Advance North is a program consisting of mobile crisis intervention teams. The teams assist adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities and co-occurring behavioral health conditions to maintain their current housing and avoid placement in a higher level of care. Services focus on resolving the current crisis and assisting the client to improve social skills, independence, and stabilization to live successfully in the community. All treatment plans are person-centered and individualized to address the needs of each client. Our caring and well-trained staff assist clients in establishing a productive and satisfying life, while using evidence-based practices to address behaviors that interfere with community living. The staff regularly collaborate and coordinate care with other support systems including family, Independent Living programs, Group Home managers, and Case Managers. 

Advance North is located in Vista and serves individuals residing in the North Coastal and North Inland regions of San Diego County.

Eligibility Criteria

Individuals ages 18 and older who are consumers of the San Diego Regional Center who have an intellectual/developmental disability and co-occurring behavioral health condition.

How to Refer

All referrals must come from a San Diego Regional Center Service Coordinator by sending a referral packet via fax to (760) 675-1667 or email to

Career Opportunities At Advance North

CRF is a friendly, rewarding, and dynamic place to work. We believe in teamwork and collaboration throughout our organization. We are committed to our staff and their ability to learn and grow in their profession while serving others in our community.

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Employee Testimonials

“There are a ton of training opportunities at this agency for clinical staff. They have online training, classroom training, and individual and group supervision. It is a lot of work, but there is a lot of support and you can easily max out on intern hours each week. They also hire and promote from within.”

“Great benefits: Health insurance, awesome PTO, paid holidays, Supervision: Amazing. You will get your hours in no-time. High quality supervisors as well. Opportunity for growth: Since there are so many locations, it’s easy to move from clinic to clinic if you want a new challenge, different position, different location, etc. Family feel: The staff are awesome and supportive. FUN Training: They make sure that you get adequate training on important things in the field. Experience: You will see every diagnosis and learn everything you need to know about mental health from this job. Great experience for moving forward in your career.”

“Extremely valuable experience with diverse populations; free, quality clinical supervision. Meaningful ‘feel-good’ work, and supervisors are supportive.”

“I have worked [at CRF for] 2+ years and I believe in this company. We are a nonprofit so the wages are about industry average, but the benefits are incredibly generous…I feel fortunate to work with a wonderful group of people. I recommend CRF and look forward to many more years of helping make our community a better place.”