To find out about the upcoming changes to your CalFresh benefits effective November 1, 2013, please click here.
To find resources that are providing relief to victims of typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, please click here.
The County of San Diego strives to efficiently provide public services that build strong and sustainable communities in a county that is safe, healthy and thriving. The County has three key initiatives that it is addressing according to the 2010-2015 strategic plan:
Learn more at http://sdpublic.sdcounty.ca.gov/.
Food Assistance: 2-1-1 San Diego's strong partnership with the County of San Diego allows the submittal of CalFresh applications electronically using telephonic signatures. This new program benefits those who are disabled, elderly, and homebound or lack transportation. In addition, 2-1-1 San Diego has helped to minimize both the processing time of CalFresh applications and the error rate, ultimately getting clients enrolled in the program more efficiently. For more information about CalFresh and 2-1-1, click here.
Emergency/Disaster Assistance: All 2-1-1 San Diego staff members are required to sign an agreement to work during a disaster and to be available for 12-hour shifts. During times of disaster, 2-1-1 San Diego partners with the County of San Diego Office of Emergency Services (OES) to be the centralized source for providing public information to the community, rumor control and trend analysis to County officials. 2-1-1 is responsible for maintaining and being able to activate additional phone lines in the event of a County disaster. Additionally, 2-1-1 reports community unmet needs and acts as the central communications point for other community agencies and non-governmental organizations.
*This project is funded in whole or in part with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).