Community Resources


Below are community resources for students with disabilities within San Diego County. 


Support and Resources

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ADHS Coaching Organization


Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)


Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)


Focus for Effectiveness

Roxanne Fouche, Coordinator


Monthly CHADD meeting around San Diego County


Cuyamaca College Career Education

Contact: George Dowden
Phone: 619-660-4607
Office Hours: By appointment


California Community Colleges San Diego Imperial Counties Regional Consortium



Department of Rehabilitation

8200 La Mesa Blvd
la Mesa, CA 91942
(619) 667-5649 Voice
(619) 667-2970 TTY 


San Diego Workforce Partnership (East County Career Center)

151 Van Houten Ave, 

El Cajon, CA 92020



Access Center

8885 Rio San Diego Dr. Suite 131
San Diego, CA 92018
(619) 293-3500 Voice
(619) 293-7757 TTY


American Consumer Credit

350 10th Avenue,
Suite 1000,
San Diego, CA 92101

(800) 769-3571


Arc of San Diego

9575 Aero Drive
San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 715-3780 Voice

Canine Companions for Independence

124 Rancho Del Oro Drive
Oceanside, ca 92057-7344
(760) 754-3300


Cuyamaca College Care Program

900 Rancho San Diego Parkway
El Cajon, CA 92019
(619) 660-4204

Disability Help Center of San Diego

1831 4th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 282-1761


Emergency Housing

Interfaith Shelter Network


Exceptional Family Resource Center and you can go to their Resource Center Resource Page

9245 Sky Park Court, Suite 130
San Diego, CA 92123
(800) 281-8252

Goodwill Industries

3663 Rosecrans
San Diego, CA 92110
(619) 225-2200
(888) 446-6394 (toll free within San Diego County)


Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFSSD): You do not need to be Jewish to get assistance Services offered by JFS of San Diego

(858) 637-3210


San Diego Regional Center

4355 Ruffin Rd, Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 576-2996

Counseling Addiction Recovery Referrals

Trilogy Integrated Resources LLC
1101 Fifth Ave., Suite 250
San Rafael, CA 94901


Center for Community Counseling  (CCC)

4283 El Cajon Blvd. Ste 215
San Diego, CA 92105


Cuyamaca College Health and Wellness Center

900 Rancho San Diego Pkwy

El Cajon, Ca 92019

619-660- 4200


Domestic Violence - Rape Crisis Hotline

  • East County Family Justice Center
  • YMCA Emergency Hotline

East County Mental Health Clinic

1000 Broadway, Ste 210
El Cajon, CA 92021


Grossmont College Health and Wellness Center

8800 Grossmont College Dr
El Cajon, CA 92020


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Provides confidential assistance to anyone in crisis and their loved ones through a live chat and free 24-hour hotline at 800-273-8255. You can also text the Crisis Text Line at 741741


SDSU School of Counseling and Psychology Clinic

6363 Alvarado Ct. Ste 103
San Diego CA 92120-4913

San Diego Psychological Association

4699 Murphy Canyon Road, Suite 105
San Diego, CA 92123

The San Diego LGBT Community Center

3909 Centre St
San Diego, CA 92103


Acquired Brain Injury Program

San Diego Community College District Continuing Education Dept
4343 Ocean View Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92113-1915

 Adult Education

Council on Literacy, San Diego

2515 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 125
San Diego, CA 92108
(619) 574-1641Office
(888) 850-7323 Literacy Hotline


Heath Resource Center

George Washington University

2134 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052-0001 

Emergency Numbers

 Emergency contacts and numbers

  • Cuyamaca College Cares: The Emergency Assistance Fund is meant to assist students facing financial emergencies. Students can receive up to $750 dollars for housing/utility assistance, emergency auto repair, bus passes, and so much more. If you're unsure if you can receive funds for your situation, please don't hesitate to ask.
  • All Serious Emergencies
    Phone: 9-1-1
  • Adult Protective Services (APS): To report elder abuse
    (800) 510-2020
  • Child Protective Services (CPS) (CPS): To report child abuse (858) 560-2191
  • Community Resource/Disaster Relief Referrals
    Landline: 2-1-1
    Cell phone: (858) 300-1-211
  • Domestic Violence Hotline (619) 234-3164
  • 24-Hour California Youth Hotline (Emergency assistance for youth in crisis)
    (800) 843-5200
  • 24-Hour Emergency Mental Health Assistance
    (800) 479-3339
  • Emergency Psychiatric Unit
    (619) 692-8222
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Provides confidential assistance to anyone in crisis and their loved ones through a live chat and free 24-hour hotline at 800-273-8255. You can also text the Crisis Text Line at 741741
  • Psychiatric Emergency Response Team
    (Provides police assisted psychiatric intervention/assistance)
    (619) 276-8112 or call 9-1-1
  •  Sexual Assault Response Team (Palomar Hospital)
    Provides medical care/exams to rape victims
    (760) 739-2150
  • University Community Medical Center
    (619) 582-3516 ext. 7000
  • Veterans Hospital Emergency Psychiatric Services
    If closed go to Urgent Care Clinic VA Hospital 2nd floor.
    (858) 642-3391
  • Victim of Crime Fund
    Provides limited monetary assistance for medical and psychological care
    (619) 531-4041
Food Distribution

Cuyamaca Cares Food Distribution


Feeding San Diego Food Distribution List 


CalFresh : recipients can use their EBT card to make purchases online at Amazon and Walmart.


Meals 4 Kids mapping tool: Parents with kids and teens 18 years old and under can use the USDA to find sites near them where they can pick up free nutritious meals and snacks.   Kids and teens may take their meal home to eat to promote social distancing,


Youth Assistance Coalition Food Distribution List 

Government ADA 508 Law and Standards


Social Security Administration

846 Arnele
El Cajon, CA 92020
(800) 772-1213
TTY: (800) 325-0778


Social Services Department (Health and Human Services)

220 South First St.
El Cajon, CA 92019
(619)579-4355 Voice


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20201

(877) 696-6775​

Medical and Health Services American Diabetes Association

225 Broadway, Suite 310
San Diego, CA 32101
(858) 234-9897

Arthritis Foundation of San Diego

9080 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92123
(619) 492-1090

Brain Injury Foundation of San Diego

852 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 294-6541

County Medical Services

P.O. Box 939-016
San Diego, CA 92193
(858) 492-4444 or (760) 471-9660

Disability Help Center San Diego

1833 Fourth Ave.

San Diego, CA 92101

(888) 418-8860


Epilepsy Society of San Diego

2055 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92104
(619) 296-0161


Family Health Centers of San Diego

2204 National Ave
San Diego, CA 92113
(619) 515-2300

Mental Health America of San Diego County Resources

4069 30th St.
San Diego, CA 92104

(619) 543-0412


Muscular Dystrophy Association San Diego

3760 Convoy Street #223

San Diego CA 92111

(858) 492-9792 


National Multiple Sclerosis Society

5950 La Place Court, Suite 200
Carlsbad, CA 92008
(760) 448-8400
(800) 344-4867 

Unite Spinal Association Spinal Cord Resource Center

(800) 962-9629

Suicide Prevention: If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide please call

(800) 273-8255


United Cerebral Palsy  (UCP)

8525 Gibbs Drive #209

San Diego, CA 92123


***Refurbished and inexpensive computers:

Adaptive Computer Empowerment Services (A.C.E.S)

10054 Prospect Ave., Suite E
Santee, CA 92071
(619) 448-0636


Ai squared: ZoomText/Fusion (Screen Magnifier and Screen Reader/Text to Speech software)

130 Taconic Business Park Rd.
Manchester Center, Vermont 05255
(802) 362-3612


Dragon NaturallySpeaking by Nuance (Speech to Text software)

1 Wayside Road
Burlington, MA 01803
(781) 565-5000


Humanware: Blind/Low Vision/Learning Disabled Technology

175 Mason Circle
Concord, CA 94520
(800) 722-3393


Jaws from Freedom Scientific (Screen Reader Software)

11800 31st Court North
St. Petersburg, FL 33716-1805
(800) 444-4443


Kurzweil: Kurzweil 3000 and 1000 (Text to speech and Literacy Software)

100 Crosby Drive
Bedford, MA 01730-1402


Newegg: Computer Equipment and Software

9997 E. Rose Hills Road
Whittier, CA. 90601
(800) 390-1119


School Health full-service provider of health supplies and services

5600 Apollo Drive Rolling

Meadows, IL 60008


Transportation companies


***Need Help Paying Bills: Find help paying bills, rent, mortgages, debts and more


ATandT:  Television, Internet and Wireless Cellphone. Manage your account, make payments, check usage and get support when you need it


Cox Cable: Cable television, internet support, self-service tools, guide to better wifi, free wifi hotspot, frequently asked questions, and payment relief.


Dish Network Television: Dish Satellite Television 


EDCO Trash Services and Recycling: Waste collection and recycling company with user-friendly waste removal and recycling programs to serve residential homes, multi-family properties, commercial businesses, multi-tenant buildings


Helix Water District: Treat water for much of east county and distribute water to the 276,000 people in our service area.


Kamps Propane: Serves suburban and rural communities with clean-burning American energy for home heating, commercial and agricultural applications

Padre Dam Water District: Padre Dam provides water, wastewater, recycled water and park and recreation services to over 100,000 residents in the East San Diego County communities of Santee, El Cajon, Lakeside, Flinn Springs, Harbison Canyon, Blossom Valley, Alpine, Dehesa and Crest
Republic Recycling and Waste Solutions: Provides reliable and responsible recycling and waste disposal services for our customers

SDGandE : payment assistance programs


Waste Management: Residential trash, Garbage and Recycling Pickup


Cuyamaca College Veterans Center: The Veterans Center is a communal space to help ease the transition of student veterans into the academic setting. It is now a one-stop for all veterans services, including Resource Center, VA Education Benefit Certification, and Veteran Academic Counseling


Chula Vista Veterans Center: Individual and group counseling for Veterans, service members and their families, bereavement counseling, military sexual trauma counseling and referral, community outreach, employment referral, and referral to other VA services
180 Otay Lakes Road, Suites 108
Bonita CA, 91902


Courage to Call: Courage to Call is dedicated to improving mental wellness for Veterans, Active Duty, Reservists, National Guardsmen, and their families via countywide outreach and education, a 24/7 peer line, as well as individual short-term, solution focused prevention-oriented plans. This program is led by veterans and their family members

9445 Farnham St.
San Diego, CA 92123


or dial 2-1-1 option 4
24 hour Hotline


e-Benefits: Serve Veterans, Service members, Wounded Warriors, their family members, and their authorized caregivers.

Veterans Benefits Administration


Office of Military and Veterans Affairs: Provides benefit information and assistance, plus other support to San Diego County veterans and their families



REBOOT Workshop: Community-Lead initiative to “Reboot the lives and careers of transitioning service members and veterans and promote a Strong Workforce.”  Helps to orchestrate a predictable talent pipeline from military service to employment in priority sectors through a coordinated training effort with multiple agencies.
8880 Rio San Diego Dr. Suite 900

San Diego Ca 92108


San Diego Veterans Center Liberty Station: Veterans and active duty members may walk-in for services during the above hours.  Additional hours are available by appointment to better work around your specific schedule.
2790 Truxtun Road, Suite 130
San Diego, CA 92106


Veterans Center near you

Visual and Hearing Impaired Braille Institute

4555 Executive Drive
San Diego, CA 92121
(858) 452-1111


California Relay Services

Voice to TTY: (800) 735-2922
TTY to Voice: (800) 735-2929

Center for the Blind and Vision Impaired

5922 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92115
(619) 583-1542


Deaf Community Services of San Diego

3930 Fourth Ave, Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 398-2441 Voice


Dyslexia Training Institute 

7424 Jackson Drive, Suite 1B
San Diego, CA 92119

(619) 517-0683


Learning Ally (Formerly Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic (RFBandD))

20 Roszel Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
(800) 221-4792


Speech, Hearing and Neurosensory Center

8101 Birmingham Way
San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 966-5836

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