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Oh SNAP-Yep! On Nov 2, 2014 we celebrated our 10th Anniversary, called Oh SNAP! It was so much fun to celebrate the 10 years of fun and friendship - and get some press there to help us share our story! Click the image to your right to read more!
What is IYA? Impact Young Adults (IYA) is a group of young adults ages 18-35 that are in recovery from mental illness. They have come together to change their experience from one of surviving to one of thriving! To find out more about us please visit our About Us page
We Are Friends What brings members together is the search for wellness but what keeps them coming back are the connections they make and the fun they have together.
We Have Fun! Group members meet weekly to have fun! Some of the most popular events include visiting theme parks, camping, rock climbing, BBQ’s, hiking, ice skating, street fairs, and more!
We Are Leaders Impact Young Adults is a nonprofit led by its members. Whether these young adults are leading events or meetings they are learning to be leaders in their own lives.
...and there's MORE! Impact MORE is a program that was born out of IYA in 2012. Its purpose was simple: bring our young adult peer-run model to young people in other communities and offer the training needed to start their own peer-run group. Click here to learn more!

Welcome to IMPACT YOUNG ADULTS!

Thank you for visiting Impact Young Adults online! We invite you to look around our site to find out more about the fun and empowering social events we put on for our peers - young adults with mental health concerns. We believe that having a mental health diagnosis doesn't have to stop young people from living a life that inspires them. We have found that by creating an environment that includes friends, fun, and the opportunity for personal growth we can change the face of mental illness for young people.

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What is IYA?
Impact Young Adults (IYA) is a group of young adults ages 18-35 that are in recovery from mental illness. They have come together to change their experience from one of surviving to one of thriving! 
 

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We Are Friends
What brings members together is the search for wellness but what keeps them coming back are the connections they make and the fun they have together.
 

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We Have Fun
Group members meet weekly to have fun! We have found that having fun is an important part of maintaining wellness.
 

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We Are Leaders
Impact Young Adults is a nonprofit led by its members. Whether these young adults are leading events or meetings, they are learning to be leaders in their own lives.
 

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We Are More than Our Illness
Mental illness is the common thread that starts the connection among members. But after spending some time together, members start to see themselves and each other as more than their illness.
 

 

 

"Impact Young Adults has shown me that although I have a mental illness there is a way for me to be myself and meet cool people."

–Nick, IYA Member since 2010

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Impact Young Adults is a 501(c)3 nonprofit.

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E-mail: info@impactyoungadults.org
Phone/Voicemail: (619) 342-7427
Mail: 1286 University Ave. #503 San Diego, CA 92103

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Impact Young Adults was initially based in Hillcrest, San Diego, and now has an office in Vista, CA. We have activities in many places throughout SD County. We encourage anyone in the larger San Diego area to get involved! Please check out our calendar for upcoming events.

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