Crisis House El Cajon

1034 N Magnolia Ave
El Cajon, CA 92020

(619)444-1194 Visit Website
Class of Housing/Services: Housing resources

General Information:
Housing Services Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program (SSVF) - Rapid Re-housing This program provides financial assistance to eligible Veteran  households so they can secure affordable permanent housing.               Emergency Shelter Programs Short term shelter (motel vouchers) is available for eligible domestic violence survivors and their children until other shelter options become available. The seasonal rotational shelter program assists homeless families and individuals with 6 - 8 weeks of shelter in congregations in the East Region of San Diego County until the client can access more stable housing. Bi-weekly case management includes budgeting, employment and housing counseling to support participants in attaining permanent housing when they leave the program. New Journey Program - Transitional Housing This transitional housing program serves women and their children who are fleeing domestic violence. We provide safe housing in apartments that are fully furnished in confidential locations throughout San Diego County. We have a long term partnership with Soroptomist International of Poway and Ranch Bernardo who furnish and subsidize the rent of several units in a partnership with Community Housing Works.  Soroptomists also mentor the women during and after they leave the program. Crisis House supports families recovering from their trauma by providing individual and group counseling, case management, health care, food, and other crucial support services. They learn how to identify red flags in toxic relationships, provide emotional support to each other, rebuild self-esteem, and set healthy boundaries leading to creating a non-violent family unit. Women are empowered to make positive lifestyle changes to transition to a self-sufficient healthy, independent life which includes increasing income and moving to permanent housing when they leave the program.   Journey Home and Safe Journey - Rapid Re-Housing Rapid re-housing is an intervention designed to help families and individuals quickly exit homelessness and return to permanent housing.  The goal is to support the household to eliminate barriers that impede their access to housing.   These rapid-rehousing programs provide financial assistance to families and their children who are fleeing domestic violence and veteran families not eligible for SSVF services.  Families are helped with things like security deposits, first month rent and other move in expenses so they can quickly access and retain housing.  Case management services help participants resolve barriers to accessing their own apartment and our Housing Locator helps them find housing near work and school that is safe and affordable.   Housing Prevention Financial Assistance for eligible domestic violence survivors and their children to retain their current rental housing.   Other Permanent Housing Crisis House places 95% of the families into permanent housing annual that graduate from the New Journey and the rotational shelter program. Emergency and Social Services Donate Now   Program Hours/Days Monday - Friday 8:30 am- 5:00 pm Closed for lunch 12 - 1 pm   INFORMATION AND REFERRAL Responding to immediate needs and connecting people to appropriate community resources.   ASSESSMENT An evaluation of each client's situation is conducted in order to respond and connect them to the appropriate services.   CASE MANAGEMENT A case plan is developed with the client and goals and tasks are identified and monitored to support clients toward achieving their self-sufficiency goals that empower them to renew their lives.   Our service delivery model is client centered and strength based.   JOB ASSISTANCE Crisis House partners with the East County Career Center, Partnerships with Industry, Access and others to support our job ready client’s employment goals.     MEDICAL OUTREACH A mobile medical clinic operated by Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD) visits our site to provide medical services and dental referrals to low income  and homeless families and individuals.   MENTAL HEALTH OUTREACH East County Mental Health Clinic provides counseling and connects clients with mental health services.   CARE - UTILITY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM Case managers help citizens who reside in East County apply for utility bill reduction through SDG&E.   LEGAL SERVICES (CIVIL) Volunteer lawyers help with legal advice.  Call 619-444-1194 for an appointment.   INFORMATION AND REFERRAL Crisis House provides timely and accurate information and referral to services to those in crisis, connecting people to community resources.   CalFresh (FOOD STAMPS) ENROLLMENT ASSISTANCE Staff assist eligible families and individuals enroll for this service.   CHILDREN'S PANTRY Infant care products are provided to families with babies as part of their food package. Items include baby food, formula and diapers and hygiene items when available. CLOTHING Clothing vouchers are issued for redemption at McAllister Institute Thrift Store.  Supplies are limited. CALIFORNIA IDENTIFICATION Staff can provide a referral to the DMV to obtain an ID at reduced cost.  

Date Of Last Record Update: 05-25-2023


Helpful Definitions For Crisis House El Cajon:
Transitional housing is affordable supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless or who are close to homelessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficient to move towards independent living on their own. Transitional housing locations are oftentimes called Halfway Houses. The naming of the two (Halfway House OR Transitional House) is oftentimes interchangeable.

Many Transitional Housing programs are subsidized and are income based. Income based transitional housing generally charges 30% of your income for rent when you do have income. Contact the transitional housing facility to see if this applies.

Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistance, job training, domestic violence assistance, etc. The assistance provided varies, but it is generally affordable and low cost housing. Read the descriptions of each of the transitional living locations for more detailed information. Transitional housing facilities also may or may not assist with alcohol and/or drug substance abuse treatment.

How To Volunteer at Crisis House El Cajon:
Be a volunteer. Call Crisis House El Cajon at (619)444-1194 for current volunteer work opportunities.

As A General Note About Listings: does our best to provide listings that are free of cost. Many of the homeless shelters and services are free of charge. Some do charge small fees. We always urge the users of our website to visit the websites of the providers listed, OR give them a phone call to find out complete details.

In furtherance; Halfway Houses, Transitional Housing, and Substance Abuse Treatment Centers for the most part charge a fee. Most of the substance abuse resources we provide are low cost, Medicaid or sliding scale fee. We provide as much information as possible on the website of these locations.

Rooming and Boarding Houses do charge fees. We list them where we find them. They are a nice low cost option for housing.

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