Urban Restoration Counseling Center opens Mental Health Hub
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The Open Heart Leaders Organization and Urban Restoration Counseling Center celebrates its grand opening of a Mental Heath Center.
“[People] are trying to survive,” says therapist Janel King. “We try to make it as comfortable as possible for them to come in and get the help they need…from people who look like them.”
April Laster of Open Heart Leaders, a nonprofit that acts as a resource and network hub for underprivileged and urban communities, says that the center is focused on providing care to those she knows might need it most.
“I wanted to come back and bring back to the community what I felt me or my mom maybe would have needed when I was growing up,” says Laster.
Costs are kept with low-income patients in mind, and accepts Tricare, Medical and the center works with the District Attorney to provide counselling for those in need.