Our Partners

The Clare Rose Foundation

The Clare Rose Foundation is a small family foundation committed to honoring the values of its founder Valerie Vincent by supporting organizations and causes that foster well-being and strengthen communities. The foundation’s grant-making has focused on the areas of education, health, and social services.

From the time she started the foundation in 1997 to her death in 2007, Valerie steered the foundation’s grants towards causes to which she felt a strong connection through relationships she formed with community leaders. Since its inception, the foundation has created grants based on Valerie’s passion for empowering the leaders of nonprofit organizations and educational institutions that provided services to underserved populations.

Since 2007, Valerie’s daughter Anne has continued the work of the Clare Rose Foundation in San Diego County. As her mother was committed to relationships she built with leaders in her community, Anne has formed partnerships with leaders of organizations in San Diego who are committed to strengthening the nonprofit sector in providing resources to survivors of domestic violence.

Through a partnership with the Fieldstone Foundation, the Clare Rose Foundation provides sabbatical opportunities to executive directors of nonprofit organizations who are members of Fieldstone Leadership Network. This foundation enables these leaders to take time off from work to recharge while also working with the organization in the Executive Director’s absence to empower the staff.

In 2013, the Foundation partnered with the Center for Hope and Strength, Inc. to create a fund through which survivors of domestic violence- who would otherwise not qualify for services- could receive therapy free of charge. Anne and other board members felt passionately about supporting Dr. Lass’ non-profit organization as a community leader. Anne’s support has enabled Dr. Lass and her team to provide vital services to victims-in-need, no longer having to turn others away due to funding constraints.

In 2013, The Clare Rose Foundation granted Dr. Lass and Center for Hope and Strength, Inc., $50,000, which was predominantly allocated for therapeutic services. As a result of the positive impact that the funds made in the lives of domestic violence victims and their families, Anne and The Clare Rose board members voted to double the grant to $100,000 in 2014. As board members of Valerie’s foundation, we feel she is proud of the domestic violence survivors’ lives that her funds are helping to empower and restore.

San Diego Family Justice Center

Located in downtown San Diego at 1122 Broadway, Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92101, the San Diego Family Justice Center is a public safety initiative launched by the City of San Diego to assist victims of family violence. It was the first comprehensive “one-stop shop” in the nation for victims of family violence and their children. Under one roof, more than twenty-five agencies have come together to provide consolidated and coordinated legal, social, and health services to women, men, children, and families in need. Victims of family violence can now come to one location to talk to an advocate, get a restraining order, plan for their safety, talk to a police officer, meet with a prosecutor, receive medical assistance, and receive information on shelter.

The San Diego Family Justice Center is a unique and safe place where victims of domestic violence are our highest priority. We are committed to providing victims and their children the help they need to break the cycle of family violence that so often damages and destroys families. We are here to help stop domestic violence in the families of San Diego County.

If you are in immediate danger, please call 911 or the San Diego Domestic Violence Hotline at (888) DV-LINKS (385-4657). If you would like more information about the San Diego Family Justice Center, call the Center’s toll-free Information Line at 1-866-933-HOPE (4673). The Center’s trained staff and volunteers can offer help, answer questions, or give you information about the resources available to you. Come to the San Diego Family Justice Center and find safety and support!

Dr. Christiana Silva
San Diego Center for Counseling


Dr. Christiana K. Silva has a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology awarded by the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. Dr. Silva has attended UCLA and UCSD receiving her B.S. in Psychology. Her doctoral research study investigated dysfluent speech in abused children.

Dr. Silva has a private practice located in the city of Santee. Her areas of expertise includes ADD/ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and trauma exposure. Dr. Silva has owned and operated her private practice since 2007. She accepts private pay, sliding scale fee, and insurance reimbursement (Tricare, Aetna, Blue Shield PPO).

Dr. Silva has worked at the Center for Autism Research, Evaluation, and Service, for over 9 years. Currently, Dr. Silva provides consultation, training, and supervision for behavior modification programs with children diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. She has experience in the following strategies: Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Discrete Trial Training (DTT), social stories, TEACCH, peer training, PRT, play therapy, and PECS. Dr. Silva has worked with occupational therapists, education consultants, physical therapists, speech therapists as well teachers and administrators. She has worked with children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis ranging from 3 years of age through 55 years.

Dr. Silva has an extensive research background. She has been a research assistant to many well known Psychologists and Medical Doctors and has studied such topics as; effective social skills in high school aged children, high affect vs. low affect PRT, the treatment of Tinnitus with CBT and psychopharmacology, the role of life stress in depression and effects of substance use on personality structures. She has assisted with research at the UCSD autism lab and UCSD/VA hospital.

Dr. Silva has over 9 years of training in clinical experience. She was a psychology intern at Springall Academy where she provided short and long term individual and group psychotherapy to students with learning disabilities and behavior problems. Dr. Silva worked with children with a variety of diagnosis including, ADHD, Depression, Autism, Aspergers, PTSD and learning disabilities.

Dr. Silva also has experience in working with adults. She was a psychology intern at Calworks Stepforward where she provided long term and short term therapy for adults. At Stepforward she conducted parenting and anger management groups and assisted in crisis management and job skills training. Dr. Silva was also a practicum student at ISIS crisis house. She provided short term therapy/crisis management to adults who are experiencing a high level of stress.

Dr. Silva’s personal qualities include a genuine love and passion for her work. She is extremely enthusiastic and shows great dedication to her clients. Dr. Silva understands that many of us experience stress during our lifetimes and that reaching out for help may be difficult. Dr. Silva would like to help in making this transition as easy as possible, in a caring and supportive environment, so that healing can begin.