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.
Feeding San Diego distributes more than 31.2 million meals a year across San Diego County. Public distributions are listed below, with possible restrictions noted. Click here to find a Feeding San Diego location near you.
The USDA can help you find meals for kids when schools are closed. Click here to to find a location near you.
San Diego Food Bank Super Pantries are food distribution hubs located across San Diego County that offer both contactless “drive-thru” and “walk-up” food distribution services. All Super Pantries are open for food distribution a minimum of 3 days per week. Click here and look under "Super Pantry Program" to see a list of places near you.
Help with Utilities
SDG&E offers monthly discounts through their CARE and FERA Programs. Click here to learn more and apply online.
|In March of 2020, United Way of San Diego County launched the
San Diego Worker Assistance Initiative as part of the greater
San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund, to provide flexible
resources to individuals impacted by layoffs and reduced working
hours implemented by employers. Click here to learn more
about the initiative. |
Cox provides low cost internet for households that have at least one
K-12 student and participate in a government assistance program
through its Connect2Compete program. Click
here to learn more and apply online.
Cox also partners with several programs to help get you set up with computers and equipment that you might need. Click here to learn more about computer discounts offered by Cox and their partners.
Assurance Wireless provides eligible families with free monthly data, unlimited texting, and free monthly minutes. Plus a free phone. Click here to learn more and see if you qualify (enter your zipcode for offers in your area).
The County of San Diego provides several rental assistance programs to help people pay their rent so they may live in a safe, healthy place. Click here to learn more from Housing and Community Development Services.
The County’s 2021 Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) helps eligible households in qualifying areas who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program provides payment assistance for renters who need help with rent and utilities. Click here to learn more about the 2021 ERAP.
Living on Your Own
HHSA Learn Program and Self-Sufficiency Programs
Cal-Learn is a statewide program for pregnant and parenting teens in the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program. It is designed to encourage pregnant and parenting teens to graduate from high school or its equivalent, become independent, and form healthy families.
Fostering Change is a program from Live Well San Diego and San Diego HHSA designed to help foster youth achieve self-sufficiency when they age out of foster care. They provide intensive life skills training and case management support.
Employers Hiring Now!
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.
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!
Young Adult Health Resources
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.
How can San Diego Child Support help?
High School Diploma Program
Need help getting a high school diploma and career certificate? San Diego Child Support is working with San Diego County Libraries to offer high school diplomas and career certificates to young adults who did not have a chance to complete them. The best part? Everything is free and online. Earn your diploma on a flexible schedule and upgrade your education.
Parents Invest in Education (PIE) Program
Did you know that by saving for your child's education earlier, you can multiply how much savings they have later? San Diego Child Support is teaming up with 529 ScholarShare to help you get started with your child's education savings. Learn more about our Parents Invest In Education (PIE) program here.
Income Share Agreement (ISA)
Looking to get your career started or upgrade your job? San Diego Child Support and San Diego Workforce Partnership are working together to help get you advanced classes and professional certificates without taking out expensive student loans. Learn more about the Income Share Agreement (ISA) program here.