Community Action Partnership
Community Action Partnership (CAP) is the region’s designated Community Action Agency, administering programs that empower economically disadvantaged communities and the residents that live there to achieve the vision of Live Well San Diego. CAP is administratively located under the County of San Diego’s Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA), The Department of Homeless Solutions and Equitable Communities.
CAP’s primary target populations include very low income (100% or below the FPL) families. CAP services are driven by a community needs assessments that include feedback from key community sectors, including residents. The results of the needs assessments, including the services CAP provides in response to the findings, are outlined in the following planning documents:
Mission: To empower economically disadvantaged
individuals and families, including newly arriving refugees, to
achieve their highest level of self-sufficiency and
Programs: CAP programs are administered through
contracted community partners. Information on services that CAP
oversees are listed below, including links to provider sites.
- Note that programs may be operated by different providers depending on the location. Click here for a listing of HHSA Regions by zip code
|Communities in Action
Support towards individual, family and community well-being, including:
Central: Home Start, Inc.
North Central: Jewish Family Services
North Inland: Interfaith Community Services
North Coastal: North County Lifeline
South: South Bay Community Services
Academy (RLA) Coordination
Support of regional RLA efforts through a quarterly convening of RLA practitioners, as well as ongoing technical assistance and training for RLA practitioners.
|Countywide: Community Health
Improvement Partners |
Community health Worker (CHW) Training Implementation
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Countywide: SDSU Research Foundation
Community health Worker (CHW) Evaluation
|This evaluation will serve as a tool to assist the
County in expanding the capacity of local CHWs and their
outreach services to respond to public health emergencies.
Countywide: Health Management Associates
Community Health Worker (CHW) Coordination
This evaluation will serve as a tool to assist the County in expanding the capacity of local CHWs and their outreach services to respond to public health emergencies.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Free mediation services for community members provided to resolve conflict at the lowest level possible.
|Countywide: National Conflict
Resolution Center |
Earned Income Tax
|Co-leadership of the local EITC Coalition with the United Way and IRS, including joint funding of an EITC Coordinator position with the United Way.|| |
Countywide: Dreams for Change
|Live Well San Diego Exchange
Targeted training to at-risk populations regarding conflict management and collaborative communication, as well as facilitated Community Circles to support community dialogues around priority issues.
|Keep Em’ Safe
Child passenger safety training and distribution of car seats to low-income families.
Pacific Safety Center
|Pedestrian and bicycle safety through trainings and support to resident-driven community improvement projects.|| |
Interfaith Rotational Shelter
|Emergency shelter for homeless families and case management services to support transition to permanent housing offered during October – April.|| |
|Training and technical assistance to small, minority owned businesses in Southeast and Mid-City San Diego.|| |
Job readiness training and paid externships for socially and economically disadvantaged youth.
San Diego Workforce
Gang Prevention and
Services to support community efforts to address the negative impacts of gangs in low-income neighborhoods.
N. Inland: Education Compact
N. Coastal: North County Lifeline
Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) Outreach
Outreach services to increase awareness of and participation in the ACP to provide an affordable internet connection to low-income households
Whole Family / 2 Gen (WF2G)
Provide services that ensure a legacy of economic security is passed down from one generation to the next in historically disadvantaged communities.
Supports the vision of the County by promoting local community goals that build and support resilient families through various activities and engagements, including linking participants to services that support efforts toward self-sufficiency.
Target Communities: Social Advocates for Youth
For service referrals to these programs and others, individuals are encouraged to dial 2-1-1, San Diego’s resource and information hub that connects people with community, health and disaster services.
Community-based organizations interested in contract opportunities with CAP are encouraged to register with the County of San Diego’s Procurement System, Buynet.
Additional Information: Click on the associated icon for more information on the following topics:
For referrals to services, please dial 2-1-1
For more information about CAP, please call 619-338-2799