Last Updated on September 13, 2023 by Lori Pace
These are San Diego residents’ resources that can single mothers and other low-income families find the assistance and support they need.
Assistance for single mothers in San Diego
Legal Aid for Single Mothers
- Elder Law & Advocacy (ELA)
ELA provides free legal assistance and counseling to seniors that are homebound or in a long-term care facility. Visit their website or call 858-565-1392 to learn more
- Legal Aid Society of San Diego (LASSD)
The LASSD provides free legal assistance to single mothers in need of legal help with debt collections, immigration, discrimination in housing or employment, public benefits and family law. Visit their website or call 877-LEGAL AID (877-534-2524) to learn more.
Food Assistance for Single Mothers
- Mama’s Kitchen
offers once a month food pantry and delivers hot nutritious meals to those affected with HIV/AIDS. Hot meals delivery are available to cancer patients too. They have classes in nutrition and cooking healthy food. Visit their website or call 619-233-6262 to learn more.
- Catholic Charities
offers Meals on Wheels to those homebound and seasonal baskets during Thanksgiving and Christmas. They aim to provide nutrition to seniors and children. Call them at619-231-2828 Ext. 102.
- Salvation Army Community Center
- Monday – Thursday: 5:00 pm (Dinner)
- Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm – 4:00pm (Grocery bags full of food)
Call 619-699-2200 to learn more.
Foreclosure Assistance for Single Mothers
Attorney Daniel Marshall helps those experiencing foreclosure and eviction, call 619-993-5778 or visit this page to learn more.
Debtwave Credit Counseling for Single Mothers
Debtwave provides assistance with debts, setting a realistic budget, and learning how to manage credit. Visit their website or call 858-751-2600 to learn more and reach a counselor.
Utility Payment Assistance for Single Mothers
- San Diego Gas & Electric (SDGE)
SDGEprovides payment arrangements to stop disconnection and offers the Neighbor to Neighbor Fund. Visit their website or call 800-411-7343 to learn more.
- Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Financial Assistance
They offer interest-free loans to active military, retired military, and their families to help in times of emergency. Visit their website or call 619-767-6800 to learn more.
- Take Wing Transitional Living Program
They provide assistance to youth transitioning to living independently and self-sufficiency by paying for utility installation. Visit their website or call 619-221-8600 Ext.2254 to learn more.
- Utility Consumers Action Network (UCAN)
The UCAN, a non-profit organization that assists with disputes with your utility company. Call 619-696-6966 for help to get things sorted.
Medical and Dental Treatment Family Health Centers of San Diego
Family Health Centers are all over San Diego, including Teen Health Center and Mobile Community Medical Units. They assist those insured and uninsured men and women through prenatal, pediatric, vision, mental health, dental, chiropractic, and audiology examinations. Visit their website to learn more about their services and call 619 515-2300 to book an appointment.