Self-Sufficiency Programs

Self Sufficiency is the branch of the Health and Human Services Agency that provides social welfare services to citizens in need. These services include, but are not limited to: cash, food assistance, employment services and medical needs. There are a variety of programs available for persons both with and without minor children.

The service areas and services for this program are listed below. Click on any entry for more information.


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Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI)

County Medical Services (CMS)

General Relief (GR)

Healthy San Diego

Medi-Cal Program

Social Services Advisory Board (SSAB)

Other Self-Sufficiency Services