental Health & Substance Use Problems
  • Enhanced services for Transitional Aged Youth, 18- 24 years old.
  • Enhanced services for Latino adults, 18 and older.

Areta Crowell Wellness Recovery Center works with clients, their families, significant others and downtown San Diego region community resources to assist clients to reach their individualized goals which may include:

  • Reduce or eliminate the effects of mental illness.
  • Promote wellness, stability, and quality of life.
  • Prevent or minimize psychiatric episodes resulting in hospitalization.
  • Assist clients with community integration and self-sufficiency.
  • Improve functioning in social, volunteer, and employment activities.


Supported Housing

Supported Housing is a short-term transitional housing program located in the downtown area of San Diego. Clients living at Supported Housing are all adults who were often homeless at the time of admission, without any resources and have a mental illness. Participants may self-refer, or can be referred by other community agencies. An ability to live independently and actively participate in programming at Areta Crowell Wellness Recoveyr Center is essential to the Supported Housing  curriculum.

Care Coordinators at Areta Crowell Wellness Recovery Center work collaboratively with both clients and community resources to create a network of support that helps clients reach their individual rehabilitation goals. Individual and group treatment, in addition to evaluations for medication, is offered and may be continued after a client moves out of SSLP. The seamless transition from transitional housing to outpatient services at Areta Crowell Wellness Recovery Center is thought to increase long term support, create a sense of connection to a peer community, help eliminate gaps in treatment and reduce potential for and severity of relapse.

For additional information or to make a referral please call 619-233-7757.


General Referral Process

Referrals may be initiated by any individual or family member, concerned citizen, or social service provider/professional by calling the program directly.


Areta Crowell Wellness Recovery Center is a Medi-Cal provider certified by San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency, Behavioral Health Services Department and California Department of Mental Health.

Hours of Operation

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. 

Fees and Funding

Areta Crowell Wellness Recovery Center is primarily funded through contracts with the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency, Behavioral Health Services Department.  The program accepts Medi-Cal.  For individuals with no insurance, fees are based on a sliding scale determined by one’s income.  No one is denied services based on inability to pay.


Bus #'s 11 and 3 are within one block.