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Courage to Call

What Is Courage to Call?

Every day in San Diego County, current and former service members and their families deal with the complex maze of issues that accompanies military life.  Often times the most difficult problem is not knowing where to turn when you need help. 

Courage to Call is a confidential, veteran-staffed 24/7 helpline dedicated to assisting active duty military personnel, veterans, reservists and guard members, including those who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, through information, guidance, and referrals. This dedication extends to military families and loved ones.

All Courage to Call staff have been in the military and understand the rigors of the military and military family life, constant deployments, transitioning out of the military and navigating veterans services. Courage to Call Peer-Support Specialist and Peer Navigators are dedicated to helping you and your loved ones connect to the services and assistance you deserve.

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- Peer Support -

All Courage to Call Peer-Support Specialists have been in the military and understand the rigors of the military and military family life. Peer-Support Specialists provide a "first contact resolution" by ensuring that the customer's needs are addressed to the best of their ability during their first contact with 2-1-1.

- Peer Navigation -

Courage to Call Navigators provide over-the-phone peer suppport in navigating the service system through the provision of accurate information, assistance and referral, proactive check-in, follow-up assistance, program enrollment and advocacy with the ultimate goal of providing enrollment assistance in the services they need.

Who does Courage to Call Serve?

Courage to Call is a San Diego County program serving individuals who have served in any branch of the military, reserves or national guard - regardless of their discharge status - to need help find support and services. Courage to Call is also available to family members or those who are concerned about the emotional health and well-being of those who have served. Courage to Call can also help community organizations, agencies, or service providers looking for training to improve cultural awareness and understanding of those with a military or military family background. For more information email support@211sandiego.org.


Funded by the County of San Diego HHSA Mental Health Services under the Mental Health Services Act. This is a collaboration in partnership with:




Additional funding to support Military and Veteran specialty services and technology granted by: