Organizations


As part of my practice's value of wholeness, I often recommend giving of ourselves as a way to remember that everyone around us has a story to tell and a battle to fight.  These are some of my favorites.

For Faith-Based Service

Plant With Purpose

"Poverty is a struggle for survival. We empower the poor to overcome the most common form of poverty, because rural poverty is about making difficult choices...Sustainable agriculture is the marriage of environmental restoration and economic development. This means using locally available tools, like soil conservation, conservation agriculture, the use of cover crops, agroforestry, and composting to build healthy soil. Our Creation Care curriculum engages families in understanding their role as stewards of creation.  Farming families are ready for the skills and knowledge that will transform their lives and homes."

 

San Diego Rescue Mission

"To lovingly address the needs of men, women and children experiencing homelessness by sharing the Good News of Salvation and providing a holistic approach to rehabilitation and recovery."

 

For Families

Father Joe's Villages

"San Diego’s largest homeless services provider feeds and cares for nearly 2,000 people, from infants to seniors, every day. Volunteers can help with homework, special events, serving meals, and sorting mail."

 

Feeding San Diego

"Volunteer as a family to help reclaim food pulled from grocery stores, repack bulk foods, sort and label, and help pack produce and staple items for delivery to children in need."

 

Wild Willow Farm + Education Center

"Wild Willow Farm is a space for biocultural diversity that provides educational experiences to nurture self-empowerment and inspire people to connect to food, land and each other.  Often the best way to learn is by doing. Get a taste of the myriad of things a farmer does while preparing and growing San Diego seasonal plantings of vegetables, greens, medicinal and culinary herbs and cover crops. No experience is necessary, no reservations are required, and families are welcome."

 

For Nature Service

Harvest CROPS

"Our mission is to harvest residential fruit with volunteers for the benefit of less fortunate people. A routine residential harvest averages over 500 pounds. One home alone with 40 trees provided 6,000 pounds of lemons. Some homes have 100 to 150 trees.  Each year, the demand for Harvest CROPS is growing, as we provide tax-deductible receipts to residents. At this time, we have harvested over 135,000 pounds of fruit such as, oranges, tangerines, avocados and lemons. At an average of 75 cents a pound, the value of the donation is more than 100,000 dollars."

 

I Love a Clean San Diego

"This 50-year-old group combines service with the great outdoors at local beaches, canyons, and parks. I Love a Clean San Diego has a number of programs, from beach adoptions to huge, semiannual beach cleanup days."

 

San Diego Farm Animal Rescue

"We rescue farm animals in need, educate through experience, and advocate for compassionate, sustainable, and environmentally friendly policies. We do not subscribe to any doctrine or ideology but rather serve our community through inclusive opportunities."

Come in- how can I help?

Some different options about where we can start

Couple's Therapy

 

Understanding why we are disconnected and alone, and creating new ways of being with each other

Individual Therapy

 

Letting go of what needs to be released and discovering what needs to be found

Family Therapy

 

Learning new ways to care for family, and for kids and teens to share with their parents

 

Play Therapy

 

Helping kids explore and put words to their own world



sit and stay a while

Some thoughts I share on "Rooted + Grounded"

 

 

Rhythms:  Presence + Distraction

 

 "I am going to try to pay attention to the spring. I am going to look around at all the flowers, and look up at the hectic trees. I am going to close my eyes and listen."

- Anne Lamott


in the neighborhood

Some helpful resources in the nearby and virtual community

Spring + Summer Camps

San Diego Family Magazine

 

"Browse through your San Diego Spring/Summer Camps and Programs Guide to find awesome experiences where kids will learn new skills and make lifelong memories. Do you have an artist, scientist or future veterinarian in the family? Now's the time to plan an epic camp adventure."


 

Alair Olson, M.A.

 Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT#86504)

858.634.0302 | therapy@alairolson.com