Resources for Young Adults

Young mom and baby

Are you a teen 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.

Check out the resources and programs below.

Have a quick question? Text us at (619) 468-4831 or email KeepOnDreaming@sdcounty.ca.gov

You may also contact our staff via Live Chat or Zoom meeting.

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

Adjusting to Adulthood


Rental Help

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.

Living on Your Own

California 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.

  

The San Diego District Attorney’s Office website has information about preventing human trafficking, how to identify it and resources. Click here for more info

US Department of Homeland Security created the Blue Campaign and has resources regarding human trafficking.  Click here for more info

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. 

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 Literacy

San Diego County Credit Union

 

MAAC Project - Lending Circles

Young Adult Health Resources

San Ysidro Health Teen Clinic

 

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

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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How can San Diego Child Support help?

High School Diploma Program

Do you need help getting a high school diploma? San Diego Child Support and the San Diego County Library have partnered to make this possible, online, at no cost! Learn more and get started today!

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!

The Possibility Project

Earn your high school diploma while getting a head start on your career. You can access services such as career counseling and coaching, job search, drafting resumes, and more.

To apply, email: possibilityproject@myacademy.org Questions? Contact Karla Johnson at kjohnson@kra.comLearn more
 

Student Workers Wanted

Are you a full-time student looking to gain valuable paid internship in your field of study? Learn more or apply now here.