Community Resources

Note: Please feel free to contact our office if you have any questions or need assistance applying for aid. Phone: (619)255-7355 or Email:


Medi-Cal: California’s Medicaid health care program

Medi-Cal: What it means to you (Who can get Medi-Cal)

Family Services

City Heights Family Health Center 


  •  Adult Health Care
  • Children’s Health Care
  • Women’s Health Care
  • Mental/Counseling Services
  • Health Education
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am-5:30pm (Closed for lunch 12:30-1:30) Saturday 8:30am-12:30pm
Cost: Broad range of payment or insurance plans accepted. Many patients qualify for free or low-cost services based upon their income & family size.

211 San Diego County 

2 -1-1 or (858)300-1211

Call center that links SD residents to community services and support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.



Monday – Friday 8:00am-5:00 pm

The Access Customer Service Center is an extension of the County of San Diego Family Resource Center (FRCs). ACCESS serves residents, providers, and other government agencies with questions or needs related to Family Resource Center programs and service.

FREE Father’s Legal Clinic 

San Diego Dad’s Corps. Worried you may not know everything about Dad rights? Looking for legal support? Meet a licensed Attorney who is committed to fairness for fathers.

Flyer Here

Family Resources Centers for Applications for CalWORKSs, MediCal, and Food Stamps 

Family Resource Center: 1255 Imperial Ave. San Diego 92101. 1(866)262-9881,   Mon-Fri. 8am-5pm, Applications taken from 7:00am-3pm walk in or call.

Family Resource Center – Oceanside (North Costal): 1315 Union Plaza, Oceanside. 1(866)262-9881, Mon.-Fri. 8:00-5:00pm, Applications taken from 7:00am-3pm walk in or call.

Family Resource Center – North Inland: 620 E. Valley Parkway, Escondido.  1(866)262-9881, Mon.-Fri. 8:00am-5:00pm. Applications taken from 7:00am-3pm walk in or call.

San Diego Central Eligibility List: 3333 Camino Del Rio South, Suite #400 San Diego, CA 92108. (800)521-0506. Applications done online or mailed in only.

SAY San Diego: 1000 San Diego, CA 92123. (858)565-4148. Contact for more information and local offices.

Food Assistance

“Eat City Heights”

Buy cheap produce and support local growers! “Eat City Heights” is a volunteer-run organization that purchases produce from the growers at the City Heights Farmers Market. and distributes the produce at cost to our members in the form of a mixed produce bag. Our mission is to support the local food economy in City Heights. We do this by supporting local growers, which includes farmers from San Diego County, refugee growers at the New Roots Community Farm and Refugee Entrepreneurial Agriculture Program, and certified backyard growers.

Unlike other Community-Supported Agriculture (or CSA) programs, our program does not require a quarterly or even a monthly commitment. We are as flexible as you need, just make your reservation during the week and pick up your bag on the subsequent Saturday. Moreover our bags are less expensive at $15, and we accept EBT and WIC checks. Please contact us at produce.bag@gmail.comor 619-6300-EAT (619-630-0328) to place your reservation!

Food Stamps

Access Sam Diego – North Central Office: 7947 Mission Center Ct., Ruffin Rd. San Diego 92123. 1(866)262-9881. Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm (no intake after 2pm)

Access San Diego – Metro/Downtown Office: 1130 10th Ave. San Diego, 92101. 1(866)262-9881. Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm (no intake after 2pm)

School Food Programs

Contact your school’s district or visit your child’s school administrative office to apply for the school food programs.


California WIC: 1-888-942-9675

American Red Cross: 3950 Calle Fortunada San Diego, CA 92123. Monday – Friday 8:30-4:00pm. (800)500-6411. Call for appointment and to be referred to local office location, No Walk-ins.

North County Health Services: 150 Valpreda Road San Marcos, CA 92069. Monday-Friday 7:30-4:30 and one Saturday a month. (760)471-2743. Call for appointment and to be referred to local office location, No Walk-ins.

Feeding America, San Diego: 9151 Road, Suite B. San Diego, CA. (858)452-FOOD (3663) ext 29.

Western Eagle Foundation Project Food Box

28075 Diaz Rd. Temecula, CA 92590


For a small fee of $25 you can get a box of food that contains rice, beans, pasta, macaroni & cheese, baking mix, fresh produce, milk, bread, cereal canned foods and more.  This box should feed a family of 4 for one week.

Oceanside: Pick up your Food Box on the first Wednesday of every month at the following address and time:

New Song Community Church

3985 Mission Ave., Oceanside, CA 92057

4:00pm – 6:00pm

Anza: Pick up your Food Box on the second Monday of each month at the following address and time:

Shepard of the Valley Lutheran Church

56095 Pena Rd., Anza, CA 92539

4:30pm – 6:00pm

Hope Food, Inc. : Shared Expense Food Program

1941 Don Lee Place Ste. C, Escondido 92029

$60 to $100 Dollars Worth of Food for $25 Dollar Donation.

No Requirements! No one is Refused. EBT Accepted.

Monday – Saturday

10am to 6pm


For more information visit

Or Email:

Angel Food Ministries

(619)726-0590 x104

Order online or on the phone once a month pick up.

North County Food Bank provides a range of emergency and supplemental food programs. Faith

communities can sign up to be a host site for distribution. Visit

San Diego Food Bank: The SDFB provides a range of emergency and supplemental food programs. Faith

communities can sign up to be a host site for distribution. Visit or contact 1-866-350-FOOD (3663).

Food Bank Location pdf.

San Diego Hunger Coalition (SDHC) fights hunger through advocacy, outreach, and policy work dedicated to increasing participation in Federal Nutrition Programs such as Food Stamps and School Breakfast and improving access to healthful food throughout San Diego County. Faith communities can partner with the SDHC to provide food stamp prescreening and application assistance, participate in the summer meal program, or advocate for hunger issues in your community. Visit or contact (619) 501-5627.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, is a nutrition

assistance program funded by the United States Department of Agriculture. It provides income eligible singles and families with an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card to purchase healthy foods for themselves and/or family. Visit or dial 2-1-1.

Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture. It is

designed to provide nutritious food during the summer to children, ages 0 -18,  at convenient sites throughout San Diego County. Children can participate by simply showing up at one of the meal sites during the designated meal time. Visit or dial 2-1-1 to find a nearby site.  Faith communities can learn about being a sponsor or site for the program by contacting the San Diego Hunger Coalition at or (619) 501-5627.

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program is a supplemental nutrition program to help low-income

pregnant woman, infants and children, ages 0-5, eat weekly, stay healthy and be active. WIC provides checks for nutritious foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to community resources. Visit or contact one of the 5 WIC agencies:

American Red Cross WIC 1-800-500-6411; North County Health Services WIC 1-760-471-2743; San Diego State University Foundation WIC 1-888-999-6897; San Ysidro Health Center WIC 1-619-426-7966; Scripps Mercy Hospital WIC 1-619-260-3400.

Golden Share Foods (Self-Help and Resource Exchange) provides a monthly basic, consistent, affordable

supplemental food package to individuals willing to volunteer. For two hours of volunteer service, anyone is eligible to purchase a nutritious food package at an affordable price. Share is not a government program. It accepts EBT, checks, etc. Faith communities can sign up to be a distribution center for the program. Visit or contact (619) 590-1692.

Farmers’ Markets: The San Diego County Farm Bureau (Farm Bureau) provides an online directory to help residents find nearby farmers’ markets. The website also identifies farmers’ markets that accept the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the program formerly known as food stamps, via Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards.  Many farmers’ markets throughout the county also accept Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) vouchers. WIC and FMNP  provide low-income pregnant women and mothers with children, ages 0-5, and seniors resources for purchasing fresh fruits and vegetables. Visit

Healthy Works: Paths to Healthy Living

Enroll in Fresh Fund & you can DOUBLE your purchase of fruits & vegetables!

San Marcos Farmers’ Market Every Wednesday 1pm

333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road, Parking Lot B.

For more information visit

Print San Marcos Farmers Market Flyer pdf Here

Hot Meal Schedule

Bread of Life: Sun & Fri (6-7pm) M-Th (5:30-7pm)

1919 Apple St. Oceanside (760-722-0800

Interfaith Comm: Mon-Fri (6:30-7:30am)

550 W. Washington, Escondido


Brother Bennos: Mon-Fri (6:30-8:00am) Saturdays (10-11:30am)


St. Mary’s Star of the Sea: Mon-Fri (10:30-Noon)

609 Pier View Way (N of Mission), Oceanside


St. Francis Catholic Church: Mondays (5;30pm)

525 W. Vista Way, Vista


Grace Presbyterian Church: Tuesdays (5:30pm)

1450 E. Vista Way, Vista


All Saints Episcopal Church: Thursdays (5:30pm)

Eucalyptus & Escondido, Vista


Iglesia Latina Emmanuel: Thursdays (6pm)

152 E. 5th Ave., Escondido


To find out more information click Here

Children's Services

San Diego Children’s Services – Escondido: 463 North Midway, Escondido. (760)480-3404. Monday-Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm.

San Diego Children’s Services – Oceanside: 1320 Union Plaza Ct., Oceanside. (760)754-3456. Monday-Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm.

San Diego Child Care Assistance Program Information: (800)716-4300

Healthy Families Program: Call or visit website to locate local Enrollment Entities by zipcode with assistance with application.

1-800-880-5305 or 1-888-747-1222

Monday – Friday 8am-8pm or Saturday 8am-5pm

Federal Lifeline Program: Receive a FREE Cell Phone and Discounted Monthly Minutes every month.

  • Free Cellular Phone
  • 250 Monthly Minutes

Automatically qualified by being in a public assistance program such as….

  • Medi-Cal
  • The National School Lunch Program – N3LP
  • LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program)

See if you qualify for FREE Cellular phone with 250 Monthly-minutes!

Enrollment is Simple! Just Call 1(877)777-1914 to Enroll Now!

For More Information Visit

Print Federal Lifeline Program Flyer Here

*Only one Federal Lifeline discount is allowed per household. You must choose to have the Federal Lifeline discount either on a landline or cell phone, but not both. 

Housing Assistance

City of Encinitas Community Development: 505 S. Vulcan Avenue, Encinitas, CA 92024. (760)633-2724. Monday-Friday 7:00am-6:00pm. Visit website for application or call for more information.

City of Oceanside Housing Department: 321 North Nevada St. Oceanside CA 92054. (760)435-3360. Monday-Thursday 7:30am-5:00pm and every other Friday 7:30-4:00. Walk in applications.

City of Carlsbad Housing and Redevelopment Department: 2965 Roosevelt St. Suite B Calsbad, CA 92008.  (760)434-2810. Monday – Thursday 7:30am-5:30pm Friday 8am-5pm.  Not currently Accepting Applications.

Human Trafficking

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Administration for Children and Families

If you suspect someone is a victim of trafficking, call the Trafficking Information and Referral Hotline at 1-888-3737-888 to obtain information. This hotline will help victims safely and securely rebuild their lives by connecting them to basic services including:

–          Housing

–          Health care

–          Immigration assistance

–          Food

–          Income

–          Employment

–          Legal assistance

*Non-US victims of human trafficking are eligible to receive benefits through the TVPRA to the same extent as refugees.  CALL 1-888-3737-888.

For more information visit

Identity Theft, Fraud or misuse of Your Social Security

How do I report identity theft, fraud or misuse of my Social Security number?

To Report identitiy theft, fraud or misuse of my Social Security number, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, recommends that you take the following steps:

Step 1: Place a fraud alert on your credit file by contacting one of the three companies:

–          Equifax: 1-800-525-6285

–          Trans Union: 1-00-680-7289

–          Experian: 1-888-397-3742

The company that you contact is required to contact the other two, which will then place an alert on their versions of your report.

Step 2: Review your credit report from inquiries from companies you have not contacted; accounts you did not open; and debts on your accounts that you cannot explain.

Step 3: Close any accounts that you know, or believe, have been tampered with or opened fraudulently

Step 4: File a report with your local police or the police in the community where the identity theft took place.

Step 5: File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission online or by calling them at 1-877-438-4338 (TTY 1-8666-853-4261)

Unemployment Insurance:

California Unemployment Insurance: 8977 Activity Rd. Ste. A San Diego, CA 92126. 1-800-300-5616. Monday – Friday 8am-5pm.

Domestic Violence

San Diego County Domestic Violence Hotline – 1-888-DVLINKS (385-4657). Available 24 hours a day.

Safety Plan:

  1. Pack a bag and leave it with a friend.
  2. Hide an extra set of car and house keys outside.
  3. Keep a list of emergency phone numbers hidden.
  4. Have a bank account in your name with money in it.
  5. Consider obtaining an order of protection.
  6. Plan an escape route and practice it.

Gather the following for you and your children: Birth certificates, social security cards, driver’s license, keys, passports, green card/work permit, welfare identification, money, checkbook, credit cards, school registration, restraining orders etc. IF YOU ARE IN IMMEDIATE DANGER, CALL 9-1-1.

Women’s Resource Center: 1963 Apple St. Oceanside, CA 92054.  24 Hour Hotline: (760)757-3500.

  • Residential Services
  • Alternatives to Abuse Emergency Shelter
  • Transitional Housing
  • Non-Residential Services:
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Crisis Telephone Hotline
  • Adult Counseling
  • Children’s Counseling
  • Community and School Prevention Services
  • Community Involvement
  • Domestic Violence Perpetrator Program
  • Sexual Assault Response Team (SART)
  • Domestic Violence Response Teams (DVRT)
  • Volunteer Services
International Law Enforcement Liaisons for Sexual Assualts 
San Diego County Sheriff’s Department (858)495-5590
San Diego Police Department, Criminal Intelligence (Liaison to Mexico) (619)531-2518
Access & Crisis Line (800)479-3339
Children Welfare Services & the Child Abuse Hotline (800)344-6000
Aging and Independent Services & Adult Protective Services (800)510-2020

Senior Services

Angel Depot: Free Box of Food Monthly for Seniors 60 & Older.  (Max monthly income $950. Sign up at your Senior Center.

Homeless & Veterans Sevices

Veteran’s Village of San Diego: New Resolve Program 

1207 S. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, CA 92025


New Resolve is a two year transitional living program in Escondido. Their program includes:

  • Private physiological counseling,
  • Classes in Anger Management, Family Relations,
  • Relapse Prevention, Progress in Recovery,
  • Case Management,
  • Vocational Counseling/Job Search Assistance

Minimum Requirements:

  • 60 days clean and sober
  • Able and willing to work
  • Homeless
  • Veteran

Print New Resolve Program Flyer Here

Homeless Advocacy Program North County: Legal AID Society of San Diego, Inc.

WHAT: Come talk to attorneys and legal volunteers regarding a wide range of legal problems, including:

–          Child Support and Custody                       – Medi-Cal, Medicare and CMS

–          Immigration                                             – General Relief and CalWorks

–          Divorce and Family Law                           – Referrals on Criminal Law Issues and Warrants

–          California Identification                             – Landlord/Tenant

–          SSI, SS-DI and Social Security                 – Small Claims Court

–          Identity Theft                                            – State Disability Income

WHY: We try to assist you with your legal problems or refer you to appropriate community resources.

Wednesdays 1pm – 4:30pm

Interfaith Community Service

550 W. Washington St., Ste. B

Escondido, CA 92025

Write your name on the Legal Aid Sign-up list at Reception and you will be called in order of arrival.  Please bring all relevant documents with you.

Emergency Assistance

North Inland and Coastal San Diego

Catholic Charities: EMERGENCY FOOD ASSISTANCE. 917 East Vista Way, 92084. (760)631-4792. Mon-Fri 9:00am – 4:00pm.

Brother Benno’s Foundation: 3260 Production Ave. Oceanside, CA 92054. (760)439-1244.

Food Assistance: Breakfast Mon-Fri 6:30 a.m. – 8a.m.

Saturday Brunch: 10:00am to 11:30am

Showers: 6:30 – 9:00 a.m. Mon-Fri.

Food Parks-Families Only: Mon-Fri. 6:30am-11:00am. (Bring picture I.D. for all children)

Interfaith Community Services: 550 West Washington Ave. Ste. B Escondid, CA 92025. (760)489-6380.

Emergency Food Assistance: Mon-Fri 8:00am – 10:30 am

Breakfast & Sack Lunch: Mon-Fri 8:00am-10:30am. (Must have photo i.d. Closed 1 Friday of each month) All services are on a first come first serve basis.

Interfaith Coastal Service Center: Emergency Assistance Available: 2195 Oceanside Blvd. Oceanside CA 92054. (760)721-2117. BILLINGUAL STAFF. Mon-Fri 9:00am-11:45am, 1:00am-3:45pm. Must have photo ID. (Closed the 1st Friday of each month)

Salvation Army: Emergency Food Assistance: Mon-Fri 9:00am – 12:00pm, 1:00pm-5:00pm (Appointment Only for Other Assistance)