Resources for Parents and Children
San Diego Child Support is here to help!
We've collected resources to help you with life’s changes and foster
H.O.P.E. in any challenges you might face.
Some of these resources are specific for parents who are incarcerated, formerly incarcerated and for your other family members.
Call us at 858-650-5330 and leave a message any time. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Free food on a first-come, first-serve basis
Presbyterian Urban Ministries
Salvation Army Centers in San Diego
Free food, limited financial help for bills (including rent or utilities), shelter, and more
Catholic Charities Assistance Programs
Food assistance, employment leads, and more
- San Diego Hunger Coalition
COVID-19 Meals for Kids
All children and youth, ages 18 and younger, can receive school meals for free through June 30, 2022!
Feeding San Diego
(USE map finder based on your location)
Meals for kids when schools are closed
(USE map finder based on your location)
Diego Food Bank
(SEE Super Pantry Program monthly for closest location to you)
Helping low wage earners to help pay utility bills, rent and possible mortgage payments
3333 Camino Del Rio S Suite 400
San Diego, 92108
Currently offering enhanced referral services.
Founded in 1966 with the purpose of reaching marginalized communities in the downtown region of San Diego County.
PO Box 2423, El Cajon, CA 92021
To be eligible for services, an individual must have a physical or mental impairment, or require vocational rehabilitation services to prepare for, secure, retain, or regain employment.
For more information please contact:
San Diego District Branch
7575 Metropolitan Dr. Ste 107, San Diego, CA 92108
Involved in the justice system? SDWP wants to help you land a job with their post-release employment services including job coaching and vocational training opportunities.
Need a job? Go-Staff can help you find jobs in construction, housekeeping, warehouse, and driving jobs.
8798 Complex Dr., San Diego, CA 92123
Call to set up an interview or apply online at www.go-staff.com.
Walk-ins are welcome!
Recently released? Looking for a job? Second Chance can help with employment placement assistance, resume writing, mock interviews, job training, and more.
Contact Scott Taylor, P2E/BSC
6145 Imperial Ave., San Diego, CA 92114
Assisting adults in San Diego County who were formerly incarcerated in a California State Prison.
Intake Line: 760-842-6219
NOW Hiring throughout the County
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 the first and the largest national staffing company to specialize in manufacturing. They are dedicated to getting good people good jobs. Check out the current job listings.
High School Diploma and Career Certificate Programs
Did you know that the average high school graduate earns 31% more than their peers that did not have a chance to finish high school?
Need help getting a high school diploma and career certificate?
Child Support and San Diego County Library have partnered to make this possible, online, at no cost!
Don't have internet or a computer?
Computers with internet services are available to use at your local library and child support office.
Education - Connections to College
A program for students impacted by the criminal justice system.
California State University San Marcos
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd., San Marcos, CA 92096
The Transitions Program builds bridges for currently and formerly incarcerated people to come to Palomar College and earn the kinds of degrees and certificates that build brighter futures — and keep people out of jail for good.
If you are interested, contact:
SWC is committed in helping you learn the skills needed to enter back into society & most importantly get a job!
619-421-6700 ext 5658
Patrice Milkovich and Raquel Funches
and Crisis Hotline
Emotional support for those affected by COVID-19
- Domestic Violence Resources
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Jewish Family Service is hosting a series of free virtual Community Conversations to help San Diegans meet the many challenges of coping with the coronavirus pandemic.
programs serve the whole child from pre-natal to
adulthood with programs that emphasize prevention,
early intervention, and positive development.
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.
Daycare and School-Readiness Resources
Head Start programs promote the school readiness of infants, toddlers, and preschool-aged children from low-income families. Click here to find Head Start programs and resources near you!
Saving for College
Parents Invest in Education (PIE)
Saving for college can be a challenge for anyone; especially, when considering the rising cost of tuition, fees, books, supplies, and room and board.
Did you know that children with just $1-$499 in college savings are three times more likely to attend college and four times more likely to graduate?
Start planning for your child's future educational goals now!
ARCAID: Self-Service Community Resources Tool (for use by parents on parole or probation)