On the 10th Day of Christmas, Holiday Resources for Those Less Fortunate in San Diego

Thank you to Peer2Peer Lines for sharing these wonderful resources with school counselors like me every holiday season.

Peer2Peer Lines offer two non-crisis peer support lines that provide countywide telephone referral to community resources and support services to children, youth and young adults including transitional age youth and another for caregivers/family members of at-risk or stressed children and youth including those who may struggle with mental health, substance abuse or other concerns. Callers are connected to Peer Line Specialists with real-life experience of the mental health system who connect callers to community programs and resources within each region in San Diego.

There are so many families in our county who are less fortunate you would benefit from the charitable organizations and events listed below. Please share with your friends and family who would benefit!

Bread of Life Rescue Mission Christmas Dinner – Wednesday, Dec. 25th 5:30-7 p.m.
1919 Apple Street, Suite M
Oceanside, CA 92054

Second Chances Bread of Life—Wednesday, Dec. 25th starts about 8 am.
2083 Sunset Cliff Blvd.
San Diego Ca, 92017
Phone: 619-886-4275

Brother Benno at Oceanside —Provides a Christmas meal to all families.
Wednesday, December 25th from 10:00-11:30am.
3260 Production Avenue Oceanside
Phone: 760-439-1244 ext. 106

Salvation Army Christmas Assistance at Chula Vista
Holiday Gift Program for low income residents of South Bay. Pre-registered parents or legal guardians may select from a display of collected toys for their child(ren) 12 years and under on their appointed shopping day. South bay residents only. Must be a low income family with children 0-12 and have all documents required. You must have either California Identification Card or Military ID.
648 Third Avenue Chula Vista

Toys for Joy
Lincoln High School
Event entrance begins at Gloria Street and Ocean View Blvd.
Free Toy for Children Ages 0 to 11
Saturday December 14th from 9 am to 2 pm
Event entrance begins at Gloria Street and Ocean View Blvd.
There will be free Toys, Clothing, Books, Live Music, Entertainment, Groceries, Children’s Shows,
Games, and Free Lunch.
47777 Imperial Avenue San Diego, CA. 92113

Holiday Baskets
The largest holiday distribution of its kind in San Diego County. This unique program creates a
warehouse-like "shopping" experience for approximately 1,700 local families in need who will be
invited to fill their shopping carts with donated staple foods, clothing, blankets, toys, and much more at
the Del Mar Fairgrounds on December 20, 21 and 22. Find out how to apply or how to refer a family to
Holiday Baskets by calling the Social Services Department at 760-753-8300.
2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA. 92014
Phone: 760-230-6304

Country Christmas, Mountain Health & Community Services at Escondido
Provides a free family event to celebrate the holidays. Family will be able to enjoy cookies and crafts
and a chance for children to visit Santa as well as receive a toy from his workshop. Please bring a
canned good to add to the Holiday Basket Program to help ensure a holiday meal for the local families
in need this holiday season. This event will be held from 2:00-4:00pm Wednesday, December 11th.
 255 North Ash Street, Suite 101 Escondido
Phone: 619-445-6200 ext.165