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Basic Needs

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We are Here for You, Our Program Mission:

The Basic Needs Center aims to support students’ academic journey by providing equity-minded services that address their current basic needs challenges from a strength-based approach.

Starting Monday, June 3rd 2024

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You can call us at (619) 388-3684 

Email us at

Find us at T-341 during our open hours

  1. Student Participants will identify at least three on or off campus resources that provide basic needs support
  2. Student Participants will recognize how basic needs efforts are key to their overall success academically, socially, emotionally, and physically.

Clothing Donations:

  • We are accepting clothing and shoe donations currently that fit the following criteria:
    • Have been fully washed
    • No stains or rips

Household Donations:

  • We are in need of the following household items. Please consider donating:
    • Blankets, sheets, pillows
    • Bath towels, kitchen towels
    • Kitchen utensils, pots and pans, cups, dinnerware, plates, can openers, small kitchen appliances


  • We are currently only accepting food donations if they come in bulk (10 or more of the same item). Here are some examples of popular items:
    • Drinks (gatorade, naked juice)
    • Frozen meals
    • Granola bars
    • Trail mix

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Monetary Donations:

  • If you would like to make a tax deductible monetary donation, you may do so by making your check payable to San Diego City College Foundation - Food Pantry.


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To access our Basic Needs Services, please click on the red icon below to fill out a basic needs assessment. Students will login with their Single Sign On (regular username and password you use for school) and complete the assessment form which will take ~10mins. Someone from our team will then reach out to you and set up a time to meet.

 Basic Needs Assesstment

Hunger Action Days:

Hunger Action Day Food Distribution: City College has teamed up with Feeding San Diego and San Diego Food Bank to bring free, nutritious fruits and vegetables to all students, faculty and staff. Hunger Action Days are the 1st Tuesday of every month!

Lot P8 (Behind the LRC)

Who: Open to all students, classified professionals and faculty 

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San Diego City College Resources

ECMC Financial Literacy

  • ECMC has a variety of financial literacy courses and resources for students to learn about budgeting, what to do if you're in financial trouble, paying for college, etc. Registration is required to access the content.
  • ECMC Financial Literacy Registration

ECMC:  Emergency Aid Application

**If you would like to submit an application for an ECMC grant,  you will need to submit a basic needs assessment form first**

Do you have a recent financial emergency?

If yes, you may qualify for a one-time emergency aid for continuing San Diego City College (SDCC) students who recently experienced an unanticipated and/or catastrophic life event that may cause you from stopping or pausing your educational goals.

Eligible SDCC students must:

  • have a minimum 2.0 grade point average at SDCC
  • provide supporting documentation of recent emergency expense i.e. official invoice
  • Be currently enrolled and attending class
  • Details must be provided

ECMC Emergency Aid cannot be used to: 

  • Pay for any expenses to the college or university including books.
  • Pay for expenses that are regular and expected unless a documentable underlying emergency caused the student to fall behind

If approved, funds can be received within a couple of days

Please submit a basic needs assessment form to request more information.


  • Hunger Action Day (once a month)
    City College teamed up with Feeding San Diego and San Diego Food Bank to bring free, nutritious fruits and vegetables to all students, faculty and staff. Distributions are on the first Tuesday of each month (except on Holidays).
  • Knights Table Emergency Food Pantry
    Located in the T Building in room T-150. Students can come by to get something to eat or drink. Student IDs are required. Open hours for Summer 2024: Monday - Thursday 10:00am-2:00pm. The emergency pantry will be closed on Fridays and any Hunger Action Days.

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  • Satellite Pantries
    We have a few satellite pantries on campus. These pantries are for students who may not have access to our main pantry location. Please note these satellite pantries are very small with limited stock:
  • City Emergency Food Assistance - students may fill out the form to see if they meet the qualification for a one-time gift card. Click here to apply. 
  • CalFresh Application and Case Support - Apply for CalFresh as a student to get extra money for food. View the CalFresh information below to get support for your CalFresh application or an active case, or review the eligibility criteria

CalFresh benefits can help you expand your grocery budget! 

CalFresh, also known as SNAP, is a federal food assistance program that provides financial assistance to households to purchase healthy food and maintain adequate nutritional levels. Students can receive between $23 - $291 per month! You do have to meet certain eligibility requirements to receive benefits, but we absolutely recommend exploring if you and your household are eligible.  

Using your CalFresh benefits:

CalFresh benefits are issued monthly on an EBT card, think of your EBT card like a debit card for food. 

Wondering where you can use your EBT card?  

CalFresh benefits can be spent at most grocery stores and even some farmer’s markets! 

There are several farmers markets across San Diego every week; markets offer a fun, safe, and affordable place to shop! 

Shopping with local farmers at Farmer’s Markets is important and cost effective! Connecting with those growing your food and shopping locally contributes to the success of your community. You'll have more opportunities to shop for in season produce, which means lower prices for better quality and promoting sustainability! Please continue reading to learn about the closest EBT accepting Farmer’s Market to you. 

Make sure to take advantage of Market Match! A program which rewards you with extra money when you use EBT at the Farmer’s Market. Below, all bolded markets participate in Market Match. The remainder still accept EBT! 

Here’s how it works,

  1. First locate a participating farmers market. The closest one is the Little Italy farmers market, every Wednesday and Saturday right in downtown.  
  2. When you get to the farmers market, find the information booth, the farmers market staff will be there to help you swipe your EBT card for an amount of your choice. In exchange staff will give you vouchers and because of a market match, you’ll get an additional dollar for every dollar you spend, up to a daily maximum.  
  3. Spend your EBT vouchers on any eligible items, this doesn't just mean produce, you could get fresh juice, salsas, fresh pastries or bread, meat, dairy, anything EBT eligible.  
  4. The additional dollars you get back from Market match, can be used specifically on produce, you can buy heirloom tomatoes, herbs, or plant starts to grow food at home.  

Currently Farmer’s Markets accepting CalFresh in San Diego County are:

This information is from the Market Match Locator which can be used to locate any EBT accepting and market match participating markets across California! Try it out by clicking here!

Local Grocery Stores Accepting EBT (dropdown) 

  • Ralphs
  • Albertsons 
  • Smart & Final 
  • Target 
  • Costco 
  • Walmart 
  • Food 4 Less 
  • Aldi’s 
  • Vons 
  • Kroger 
  • Pavilion's 
  • Mother’s Nutritional Center 
  • And many others!

Click here to search for all EBT/SNAP retailers nationwide. Enter your local San Diego zip code to see retailers closest to you! 

Restaurant Meals Program:

This program allows some elderly, disabled, or homeless CalFresh recipients to use their CalFresh benefits for hot and prepared meals from participating restaurants and vendors. Please read the program details according to the San Diego County Health & Human Services Agency. 

The RMP allows you to use your benefits to purchase prepared food from restaurants participating in the CalFresh Restaurant Meals Program. The County will determine your eligibility to the program and code your Golden State Advantage (EBT) card so that it may be accepted as payment for meals at participating restaurants. RMP eligible CalFresh recipients may use their EBT cards at any RMP restaurant. This program is available to you and your spouse if you receive CalFresh and are: 

  • Elderly (age 60 or older) or 
  • Disabled*  
  • Homeless. 

*Disabled is defined as Receiving one of the following benefits: 

  • Social Security Disability Benefits 
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits 
  • Receiving Railroad Retirement Benefits 
  • Receiving Veteran’s Administration (VA) benefits based on total disability or paid as total by the VA 
  • Approved for and currently receiving Disability Determination Service Division (DDSD) Medi-Cal benefits.  

To Search for a Participating Restaurant, click here and enter your zip code to find the site closest to you. 

Applying online is easy:

  • Go to to apply
  • Include the required documents.
  • Complete a required interview.
  • Receive benefits within 30 days!
  • Get funds monthly on an EBT card.
  • Use your funds to purchase food at grocery stores and even some farmers markets!

Students must meet eligibility critieria to receive benefits:

  1. They must be a US citizen, Legal Permanent Resident [Green Card Holder], Refugee/Asylum status, OR Mixed Status Household
  2. Meet the income requirements below:income limits
  3. Meet at least ONE of the following criteria:
    • Accepted a Work Study award this academic year
    • Receiving Cal Grant A or B funded by TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)
    • Working 20+ hours per week
    • Parenting students (with a child 12 or younger)
    • Enrolled in a Local Program that Increases 
    • Employability, (CTE program)
    • Receiving SSI or CalWORKs.

If you want assistance with your new or existing case, please submit a basic needs assessment form at

Knights Threads & Things: T-150
Hours: Same as Knights' Table Emergency Food Pantry: Monday and Wednesdays 11:30am-4pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am-4pm, and Fridays 10am-1pm

Knights Threads & Things is the space on campus that has free, gently used clothing suitable for interviews, work, or school as well as household items.

Donations of clean, gently used clothing, shoes, and accessories suitable for a student to wear to in a professional setting are sincerely appreciated. Items can be dropped off at the Knights' Table Emergency Food Pantry during open hours. 


Student Health Center: Mental Health Counseling
Contact Us: A-180 | 619.388.3055 |
Our goal at the San Diego City College Mental Health Counseling Center is to help students benefit fully from the college experience by supporting personal, social, and emotional well-being. We aim to support students as they balance the demands of their academic and personal lives. Our services are paid for through the student health fee and are therefore free for any enrolled student to use. Services provided are confidential to include short-term individual, couples and group counseling, crisis intervention, and outreach/ prevention. We also provide consultation and referral services to students, staff, and faculty.

Student Health Center
Contact Us: A-180 | 619.388.3450 |
The Student Health Clinic supports the success of students by attending to the physical and psychological well-being of all San Diego Community College District students. Services include basic first aid, nurse (RN) visits, limited over the counter medications, doctor or nurse practitioner appointments, weight/blood pressure/vision screenings, lab tests, physical exams, X-ray orders, limited immunizations and flu shots, preventive care/health counseling and mental health services. There is usually no charge to see a registered nurse, nurse practitioner, or physician. However, your health fee does not cover prescription medications, lab-work, X-rays, or immunizations.

Knights' Table Emergency Food Pantry
Contact Us: T-150 | 619.388.4456 |
Students can get different types of hygiene products from the Knights' Table Food Pantry including shampoo, conditioner, soap, shaving kits, and period supplies.

Fresh Cutz Barbershop
Location: T Building, T-154
Hours:10:00am - 2:00pm, Mondays and Tuesdays
Created with the student community in mind, Fresh Cutz goes beyond just offering haircuts. It's a hub for student support services, including counseling and more. Discover a space where grooming meets guidance, designed to support and uplift our students every step of the way.


CalWorksCalWORKs (California Work Opportunity & Responsibility to Kids) is a statewide program that assists students who are receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)/cash aid and are participants in the Welfare-to-Work program. Counselors and staff empower students to achieve their academic career and personal goals. Specialized services have been designed to support students in their career, education and personal goals. The program also helps students understand and meet their Welfare-to-Work requirements. Services include vocational/ academic counseling, job placement, work-study placement, verification of Welfare-to-Work hours, childcare, transportation services, and educational supplies.

Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS)
eopsSan Diego City College is committed to ensuring that all students have a fair and equal opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and complete their educational goals. As part of this commitment, the colleges provide referral services for homeless youth through the Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) office.

The following services will be provided:

  • Access to shower facilities on-campus during designated hours 
  • Referrals to student support services including financial aid, CalWORKs, DSPS, food pantries, and mental health services. 
  • Referrals to outside agencies that support homeless shelters, housing referrals, etc. as needed. 
  • Priority Registration, if eligible, (requires submission of FAFSA or BOGW application and verifi cation of status) 
  • Students that are homeless, formerly homeless or at-risk are encouraged to visit the City College EOPS office for more information.

nextupNext Up NextUp is a supplemental program of EOPS designed to support the educational goals and well-being of current and former foster youth.  It provides eligible students with additional support "over and above" that which EOPS provides. 

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The COOPERATIVE AGENCIES RESOURCES for EDUCATION (CARE) Program, is a supplemental program of EOPS and offers additional support services to single parent EOPS students currently receiving county public assistance (cash aid) and working towards a certificate, degree or transfer to a 4-year college or university.


Are you in need of a Laptop or WiFi device?

City College has Chromebooks available for currently enrolled students, please submit the form below to request a device. 

City Chromebook Loaner Program

* Returning a Device? Loaned Chromebook and/or Hotspots can  be placed along with accessories (AC Adapter) in a protective bag and gently depositing the gear into The Learning Resources Center's Library Book Return slot anytime.

If you are experiencing homelessness or housing insecurities, we are here to help you.  Homeless and Housing Insecure includes students who are:

  • Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason.
  • Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations.
  • Living in emergency or transitional shelters.
  • Abandoned in hospitals.
  • Living in a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings.
  • Living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings.

If you are experiencing homelessness or housing insecurities, please complete the Basic Needs Assessment or visit their page here and a case manager will reach out. 

davidhowardMy name is David Howard. It is an honor to join the HHIP team serving our City College students. I completed my Masters in Social Work at SDSU in 2019, and I am excited to bring my experience to San Diego City College. I have worked with individuals experiencing homelessness for much of the past 10 years, primarily focusing on the overlap between addiction and chronic homelessness. Most recently, I worked with homeless military Veterans at Veterans Village of San Diego. My past work has been a mix of research/program design, and direct clinical practice. Because of this, joining this project and putting all of my skills to use feels like coming home! I am especially eager to connect with our diverse and marginalized students, and let them know they are not alone in chasing their academic and personal goals.

michaelevansHi, my name is Michael Evans, but you can call me Mike. I am currently an Associate Clinical Social Worker working here in the Homelessness and Housing Insecurity Pilot program (HHIP), and I couldn’t be happier to be here working in this program. I graduated from SDSU in 2019 with an MSW, concentrating in direct practice. I have professional experience working with adults with severe mental illness, college students, and people experiencing homelessness; I have worked in inpatient, outpatient, and street-based settings. My most recent job at PATH (People Assisting the Homeless) gave me a breadth of experience working with individuals with chronic medical problems, addiction, and mental illness. My passions for addressing unjust systems and also working directly with clients intersect in a program like HHIP, which makes this opportunity all the more exciting. I look forward to using my strengths and experience to create a sustainable program that will impact college students for years to come.

emilysaldineMy name is Emily Saldine. I have had the privilege of working as a Grant Coordinator in Mental Health for the past 5 years overseeing 3 different grants while at SDCC. I am beyond excited to continue this work as the Grant Coordinator for the Homeless and Housing Insecurity Pilot Program. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, initially working in various roles in the non-profit sector including information and referral, case management and management. In addition to my work at SDCC I also work as an emergency room social worker at both Kaiser and Sharp hospitals, which allows me to consistently access and laisse with community resources to ensure client’s needs are met. I look forward to expanding this network further to ensure SDCC students are safely and sustainably housed so they they can focus on their studies.


Community Resources

Food Locator Map

In need of emergency groceries? The San Diego Food Bank has a Food Locator Map where you can find information of all food distributions around San Diego County. Click below to find a food distribution site near you. 

31st St. 7th Day Adventist Church 

414 31st Street, San Diego 92113 | 619.231.3652 |

Food distribution with fresh produce and bread every Wed. from 11:30am-1:00pm. Walk-in for services, all SD County served, must be 18, no documentation required, receive a line ticket during distribution hours.

Catholic Charities of San Diego at the Salvation Army 

825 7th Avenue, San Diego 92101 | 619.231.2828 |

No fees or documents required. Free food from 9:00-11:00am, 3rd Saturday of every month. Walk-in services, first come, first served basis.

First Presbyterian Church of San Diego 

320 San Diego Street, San Diego 92101 | 619.232.7513 |

No fees, or documents required. Free food from 9:30-11:00am on the the 2nd Saturday of every month. Must live in zip codes 92101, 92102, 92103.

Foundation Matthew 633 Food for a Neighbor

1800 N. Broadway, Escondido 92026 | 619.253.9951

Every Mon, Wed, and Fri. from 10:30am until all food is gone. Closed on major holidays that land on distribution days. Bring your own bag(s).

It's All About the Kids

2926 Market Street, San Diego 92101 | 858.229.3363 |

Food Pantry: sign up every Thursday. To register text "REGISTER"  to 833.424.0894. Required docs are a birth certificate with accompanied parent listed, for children over 5, or a report card is acceptable.

Jewish Family Services | Joan & Irwin Jacobs Campus

8878 Balboa Avenue |

Jewish Family Services | Ohr Shalom Synagogue

2512 3rd Avenue, San Diego 92103 | 858.637.3210 |

Open to any San Diegan in need, provide monthly food distribution sites across San Diego, as well as emergency food bags, available for pick-up.

La Maestra Community Health Center 

4060 Fairmount Avenue, San Diego 92105 | 619.779.7900 |

Provides a weekly food distribution and pantry to low income patients in the Central Region accessing clinical services. Call for additional information.

Mid-City Christian Fellowship (Mid-City Nazarene) 

4101 University Avenue, San Diego 92105 | 619.516.1000 |

Food Bank, appointment system. Appointment system, Tue. 3:00-5:00pm, Thr. 9:00-11:00am, Sat. 9:00-11:00am, 1st Sat. of the month, 9:00-11:00am.

St. David's Food Pantry 

5050 Milton Street, San Diego 92110 | 619.276.4567 |

Weekly fresh food pantry. Anyone in need, no documents required, clients shop from available food. Food is available from 12:15-12:45pm on Sundays

Mark's Episcopal Church and Food Cupboard 

4227 Fairmount Avenue, San Diego 92105 | 619.283.6242

Open every Wed. and Thur. from 12:00-2:00pm. Serves area of City Heights (92105), no fees, walk-in services, photo I.D. required, and one bag of food per household.

The Salvation Army 

825 7th Avenue, San Diego 92101 | 619.699.2216 |

Free food 9:00-11:45am, & 1:00-3:30pm, M-F closed Wed. Emergency food must be an unusual situation where expected income did not arrive, or was withheld. Photo ID and proof of income required.

Special Delivery Food Pantry San Diego 

4021 Goldfinch Street, San Diego 92103 | 619.297.7373 |

Free food Monday-Thursday from 11:30-1:30pm, appointments only. If no appointment arrive at 12:45pm with photo I.D. Home delivery available, but you must be referred by your case worker.

Uptown Community Service Center 

3725 30th Street, San Diego 92104 | 619.693.5511 |

No appointment necessary, but pre-registration is required. Provides canned grocery bags, Mon, Tue & Fri at 9:00am. Bring ID, from 9:00am-3:00pm.

2-1-1 San Diego Perinatal Care Network 

3851 Rosecrans Ave., San Diego 92110 | 800.675.2229 |

Expedites Medi-Cal applications for pregnant woman, and follow-ups to ensure appropriate coverage and accompanying wrap around services. Provides assistance with setting up first appointment and transportation for future appointments.

Behavioral Health Service 

1045 9th Ave., San Diego 92101 | 619.235.2600

Community Research Foundations/CalWORKs Behavioral Health Center, Step Forward

2772 4th Ave., San Diego 92103 | 619.295.6067 |

Provides behavioral health services, prevention, mental health education and outreach to CalWORKs recipients. Must be referred by ETA, Medi-care/cal card.

Family Health Centers of San Diego, Community Healthcare at S.D. City College 

1550 Broadway, Ste #2, San Diego 92101 | 619.515.2525 |

Offers primary healthcare services and medical appointments to all ages, women’s services and HIV/STD treatment. Services include sick visits, well-child visits, physicals, immunizations, etc. No one will be turned away.

La Maestra Community Health Center City Heights 

4060 Fairmont Ave. Fl. 2, San Diego CA | 619.255.9155 |

Provides general outpatient medical care to children and adults. Offers general health screening services and exams and pediatric evaluations. Call for more information.

The Meeting Place Clubhouse 

2553 State St., San Diego 92101 | 619.294.9582 |

Mental health services. Call for details.

Mountain Health and Community Services, 5th St.

316 25th St., San Diego 92102 | 619.445.6200 |

Provides general outpatient medical care for adults and families regardless of ability to pay, including cold and flu visits, labs, physical referrals. Contact for program details, and required documents.

Neighborhood House Assocation Project Enable

286 Euclid Ave., Suite #102, San Diego 92114 |619.266.2111| neighborhoodhouse

Provides time-limited outpatient specialty mental health services. Call for details.

Public Health Services, Health & Human Services County of San Diego, Immunization Clinic

3177 Ocean View Bvld., San Diego 92113 | 619.595.4452 |

Provides routine childhood and adolescent vaccines to protect against diphtheria, tetanus, etc. No appointment needed. All ages welcome, bring insurance card if applicable. Sliding scale for income and family size if no insurance.

San Diego American Indian Health Center

2630 1st. Ave., San Diego 92103 | 619.234.2158 |

Offers primary healthcare and mental health services. Insurance accepted and sliding fee for those with no insurance. You are not required to be American Indian.

San Diego Family Care Mid-City Pediactric Clinic

4305 University Ave., Ste. # 150, San Diego 92105 | 619.280.2058 |

Provides outpatient pediatric medical care. Sliding scale fees based on family size and income. No one is refused services due to inability to pay.

San Ysidro Health and Medical Services 

3177 Ocean View Bvld., San Diego 92113 | 619.662.4100 |

Healthcare services for individuals and families. Proof of income and residency required. Bring Health Insurance Card (if applicable), if no insurance, sliding scale based on family size.

Scripps Health Mercy Clinic 

4020 5th Ave., San Diego 92105 | 619.260.7022 |

Provides routine medical care services for children adults with a focus on those that are low income or who are uninsured. Assists with Medi-Cal applications, and other possible coverage.

Village Family Health Center, St. Vincent De Paul

1501 Imperial Ave., San Diego 92101 | 619.645.6405 |

Provides integrated physical and behavioral healthcare. Primary care, pediatrics, psychiatry, and dental care. Insurance accepted, sliding fee scale for those with no insurance. No one turned away.

Catholic Charities The Leah Residence

789 9th Avenue, San Diego 92101 | 619.236.1288 |

Twenty-three affordable housing units dedicated for people who are homeless and have at least one household member with a disability. Must be referred from Coordinated Entry System (CES).

City of San Diego Fair Housing

1200 3rd Avenue Suite 1400 MS 56D, San Diego 92101 | 619.236.6700

Community Catalysts of California, VCS Re-Housing

5605 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego 92115 | 800.974.9909 |

Veterans only: Provides temporary financial assistance and short-term case management to assist Veterans and their families with obtaining permanent housing.

Community Housing Works 

2815 Camino Del Rio South #305, San Diego 92108 | 888.884.4249 |

Operates three HUD-funded housing units. Must be referred through CES.

Father Joe's Villages Rapid Re-Housing Program 

1501 Imperial Avenue, San Diego 92101 | 619.233.8500 |

Assistance with initial move-in costs and temporary rental assistance.

Father Joe's Villages Transitional Housing Program

1501 Imperial Avenue, San Diego 92101 | 619.233.8500 |

Transitional support for families including three meals per day, security, case management, counseling, and education/job support.

Home Start Domestic Violence Rapid Re-Housing Program 

5005 Texas Street Suite #203, San Diego 92108 | 619.232.7513|

Provides mobile advocacy and financial assistance that supports domestic violence survivors in needs relating to safety and housing stability. Assistance with retaining or obtaining housing, or with rental assistance and security deposit.

Housing and Community Development Services of San Diego County 

3889 Ruffin Road, San Diego 92123 |858.694.4801 |

Provides housing information and an affordable housing resource guide, as well as information on single room occupancy (SRO), and emergency shelter, etc.

Legal Aid

1764 San Diego Avenue, San Diego 92110 | 844.449.3500 PATH San Diego

Rapid Re-Housing 1250

6th Avenue, San Diego 92101 | 619.810.8668 |

All-inclusive services such as housing navigation, rapid rehousing, interim housing, and permanent supportive housing.

The Salvation Army Regional Office Door of Hope for Women 

2799 Health Center Drive, San Diego 92123 858.279.1100 |

Provides a transitional living center for homeless women living with children. Offers a range of support services such as counseling, parenting, etc.

San Diego Housing Commission

1122 Broadway Avenue, San Diego 92101 | 619.578.7768 |

Need help to pay your past-due rent and utilities because of COVID-19? Sign up now! You'll be notified when you can apply for help through an upcoming City of San Diego program. Visit

Program intends to minimize length of homelessness on individuals and families. Provides housing location support, short or medium term rental assistance app. fee and deposit. 

San Diego Rescue Mission Traditional Housing|

120 Elm Street, San Diego 92101 | 619.819.1773 |

Second Avenue is a multiphase transitional housing program. Offers subsidized transitional housing, including room and board for up to 2 years, and emergency shelter.

Youth & Family Services YMCA 

4145 Swift Avenue Apt. #1, San Diego 92104 | 619.640.9774 |

Offers an 18-month program that provides transitional shared apartment living for homeless individuals with or without children. Adults must be between 18-24.

Veterans Village of San Diego Welcome Home Family

286 Euclid Avenue, San Diego 92114 | 619.393.2000 |

Offers transitional housing options to eligible veterans who are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless and want to achieve a smooth transition into permanent housing.

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