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News and Updates

November is Homeless Youth Awareness and Prevention Month

While the Solidarity Journey to Sacramento is complete, the work to end youth homelessness is not. If we focus on ending homelessness among youth, we can break the cycle of homelessness altogether. Your donation, big or small, drives our shared purpose and amplifies our impact. 

Join the Squad


Child Care Supply Map

Using the most recent Census and child care licensing data, we have developed a series of maps that inform the child care landscape in San Diego County. Explore the interactive maps to understand where opportunity may be lacking for families in San Diego County and help us develop local solutions to help more families break cycles of poverty.

Let's Plan for a Bright Tomorrow

Our Tomorrows is a survey framework to create space for stories about family experiences in our communities, and how they are thriving and surviving. The goal is to ensure that policies and practices meet the needs of families. This data will be shared in collaboration with you and will be made available to decision-makers.

You will receive a $25 gift card for your completed survey. We will be holding Sensemaking Sessions to understand this data together, and to learn about you and your community's experience this summer! More to come! More information : Brandi Paniagua - [email protected]

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Have You Moved?

Ensure your CalFresh benefits move with you! It’s easy! Choose any of these methods:
Call us: (866) 262-9881 TDD 711
Mail: PO Box 939043 San Diego, CA 92193-9043


Find a community event near you: 211 Community Calendar

Parent/Caregiver Support

Professional Development for Child Care Providers

UC San Diego Extended Studies Early Childhood Education Program 
The Early Childhood Education Certificate will equip you with 24 units of foundational knowledge and skills needed to support an inclusive environment for diverse young learners.

Format: Online
Cost: $4000
Duration: 12 months 

Learn more!

Conversation & Connection

Join our support group and connect with other parents and caregivers who understand the joys and challenges of raising children.

Being a parent or caregiver is an incredibly rewarding experience, but it can also be overwhelming at times. That's why we've created a community where you can share your experiences, ask for advice, and receive support from others on a similar journey.

Our group is a safe and welcoming space where you can build meaningful relationships and gain valuable insights into child-rearing. By joining us, you'll have access to a network of caring individuals here to help you navigate the ups and downs of parenting.

Whether you're a new parent, a seasoned caregiver, or somewhere in between, our group is for you. We believe that coming together and supporting one another can create a stronger, more resilient community of parents and caregivers.

Learn more.

Community Resources

Free Medi-Cal Services
Neighborhood Networks will pair you with your own care manager, who can help you set health goals, connect with needed services, and improve your overall health. Download the flyer for more information. English | Español

Need Help Paying for Child Care? Eligibility for child care subsidies has been extended to families who participate in government programs such as Medi-Cal, CalFRESH (SNAP), California Food Assistance Program, WIC, The Federal FoodDistribution Program on Indian Reservations, Head Start, Early Head Start, or other means-tested government programs. Learn more at

Expanded Learning Programs - Now Hiring! Our ELP team is looking for fun and energetic leaders who are passionate about working with youth and building their professional skills. Learn more!



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If you have any questions or concerns, our team is here to help! Call us at (619) 521-3055 during regular business hours or send an email: [email protected] and we'll get back to you soon!