Harnessing the Power of
Community Relationships

to impact our neighborhood's most urgent social challenges

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What Do We Do?

                                CHANGE HAPPENS IN RELATIONSHIP

Shoreline Community Services (SCS) serves as the nexus – the central point of connection in our community – making sure the most vulnerable in the Central Beach Area of San Diego are cared for with compassion and equity through community relationships.

We want to create an interdependent community aligned with a common goal – a thriving, safe and welcoming neighborhood for everyone!

A strategic process is used to:

  • Determine the most pressing challenges

  • Find the solutions to those challenges

  • Identify and organize community members who can assist

  • Facilitate the execution of the solution

How Do We Do It?

Our current focus is to address the unmet needs of unsheltered individuals and families in the Central Beach Area. Shoreline Community Services steps in to these gaps by offering meals, resources and access to housing options through the efforts of Community Members and Community Partners.

Coordinating Food Sources

We collaborate with markets, food banks, restaurants, etc. to collect food and distribute it to six local partners that provide meal services in the Central Beach Area.

Connecting People to Resources

To reduce the barriers that can prevent self sufficiency, we work to align our most vulnerable neighbors with resources in the greater community: Medical/Dental/Behavioral Services, IDs, Transportation, Showers, Safe Parking, Storage, Laundry, Job Training, Financial Assistance, Legal Advice, etc.

Exploring Housing Opportunities

Housing options are as varied as the people who are looking for them. We consider each unique situation and assist in finding the most accurate match, ranging from short term solutions (shelters, hotels, SROs, etc.) to transitional housing (rapid rehousing, sober living homes, ILAs, etc. ) to long term permanent placements (permanent supportive housing, affordable housing, low income housing, etc.)

Who Are the Partners?

Shoreline Community Services works in association with a growing number of organizations, churches and businesses to enrich and grow services to more than 300 people weekly.

Currently SCS partner churches include Pacific Beach United Methodist Church, Christ Lutheran Church, St. Brigid’s Parish, St. Andrew’s By the Sea Episcopal Church, Pacific Beach Presbyterian Church and Pacific Beach Christian Church.

We have worked collaboratively with local organizations, Discover PB, Beautiful PB, the Mission Beach Town Council, Pacific Beach Town Council, Duwara Consciousness Foundation, District 2/City of San Diego, Pacific Beach Tuesday Farmers’ Market, Feeding San Diego, HandsOn San Diego and the Pacific Beach Woman’s Club.

Those helping us with housing coordination are Downtown San Diego Partnership, Rooted Life, PATH and McAlister Institute.

Want To Be Involved?

  • Receive Volunteer Outreach/Mentor Training (Safety, Boundaries, Trauma Informed Care, Motivational Interviewing)
  • Volunteer with us!
  • Prepare and/or serve meals
  • Go to our Amazon Wish List Here and donate crucial items!
  • Share your expertise: legal aid, money management, life skills, computer classes, employment training, etc.
  • Make a tax-deductible donation