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The power of community: San Diegans helping one another

NEWS 8 knows the power of San Diegans, the power of our community, especially in times of need. Here is how you can get help & give help.
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SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — NEWS 8 knows the power of San Diegans, the power of our community, especially in times of need. Here is how you can help or where to access help. We’re In This Together.

THE SAN DIEGO COVID-19 COMMUNITY RESPONSE FUND

News 8 is proud to partner with The San Diego Foundation to raise EMERGENCY FUNDS NOW. 100% of donations will go to organizations helping San Diegans impacted by the COVID-19 ongoing health crisis for: food security, other essential living expenses, emergent needs, and rent and utility payment support.
Click to DONATE »
Click for GRANT ASSISTANCE » | CALL 2-1-1 or visit 211SanDiego.org
Click for INTEREST-FREE LOANS »


FINANCIAL: INCOME, RENT, UTILITIES, WORKFORCE ASSISTANCE

UNITED WAY OF SAN DIEGO COVID-19 WORKER ASSISTANCE INITIATIVE
Provide resources to individuals impacted by layoffs and reduced working hours implemented by employers. Help workers impacted by COVID-19.
Click to DONATE or VOLUNTEER »
Click for ASSISTANCE RELIEF »

BIG TABLE
Provide financial assistance to laid-off hospitality employees and food security.
Click to DONATE or find ASSISTANCE RELIEF »

CALIFORNIA RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION FOUNDATION
Serves California’s food service community impacted by COVID-19
Click to DONATE or find ASSISTANCE RELIEF »

CALIFORNIA HEALTH CARE CORPS
To ensure adequate staff for health care sites throughout California, the state is calling on healthcare providers, behavioral health professionals, and health care administrators to register today.
Click to REGISTER HERE »

NORTH COUNTY LIFELINE
Provide rental and living expenses for vulnerable San Diegans.
Click to find RELIEF ASSISTANCE »
Click to VOLUNTEER »

SAN DIEGO SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER
The San Diego & Imperial Valley Small Business Development Center (SBDC) network provides a vast array of “No Cost” and “Low Cost” support to entrepreneurs and small businesses.
Click for RELIEF ASSISTANCE »

SAN DIEGO ECONOMIC REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Click for RELIEF ASSISTANCE »

SAN DIEGO GRANTMAKERS
Support management of the City of San Diego Small Business Relief Fund loan program for small businesses.
Click for RELIEF ASSISTANCE »

FINANCIAL FEDERAL STIMULUS RELIEF INFORMATION
Click to VISIT WEBSITE at www.irs.gov/coronavirus »
Click to VISIT WEBSITE at www.irs.gov/newsroom/economic-impact-payments-what-you-need-to-know »

FINANCIAL CALIFORNIA STATE RELIEF AND UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE
Click to VISIT WEBSITE at www.edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019.htm »
Click to VISIT WEBSITE at www.edd.ca.gov/about_edd/online_services.htm »
Click to VISIT WEBSITE at https://covid19.ca.gov/get-financial-help/#top »

UNITE HERE! LOCAL 30
Financial assistance to laid-off hospitality employees along with food assistance.
https://www.local30sandiego.org/out-of-work/
Click for RELIEF ASSISTANCE INFORMATION


FOOD SECURITY: ALL AGES & PETS

JACOBS & CUSHMAN SAN DIEGO FOOD & NORTH COUNTY BANKS
Click to DONATE » 
Relied Assistance: 1-866-350-FOOD
Click to VIEW COUNTYWIDE FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS »

FEEDING SAN DIEGO
Feeding San Diego provides food distribution for all ages in need.
Click to DONATE, VOLUNTEER OR RELIEF ASSISTANCE »

SAN DIEGO HUNGER COALITION – HUNGER FREE KIDS
Provide safe, curbside meal assistance for children relying on school meal programs.
Click for RELIEF ASSISTANCE »
Click to DONATE »

SDCOE UPDATED STUDENT FOOD SERVICE LOCATIONS DURING SCHOOL CLOSURES
Click for RELIEF ASSISTANCE »

CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF SAN DIEGO
Food assistance for low-income families.
Click for RELIEF ASSISTANCE » or CALL  619.323.2841 option 2
Click to VOLUNTEER OR DONATE »

COASTAL ROOTS FARM ENCINITAS
On-site, Pay-What-You-Can Farm Stand for all ages in need.
441 Saxony Road, Encinitas | Thursdays, noon-3pm or Sundays, 10am-3pmFree food distributions to Vista Community Clinic and Camp Pendleton and other relief organizations.
Click to DONATE, VOLUNTEER, RELIEF ASSISTANCE » 

MEALS ON WHEELS SAN DIEGO COUNTY
Donate to provide our isolated, vulnerable neighbors meals and phone safety checks.
Click for VOLUNTEER INFO » Assistance: 619.260.6110

NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE ASSOCIATION
Food security for Head Start children served at Neighborhood House Association’s designated locations and seniors.
Click for RELIEF ASSISTANCE OR DONATE/VOLUNTEER »

THE SALVATION ARMY SAN DIEGO
Salvation Army San Diego's greatest, most immediate need is non-perishable food items and volunteer drivers for food distribution.
Click to DONATE, VOLUNTEER, RELEIF ASSISTANCE »
Assistance: 619.231.6000

UNION OF PAN ASIAN COMMUNITIES
Provide food for families and children in Southeast San Diego.
Click for RELIEF ASSISTANCE OR DONATE »

HELEN WOODWARD ANIMEALS PROGRAM
Helen Woodard Animal Center’s AniMeals program is offering a two week supply of dog and/or cat food for individuals that have been laid off due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Click to DONATE »
Click to REQUEST RELIEF »

SAN DIEGO HUMAN SOCIETY PAWS San Diego Pantry Program
Pet families who need extra help during the COVID-19 pandemic can visit SDHS’s campus locations in Escondido, Oceanside or San Diego, 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to pick up a bag of dog or cat food, as well as other supplies, such as cat litter, pet treats and more while supplies last.
Click to DONATE or RELIEF ASSISTANCE »

CATHOLIC CHARITIES EMERGENCY FOOD DISTRIBUTION NETWORK
Now operating at 21 Catholic Parish locations across San Diego County to distribute food to those in need on weekly basis. Households in need can register to pick-up or receive a home-delivered food package from the location nearest them.
Click for RELIEF ASSISTANCE » | Or call: 619-323-2841 option 2
Click to VOLUNTEER OR DONATE »


HOUSING & SHELTER

FATHER JOE’S VILLAGES

Father Joe’s Villages is deemed an emergency service and will continue to provide health care, meals, shelter to those in need. Daily to-go meals to those who are hungry through Franklin Antonio Public Lunch Program and to residents in shorter-term shelter programs.
Showers and laundry through the San Diego Day Center.
Providing critical health care services, screening and assessment for COVID-19 at Village Health Center and Street Health program.
Working with the City and County of San Diego to offer and support shelter options that would provide a safe place for our neighbors to get off the streets, including quarantine and isolation spaces, through the San Diego Convention Center and County motels/hotels.
Click to DONATE »
Click to VOLUNTEER »
Click for RELIEF ASSISTANCE » or call 2-1-1

SAN DIEGO RESCUE MISSION
Provide shelter, nutrition and wraparound services to students and children experiencing homelessness.
Click for RELIEF ASSISTANCE »
Click to DONATE »

SOUTHBAY COMMUNITY SERVICES
Provide support shelters, transitional housing, and hotels or motels while awaiting permanent placement.
Click for RELIEF ASSISTANCE »
Click to DONATE »


MULTI-SERVICE ASSISTANCE

HOME START
Provide financial assistance, food, shelter and healthcare to San Diego’s most vulnerable children and families.
RELIEF ASSISTANCE: Call (619) 692-0727
HOUSING ASSISTANCE, please email: housing@home-start.org
Click to DONATE »

INTERFAITH COMMUNITY SERVICES
Provides support services including housing, food, clinical & behavioral health, employment & economic development assistance.
Click to DONATE or find RELIEF ASSISTANCE » 

METROPOLITAN AREA ADVISORY COMMITTEE (MAAC)
 
Provide low-income families, seniors and immigrants with essential living expenses, food and support for other emergent needs.
Click for RELIEF ASSISTANCE »
Click to DONATE/SUPPORT »

THE SALVATION ARMY SAN DIEGO
The Salvation Army provides food, shelter, transportation, spiritual support.
Click to DONATE, VOLUNTEER, or find RELEIF ASSISTANCE »
Call 619.231.6000 for assistance

YMCA CHILDCARE RESOURCE SERVICE- CHILDCARE DURING SCHOOL CLOSURES
YMCA Childcare Resource Service (CRS) is helping families in need of childcare find the options that might work for their families.
Call: 1-800-481-2151


MILITARY ASSISTANCE

211 SAN DIEGO
CALL 2-1-1 for multi-service assistance for service members, families and veterans.

THE ROSIE NETWORK SAN DIEGO
No cost services for active duty, veterans and military spouses, including COVID-19 small business guidance and loan resources.
RELIEF ASSISTANCE
DONATE

SAY SAN DIEGO MILITARY FAMILY COLLABORATIVE
Multi-service assistance for military families.
RELIEF ASSISTANCE
RELIEF ASSISTANCE COVID-19
VOLUNTEER OR DONATE

SAN DIEGO VETERANS COALITION
Providing local veterans assistance and resource navigation.
RELIEF ASSISTANCE
DONATE

USO SAN DIEGO
Food assistance for veterans, service members and their families Mobile Farmers Market drive-through:
RELIEF ASSISTANCE
Family support through MilSpouse virtual connect:
RELIEF ASSISTANCE
Drive-through Wednesday Night Dinners for service members and families:
RELIEF ASSISTANCE
DONATE

VETERANS CRISIS LINE – 24/7 CONFIDENTIAL
Connect with caring, qualified responders with Department of Veterans Affairs.
CALL 1-800-273-8255 and press 1 OR CHAT ONLINE

VA MY HEALTH VET
Veterans’ assistance in managing healthcare, including COVID-19 related issues.
RELIEF ASSISTANCE

WARRIOR FOUNDATION FREEDOM STATION COVID-19 RELIEF
Provide assistance to our nation’s post-9/11 ill and injured warriors.
RELIEF ASSISTANCE
DONATE


NEWS 8 SENIOR RESOURCE GUIDE

Links/phone numbers for a variety of services assisting our elderly community.
Click to VISIT THE WEBSITE »


MENTAL HEALTH & DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ASSISTANCE

NAMI SAN DIEGO – National Alliance Mental Illness
24/7Access and Crisis Line: 888-724-7240
Helpline: 800-523-5933 or Call 2-1-1
Click to DONATE and LEARN MORE »

NORTH COUNTY LIFELINE
Behavioral health support for teens and adults; recovery for life, teen suicide prevention, human trafficking prevention.
Click for RELIEF ASSISTANCE » or CALL CRISIS LINE: 760.726.4900
Click to DONATE OR VOLUNTEER »

YWCA SAN DIEGO COUNTY
24-hour domestic violence hotline: 619.234.3164
Click to DONATE »


EDUCATION

SAN DIEGO COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION – COVID-19 UPDATES
Visit to SEE UPDATED INFO ON SCHOOLS COUNTYWIDE » 

EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE – COMPUTERS DIGITAL DEVICES FOR STUDENT LEARNING COMPUTERS 2 KIDS SAN DIEGO
Click to DONATE or RELIEF ASSISTANCE »

SAN DIEGO FUTURES FOUNDATION
Supply computers & wifi to low-income students.
Click for RELIEF ASSISTANCE » or CALL 619.269.1684

GRYPHON CONNECT
For Parents: providing safe Internet access to Southern California low-income families
Click for ASSISTANCE »
For Schools: providing parental controlled wifi units to San Diego school districts
Click for SCHOOL ASSISTANCE »


HEALTH ASSISTANCE

SCRIPPS HEALTH COVID-19 NURSE LINE
Call 1-888-261-8431 or Click to LEARN MORE »

DONATE TO SCRIPPS COVID-19 FUND directly supports Scripps’ response to the health care needs of our community during this unprecedented time.

SUSAN G. KOMEN SAN DIEGO COVID-19 RESOURCES
Assistance & support for breast cancer patients and their families.
Click to SUPPORT »
Donate to help provide services for San Diego County breast cancer patients.
Click to DONATE » 

CALIFORNIA HEALTH CARE CORPS 
To ensure adequate staff for health care sites throughout California, the state is calling on healthcare providers, behavioral health professionals, and health care administrators to register today.
REGISTER HERE TO VOLUNTEER »


BLOOD DONATION

Blood donation is an essential service and urgently needed.

AMERICAN RED CROSS
Appointments only to follow social/physical distancing regulations.
Please schedule to donate by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App,
VISIT RedCrossBlood.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767)
Click to SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT TO DONATE »

SAN DIEGO BLOOD BANK
Click to LEARN MORE and MAKE AN APPOINTMENT »