Who We Are
Palomar Family Counseling Service is a nonprofit counseling agency formed in 1956 by community leaders who recognized a need in the north county of San Diego for professional and coordinated counseling services for children and families. Strong volunteer community support founded the agency’s current main office in Escondido as well as the establishment of satellite offices in Fallbrook, Poway, and Vista. We have been incorporated since 1992 as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.
As a longtime employee and visionary, Executive Director Irene Saper led the nonprofit counseling agency through significant growth for decades. Since early 2015, the new Executive Director and more than eighty dedicated staff continue to provide a wide array of clinical services in our office settings as well in schools and other community sites all over North County San Diego.
Our enduring mission is to support and strengthen children, youth, adults, families, schools and communities.
PFCS will become a preferred provider of community mental health services in north San Diego. Passionate and dedicated professionals aspire to work here, clients achieve an enhanced quality of life, and collaborative partnerships are enriched by our trained expertise.
We value others by honoring individuality and diversity, and we treat all with dignity creating a welcoming, inclusive atmosphere.
sensitivity, and compassion.
Memberships, Affiliations, Certifications
501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization:
EIN / Tax ID # 33-0629248
We are proud to be members of the following organizations:
Escondido Chamber of Commerce
Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce
Fallbrook Community Health Collaborative
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Collective Impact Table & Early Childhood Success Collective Action Network
San Diego Employer’s Association
California Association of Nonprofits
North County Philanthropy Council
We are certified by:
San Diego County of Probation – Domestic Violence Offenders Treatment Groups