Community Resources

Crisis Lines (24/7) Free to Call
San Diego Access and Crisis Line (ACL) (988) 
  • The San Diego Access and Crisis Line (ACL) has been serving the people of San Diego County since 1997. It receives thousands of calls per month related to suicide prevention, crisis intervention, community resources, mental health referrals, and alcohol and drug support services. Confidential and free of charge, the line is immediately answered 7 days a week, 24 hours a day by Masters-level and Licensed Clinicians. The counselors average 16 years of clinical experience in a variety of backgrounds, including emotionally disturbed youth, geriatric social services, nursing, in-home domestic violence intervention, case management, and drug and alcohol abuse. Language interpreter services enable the ACL to assist in 150 languages within seconds.
  • San Diego Access and Crisis Line (ACL) Website
Veterans Crisis Line (988) Press 1
  • The Veterans Crisis Line is a free, confidential resource that’s available to anyone, even if you’re not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care. The caring, qualified responders at the Veterans Crisis Line are specially trained and experienced in helping Veterans of all ages and circumstances.
  • Veterans Crisis Line Website
Alcohol & Drug Counseling
Domestic Violence Counseling
  • Elevate America Veteran’s Initiative Voucher Program – Microsoft online training and certification program (NO COST for eligible veterans and eligible spouses)
    • Eligible Spouses :
      • the spouse of any veteran who died of a service-connected disability;
      • a member serving on active military duty who is listed as missing in action, captured in the line of duty by a hostile force, or forcibly detained or interned in the line of duty by a foreign government or power;
      • or a veteran with a total service-connected disability rating or one who died being evaluated for it).
Financial Assistance
  • Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund – Semper Fi Fund is dedicated to providing immediate financial assistance and lifetime support to combat wounded, critically ill and catastrophically injured members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. We deliver the resources they need  during  recovery and transition back to their  communities, working to ensure no one is left behind.
  • Disabled Veterans National Foundation – The Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF) provides critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans
    who leave the military wounded—physically or psychologically—after defending our safety and our freedom.
Food Pantry
Health Services
Legal Assistance
Online Resources
  • California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Education related resources for Veterans
  • GI Bill Provides information on education benefits.
  • Military Connection – News, articles, and resources.
  • Military OneSource Consultants can connect service members, recently separated veterans, and their families to local, state, and county resources.
  • Mobile App: PTSD CoachCan help you learn about and manage symptoms that commonly occur after trauma.
  • San Diego Network of Care – Provides a listing of various services for service members, veterans, and their families.
  • TurboTax – Contains information about veterans benefits, employment, education, and other topics of concern for transitioning military members and their families.
  • Vet Center WebpageDescribes the services provided by the Vet Centers and their locations.
  • Vet FranWebsite provides information for veterans interested in opening a franchise business or finding a job.
  • Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) provides funds to alleviate the causes and conditions of poverty in communities.
Personal Counseling and Support Groups
Tax Assistance
Veterans Compensation and Benefits
Veteran Discounts and Free Benefits
Veteran Employment
  • Northrop Grumman Operation IMPACT
  • California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Last modified on May 22, 2023