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Are you in need of emergency resources or class scholarships?

Contact us to apply to be a client.

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The Family Resource Center Summer open hours:
Monday - Thursday from 8:30am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 4:30pm

The Salvation Army offers assistance to those in need through a variety of outreach efforts both in and outside of The Salvation Army Kroc Center. Additionally, The Salvation Army offers a variety of programs, services and assistance both nationally and globally that you may qualify for.

Learn about The Family Resource Center

The Family Resource Center provides emergency services to individuals, families and seniors in need who meet eligibility requirements.  Services include monthly food distribution, diapers, hygiene kits, feminine hygiene, spiritual counseling with our Chaplain, resume review, parenting classes referrals,  partial generous scholarships to Kroc programs and more.  Emergency services are restricted to those in the Kroc Center's service area (zip codes 91941-91946, 92105, 92115, 92119, 92120, 92182). San Diego residents outside of this service area can request emergency assistance through their local Salvation Army. All will need to provide identification, proof of all sources of income, and a utility bill for all individuals in their household.

For housing resources (shelter, rental assistance, motel vouchers), furniture vouchers, and cash aide please visit or call 211 for access to a 24-hour confidential and comprehensive community database. 

The 211 database,  also includes services provided by other Salvation Army’s including shelter and the Adult Rehabilitation Center.



Family Resource Center - Building A
4270 69th Street
San Diego, CA 92115

Contact The Kroc Center's Family Resource Center at [email protected] to receive more information on local resources.

Start the process by applying to be a client. 

The Kroc Center has a Membership and Program Scholarship Program.  It is important to us at The Salvation Army Kroc Center that everyone, no matter their income level, be able to attend and benefit from the life-changing opportunities available here. To access emergency services and scholarships, you must submit an application and required documents to be approved as a client.

How to Apply for Emergency Services or Class Scholarships

Emergency services are restricted to those in the Kroc Center's service area (zip codes 91941-91946, 92105, 92115, 92119, 92120, 92182). Kroc Center scholarships are available for qualified community members in San Diego County. Funding is limited.

1. Fill out Intake form

Intake Form - English    Intake Form - Spanish

2. Choose which type of scholarship you wish to apply for and fill out the designated required application (choose one):

Program & Classes Scholarship:
Arts, Dance, Day Camp. Ice, Kroc Jr Theatre, Music, Sports, Swim Lessons
Program and Class 2024 Application  


2024 Day Camp Registration form

2024 Day Camp Application form

You must apply with all documents 4 weeks before a session starts to be considered for scholarship.

3. Provide eligibility documents

The following documents are required for all members living in the residence (including roommates, extended family and non-family members):

  • Identification for all members of the household
  • Photo ID required for all adults
  • Shot records or birth certificates for anyone in your household under 18
  • Monthly current gross income for all members of the household (most recent tax return documents preferred, one month’s pay stubs, TANF/Calworks Notice of Action, child support statement, Social Security benefits statement, disability incomes, educational class schedule verification/financial aid statement, cash aid, student loans, college financial aid, food stamps award letter, unemployment benefits statement, alimony, child support income, Section 8 rent portion letter, etc.) Attach all household income verification documents to your completed application.
  • Address verification (a recent utility bill such as water, gas/electricity, internet, or trash bill)

Required Documents - English

Required Documents - Spanish

4. Approval process Turn in all documents including Intake Sheet, Scholarship application, IDs, utility bill, and proof of income to the Family Resource Center office (See office Hours) or by email to [email protected]. You will be contacted regarding eligibility and next steps by email or mail.



Food Distribution - You must register to be a client first.

Kroc Family Resource Center Clients,

Drive through Food Distribution is every Friday from Fridays from 8:30AM to 2:00PM effective February 2024 for those living in 91941 – 91946, 92105, 92115, 92119, 92120, 92182. We also offer feminine hygiene, diapers, wipes, baby food, adult diapers as available. Please wear a mask and stay in your car.

Questions? [email protected]


Clientes del Kroc Centro de Recursos para Familias,

Distribucion de comida es cada Viernes de 8:30AM–2:00PM para los viviendo en los siguientes codigos postales 91941– 91946, 92105, 92115, 92119,92120, 92182. Tambien ofrecimos hygiene femenino, panales, toallitas humedas, comida para bebe, panales para adultos y mas. Por favor ponte una mascara y quedase en su carro.

Preguntas? [email protected]

Download Food Distribution Calendar 2024

Receive help in San Diego
The Salvation Army offers a variety of programs in our area to help individuals and families in need. Learn more below.

Pathway of Hope

The Salvation Army’s Pathway of Hope initiative marks a pivotal shift from treating the symptoms of poverty to preventing the epidemic at its root. By helping families overcome barriers like unemployment, unstable housing, and lack of education, we can break the cycle of crisis and vulnerability, leading families instead down a path toward increased stability and, ultimately, self-sufficiency – a Pathway of Hope that will profoundly affect generations to come.
To be considered for the program, email [email protected]. You must have an updated case management file.


The Family Resource Center offers free information and referrals, discounted California ID Cards and enrollment in SDG&E’s Neighbor-to-Neighbor Energy Assistance Program. We also offer referral to ESL and parenting classes.

Food Pantry

A food box and produce are given to clients with updated files each Friday. Clients must have an updated file in order to receive food.
8:30AM–11:30AM and 1:30PM–4:00PM.

Food Box Schedule

Crisis Hotline

If you are in crisis and need to speak to someone immediately, please contact the Access and Crisis Hotline (24 hours a day/7 days a week) at 1.800.479.3339.  If you have a medical or psychiatric emergency, please call 911.

USDA Summer Food Program

Free Grab & Go meals for children under 18 will be provided from 12-1PM Monday through Friday during the summer months at the Salvation Army Kroc Center Education circle, 6605 University Ave. There are no income requirements or registration. 

The Kroc Center does not offer homeless services, shelters or transitional services.

 Please contact our downtown office at 619.699.2216 for more information on homeless services.

Additional services can be found here

The Salvation Army Door of Hope 
2799 Health Center Drive
San Diego, CA 92123 
Shelter programs for families and women experiencing homelessness

The Salvation Army Centre City
825 Seventh Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
Shelter programs for men experiencing homelessness

The Salvation Army Homeless Outreach Program
825 Seventh Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
Resources and assessments

St. Vincent de Paul Village
1501 Imperial Avenue, San Diego, CA, 92101
Phone: 619.233.8500
Fax: 619.235.9707 

San Diego Rescue Mission
Address: PO Box 80427
San Diego, CA 92138
Phone: 619.687.3720
888.SDRESCUE / 888.737.3728

E-mail: [email protected]

City of San Diego San Diego Homeless Services
1200 Third Ave., MS-56D
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619.236.5990
Fax: 619.236.6703

Dreams for Change 
3288 Adams Avenue Unit #16327 
San Diego, CA 92176 
Phone: 619.497.0236

San Diego 211
Call 211

YMCA Youth and Family Services
OZ Shelter San Diego
3304 Idlewild Way, 
San Diego, CA 92117 
Phone: 858.270.8213

The Trinity House
416 National City Blvd., Suite B,
National City, CA 91950
Phone: 619.477.7155

YWCA of San Diego County
1012 C Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619.239.0355
Fax: 619.233.8545

YWCA Cortez Hill Family Shelter 
Phone: 619.531.8937
E-mail: [email protected]


Emergency Services

Individuals and families residing within the Kroc Center’s service area that find themselves in emergency situations may request assistance in the form of food boxes, clothing vouchers for interview clothes, children’s pajamas, diapers, household items, personal hygiene items, and domestic phone cards. Eligibility guidelines apply. Services may have limited availability. Additional emergency services can be found in San Diego by calling 211.


 Learn More about The Salvation Army

Many Americans are familiar with The Salvation Army's thrift stores which fund our well-known drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs. And our iconic red kettles have become a symbol of the Christmas season and the spirit of giving.But in hundreds of communities across the Western United States, The Salvation Army also operates programs and services which are designed to meet human need in Christ's name, alleviate human suffering, and promote wholeness by addressing the spiritual, social, emotional, psychological and physical well-being of those served.

Learn More 




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