The Greater San Diego Chapter of Childhelp was founded in 1980 and directly supports the National Organization and helps bring its programs to San Diego County and Southern California. The members of this chapter are dedicated to protecting children and educating the public about the issue of child abuse and neglect. Everyone’s help is needed in the fight to end child abuse.

The Chapter has one major fundraiser a year called Holiday Fantasia that was established in 1986 and is held during the holiday season in the November/December timeframe.  The event includes boutique shopping (where vendors at the event donate 20% of their proceeds to Childhelp), luncheon and award ceremony, guest or celebrity speakers, Opportunity Chance drawings, Silent & Live auction and a special event that changes annually.

The Chapter also holds General Meetings and small Happy Hour events that all members and their guests are welcome to attend.  These events allow attendees to learn more about Childhelp both locally & nationally and can support the organization through volunteer opportunities, become a board member, host a local event with us.  We attend other local events like street fairs, other community & business events where we set up a booth to get the word out about Childhelp.  We always look for opportunities to collaborate with other non-profits and/or businesses to get the word out and bring the national programs to the greater San Diego Community.  We always look for individuals interested in volunteering to support any of the events and/or Childhelp programs.

For more information please contact us at:

The San Diego Chapter of Childhelp, P.O. 87284, San Diego, CA 92138


Chapter Officers

  • President – Mary Ann Crisci
  • Treasurer – Kurtina Chodorow
  • Membership Chair – Marlene Hemstreet
  • Publicity Chair – Rhea Tobin
  • Village Liaison – Jeanette Arthur
  • Hospitality Chair – Jeri Hein
  • Database Chair – Rhea Tobin
  • Altruistic Chair – Marlene Hemstreet


Get in touch with Judy Jensen at jjensen@childhelp.org or 760-674-9400.

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How you can help.

There are many ways you can get involved with Childhelp. However you decide to join in, you can help make a huge impact on a child's life.