LIFE NECESSITY SUPPORTS

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LIFE NECESSITIES

This section was created with a grant from the San Diego Unified Medi-Cal Collaborative to ensure families can access critical daily needs such as food, shelter, employment, utilities and internet service, and non-critical needs such as holiday assistance.

Alliance for African Assistance
Helps refugees find host families, secure safe and affordable housing, enroll children in school, navigate rent and transportation, health screenings, English language classes, translation services, job assistance and non-emergency medical transportation.
5952 El Cajon Blvd. SD, 92115
619-286-9052
www.alliance-for-africa.org

Bayside Community Center-Carson/Linda Vista Healthy Start
Provides services in collaboration with Linda Vista Elementary and Carson Elementary Schools to improve the health, academic achievement, and social development of children by providing resources, parent workshops, academic tutoring and homework assistance. 
2202 Comstock St., SD, 92111
858-278-0771
www.baysidecc.org

CalFresh
California’s food stamps (SNAP) program. Apply to receive a monthly stipend (on an EBT card) for each household member (to be used for food). Based on financial need.
www.getcalfresh.org

California Border Healthy Start-PCI
Provides prenatal and interconceptional outreach, non-medical case management and health education in the home until child turns 2. Includes birth coaching, support for postpartum depression and domestic violence, mental health support groups, diaper bank, and life skills education.
121 E 31st St. #A National City, CA 91950
619-791-7900
www.pciglobal.org/us/california-border-healthy-start-cbhs

CalWORKs and Welfare to Work (WTW)
Helps transition people from welfare to work by providing temporary cash assistance to eligible families with minor children, and to move them from dependency to self-sufficiency through employment.
www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/hhsa/programs/ssp/calworks.html#How_To_Apply

Catholic Charities, Diocese of San Diego
Provides support to the most vulnerable of San Diego, including disaster relief, immigration services, homeless relief and adoptive services.
3888 Paducah Dr., SD, 92117
619-323-2841
www.ccdsd.org

Community Christian Service Agency
Provides emergency services to San Diego County individuals and families in need, including food, showers, backpacks, clothing and referrals, and in some cases, counseling to assist in the transition to self-reliance.
4167 Rappahannock Ave. SD, 92117
858-274-2273
www.ccsasandiego.org

Crawford Community Connection
In partnership with SAY, ensures that students from the Crawford cluster schools are connected with the New Arrivals Support Program for immigrants, refugees, and asylees, the PSRO and First 5 First Steps. Provides a San Diego County service eligibility worker to assist with MediCal, Cal Fresh and CalWorks enrollment, access to medical and dental assistance, public benefit screenings, and parent and child development services.
4191 Colts Way, SD, 92115
619-362-3758
www.saysandiego.org/program/crawford-community-connection

Diaper Bank Program
(See listing under Infant/Toddler Specific)

Digital Access Project (DAP) California Foundation for Independent Living Centers
Provides low-cost services to people with disabilities and low-income individuals, Free basic computer training class referrals, low-cost refurbished computers and laptops, and Internet service with no contract or credit check. 
Cal Powers at the Digital Access Project CalPowers@cfilc.org
800-390-2699
TTY: 800-900-0706
www.digitalaccessproject.org

Field Elementary Healthy Start
Serves all students in the Clairemont and Madison cluster schools with resources for emergency food, medical and dental assistance, military family supports, public benefits screenings and parent and child development services through the support of the SAY/Serra Real Connections team.
4375 Bannock Ave., SD, 92117
858-496-8342 ×2230
www.saysandiego.org/program/serraeal-connections/field-elementary-healthy-start

Hoover Health Center
Insurance help, healthcare assistance, resource case management, food, clothing, community outreach, mental health resources and crisis intervention, and childcare resources for the SDUSD Hoover cluster of schools.
4474 El Cajon Blvd. SD, 92115
619-344-4640
www.sandiegounified.org/schools/hoover/overview-24

Jewish Family Services
Self-sufficiency services include counseling, case management, financial services/workforce development, food security, breast cancer management, housing and homeless services, refugee resettlement and immigration, and positive parenting program.
Joan & Irwin Jacobs Campus Turk Family Center
8804 Balboa Ave. SD, 92123
858-637-3210
www.jfssd.org

O’Farrell Family Support Services
In partnership with SAY, serves students and families in O’Farrell Charter through First 5 First Steps, school-based mental health counseling, San Diego County social service eligibility workers, 1:1 student attendance and behavioral support. Offers an on-site thrift store, resources for food, medical and dental assistance, public benefits screenings, and parent and child development services.
6130 Skyline Dr. SD, 92114
619-263-3009
www.saysandiego.org/program/ofarrell-family-support-services

Perry Elementary Healthy Start
Serves all SDUSD/SAY students and families in the Valencia Park, Perry Elementary and Bayview neighborhoods with resources for emergency food, medical and dental assistance, military family supports, public benefits screenings, and parent and child development services.
6290 Oriskany Rd. SD, 92139
619-262-3045
www.saysandiego.org/program/ofarrell-family-support-services/perry-elementary-healthy-start

Roosevelt Healthy Start-YMCA Building Bridges
Offers insurance help, healthcare assistance, resource case management, food, clothing, community outreach, mental health resources and crisis intervention, and childcare resources for Roosevelt Middle, Sherman Academy and Ocean Beach Elementary.
3366 Park Blvd., SD, 92103 619-281-8313 x10711
www.ymcasd.org/community-support/ymca-youth-and-family-services/behavioral-and-mental-health-services/school-based-counseling

Salvation Army Kroc Center Family Resource Center
Provides emergency services to individuals and families in need who meet eligibility requirements, including food distribution, diapers, hygiene kits, spiritual counseling, resume writing, parenting classes, ESL classes, partial scholarships to Kroc programs and more. Serves zip codes: 91941-91946, 92105, 92115, 92119, 92120, 92182.
6845 University Ave., Bldg. A SD, 92115
619-269-1430
www.sd.kroccenter.org/scholarships.html

SDG&E Medical Baseline Allowance Program
Application for a lowered gas and electricity rate for residential customers with a family member with a qualifying disability, compromised immune system or life threatening disease.
800-411-7343
www.sdge.com/residential/save-medical-baseline/medical-baseline-program

Serra Real Connections
SDUSD/SAY family resource center at Serra High School serving all students in Tierrasanta/Murphy Canyon with 1:1 student attendance and behavioral support, peer tutoring with UCSD, peer support groups, resources for food, medical and dental assistance, public benefits screenings, and parent and child development services.
5156 Santo Rd. SD, 92124
858-496-8342 ×2230
www.saysandiego.org/program/serraeal-connection

Sharing the Joy
Support the Enlisted Project (STEP) works with community partners to bring the spirit of the holidays to E1-E6 active duty and recently discharged veteran military families experiencing financial hardship. Priority is given for first-time applicants and E1-E4 families.
www.stepsocal.org/sharingthejoy

Spirit of Sharing (SOS)
Annual holiday adoption program for active duty, active reserve or recently veteraned families experiencing hardship during the holidays (and not receiving assistance from similar programs). Families must be willing to 1) share photos of all family members with the program, 2) pick up gifts, and 3) write thank-you notes. Apply before Thanksgiving.
1361 Rocky Point Dr. Oceanside, CA 92056
www.spiritofsharing.org

Time-of-Use Energy Plan-SDG&E
Allows families to significantly reduce their energy bills by using power during off-peak hours.
800-411-7343
www.sdge.com/whenmatters

WIC
(See listing under Infant/Toddler Specific)

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