|Guide to Community Services
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Finding help used to mean calling dozens of phone numbers and navigating a sea of agencies and programs. Now there's an easier way to access information about community, social, health and government services in San Diego. Call 2-1-1 San Diego by dialing "2-1-1", or search our website.
Behavioral/Mental Health Services
The County of San Diego operates an access and crisis line for mental and behavioral health as well as drug and alcohol related issues. CRISIS LINE: 1 800-479-3339
The County also publishes a directory to behavioral, mental health, and drug and alcohol services available throughout the County and tailored to a wide variety of populations and needs. Click here for the County Behavioral Health Services Directory
Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County
Big Brothers Big Sisters is the oldest, largest and most effective youth mentoring organization in the United States. We have been the leader in one-to-one youth service for more than a century, developing positive relationships that have a direct and lasting impact on the lives of young people. Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County serves children, ages 7 through 18, in five distinct programs: Amachi, Bigs in Schools, Community Mentoring, High School Bigs and Operation Bigs. BBBS of SDC matches children ages 7 through 16 with mentors in professionally supported one-to-one relationships.
If you or anyone you know would like to volunteer as a “Big Brother” or “Big Sister” or if you would like to refer a child to our program, please visit our website at www.sdbigs.org or call (858) 536-4900.
San Diego Cancer Navigator is a tremendous resource for anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer or knows someone who has been diagnosed. Cancer Navigator will help you navigate the cancer care system: hundreds of local and national resources; direct links to clinical trials; community Calendar for on-going events.
TOLL FREE HelpLine in English and Spanish 866-324-2628
Cancer Navigator Web Site
Child Health and Disability Prevention Program
Your child or teenager may be eligible for a free physical exam and other health services. Uninsured children from low- to medium-income families, children in Head Start or state funded preschoools, and Medi-Cal recipients up to age 21 are eligible for: a complete physical exam; immunizations; vision and hearing screening; blood tests; oral health assessment; nutritional assessment; behavioral assessment; health education.
Call for more info or to schedule an appointment:
San Ysidro Health Center, 4004 Beyer Blvd., San Ysidro, (619) 662-4138
Otay Family Clinic, 1637 Third Ave., Chula Vista, (619) 205-1360
National City Family Clinic, 1136 "D" Ave., National City, (619) 336-2313
Chula Vista Family Clinic, 865 Third Ave., Chula Vista (619) 498-6200 ext.7227
The San Diego Mediation Center (SDMC) has a long history with the residents and businesses of San Diego County and is committed to providing them quality alternative dispute resolution. Supported by the City of San Diego and San Diego County, the Community Mediation Program provides low and no cost mediation service to assist in resolving a myriad of common disputes, including:
Phone (619) 238-2400 • (760) 494-4728
- Consumer & Merchant
- Family Matters
- Small business
- Landlord / Tenant issues
San Diego Mediation Center web site
Dental Services: No Cost
The Southwestern College Higher Education Center in National City offers free dental services from students in its Dental Hygiene Program. Services include: dental cleaning, oral screening, dental x-rays, fluoride tratments, and sealants (children 6-18 years of age).
For an appointment or more information, please call the Dental Hygiene Clinic at (619)216-6665, ext. 4875. The Clinic is located at 880 National City Boulevard, National City.
Emergency Food Assistance
The San Diego Food Bank is offering an emergency food assistance program to low income families in the South Bay area. If you qualify for this program you can only go once a month. For example, a household size of 1 individual, maximum annual household income would be $14,700 to qualify or for a household size of 5, maximum annual household income would be $35,100. Please call the Food Bank at (858)527-1419 or toll free at 1-866-350-3663 Ext. 22 or 36 to see if you qualify for this program. Please click the link for a list of distribution sites in your local area. List of EFAP distribution sites in the South Bay
The San Diego Food Bank is also offering a Commodity Supplemental Food Program. CSFP is a program that provides food and nutrition education to low income pregnant women, women 12 months postpartum, breast feeding mothers, children under the age of six, and seniors sixty and over. Participants must reside in San Diego County, be low-income, and not enrolled in WIC. Please click the link to view a list of distribution sites in the South Bay. List of CSFP Distribution sites in the South Bay
Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
MAAC Project assists low-income utility customers to pay their energy bills. Residents are eligible once a year (every 12 months) but must have current charges in the amount of $35 or more. The application process begins via telephone. We take calls at all 3 Service Centers; San Ysidro, 428-1139, Chula Vista 409-1697, and National City every Monday beginning at 8am.
Legal Assistance - FREE and BILINGUAL
Legal Assistance - FREE and BILINGUAL
The University of San Diego's Legal Clinics provide free legal assistance to lower-income individuals and families in the areas of:
For more information: (619) 260-7470 or visit web site.
- Appellate:Handles the entire appeal from start to finish - brief to oral argument. These cases are referred from the pro bono panel at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
- Civil:Includes consumer issues, breach of contract, uninsured motorist defense, fraud and consumer debt collection disputes.
- Education & Disability:Represents the parents of students with in cases ranging from IEP eligibility and services, placement, discipline and expulsions, 504 Plans, Early Start, Regional Center eligibility and services, and limited conservatorships.
- Entrepreneurship:Provides comprehensive legal assistance to individuals or groups who have questions about small business ventures, including non-profit corporations, whether starting or expanding a business; advises on trademark and copyright issues.
- Federal Tax:Represents lower-income taxpayers who have disputes with the Internal Revenue Service in matters such as collection action, audits, earned income tax credits and offers in compromise. Make appearances at U.S. Tax Court.
- Immigration:Offers assistance for immigration-related problems including asylum, immigrating family members, naturalization and deportation.
- Landlord Tenant:Represents clients in matters such as Superior Court unlawful detainer trials and in administrative hearings involving federally subsidized Section 8 termination proceedings.
- Small Claims:Provides assistance to individuals filing in the Small Claims Court (claims less than $10,000), and represents clients in small claims appeals in Superior Court.
- State Income Tax:Represents lower income taxpayers who are appealing state income tax disputes with the California Franchise Tax Board.
- State Sales & Use Tax:Assists taxpayers at the Petitions stage of proceedings with the California Franchise Tax Board in disputes regarding sales tax (such as vehicles and boats) and use tax (commercial).
- Veterans Clinic:Represents student veterans in disputes with predatory lenders and for-profit educational institutions over the use of GI Bill funds and related loans. Free legal services range from advice to identification of potential claims to representation in arbitration and other forms of dispute resolution.
Military Family Support Services
The Fleet and Family Support Center offers a wide range of services to support members of all branches of service and their families. All who have access to one of the local naval bases can access services.
Visit the FFSC's web site for more info: www.cnrsw.navy.mil/fsc
Naval Base San Diego (619) 556-7404
Naval Base North Island (619) 545-6071
Naval Base Point Loma (619) 553-8306
The Chula Vista library is now providing tutoring. Online tutoring and homework help is now available as close as the nearest computer with an internet connection. Parents, babysitters, schools and youth serving programs can now help students access online tutoring thanks to the Chula Vista public library. All you need is a library card! For more information on how to access online tutoring Go to the Chula Vista public library website
Veterans Village of San Diego
Veterans Employment & Training South provides customized reemployment assistance to Recently Separated Veterans (preceding 48 months) and/or Homeless Veterans. Services may include job search/placement assistance, supportive services, vocational training and retention follow-up.
1111 Bay BLVD, STE F
Chula Vista, CA 91911
"We believe in the inherent worth of each and every Veteran..."
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Created on 2006-07-14 10:35:11 by admin
Updated on 2012-08-14 16:49:38 by hnemour