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Find links and stories mentioned during newscasts on CBS 8 and The CW San Diego that can help or give help.
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SAN DIEGO — Below are the links mentioned recently on CBS 8 and The CW San Diego that can provide help for our community or ways that you can help others in our community. Check the most recent local news stories page if you do not see the link you are looking for.


Elder Help of San Diego

The Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

Action Network | Friendship Park Petition

Donations to the Burn Institute 

Rebuilding Together San Diego

SDG&E rate increase hearings

Public meetings for proposed Smart Streetlights 

Register for San Diego County's property tax auction

A New Path | A New PATH works to reduce the stigma associated with addictive illness 

Rally and march for Ukraine

'Hunker down': Winter storm batters San Diego with torrential rain, snow, and blustery winds | Resource information

Check your flight status at San Diego International Airport

Promising new Alzheimer's disease clinical trial in San Diego

California's reparation program for sterilization victims

Center for Disease Control- Legionnaire's Disease 

Resources for food insecurity: 

San Diego House Rabbit Society: February is adopt a rescue rabbit month

California Public Utilities Commission to hold hearing on natural gas prices

Save the Startlight

San Diego County program to help seniors pay rent

Encinitas Affordable Housing Forum

USPS job fair blitz in San Diego

Lakan's Spinal Cord injury GoFundMe

Harm reduction kits / County Crisis Hotline- (888) 724-7240

Feral Cat Coalition


Protect San Diego Kids - For help for you or someone you love, call 800-344-6000 to reach caring, trained staff who can help. 

SDGE Payment and Bill Assistance

CBP Border Wait Times

Know Before You Go- Traveling across the border

Call2Recycle | Designated battery recycling drop-off locations

Top 10 gas stations & cheap fuel prices in San Diego

California Middle-Class Tax Refund Payments

Paying my water bills: Eligibility for Low Income Household Water Assistance Program services can vary depending on income, water system participation, place of residence, and other factors. 

Blood centers have a high need for donations:

Simple Tips To Reduce Energy Use During A Flex Alert 

Prepare your home for wildfires

Resources for financial rent assistance

  • ACCE San Diego- Helps tenants who are suffering injustices with their landlords
  • Housing help of San Diego - Helps by offering a rent relief program. Assistance is being administered through different programs depending on where you reside.  
  • United Way of San Diego - Looking for help with basic needs, like food, housing, and healthcare? Contact 2-1-1 San Diego.

LGBTQ+ Resources


  • An international team that conserves coastal and marine ecosystems and addresses climate change through natural solutions. 

Ready San Diego: SD Emergency App

  • Provides early warning before an earthquake and lets you plan for the unexpected.

American Heart Association: CPR & First Aid

Build a School Foundation: A nonprofit that provides educational opportunities for poor children of the world by funding classroom constructions, school-related infrastructures, teaching and learning equipment, “need-based” scholarships and basic healthcare needs.

Gas Prices in San Diego County

  • Interactive Map to search for the lowest prices

Ways to conserve water

  • Tips on how to create a WaterSmart home and garden

LGBTQ+ resources

California Highway Patrol Special Investigations Unit

  • If you witnessed a freeway road rage incident, or have any information that could help, contact CHP Special Investigations Unit at (858) 293-6000. 

Resources for Homeless Children and Youth

  • Local educational agencies (LEAs) must insure that children and youth experiencing homelessness are able to participate fully in school activities, and that barriers to identification, enrollment, and retention in school are identified and removed.

Doors of Change: Solving Youth Homelessness

  • Here in California, the official number of homeless students has dropped dramatically since the pandemic began: a trend that has homeless advocates greatly concerned.

STEP: Support the Enlisted Project

  • "STEP builds financial self-sufficiency among junior active duty enlisted members, recently discharged enlisted Veterans and their families facing financial crisis through counseling, education, and grants."

Computers 2 Kids

  • Donate your old tech to Computer 2 Kids

Wagons of Hope

  • A San Diego teenager's non-profit organization grew up, but so did he. The teen needs your help continuing a legacy of giving when he heads off to college.  

The Good Neighbor Project needs volunteers

  • Founded in 2008, the mission of Good Neighbor Project is to offer hands-on education, employment support, and other events and activities that build life skills and improve the quality of life for inner-city youth and families in communities in and around the bay of San Diego.

Lesbian Bar Project

  • A map that guides you to the only 21 lesbian bars in the U.S.

Business Complaints: Ways you can formally file a complaint against a business: 

CDC's National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP)

  • NBCCEDP provides breast and cervical cancer screenings and diagnostic services to low-income, uninsured, and underinsured women across the United States.

National Domestic Violence hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) 

Rady Children’s Behavioral Health Services

  • Rady Children’s understands the importance of mental health as a crucial part of the health of the whole child.  

San Diego County Behavioral Health Services 

  • The system strives to ensure that County residents have access to quality service and support 

Center For Community Solutions

  • How to help survivors of relationship and sexual violence

The Caltrans Adopt-A-Highway Program

  • Help keep your community clean!  Adopt-A-Highway needs your help to bring it to the next generation of Californians. 

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