211 San Diego - 211 San Diego is a free 24-hour confidential phone service in 200+ languages and a searchable online database. 211 provides information on health and wellness, housing, utilities, food assistance, military, veteran services, and more. Reach them by dialing 2-1-1 on any 619, 760, or 858 area code phone.

County of San Diego Aging & Independent Service- AIS provide services to older adults, people with disabilities, and their family members to help keep clients safely in their homes, and promote health and vital living. See their full range of services here. 

Elder Law & Advocacy - Elder Law provides legal services for seniors (60+ years) in areas such as wills, landlord/tenant issues, and Medicare and MediCal issues. Services are free; donations are welcome. Appointments are required. More information here.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren - Millions of children across the country are being raised by grandparents, other relatives, and non-relative extended family members (godparents, family friends, etc.) and thousands of these children live in San Diego County. Children are placed in the care of their relatives for various reasons including abuse, neglect, substance abuse, mental health issues, domestic violence, incarceration, military deployment, serious illness, and death. Whatever the cause, when parents are unable to care for their children, grandparents and other relatives often step in to provide a safety net to keep families together. More information and a toolkit can be found online here.

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Social Security Administration- (SSA) is constantly expanding online service offerings to provide freedom and control in how you conduct business with Social Security. Today, you can easily apply online for benefits, check the status of your claim or appeal, request a replacement Social Security card (in many areas), get an instant benefit verification letter, and much more. Visit them in La Mesa at 7961 University Ave., La Mesa, CA 91942, or online here. 

Transportation for Adults 60+ - Jewish Family Services – On the Go - Individual rides to medical and personal appointments, social activities, errands, or wherever you need to go. Rides & Smiles® transportation services are available to older adults age 60+ who reside in La Mesa. Apply online.