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COVID-19 Updates and Resources

COVID-19 Updates and Resources

Get the latest information on specific SBCS programs and services as well as efforts to support the wider community and additional resources as we monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts

Featured Resources

Utility Assistance for National City Families

Rental Assistance for Chula Vista Residents


Free Food for Families in Need

Latest COVID-19 News

Utility Assistance for National City Families Affected by COVID-19

SBCS is now accepting applications from qualifying low-income families affected by COVID-19 for financial assistance to help past due utility bills. Eligibility requirements and application Requisitos para ser elegible y [...]

SBCS Helps Youth Achieve Self-Sufficiency

Youth experiencing homeless, involved in the juvenile justice system, not enrolled in school or unemployed are among the most vulnerable populations in need of support as challenges caused by the [...]

SBCS President and CEO Kathie Lembo Named One of Top 50 Making A Difference

Congratulations to SBCS President and CEO Kathie Lembo for being recognized by the San Diego Business Journal as one of the region's most influential leaders who have made a difference [...]

Together We Rise: Virtual Pride 2020

Honoring and supporting the LGBTQ+ community remains critically important as we make significant strides toward equity and justice together. Pride Month celebrations are taking on virtual forms this year and [...]

Rental Assistance for Chula Vista Residents Affected by COVID-19

SBCS has received applications for rental assistance in excess of available funds for the City of Chula Vista COVID emergency rental assistance program. Please check back to our website for future [...]

24/7 Domestic Violence Response Team

As families and individuals continue to spend the majority of time at home, first responders are essential to helping those who may be experiencing violence or abuse. SBCS’ Domestic Violence [...]

Youth Prevention and Intervention Virtual Services

SBCS’ Youth Prevention and Intervention team supports at-risk youth ages six to 18 and their families to help them stay in school and out of the Juvenile Justice System. With [...]

Virtual Parent Support Services

With schools closed and many parents working from home, families are navigating a new normal with potential challenges as well as opportunities. It’s important for parents to support the continued [...]

Local Foundations Help Bring Distance Learning and Safety-Net Services to Neighbors in Need

South Bay Community Services has been awarded nearly $200,000 in grant funding as well as tens of thousands of pounds of food from local foundations over the last month to [...]

Promise Neighborhoods Go Virtual

SBCS and our partners are committed to providing children in our Promise Neighborhoods with the opportunities they need to excel in school, get into college, find good jobs and lead […]

Our Safe Place Online

Our Safe Place is a welcoming LGBTQ+ community center for youth up to age 21 and their families. SBCS is a proud OSP partner, providing virtual and emergency in-person support [...]

Housing Support for Families and Individuals

Staying home helps prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health of our community. SBCS is currently responding to an increase in the need for housing support and resources [...]

School Meals Available for South Bay Students

Our School Age Prevention and Early Intervention program helps early elementary school students learn about feelings and develop problem-solving and social skills throughout the school year. While campuses are closed […]

Family Violence Support Services

The family violence support services that our community entrusts SBCS to provide are key priorities in our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The increased stress, loss of income and isolation [...]

Free Food for Families in Need

SBCS has increased its distributions of healthy food for families in need to 12 times a month at sites throughout Chula Vista. Currently scheduled days, times and locations are every: [...]