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VA San Diego Healthcare System


Aspire Center

Veteran Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (RRTP)

What is the Aspire Center?

The Aspire Center is a 40-bed residential treatment facility aimed at promoting recovery in Servicemembers, particularly those returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.  The Center provides temporary housing for Veterans who do not need inpatient care, but would benefit from rehabilitation services for an average of 60-120 days. 


The Center provides multiple treatment modalities, including:

  • Case Management/Social Work
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Neuropsychological Assessment
  • Psychotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Educational Classes
  • Medication Management
  • Complementary/Alternative Therapies
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Intake Criteria & Procedure:

All Veterans will be screened and selected for admission through the San Diego VA Medical Center in La Jolla.  To be admitted, the Veteran must:

  • Be honorably discharged and eligible for VA health care services;
  • Be mentally and medically stable;
  • Be motivated to participate in all treatment components focused on recovery and empowerment;
  • And be compliant with all program rules (breaking rules can lead to consequences up to and including discharge from the program).

Upon graduation from the RRTP program, the Veteran will transition to his or her own home to live independently with the assistance of a VA Case Manager.  VA San Diego Healthcare System has a comprehensive case management team that assists Veterans with all aspects of reintegration including assistance with housing and finding employment.

Debbie Dominick, LCSW
Aspire Center Director
(619) 497-8462

Contact Info


  • 2121 San Diego Avenue
    San Diego, CA 92110

Contact Number(s)

  • 855-297-8397

Hours of Operation

  • 24/7; Front door is open daily from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    NO walk-ins; Visitors MUST check-in with security