The CARE Center is hosting a community resource fair offering information and support for education, employment, physical health, mental health, affordable housing, and more.
Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: The CARE Center
12 N Euclid Ave, National City, CA 91950
Many internet service providers are participating in the Affordable Connectivity Program to offer low-cost internet service and discounted devices to eligible families.
Eligible households can receive a benefit of up to $30 per month applied to the cost of their internet service - a minimum of 100 Mbps download speed, which is fast enough for a typical family of 4 to video conference, stream movies or TV, and more.
Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from certain participating providers, with a small copay. To get a discounted device, contact a participating provider.
For a list of participating providers offering discounted internet service and devices, please visit https://www.fcc.gov/affordable-connectivity-program-providers.
To see if you're eligible, visit www.getinternet.gov OR https://www.fcc.gov/acp.
Households can now order a third round of free COVID-19 tests from the federal government by visiting COVIDtests.gov. The U.S. Postal Service will deliver eight free rapid antigen tests to each household.
Cox Communications and San Diego Oasis have teamed up to make learning technology affordable and accessible to adults ages 50+. This new, first of its kind center will offer the following services:
• one-on-one sessions
• technology demonstrations
• mini workshops for smartphone apps
• resources for online classes
• online technology classes
• smartphone accessibility guides & how-to videos
For more information:
(619) 881-6262 x1002
Click on the links below to learn more about:
• GCF Global: Tutorials for computer, smartphone, and other technology use.
• Digital Learn: Email basics, such as setting up an email account, sending emails, and attaching files.
• Tech Boomers: Internet basics, such as navigating the web and the cloud.
• LinkedIn: Learn new skills, earn free certifications, and discover new career paths.
For more information:
The San Diego Workforce Partnership is a local nonprofit employment support organization offering free career development services to job seekers in San Diego County, regardless of income or background. For assistance or to book an appointment, you can call them at (619) 319-9675.
• free individual and small group counseling
• resource materials
• computer and resume assistance
• job search work readiness
• occupational skills workshops
• bilingual resources
Career Center Locations:
• Metro Career Center | 4389 Imperial Avenue, San Diego, CA 92113
• Bank of America Merrill Lynch Career Center | 330 Park Blvd., 5th Floor, Room 555, San Diego, CA 92101
• East County Career Center | 151 Van Houten Ave., El Cajon, CA 92020
• South County Career Center | 1111 Bay Blvd., Suite E, Chula Vista, CA 91911
RideFACT is offering low-cost transportation services for San Diego residents for essential needs. Seniors over 60 or persons with disabilities may call RideFACT at 888-924-3228 between 8am and 3pm, Monday through Friday, to request low-cost transportation anywhere in San Diego County. Fees can range from $2.50-$10.
For more information:
Library locations available for in-person computer use:
Spectrum: Providing eligible households with a temporary credit toward broadband service of up to $50 per month, or $75 per month for households on Tribal lands. Eligibility: A member of the household must qualify for one of the following: (1) Medicaid; (2) SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits (3) SSI (Supplemental Security Income); (4) Section 8 Federal Public Housing Authority (FPHA) support; (5) Veterans and Survivor's Pension benefit; (6) Receives benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision, or did so in the 2019-2020 school year; (7) Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year; (8) Experienced a substantial loss of income since February 29, 2020 and the household had a total income in 2020 below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers (9) Meets the eligibility criteria for Spectrum’s low-income program; (10) Federal Lifeline customers.
Connect2Compete: Offering low-cost internet service. Eligibility: Families that have a K-12 student and receive one of the following government assistance programs: National School Lunch Program (NSLP), SNAP, TANF or Public Housing. Also have not subscribed to Cox Internet in last 90 days or have any outstanding bills or unreturned equipment with Cox.
ConnectAssist: Offering low-cost internet service. Eligibility: Households who currently participate in eligible income-based government assistance programs such as: (1) SNAP; (2) TANF; (3) Head Start; (4) Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC); (5) Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP); (6) Certain Public Housing programs; (7) Pell Grant; (8) Veterans Pension; (9) Certain Tribal Programs; (10) Supplemental Security Income (SSI); or (11) Certain state Medicaid programs.
EveryoneOn.org: Offering low-cost internet service. Eligibility: Must meet one of the following guidelines: (1) Low-income (household of four: at or below $49,000 annual income); (2) Live in public housing; (3) Participate in the National School Lunch Program (free or reduced lunch at school); (4) Participate in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps); (5) Participate in Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program (TANF); (6) Participate in Supplemental Security Income (SSI); (7) Participate in Medicaid or Medi-Cal; (8) Participate in Veterans Pension and Survivor Benefits; (9) Participate in Community Eligibility Provision (CEP); (10) Bureau of Indian Affairs.
AT&T: Low cost internet. Eligibility: Must meet the following guidelines: (1) At least one person in the household participates in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP); (2) Live in one of the 21 states where AT&T provides wire line home Internet service; and at least one of the Access from AT&T Internet speed tiers is available at the address. California residents also are eligible if: (1) At least one member of the household receives SSI benefits; (2) At least one of the Access from AT&T Internet speed tiers is available at the address. COVID-19 Update: During this time, Access from AT&T is temporarily: (1) Expanding eligibility based on income and to households participating in National School Lunch Program/Head Start.
For more information:
Online Resources and Phone Support for LGBTQ Youth
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) National Hotline provides free and confidential telephone, online chat, and email peer-support, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States.
LGBT National Hotline: 888-843-4564
Monday thru Friday from 1pm to 9pm, pacific time
Saturday from 9am to 2pm, pacific time
9 Strategies for Quarantining in a Non-LGBTQ+ Affirming Environment
Updated State Guidelines on Face Coverings
People in California must wear face coverings when they are outside of the home, unless one of the exemptions below applies.
Individuals are exempt from wearing face coverings in the following specific settings:
The following individuals are exempt from wearing face coverings at all times:
Note: Persons exempted from wearing a face covering due to a medical condition who are employed in a job involving regular contact with others must wear a non-restrictive alternative, such as a face shield with a drape on the bottom edge, as long as their condition permits it. Click here to learn more.
Locating a Testing Site in San Diego
Click the link below to help locate a COVID testing site near you.
Organizations in San Diego County offering COVID-19 Testing
Free COVID-19 tests may be available through organizations, including health centers in San Diego County.
Click the link below to learn more about additional COVID-19 testing options:
San Diego County is in Tier 1 (Purple Tier).
Click Here to learn more about what is now open, outdoor only, and closed.
San Diego County Suicide Prevention Council (SPC): COVID-19
Resources & Crisis Line
Chat Services: omnidigital.uhc.com/SDChat/
For more info: https://www.sdchip.org/initiatives/suicide-prevention-council/
Anxiety and Depression Association of America: Coronavirus Anxiety-helpful tips and resources.
From National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide
NAMI HelpLine: (800)950-6264
Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., ET
For more info: https://www.nami.org/covid-19-guide
Mental Health America: Mental Health and COVID-19 Information and Resources
Youtube tutorials on how to set up a Zoom meetings and share screens. Also learn how to use Google Hangout to make phone calls, video calls, and messaging.
An easy to follow list of current companies hiring. Root & Rebound has compiled this list of employers and current job openings.
YMCA Health & Fitness Videos for All Ages
Free YouTube Videos by Shaun T (Insanity workout, Hip Hop abs)
Orangetheory Fitness at Home Workouts
Chloe Ting’s Free Work Out Programs
Visit CDC for more information
If you or someone you know is at risk or has experienced domestic violence please see resources below. The National Domestic Violence Hotline has an online chat available at www.thehotline.org (or text LOVEIS to 22522). English and Spanish resources available.
Adapted from Domestic Violence Help Available During COVID-19 newsletter from CA Senator Toni Atkins, 4/14/20.
Computers 2 Kids San Diego: Get a computer for your child to use while completing school from home.
Phone: (858) 200-9787
Apply Online: www.c2sdk.org/ and click “Apply”
Spectrum COVID-19 Remote Education Credit:
Spectrum is offering free access to internet and WiFi for 60-days for new Pre-K to 12, college student, and teacher households who don’t currently
have internet or Wifi service and has not subscribed to Spectrum services within the past 30 days.They will also waive installation or pre-payment fees to get you started.
Call (855) 243-8892 to sign up and mention this offer when you call.
United Way of San Diego Worker Assistance Initiative: Payments will be made directly to landlords, mortgage companies, and utility service providers. Utility payments will only cover the following: gas, electric, water, trash, telephone, and internet. Strongly recommended to apply online, but mail applications will also be accepted. FAQ: uwsd.org/faqs-worker-assistance-initiative/
Application Link: www.surveymonkey.com/r/WAIappenglish
Phone: 858-492-2000 (M-F: 8:00-4:30pm)
Full instructions: edd.ca.gov/Unemployment/Filing_a_Claim.htm
Information you need to file a claim: You’ll need to provide your personal information & your:
File Online: edd.ca.gov/Benefit_Programs_Online.htm
File by Phone: Representatives are available at the following toll-free numbers, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 noon (Pacific time) except on state holidays.
CENTRAL SAN DIEGO
San Diego Hope for Humanity: 6191 University Ave., San Diego, CA 92115
Call Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Project Access Inc.: 690 Beardsley St., Suite #100, San Diego, CA 92113
Available for residents for Project Access Sites. Call to start the assessment process by phone. Sizes and quantities are limited to availability.
38th Street Church of Christ: 567 S. 38th St., San Diego, CA 92113
Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Step Forward: 2772 Fourth Ave., 2nd floor, San Diego, CA 92103
MUST be a CalWORKs recipient and part of the Step Forward program to access diaper services. Call to confirm size and quantity availability.
Jewish Family Service: 8804 Balboa Ave., San Diego, CA 92123
Call to begin the assessment process by phone. Sizes and quantities are limited to availability.
EAST SAN DIEGO
Give San Diego: 833 Broadway, El Cajon, CA 92021
Visit website to fill out form, and you will be contacted for a phone assessment: GiveSanDiego.org. Diaper size and type limited to availability.
Journey Community Church: 8363 Center Dr., La Mesa, CA 91942
Third Saturday of the month from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. No Appointment required.
Stepping Higher Inc.: 2778 Sweetwater Springs Blvd., Spring Valley, CA 91977
Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. No appointment necessary, but call for size and quantity availability. No more than 1 package per child, or 3 packages per household per month. Parent signature required. Children’s birth record or other birth documentation required. Please call for more information regarding evening pickups.
Heaven’s Windows: 2820 Via Orange Way, Ste. Z, Spring Valley, CA 91978
Call for availability and appointment. NO WALK-INS.
Salvation Army East County Red Shield Community Center (formerly Salvation Army El Cajon):
1011 E. Main St., El Cajon, CA 92021
Apply for diapers during family services hours on Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Must show I.D. for all family members.
SOUTH SAN DIEGO
Hearts and Hands Working Together: 2020 Alaquinas Dr., San Ysidro, CA 92173
Second Tuesday of the month from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. In the Our Lady of Mount Carmel parking lot. Sizes and quantities are limited to availability.
Cortez Hill Family Center: 1449 9th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Monday through Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Alpha Project: 550 14th St, San Diego, CA 92101
Housing Commission: 1122 Broadway Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92101
Call for assistance- not open for face-to-face appointments or walk-ins for any services
Temporary Bridge Shelter: 16th and Newton San Diego, CA 92101
Intake Hours of Operation: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Intake Procedure Referral required, No Documents Required
Use the Categories list below to find local resources in San Diego.