Homefront San Diego offers a wide range of services that are available to lower enlisted active duty Military and their families. All services are grant based, and you will never have to repay.
All info is confidential and the command will never be contacted.
Homefront San Diego provides Grocery Store gift cards to meet the emergency food needs a family may have. There is no rank cut off for receiving food help.
Emergency Bill Payment help
Homefront San Diego will help a family who is in need financially. We will aid the family with immediate help on the necessities (keeping a reasonably priced car out of repossession, paying a power bill to keep the electricity on when a family is outside of base housing, keeping a vehicle insured so that it's street legal, etc.). Things we don't help with are: Security Deposits, Auto Down Payments ,Auto Registration, Traffic Tickets, Fines, Impound Fees, Court Fees, Airline Tickets. The effort to supply financial help requires a considerable effort on the part of our volunteers and requires documentation to determine the exact need. You will be asked to supply copies of bills and an LES copy, and to communicate with our Lead Financial Volunteer, as needed, to expedite the process. It is important that you respond to these requests or the process will be stopped, with no assistance provided.
Homefront San Diego will provide a family with needed furniture through the generous donations provided by the San Diego community. We ask that all donated furniture be in good condition and "fit for a hero." Furniture available through this program includes but is not limited to: sectional couches loveseats, sofa chairs, recliners, kitchen/DR tables & chairs, flat-screen TV's, and dressers of all types. We cannot schedule pickups for the following items, but will accept coffee tables, end tables, night stands, rocking chairs, small desks, TV stands, small mirrors and lamps if they are available during a scheduled pickup. All furniture will be delivered to you by one of our transport volunteers. Delivery times will vary based on our drivers schedules and donor availability. Occasionally our furniture volunteers can arrange for a furniture transfer to take place directly between a family and a donor if both parties are agreeable.
Homefront San Diego may provide a family with certain basic baby furniture items. Request calls should be made as the pregnancy approaches 7 months duration. We will set up a review of each request and determine what items can be provided.
Homefront San Diego may be able to repair a vehicle for a family at no cost to the family. Vehicle repair requests are reviewed on a case by case basis. Guarantee of repair cannot be given until one of our assigned shops has first evaluated the vehicle. Vehicle repair assistance can be supplied only to one-vehicle families with children (pregnant qualifies) and this assistance can be supplied only once to a family.
We will provide, at no charge to prequalified military families E5 or below, a wide range of car repairs. If you are a military family that needs help with car repairs, and you qualify, please call our hotline at 760-392-1551 to apply for assistance.
Homefront San Diego can provide a family that currently has no transportation with a donated vehicle. These vehicles are donated by the generous San Diego community and have been inspected and repaired if necessary to ensure their safety, before the keys are handed over to a family.
Homefront San Diego will provide a computer to any military family requesting one. You will receive the Operating System License along with the working unit. The working system (tower, monitor, mouse, and keyboard) are all donated by the San Diego community. All of the computers have had their hard drives wiped clean and are inspected to ensure they have all necessary components.
Homefront San Diego does not provide a regular food distribution, but we do work closely with two fellow organizations that do. Please refer to their websites to view their distribution schedules:
San Diego Military Outreach Ministries (MOM)
Provides weekly food distribution in San Diego county at various military housing locations outside of Camp Pendleton. Location and times of distribution are posted at the MOM website: http://www.sandiegomom.org .
The MOM Distribution Center, which provides other items to military families is located at 4426 Harbison Ave., La Mesa, CA 91942. Details can be found at the website, also.
Camp Pendleton Military Outreach Ministry (MOM)
Their Farmers Market on Camp Pendleton provides free fresh produce to active
They also invite the community to post free items for military families on their Facebook page, providing a forum to distribute essential items to those most in need.
- Emergency Food