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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

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Utility Assistance for National City Families

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Free Food for Families in Need

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COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

Latest COVID-19 News

COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

The SBCS – City of Chula Vista Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) helps eligible households in qualifying areas who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program provides [...]

SBCS Receives $20,000 Donation from National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) to Help Chula Vista Residents Pay their Rent and Utilities

SBCS has received a $20,000 donation for its new rental and utility assistance program that will assist Chula Vista residents who have been impacted by the pandemic from the National [...]

Virtual Job Readiness Session and Fair

San Diego Promise Neighborhood, an SBCS-led initiative, is committed to helping youth and adults secure and sustain stable jobs through the pandemic and beyond. Individuals ages 16 and older are [...]

Rental Assistance for National City Households

At this time, applications for rental assistance offered in partnership with the City of National City are closed. Eligible National City households affected by COVID-19 can apply to receive assistance [...]

Utility Assistance for National City Families Affected by COVID-19

At this time, applications for utility assistance offered in partnership with the City of National City are closed. Eligible National City households affected by COVID-19 can apply to receive assistance [...]

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

Eligible Chula Vista households affected by COVID-19 can apply to receive help paying past-due and upcoming rent and utility bills through the Chula Vista Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) starting […]

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 [...]