Who We Help
Crisis House continues to be the only Emergency Resource Center serving the homeless in
East San Diego County. We provide humanitarian services to those in
crisis. The agency is a hub for information, referrals, and services that
address abuse, food insecurity, healthcare, and homelessness. The men,
women, and children we support struggle daily to overcome complex
and challenging circumstances, including domestic violence, addiction,
health conditions, and lack of access to food and housing. We see people
of all races, ethnicities, and ages, including the physically and mentally
challenged. Crisis House responds immediately to connect people to
services that can help resolve life-endangering situations so they
can renew their lives.
Making an Impact
Crisis House connects more than 5,000 people to over 18,000 needed
services each year. Emergency and Social Services include information and referral services, crisis intervention, case management, counseling, emergency food assistance, homeless day storage, mail service and telephone access. Individuals and families have access to the weekly Mobile Medical Unit, CalFresh (food stamps), health care coverage including MediCal, and reduced SDG& E utility rates. Crisis House staff and volunteers facilitate Project Homeless Connect East County, and the annual Point-in-Time Count of Homeless in El Cajon. Finally, during the holidays Crisis House’s Adopt-A-Family program provides less fortunate households with toys and food during the holiday season.
Crisis House operates four housing programs for survivors of domestic violence and three for the homeless. This year, the agency anticipates serving approximately 776 people or 251 households. More than 494 children will be living in housing dedicated to victims of domestic violence, within these housing programs is Children Matter, working to prevent domestic violence and child abuse by offering comprehensive support services for mothers and their children.
Do You Know?
El Cajon has the highest poverty rate in San Diego County at 24.2%*
East County experienced a 3% increase in homelessness from 2016 – 2017*
The chronically homeless in San Diego County increased from by 62 percent from 2016-2017*
Domestic violence is the most common cause of homicide in San Diego County;**
One in four women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime;***
Fifteen million children witness a form of domestic violence every year;***
Domestic violence is the third leading cause of homelessness among families
* SD Regional Task Force on the Homeless (PIT data 2017)
** SAFEHORIZONS & Joyful Heart Foundation
**** ACLU Domestic Violence and Homelessness