Harnessing the Power
Community Relationships

to impact our neighborhood's most urgent social challenges

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. 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, services and access to housing options.

Coordinating Food Sources

We collaborate with markets, food banks, restaurants, etc. to collect food and distribute it to six local partner churches 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.

Proudly, SCS continues a long standing working association with the UCSD Student-run Free Clinic and the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine offering medical, dental and acupuncture services to more than 75 individuals and families each week.

Want To Be Involved?

  • SCS is raising money to continue meal services through the current quarantine. “To Go” meals are a LOT more expensive than providing a sit down service! 350+ meals are being coordinated each week. For $25 you can provide 10 meals.

  • Water is crucial – bottled water is always needed to distribute. Summer is upon us and people need to stay hydrated! Could you donate a case or two?

  • Volunteers are essential in assisting people to get to appointments, fill out paperwork, access online benefit information, etc. Stay tuned for upcoming Volunteer Trainings.