Housing Ministry Resources
The Referral Process
Currently we receive referrals from: Grossmont Community College, the La Mesa Spring Valley School District, Supportive Parents Information Network, Center for Social Advocacy and Home Start—Mid City Office. These organizations pre-screen the family for us and help them complete the application. This details the sources of income and the situation that brings the family to the point of asking for our help. The Housing Ministry helps a family one time only, so their ability to maintain their living arrangements is essential.
The Interview Process
The family is interviewed on a Sunday morning by one of the Housing Ministry teams. Information on the application is reviewed and in a non-threatening and loving conversation, the team and the family share concerns, including the family's ability to maintain housing once they have received the requested help. The family is excused and the team makes the decision regarding the requested assistance. Details are
verified, related to source of income and the rental agreement.
Organizations to contact if you need assistance:
8800 Grossmont College Dr
El Cajon, CA 92020
The college has a CalWorks program that helps full-time students who are in need of
resources that assist with the housing, food and child care.
La Mesa Spring Valley School District
District contact: Bruce Crenshaw, Homeless Liaison
Phone: (619) 668-5700 ext. 6209
The District provides a special liaison for homeless families in order to address issues of
poverty and homelessness in the La Mesa Spring Valley community.
Supportive Parents Information Network (SPIN)
2717 University Ave.
San Diego, CA 92104-2811
Phone: (619) 296-3402
Fax: (619) 296-3415
Office Hours: 10 am to 4 pm, Monday - Thursday
Closed Friday for special projects
SPIN's emphasis is on the helping low-income parents achieve self sufficiency. They
provide legal assistance when advocacy is critical. They help families access resources
that they are qualified to receive.
Center for Social Advocacy
131 Avocado Avenue
El Cajon, CA 92020
Toll Free: 1-800-954-0441
This prevention agency fights neglect . They provide help with emergency food, tax
preparation or even financial literacy. They also advocate on behalf of victims of child
abuse or domestic violence.
Home Start - Mid-City Office
5296 University Avenue, Suite F-2
San Diego, CA 92105
(619) 265-2408 fax
A 40 year old organization servicing the entire San Diego County with housing issues,
education on tenant-landlord rights and responsibilities; discrimination; harassment; hate
crimes; and immigration and social issues.