Please note:

The resources and services in this directory are provided by external partners and not by San Diego Center for Children.

SAY San Diego- Family Self-Sufficiency Program

(858) 565-4148 Ext. 281

Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) coaches partner with unemployed or under-employed San Diegans looking to explore new personal and professional opportunities. Whether you need emergency assistance, help to increase your income, job training, further education, free tax preparation, or guidance finding a new job or career, SAY is here!


Job readiness, resume writing, coaching, job placement and retention, Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) free tax preparation services, Assistance with CalFresh and Medi-Cal applications, Financial education, Emergency shelter referrals, Emergency food assistance Monday to Friday, 8:30m.–11:00 a.m. (open to all regardless of income).

Payment Options:


Families or individuals who have low to moderate income and/or receive CalWORKs CalFresh or Federal SSI benefits, and reside in the North Central Region of San Diego County.

Types of Needs:

Benefits Enrollment, Career Counseling, Emergency Needs, Food Assistance, Job Readiness Training

Transition Resource Categories

Independent Living Skills
Job & Career
Physical Health & Well-Bring
Emotional & Behavioral Well-Bring
Community Centers & Recreation
Benefits Assistance

Funded by the Generosity of

Bank of America

St. Germaine Children's Charity

Agency Inclusion

If you would like to have your agency listed in our Successful Transitions© Resource Center or to update your agency’s information, please send
us an email.


We do not endorse any specific organization listed nor are we responsible for ensuring the quality of the services listed. Users should always select services at their own discretion. Additionally, this information is subject to change as funding for programs can shift over time, though we do our very best to keep the resource center as up-to-date as possible.

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