Helix Support Center
Instructor: Danielle Yee 


Share Ministry

Share Ministry can help those in need of clothing, shoes, baby items, bedding, kitchen and household items, and furniture FREE OF CHARGE

6162 Mission Gorge Road, Suite I, San Diego, CA 92120 (directly behind building 6160)

Every Tuesday from 5pm to 8pm.

Family Resource Center, Joan Kroc Center 

Clothing, food and other emergency services as well as case management, counseling and educational programs.



Eat Right When Money's Tight: Stretching Your Food Stamp Dollars

Coma Sano Con Poco Dinero: Como aprovechar mejor su dinero y sus Estampillas de Comida


  • Golden Share Foods

No income/eligibility, discounted food packages you order and pick up one Saturday
per month at the site you choose. 

  • Neighborhood Distribution, San Diego Foodbank

No income/eligibility requirements, food distributed until food is gone. 


La Mesa: 2nd Friday 9:00am

Crosspointe Life Church

8809 La Mesa Blvd.

La Mesa, CA 91941

El Cajon: 3rd Tuesday 10:00am

Children’s Choice

1465 E. Madison Ave.

El Cajon, CA 92019

Lemon Grove: Last Friday 9:00am

Samoa Independent

2055 Skyline Dr.

Lemon Grove, CA 91945

Spring Valley: 4th Tuesday 9:00am

New Seasons

2300 Bancroft Dr.

Spring Valley, CA 91977


Affordable Health Insurance: 

  •     Medi-Cal and Healthy Families

County health insurance based on income requirements. To apply call:
                ACCESS Customer Service:    (866) 262-9881
                or Neighborhood Healthcare: (619) 440-7616 x203 or x217
for in-person help applying

  •    California Kids

Low-cost health insurance for children between 2 and 18 years of age.  Covers regular doctor and dentist visits, specialty care, prescription medication, labs and x-rays, outpatient surgery, emergency room visits, and counseling.

Call to apply: (818) 755-9700


Low-Cost Health Care


  •    El Cajon:
Neighborhood Healthcare, 855 E. Madison Ave., El Cajon, CA 92020

Tel: (619) 440-2751

All ages, Primary and Preventive Health Care, Pediatrics, Women's Health, Prenatal, Family Planning, HIV Testing/Counseling and Healthy Families/Medi-Cal Application Assistance. Arabic spoken


  •     Grossmont/Spring Valley:

Family Health Centers, 8788 Jamacha Road, Spring Valley, CA 91977

Services:         Primary Care (619) 515-2555

     Dental (619) 515-2330

     Counseling (619) 515-2385

Utilities and Low Cost Auto Insurance

Utilities Assistance and Insurance

  • California Lifeline (Telephone)

California LifeLine is a state program that provides basic home phone service at a discount to eligible households.  


  • SDG&E CARE and FERA Programs (Gas & electricity)

Programs to help lower the cost of your Gas and Electricity bill.  Eligibility is based either on total household income and household size or participation in public assistance programs.


  • California Low Cost Auto Insurance Plan

The primary goal of the California Low Cost Automobile Insurance Program (CLCA) is to provide an affordable auto insurance option to low-income good drivers.