Helpful Resources

Transformed People, Transforming Our World


Helpful resources at North Coast Calvary Chapel (NCCC) & in our community:

Questions about the Christian Faith?


NCCC – Contact us for an appointment if you have questions: 760-929-0029 ext. 100

In A Crisis?


If in imminent danger – call 911

  • Access and Crisis Line — 800-479-3339 – 24/7 access to County Mental Health Services and County Alcohol and Drug Services (County Behavioral Health Services) and as a suicide prevention/intervention hotline. Provides mental health crisis intervention and information and referral to mental health services in San Diego County, including referrals to mental health care professionals who accept Medi-Cal, and those who do not have health insurance, as well as information and referral to County Drug and Alcohol treatment and recovery services for adults, adolescents, and pregnant and parenting women who are receiving Medi-Cal or who do not have health insurance.
  • County Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Hotline — 888-385-4657 Offers telephone crisis intervention to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Provides information to victims, agencies, and other concerned parties about services available to those fleeing domestic violence and sexual assault. Operators are trained in crisis intervention and can patch calls through to other service agencies.
  • Youth to Youth Hotline — 866-222-1886 Phones staffed by teens, supervised and trained by adults. Provides confidential peer counseling and referrals regarding problems, STD, drugs, relationships, dating violence, suicide, date rape, teen to teen.
  • California Youth Crisis Line ( — 800-843-5200 Provides support and referrals to California youth and their families through a 24-hour confidential resource that empowers youth seeking solutions. Provides referrals to more than 5,500 programs statewide, or simply offers someone to talk to along with crisis intervention counseling on such issues as abuse, assault and exploitation, running away, living on the streets, prostitution, gang membership, lesbian/gay/transgender issues, and suicide.
  • Crisis Intervention — 760-352-7873 Provides confidential, free of charge, 24 hours, 7 days a week crisis intervention, information, and referral service to all people regardless of age, race, sex, religion, national origin, or disability. Serving the far east county.
  • Nineline — 800-999-9999 Provides crisis intervention and information and referral to homeless, runaway, and other troubled youth and their families throughout the United States.
  • Salvation Army ( — 3835 Lake Blvd, Oceanside, CA 760-631-8212
Domestic Violence

If you are in a crisis situation CALL 911 first

  • Domestic Violence Web Site (,1524115&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL) Information on Restraining Orders, Elder Abuse, Safe at Home Program, Hotlines and Important Phone numbers.


  • Becky’s House Emergency Shelter, YWCA of San Diego CountyA 30-day residential program for women, men, and children in need of immediate protection from domestic violence. Becky’s House Emergency Shelter provides a total of 47 beds in private and individual rooms. The shelter offers a confidential, temporary home for survivors of domestic violence. Participants are provided with safe housing, individualized case management, information and referral, legal advocacy, individual and group counseling, housing and employment assistance, and children’s activities. Hours of Operation: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week intake. Phone: (619) 234-3164 24 hour Domestic Violence Hotline. Web Address:
  • Casas Seguras, South Bay Community ServicesProvides a short-term and transitional confidential shelter/housing to victims of homeless domestic violence (male or female) and their children.  Services include case management, counseling, support groups, community advocacy, assistance obtaining temporary restraining orders, independent living skills building, emergency food and clothing, and assistance finding stable housing. Hours of Operation: 24 hours, 7 days a week/Shelter and Intake. Phone: (619) 420-3620 –

  • Hidden Valley House, Center for Community Solutions: Provides temporary shelter and food for single females or males and females or males with children in domestic violence situations. Hours of Operation: 8:30 am-5:30 pm Monday-Friday. Phone: (760) 480-0055 Hidden Valley House –

  • Carol’s House, Community Resource Center: Provides a 45 to 90-day domestic violence shelter for domestic violence survivors and their children (up to age 18 years for children). Also provides an 18-month transitional housing program for domestic violence survivors and their children. Hours of Operation: 24/7   Phone: (760) 633-1111 – 

  • Project Safehouse, Center for Community Solutions: Provides shelter in a home-like environment for battered women and their children in current domestic violence situations. Hours of Operation: 8:30 am-5:30 pm Monday-Friday/Telephone Intake. 24 hour, 7 day Crisis Hotline/Shelter. Phone: (888) 385-4657  –

Unplanned Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Resource Center ( — 1830 Hacienda Drive, Ste. 8, Vista, CA 92081, 760-945-HOPE (4673)  free and confidential assistance.
  • BirthChoice, San Marcos ( — 277 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd, Ste S, San Marcos, CA 92078, 760-744-1313
  • BirthChoice, Oceanside ( — 611 Mission Ave, Oceanside, CA 92054, 760-231-8885 or 24 hour chat & hotline 800-395-HELP  Free and confidential assistance.
  • Catholic Charities Pregnancy and Adoption Services ( — 349 Cedar St, San Diego, CA 92101, 619-231-2828 x310 or 800-CARE-002
  • Turning Point ( — 858-689-9560 – free and confidential assistance in MiraMesa.
  • CAPS College Area Pregnancy Service ( — Two Locations: (near SDSU) 6663 El Cajon Boulevard, Suite L, San Diego, CA 92115 (619) 337-8080 and (Pacific Beach) 1856 Garnet Avenue, San Diego, CA 92109, (858) 866-0484
Addiction and Mental Health



Pornography Addiction – websites to get help and be set free:

Substance & Mental Health Concerns – All ages

  • NAMI Peer/Family Line — 619-543-1434  for families, friends and those affected by serious mental illness.  Information about classes, support groups, and other resources.
  • The Youth Talkline — 877-450-5463 for children and teens seeking peer support and referrals concerning substance abuse or mental health issues for themselves or someone they care about.
  • P.E.R.T — 858-565-5200 (Sheriff Department) or 619-531-2000 (San Diego Police Department)  Provides emergency assessment and referral for individuals with mental health challenges who come to the attention of law enforcement through phone calls from community members or in-field law enforcement request for emergency assistance.
  • National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children

Mental Health & Life Direction

  • NCCC Family Grace Group & Living Grace Group  A Christ-centered resource intended to reduce the stigma, blame and mystery of mental health stress. Rediscover – you are not alone, Redesign – life with education and stress management to Redefine you and your loved-one’s story. Family Grace runs side-by-side with the Living Grace (peer) Group.
  • NCCC Counseling – Schedule an appointment with an NCCC counselor by calling 760-929-0029 x191


Disability Resources



  • Joni & Friends ( a wealth of resources
  • North County Lifeline Inc., 200 Michigan Avenue, Vista, CA 92084, 760-726-4900 or 760-757-0118 ( Providing social services.
  • Social Security Disability Benefits – Disability Help Center – 888-418-8860 (
  • – 277 Rancheros Drive #160, San Marcos, CA 92069.  Free help to be successful with your disability claim to Social Security or Veteran’s Disability.  “Aided by volunteers and disability specialists, the Disability Help Center has successfully helped thousands of people receive Social Security Disability, SSI and Veteran’s Disability Benefits.”
  • Access to Independence  1440 S. Escondido Blvd, Ste D, Escondido, CA 92025 800-976-2776 ( “Our advocacy programs typically take the form of information, education and referral — working with our consumers to teach independent living skills, assess which further resources will be of assistance, and giving consumers the tools they need to move forward as their own advocate.”
  • Aging and Independence Services – 619-495-5885  – AIS provides a multitude of services and programs for persons with disabilities, and senior citizens including information, referral, transportation, and homemaker services.
  • US Government site connecting to resources.

Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Autism Speaks

Cerebral Palsy

  •  – Cerebral palsy is the most common physical disability in childhood, with a child being born with CP every hour. This website’s goal is to raise awareness globally for cerebral palsy and other birth injuries.
  • –  Vital guidance and assistance to parents of a child with cerebral palsy.
  • NCCC Career Transitions Ministry – Find encouragement, job leads, prayer, tools
  • California Employment Development Dept – Find a job, job fairs, file for unemployment, family leave, etc
  • Job Bank ( — Links to many job sites & staffing agencies – including specialized sites for military, disabled, etc.
  • North County Lifeline Inc. ( – Employment services, 200 Michigan Avenue, Vista, CA 92084, 760-726-4900 or 760-757-0118
  • North County Coastal Career Center ( – 1949 Avenida del Oro, Ste.106, Oceanside, CA 92056 – 760-631-6150. Also a Center at Encinitas Library 540 Cornish, Encinitas, CA 92024 760-631-6160 (call for hours).
  • Community Resource Center ( – new “Back to Work” Program: creating a path to self-sufficiency comes through the Back To Work (BTW) program. The goal of this training program is to assist their clients with re-entering the workforce and finding full-time employment.Back-to-Work Thrift Store & Donation Center 1405 S. El Camino Real • Oceanside, CA 92054 • (760) 231-7909, Thrift Store & Back-to-Work Enterprise Information: 760-753-1156,
  • CalJOBS ( – Search the full-service employment center to find and view job openings, create and post resumés, look for training, and much more.
Emergency Shelter and Help for Homeless
  • 211 Shelter List ( — call 211 for emergency shelters
  • Solutions for Change( — helping solve family homelessness; Vista, CA.
  • La Posada de Guadalupe Shelter (men only) ( – 2478 Impala Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92010 – 760-929-2322 – a ministry of Catholic Charities
  • Rachel’s Women’s Center ( – 759 Eighth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 – 619 696-0873, 619 696-1440 – a ministry of Catholic Charities – Rachel’s Night Shelter ( – 619 236-9074 – a ministry of Catholic Charities – House of Hope ( – 1948 West Orange Avenue, El Centro, CA 92243 – 760 352-1182 – a ministry of Catholic Charities – House of Rachel (, Casa Maria, House of Rachel Independent Living Program ( 619 696-8613 – a ministry of Catholic Charities
  • The Tomorrow Project ( – 1777 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 – 619 230-1151 – a work-readiness program for homeless women at Catholic Charities
  • Alpha Project ( — Affordable housing assistance, supportive housing for people with special needs and emergency shelter. 619-542-1877
  • San Diego Rescue Mission ( —  A non-profit homeless shelter and recovery center serving thousands of homeless men, women and children in San Diego. 619-819-1826,
  • StandUp for Kids ( — help for homeless and street kids
  • Bread of Life Rescue Mission ( — 1919 Apple St #1, Oceanside, CA 92054 760-722-0800
  • Brother Benno Center ( — 3260 Production Ave, Oceanside, CA 92058 760-439-1244. Emergency food, clothing, and baby supplies; homeless services including showers, laundry, breakfast and mail service; computers; sober living programs, rent and utility assistance, prescription assistance, mail and telephone service, aid to Veterans, transportation,  identification replacement, health issues, children’s reading room, tutoring, education.
  • Community Resource Center ( — 760-753-1156, 650 Second Street, Encinitas, CA 92024 Provides Domestic Violence services for women and children escaping abuse including emergency shelter, transitional housing, counseling, education/prevention. Comprehensive social services include food programs, homeless prevention.  Food program 11a-2p and Rental Assistance Orientation on Friday (call first).
  • Safe Parking Program ( – Dreams for Change: Safe parking for homeless
Housing Assistance
Discount Phone Service
  • LIFELINE ( – discount phone service for income eligible
Home Repairs


  • San Diego Gas & Electric Energy Savings Assistance ( – whether you rent or own if you qualify they can provide refrigerators, air conditioners, lighting, new or repaired doors and windows, microwaves, water heaters, high-efficiency clothes washers, insulation, weatherstripping and caulk to lower heating & cooling costs.
  • Manufactured Mobile HomeAssistance ( – Synergy for SDGE offers no-cost Comprehensive (light bulbs, fixtures, shower heads, etc…) and Energy Saving (water heater blankets, furnace cleaning, etc).  Call them at 888-988-9829 x308 for details.
  • NCCC – Helping Hands – a volunteer team provides assistance with home repairs for NCCC’s seniors, single women/moms, and those with physical limitations who cannot afford them. E-mail (only for those who attend North Coast Calvary Chapel). Not a moving, lawn maintenance, or cleaning service.
  • Before Hiring a Contractor go to the Contractors State License Board and read their helps page  ( so you don’t fall prey to a scam.
  • San Diego Habitat for Humanity ReStore ( – Buy discount priced building materials and fixtures.
  • City of Encinitas  ( – Residential Rehab Assistance and Mobile Home Services
  • City of Oceanside   The City of Oceanside does not have a grant program for single family homes but does offer a low interest rehab loan for low income households. It can take several months to get through the application and loan process so if you have a situation where you need immediate repairs this would not be your best option. They do not reimburse payments made, we pay contractors directly. 


Basic Necessities Additional Resources

 Basic Necessity Assistance

  • CalWORKs California Work Opportunities & Responsibility to Kids ( —  Cash assistance to families with children and pregnant women in the last 120 days of pregnancy, who have little or no assets or income.
  • General Assistance or General Relief ( — Loans or grants are available for adults without children who have little or no assets or income. Scroll to General Relief.
  • Interfaith Community Services ( — Emergency food and baby supplies, rental assistance, veteran’s services, utility payment assistance, gas and prescription vouchers, housing and employment referrals.  760-721-2117 2195 Oceanside Blvd, Oceanside, CA 92054 (1 mile east of I-5) or 760-489-6380, 550 W. Washington Ave, Ste B, Escondido, CA 92025
  • Community Resource Center new “Ways to Work” Program ( – CRC is a host agency for the nationwide Ways to Work program, which provides low-income, working individuals with affordable automobile loans, car-related support, financial literacy education, and other services. 650 Second Street, Encinitas, CA 92024 760-753-1156
Financial, Legal, Taxes

Financial Troubles?

  • NCCC – Learn about finances through Financial Peace University ( ) This class is offered at various times of the year through The Harbor at NCCC but other classes and materials can be found on this site.
  • General Relief website ( or 866-262-9881 — Temporary cash assistance for eligible county residents who have no other means of support. Any aid received must be repaid to the county. Completed hours of required Job Training may count toward repayment of the debt. (eligibility requirements on website)

Help Filing Income Taxes

Legal Resources

  • Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc. ( – 877-LEGAL AID – 877-534-2524 TTY 877-735-2929 Provides free legal services to residents of San Diego with low income. Call to see if you meet the Federal income requirements. Provides free assistance with situations involving: Consumer Law, Juvenile Law, Health & Welfare Law, Family Law, Housing Law, Immigration Law and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
  • Casa Cornelia Law Center ( – a public interest law firm providing quality pro bono legal services to victims of human and civil rights violations. The Center has a primary commitment to the indigent within the immigrant community in southern California. Casa Cornelia strives to educate others regarding the impact of immigration law and policy on society and the public good.

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Considering Marriage?

Considering Marriage?

Concerning Children
  • 2-1-1 San Diego or call 211
  • County of San Diego Aging & Independence Services – website ( or call 1-800-510-2020
  • Covered California –
  • Social Security –
  • Medicare  –
  • AARP –
  • San Diego Eldercare Directory –
  • California Dept. of Aging -( – Senior Mental Health Team or to Report Elder Abuse 800-510-2020 – emergency mental health screening and evaluation to seniors. Short-term crisis intervention services are provided by telephone or in the senior’s home. Psychiatric referral is made to the appropriate level of care. Mental health education and information is available.
  • Consumer Center for Health Education and Advocacy (CCHEA) – 877-734-3258 TTY 877-735-2929 Provides advocates trained in consumer rights. Well educated on how to access the many physical and mental health programs available in San Diego County. Provides information about Medi-Cal, Healthy Families Program, County Medical Services, Mental Health Services, Medicare Part D and Managed Care (HMOs).
  • NIH Senior Health ( – This easy-to-use website features basic health and wellness information for older adults from the National Institutes of Health.
  • Contractors License Board Senior Scam Seminar –
  • What to know before hiring a contractor  HERE  \
  • NCOA – Financial scams to be aware of HERE
  • FBI –  Senior Scams to be aware of – HERE
  • TELEMARKETING FRAUD WARNING:  If you are age 60 or older—and especially if you are an older woman living alone—you may be a special target of people who sell bogus products and services by telephone. Telemarketing scams often involve offers of free prizes, low-cost vitamins and health care products, and inexpensive vacations. For more information and tips to avoid these scams please visit the Telemarketing Fraud webpage (
  • Friendship Line for the Elderly – 800-971-0016 Reaches out to older adults, offering a wealth of emotional and well-being resources. In the comfort and privacy of their home, seniors receive emotional support, reassurance, counseling, crisis intervention, abuse prevention help, medication reminders, well-being checks, and information and referral for additional care.
  • Carlsbad Senior Center ( – 799 Pine Ave 760-602-4650, Lunch program, health screenings, legal and tax services, etc. (age 50+) Transportation (age 60+) .
  • Carlsbad Senior Center Food Programs: Food Boxes for Low Income Seniors 3rd Thursdays 2:00 – 3:30pm Hot Lunches:  M-F 11:45 – 12:30 – 799 Pine Avenue, Carlsbad Call ahead for details 760 602 4655
  • San Marcos Senior Center ( – 111 Richmar Ave, 760 744-5535, Lunch program, Dental, Legal, Nutrition, Safe Driving, Health, Tours and Trips, Taxi Voucher Program
  • Oceanside Senior Center 9 – age 55 and up. 760-435-5250, 455 Country Club Lane and 3302 Senior Center Drive 760-435-5250.  Support groups, legal, meals, education, fitness classes, health screenings, tax services, etc.
  • Oceanside Senior Center Food Programs for Low-Income Seniors: 2nd Thursdays: Brown Bag 3rd Mondays: 20lb box of food 4th Mondays: 40 lb box for food. Call ahead for details 760 602 4655 – 455 Country Club Lane
  • Oceanside Salvation Army Housing and Emergency Financial Assistance for Seniors 3935 Lake Blvd.  760 940 0166
  • Alzheimer’s Association (
  • Health Finder – Health news, information, advice, locate services, health tools.
  • Aging and Independence Services – 619-495-5885 – AIS provides a multitude of services and programs for persons with disabilities, and senior citizens including information, referral, transportation, and homemaker services.
  • North Coast Calvary Chapel’s Prime Time (65+) Ministry
  • GriefShare ( – put in your zip code to find a group near you.
Funeral and Cemetery Resources
Recognizing and Avoiding Scams
  • How to Identify and Report Scams –  HERE (
Military and Veterans
  • North County Veteran Employment Service –
  • NCCC – Military Support Network through NCCC ( – various kinds of support for our military personnel both locally and abroad who are primarily connected with Camp Pendleton.
  • Courage to Call 877-698-7838 – 24/7 veteran staffed toll free helpline for Veterans, Active Duty, Reservists, National Guard and their families.  Confidential information, guidance, and referrals to help reduce the stress associated with military/family life and rejoining the community when discharged from the military.
  • Repair Corps – Grants for critical homes and home repairs for veterans through Habitat for Humanity
  • For Military: Calvary Chapel Oceanside has groceries for you on Wednesdays from 11a – 2p – call ahead 760 754-1234 for details
  • National Resource Directory ( – Connecting Wounded Warriors, Service Members, Veterans, Their Families and Caregivers with Those Who Support Them (benefits & compensation, education & training, employment, family & caregiver support, health, homeless assistance, housing, transportation & travel, volunteer opportunities, and other services & resources.
Miscellaneous Resources
  • USAGov – find help locating US Government information HERE –
  • 2-1-1 San Diego Connects people with community, health and disaster services through a free, 24/7 stigma-free phone service and searchable online database. 2-1-1 serves the entire population of San Diego County as the only free, confidential, dialing code service in San Diego. By using the power of technology and innovation, 2-1-1 San Diego connects people to the help they need. They can be emailed at either or
  • North County Lifeline, Inc., ( – 200 Michigan Avenue, Vista, CA 92084, 760-726-4900 or 760-757-0118 Providing social services.
  • Computers: San Diego Futures Foundation provides computers for low cost – see details here (
  • Family Relief Services –
Thrift Stores


  • Community Resource Center Thrift Store – 3091 Roosevelt


  • Brother Benno’s Thrift Shop – 3965 Mission
  • Disabled AmVets – 1624 S. Coast Hwy New to You – 1830 Oceanside Blvd
  • Potpourri Resale – 1024 S. Coast Hwy
  • Women’s Resource Center – 3385 Mission Ave

San Marcos

  • ARC – 718 S. Rancho Santa Fe
  • Community Resource Center Thrift Store – 208 S. Rancho Santa Fe


  • Catholic Charities – 241 W. Vista Way
  • Garment Gourmet – 831 Williamston
  • Goodwill – 820 Escondido Ave
  • Resale Nook – 130 Eucalyptus Ave
  • Salvation Army Thrift – 1234 N Santa Fe
  • St. Vincent de Paul – 520 S. Main


  • AMVETS – 2085 E. Valley Parkway
  • Assist League & Bargain Box- 2068 E. Valley Parkway
  • Goodwill – 329 W. Grand Ave
  • Humane Society Store – 1417 S. Escondido
  • Lulu’s Thrift Shop – 619 N Escondido
  • PAWS Resale – 1131 E. Washington
  • St. Clare’s Thrift Shop – 638 N. Escondido
  • St. Vincent de Paul – 1005 S. Escondido Blvd Salvation Army Thrift Store – 183 E. Washington

DISCLAIMER:  These links and resources are here to help you find information to meet your needs.  North Coast Calvary Chapel has no affiliation with many of these sites but to the best of our knowledge the web addresses and information are accurate and useful. Some programs and policies of these organizations may not be in agreement with your beliefs or values. Take appropriate precautions when contacting them and before giving them your contact information.  If you have an update, correction, or concern please email us