"Based on developments over the last few days, I want to let you know that, effective today, The Center will be open solely for emergency services."
- Our Front Desk will be open and staffed by staff during normal business hours, and will provide resources and referrals as always. They can be reached at 619.692.2077 x 101 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Front Desk volunteer program is cancelled.
- Our David Bohnett Cyber Center will be closed through the end of March.
- HIV testing will be available by appointment only. If you would like to schedule a test, please call 619.692.2077 x101. If you are experiencing any cold or flu-like symptoms, you must wait until you feel better to come in to test.
- Individual Behavioral Health Services therapy sessions will be conducted by phone. Please call your therapist to set up, or email the Director of BHS, Steve Carroll, at email@example.com.
- If you need support and would like to talk to someone, contact 619.692.2077 x 208 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Our housing programs will remain open with limited case management, done by phone. If you need housing resources, please call 619.694.6182.
- Our Youth Centers, South Bay Youth Center (SBYC) and Hillcrest Youth Center (HYC), will be available by email for resource referrals and emergency drive-through services. To contact HYC, email email@example.com. To contact SBYC, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you are a Center client, please don't hesitate to contact your case manager by email to schedule a 1:1 check-in phone call. Please let us know if there is any support you may need and we will do our best to provide it.
- If you are a senior who participates in the Senior Food Bank, or need help getting groceries, please contact email@example.com.
- Our LGBTQ community has come together and survived many crises, and we will weather this as well. If you are able, please check in on neighbors or friends who may need help getting prescriptions, groceries, and other essentials.
- An update from Cox regarding youth who need computers, and information on late fees
- An update from SDG&E letting customers know that services will not be suspended due to non-payment during the Coronavirus pandemic
- An update on Public Utilities from the City indicating that they have suspended all water shutoffs as a result of nonpayment and utility bills will not be charged interest fees for late or nonpayment
- Information from EDD/State of California provides a variety of support services to individuals affected by COVID-19 in California including employment issues focusing on reduced work hours, caregiving, quarantine, closures, and more
- Information on free daily meal distribution for students provided by San Diego Unified Food School District and Nutrition Services
- Information on San Diego Food Bank resources
- 211 San Diego operates 24 hours a day with information on community, health, social, and disaster services in over 200 languages
- San Diego Unified School District COVID-19 information page
While at home, and practicing social distancing, please find resources for everyone:
- Free online classes for school-age youth from Scholastic
- The Metropolitan Opera will live stream operas for free during this time
- Twelve museums offer virtual tours you can take from home
- Live broadcast from the National Aquarium
- Live camera feeds from the San Diego Zoo
- 10 live camera feeds to choose from at the Monterey Bay Aquarium
Please take care of yourselves, and each other, and I will work to keep you updated on The Center services.
-Cara Dessert (Pronouns: She/Her/Hers)Chief Executive Officer