SAN DIEGO ACCESS AND CRISIS LINE: 1-888-724-7240
- 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 Master’s-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)
Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255-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
- Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) support groups in your area
- Narcotics Anonymous (NA) support groups in your area
- Al-Anon (Family & friends of alcoholics) support groups in your area
- Vet Centers (nearby vet centers are in San Diego, San Marcos, & Temecula)
Domestic Violence Counseling
- 52-wk. Domestic Violence Intervention Program
- Vet Center (nearby vet centers are in San Diego, San Marcos, & Temecula)
- 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).
- Eligible Spouses :
- California College Fee Waiver (CFW) – The College Fee Waiver for Veteran Dependents benefit waives mandatory system-wide tuition and fees at any State of California Community College, California State University, or University of California campus. This program does not cover the expense of books, parking or room and board. There are four plans under which dependents of Veterans may be eligible.
- 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.
- North County Food Bank
- Interfaith Community Services- Food Pantry
- Benefits CalWIN/CalFresh (Food Stamps)
- Find Food: Whyhunger.org
- Mental Health Systems
- Vista Community Clinic
- North County Health Services
- Military Pathways Online Mental Health Screening (Anonymous)
- Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-housing Program (HPRP)
- CENTRO Transitional Housing Program
- Fair Housing Program
- Emergency Security Deposit & Rental Assistance Program (Vista residents only)
- Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic
- Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Program
- Lawyers Serving Warriors
- 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 Coach– Can 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.
- TurboTap – Contains information about veterans benefits, employment, education and other topics of concern for transitioning military members and their families.
- Vet Center Webpage– Describes the services provided by the Vet Centers and their locations.
- Vet Fran– Website 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
Veterans Compensation and Benefits
Veteran Discounts and Free Benefits
- Northrop Grumman Operation IMPACT
- IMPACT –