Helpful Resources

211 San Diego

2-1-1 San Diego is a resource and information hub that connects people with community, health and disaster services through a free, 24/7 stigma-free confidential phone service and searchable online database. 2-1-1 serves the entire population of the County.

Every hour of every day, someone in San Diego County searches for services, from substance abuse treatment to care for a child or aging parent, food, housing or financial assistance. With more than 6,000 health and human service programs, finding help can seem insurmountable. 2-1-1 can help.

Investigates reports of senior and dependent adult abuse.
Phone: 1-800-510-202

Aging & Independence Services

AIS provides services to older adults, people with disabilities and their family members, to help keep clients safely in their homes, promote healthy and vital living, and publicize positive contributions made by older adults and persons with disabilities.

County-wide organization addressing solutions for seniors and people with special needs. Provide information on resources

Alzheimers Association

Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer’s Association advances research to end Alzheimer’s and dementia while enhancing care for those living with the disease.

Elderhelp of San Diego
Our mission at ElderHelp is to provide personalized services and information that help seniors remain independent and live with dignity in their own homes.

Provides wide variety of services to help seniors remain independent, including help in finding community resources, applying for benefits, filing taxes, in-home help, finding roommates & housing.

Glenner Center
The George G. Glenner Alzheimer’s Family Centers, Inc ®
Corporate Office: 3702 Fourth Avenue, San Diego , CA 92103

PERT-Psychiatric Emergency Response Team

Provides emergency assessment and referral for individuals with mental illness who come to the attention of law enforcement through phone calls from community members or in-field law enforcement request for emergency assistance. PERT pairs licensed mental health clinicians with uniformed law enforcement officers/deputies. Clinicians work out of individual law enforcement divisions and respond in the field with their law enforcement partners. The PERT team evaluates the situation, assesses the individual’s mental health condition and needs, and, if appropriate, transports individual to a hospital or other treatment center, or referees him/her to a community-based resource or treatment facility.

Phone: 858-280-4500

LeadingAge California

Founded in 1961, LeadingAge California is the state’s leading advocate for quality, not-for-profit senior living and care. The association’s advocacy, educational programs and public relations help its members best serve the needs of more than 100,000 of the state’s older adults. LeadingAge California represents more than 400 nonprofit providers of senior living and care – including affordable housing, continuing care retirement communities, assisted living, skilled-nursing, and home and community- based care; as well as our business partners and residents.

2016 SDHC Affordable Housing Resource Guide – City of San Diego Edition

2017 SDHC Affordable Housing Resource Guide – City of San Diego Edition

Table of Contents:

Rental Assistance
Rehabilitation of Homes
Homebuyer Incentives
Developer Incentives
Affordable Housing Rental List
Single Room Occupancy Hotels
Homeless Shelters

Meals on Wheels, Greater San Diego

Meals-on-Wheels Greater San Diego, Inc. is committed to reducing the isolation experienced by so many elderly. Meals are delivered to seniors’ homes by volunteers. Frequently the volunteer may be the only person the senior sees all day, providing human contact and a safety net, particularly for those seniors living alone.

Medicare Nursing Home Compare

Nursing Home Compare has detailed information about every Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country. States may collect and post additional information that isn’t collected by the federal government.

San Diego County Supportive Housing Brochure

Housing Resources Directory 2016 – 2018 : “Promoting safe, affordable housing opportunities and improved communities in the San Diego region.”

Southern Caregiver Resource Center

Southern Caregiver Resource Center (SCRC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides free support services for family caregivers caring for adults with chronic and/or disabling conditions. SCRC has been providing services to caregivers in San Diego County since 1987. SCRC continues to be the leading provider of caregiver support services in San Diego and Imperial counties, serving 30,000 clients annually.

SCRC is funded by grants from the California State Department of Health Care Services, County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, Aging and Independence Services, private foundations, and donations from individuals and corporations.

The Mesothelioma Center

Mesothelioma, a rare cancer caused from asbestos exposure, takes between 20-50 years to appear. For this reason, seniors are at highest risk of developing mesothelioma. The Mesothelioma Center’s objective is to provide the most up-to-date information on asbestos and mesothelioma and personally help those diagnosed.

VA Benefits

The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) provides a variety of benefits and services to Servicemembers, Veterans, and their families. VBA has been undergoing a major transformation that is people-centric, results-oriented, and a forward-looking integration of solutions that will ensure total lifelong engagement with Servicemembers, Veterans, and their families.