Resources and Community Partners

New seasons bring new opportunities
for you and your family!
Check out the different categories and resources below:

 

 

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Community partners are onsite to provide FREE assistance:

Community Resource Liaison
Resources for families
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
National City, Tuesdays
Kearny Mesa, Wednesdays
Employment Resource Liaison
Job opportunities
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
National City, 1st & 3rd Thursdays
Kearny Mesa, 2nd & 4th Tuesdays
Family Law Facilitators (FLF)
Legal help
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
National City, Wednesdays

   

Basic needs, free meals, and more!

211 San Diego
  • 211 San Diego
    211 San Diego is a trusted source for information and connections to community, health, and disaster resources. Help is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Feeding San Diego

 

San Diego Hunger Coalition
  • School breakfast and school lunch is FREE to all K-12 students in California. Though meals are free, it is still important for families to fill out their meal application forms.
School meals
San Diego Food Bank
Basic needs
Mission Federal Credit Union
SDG&E
United Way
  • United Way
    Helping low wage earners to help pay utility bills, rent and possible mortgage payments
     
YMCA Child Care
  • YMCA
    3333 Camino Del Rio S Suite 400
    San Diego, 92108
    619-952-0242
    Currently offering enhanced referral services.
LIHWAP

Summer 2024 Fun Activities for Families

Hello summer!

Events and Resources for Families

Spring Resources: Earth Month

41 Free Things to Do in San Diego

San Diego has something to offer to everyone. Thanks to the beautiful beaches and many fun things to do with the family!

America’s Finest City can be expensive but check out this list of the best free things to do in San Diego.

Parents can get help paying for child care

San Diego County Centralized Eligibility List

Find help paying for a daycare or child care near you in San Diego. You may qualify to get child care payments partial or fully covered.

Learn more...

Neighborhood House Association

Head Start / Early Head Start

Neighborhood House Association (NHA) is a community-based organization that provides services including early childhood development and pre-school programs via the Head Start/Early Head Start programs. 

Head Start offers pre-school programs for children ages 3 to 5 focusing on meeting each child's emotional, social, health, nutritional, and psychological needs. Services include parent support training and workshops.

Early Head Start offers home and center-based classes and individualized services for pregnant and post-partum women, and their children up to age 3. If interested, call 888-873-5145 or visit www.neighborhoodhouse.org.

Child Development Program

Head Start, Early Head Start, & State Preschool

PREPARE YOUR CHILD FOR SUCCESS IN SCHOOL!

MAAC provides high quality early childhood and family education programs at locations across Northern San Diego County. It is free to qualifying families based on family size and income. They serve children (0-5) and their families, children with disabilities, and pregnant women.

Click here for more information or download the flyer.

 

Serving the entire County of San Diego 

North San Diego

Disability Assistance

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For general Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) assistance, please contact our ADA coordinator, Laura Rodal, at 858-650-6436 or email CommunicationTeam@sdcounty.ca.gov.

If you require ADA accommodation when going to court, please complete the MC-410 Disability Accommodation Request form.

For more information on the court process or ADA accommodation, click here.

You may also reach out to the court’s ADA coordinator at ada@sdcourt.ca.gov or reach out to the court directly  at 619-844-5675.

To speak with a Child Support case manager, please call 866-901-3212

If you require ADA accommodation when visiting our office, please call the ADA coordinator before your visit and notify the receptionist upon your arrival.

 

Emotional Support

Jewish Family Service
  • Jewish Family Service
    • Jewish Family Service is a people-centered, impact-driven organization working to create a stronger, healthier community where everyone can thrive.
    • 858-637-3210 - Confidential helpline for JFS programs and services.
    • Positive Parenting Program
        
Crisis Line
Special Needs Resource Foundation
Domestic Violence Resources

 

 

 

Employment

Community partners onsite to provide FREE employment assistance:

Community Resource Liaison
Resources for families
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
National City, Tuesdays
Kearny Mesa, Wednesdays
Employment Resource Liaison
Job opportunities
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
National City, 1st & 3rd Thursdays
Kearny Mesa, 2nd & 4th Tuesdays
Goodwill Career Advisors are ready to help you online or in person. They offer FREE workshops for all San Diego County residents. They can help you find your next job or prepare you for the career you have always wanted. Click here for more information.
 

ResourceMFG is a staffing company specializing in manufacturing. Apply online for any of the positions listed below. Applicants can self-schedule their interview online or call 858-597-2923 to request an interview.

  • Machine Operator – 1st Shift, 2nd Shift, 3rd Shift, 12-HR AM or PM Shift
  • Assistant Manufacturing Supervisor – 3rd Shift
  • Maintenance Mechanic, Manufacturing – 2nd Shift
  • Production Worker, clean room – 1st Shift
  • Manufacturing Worker, woodworking – 1st Shift
  • CNC Machinist Lathe – 2nd Shift
  • Hydropress Operator – 2nd Shift

Select is one of the leading staffing agencies. Apply online for any of the positions listed below. Applicants can self-schedule their interview online or call 858-492-9995 to request an interview.

  • Accounts Receivable Specialist – 1st Shift
  • Warehouse Clerks – 1st Shift
  San Diego Job Corps provides free career training so you can gain the skills and tools you need to be successful. 

Financial Assistance

Rental Assistance
EDD
COVID-19 Financial Help
  • Get financial help from the State of California
    • If you have been financially affected by COVID-19, you may be eligible for:
      • Unemployment insurance
      • Eviction protection
      • Mortgage relief 
      • Food assistance
      • Utility payment grace periods
      • No credit score changes
  • COVID-19 hotline
San Diego Worker Assistance
  • COVID-19 Community Response Fund
    4699 Murphy Canyon Rd, San Diego, CA 92123
    858-636-4125
    Help for low-wage workers who need support for a limited but undetermined length of time
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Job Training and Education

Be there to support their next big move.  Whether it's two year college or four, trade school, career certification, or local workforce opportunities, we can help.

Young Adults aged 16 – 24
Vocational Training
Apprentice

Paid Apprenticeship Opportunities

Start earning today while learning the skills you'll need for a successful tomorrow.

Paid apprenticeships are a great opportunity for hands-on learning while earning valuable on-the-job experience in a variety of industries. 

Paying for College
Colleges

Legal Assistance

Legal Help

North San Diego

South San Diego

  • SBCS (formerly South Bay Community Services)

 

Parenting Resources

First 5 San Diego

First 5 San Diego promotes the health and well-being of young children during their most critical years of development, from the prenatal stage through five years of age. Our goal is to help ensure that every child in San Diego County enters school ready to succeed.SAY programs serve the whole child from pre-natal to adulthood with programs that emphasize prevention, early intervention, and positive development.

SAY San Diego

 

SAY San Diego programs serve the whole child from pre-natal to adulthood with programs that emphasize prevention, early intervention, and positive development.

Head Start

 

Head Start programs promote the school readiness of infants, toddlers, and preschool-aged children from low-income families. Find Head Start programs and resources near you!

YMCA

 

The YMCA of San Diego is committed to supporting families in their search for quality, affordable and convenient child care options. Learn more and find child care resources near you.

Video Resources For Dads

   

 

For more videos and other resources, including webinars on co-parenting and relationship skills, visit Fatherhood.gov.  

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Communication and Technology

2-1-1 San Diego
9-1-1 Call if you can, Text if you can't
  • Text to 9-1-1 is now available in San Diego County. This includes the Sheriff's Department, all police and fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) agencies.   
  • Calling is still the fastest way to reach 9-1-1. However, there are situations when texting may be the better option.
  • Watch the instructional video or read the press release
Cox Communications
  • Cox provides low-cost high speed internet service for households that have at least one K-12 student and participate in a government assistance program through its Connect2Compete program. Learn more and apply.
  • Partnered with PCs for People where families can purchase discounted refurbished computers
Computers 2 Kids
  • Computers 2 Kids
    8324 Miramar Mall
    San Diego, CA 92121
    858-200-9788
    Provides refurbished, low-cost computers to low-income families through the Technology Assistance Program
Assurance Wireless
SafeLink Wireless
SANDAG
  • SANDAG - Get Connected
    Working with local organizations to ensure everyone in the community has access to affordable and reliable internet. 

Young Adults Resources and Youth Programs

Resources for Young Adults

Are you a teen/young adult parent or a young adult on your own for the first time?

San Diego Child Support is here to help! We've collected  resources to help you get up and running in this new chapter of your life.

Have a quick question?

Text us at 619-468-4831 or contact us!

 

Serving the entire County of San Diego 

North San Diego

South San Diego

  • SBCS (formerly South Bay Community Services)