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: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Apply Online
- Mail-In applications may be requested by calling:
- ACCESS AT 866-262-9881
Applications and/or verifications may be mailed to the following address:
Document Processing Center
P.O. BOX 85025
Lemon Grove, CA 92186-5025
- In person applications may be obtained at any of the following facilities:
- Fallbrook Community Resource Center
- Family Resource Center – El Cajon
- Family Resource Center – Lemon Grove
- Family Resource Center – North Coastal
- Family Resource Center – North Inland
- Family Resource Center – Northeast #2
- Family Resource Center – Southeast
- Mills Building/Trolley Towers
- North Central Family Resource Center
- Ramona Community Resource Center
- South Region Center
If you have any questions you may contact ACCESS by:
- Adult Health Care
- Children’s Health Care
- Women’s Health Care
- Mental/Counseling Services
- Health Education
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.
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. www.childcaresandiego.com. Applications done online or mailed in only.
SAY San Diego: 1000 San Diego, CA 92123. (858)565-4148. www.saysandiego.org. Contact for more information and local offices.
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 email@example.com 619-6300-EAT (619-630-0328) to place your reservation!
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. www.feedingamericasd.org
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 www.hopefoodinc.org
Or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Angel Food Ministries
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 www.sdnccs.org
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 www.sandiegofoodbank.org 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 www.sandiegohungercoalition.org 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 www.211sandiego.org 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 www.211sandiego.org 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 www.sandiegohungercoalition.org 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 www.sandiegowic.org/default.aspx 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 www.goldensharefoods.com 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 www.sdfarmbureau.org/Pages/farmersmarket.html
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 www.healthyworks.org
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 http://www.western-eagle.org/browse-64551/Project-Food-Box.html
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: www.healthyfamilies.ca.gov 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….
- 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 www.lifeline.gov
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.
San Diego Refugee Forum
Office of Refugee Resettlement
California Refugee Resettlement Program
County of San Diego Community Action Partnership
Horn of Africa
The Southern Sudanese Community Center of San Diego
UPAC (Union of Pan Asian Communities)
Chaldean-Middle Eastern Social Services
Survivors of Torture International
IRC (International Rescue Committee)
Alliance for African Assistance
License to Freedom
Jewish Family Service of San Diego
Catholic Charities Diocese of San Diego
AjA Project San Diego
Casa Cornelia Law Center
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.
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:
– Health care
– Immigration assistance
– 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 www.acf.hhs.gov/trafficking
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)
California Unemployment Insurance: 8977 Activity Rd. Ste. A San Diego, CA 92126. 1-800-300-5616. Monday – Friday 8am-5pm. www.edd.ca.gov
San Diego County Domestic Violence Hotline – 1-888-DVLINKS (385-4657). Available 24 hours a day.
- Pack a bag and leave it with a friend.
- Hide an extra set of car and house keys outside.
- Keep a list of emergency phone numbers hidden.
- Have a bank account in your name with money in it.
- Consider obtaining an order of protection.
- 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
Angel Depot: Free Box of Food Monthly for Seniors 60 & Older. (Max monthly income $950. Sign up at your Senior Center.
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
- 60 days clean and sober
- Able and willing to work
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.
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)