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Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County assistance programs.

Most of the resources offered by the Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County are focused on improving a families qualify of life, providing self-sufficiency, and stability services. However the non-profit may also have some short term emergency financial assistance for residents or can refer individuals to local programs. So a wide range of services and resources are offered to low income San Bernardino County families.

The Family Development Program is a leading service for self-sufficiency. It is for low income, working poor, and income qualified individuals. What is offered as part of FDP is the Passport Case Management Program. This can assist low-income clients. They will be assigned a case manager to work with and together they will come up with both short and long term goals that will ideally lead to economic independence and self-sufficiency.

Throughout this process, case workers will go over with the clients their strengths, address any weaknesses or barriers, and offer other support. They will also provide clients with information and referrals to local San Bernardino County resources for job and vocational training, education, and career counseling.

Many basic needs can be offered as well. This includes clothing and shelter. Other supportive services include Transportation Assistance, Free Food, Housing and Rental Assistance, or free Clothing/Hygiene Item. The non-profit also offers Budgeting Resources, information on car payment help, and many other Miscellaneous Services. All of these resources are very limited.

Food vouchers may be issued by CAPSBC. This is only for an emergency, and the applicant needs to have proof for the Community Action Partnership. Some examples can be loss of job, denial for CalFree or TANF, unexpected medical crisis, or similar items. Each application is reviewed case by case. A list of emergency food banks and soup kitchens is be low too.

The non-profit does run a food bank in the area, and they work with many partner organizations as indicated below. Tens of thousands of hungry families use the pantries every month. They work with churches, schools, senior centers, and San Bernardino County soup kitchens. Most of the food items are provided from the United States Department of Agriculture and are part of the USDA commodities. Other groceries may come from salvaged food from supermarkets or donations. Some holiday meals, including hams and turkeys, may be served or organized too.




Asset Building programs include the Individual Development Accounts, or matched savings accounts, as well as the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance - VITA program. These two offerings will help people save money, build assets, increase their income and get their taxes income filed for free. CAPSBC works with local non-profits as well as workforce centers. Clients can also learn about the Earned Income Tax Credit and how to qualify for it. Find more details on how to build a passive income.

The Individual Development Accounts, or IDAs, which can be signed up for and will serve as matched savings accounts. They can enable low-income and working poor families to save money, build up their total asset levels, and otherwise enter the financial mainstream. Matching grants and funds may be issued by the state and non-profit community action agency as well. The money can be used for Buying a Home, Post-secondary Education, and Starting or Expanding a Business. In addition to the matching funds, participants will be required to attend workshops, including budgeting credit repair, and other financial literacy classes.

Immigrants, the disabled, and Spanish speakers can all get help from the Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County. Clients can get free advice, including referrals, if and when needed. There are also workshops on the SSI disability application process.

Emergency financial help from CAPSBC

Short term emergency grants and financial assistance may be offered to qualified families and individuals. Some of the CAPSBC programs can provide them bus passes, food vouchers, shelter, rent help, and more, as indicated below.

Free gasoline cards or bus passes may be offered as part of the transportation assistance. This will be for local travel in San Bernardino and be used for activities such as job search, doctor appointments, or a ride to an interview. Some assistance may also be offered to clients to help them obtain a California Identification Card.







The need for housing, rent, and mortgage assistance is always very high in southern California and San Bernardino County. The Community Action Partnership may have some funds to help with this need. This is especially true with the high cost of housing as well as apartment rentals. In fact, find how to get help paying security deposits.

Rental and/or mortgage assistance can be offered for those facing foreclosure or eviction. Assistance towards paying security deposits or move-in cost may also be available. The funding is very limited and the amounts available can literally change each day. A number of restrictions and conditions apply.

Eviction prevention counseling and assistance may be available for people that are not in section 8 or government subsidized housing, applicants can be more than 30 days late on their current rent, and also keep in mind that late or legal fees or deposits are not paid by Community Action Partnership Agency.

Funds for deposits or first month rent are only offered for permanent housing. It is not offered for section 8 or if the applicant doesn’t have a lease. Also, a meeting with a specialist/case manager is needed, and there are other restrictions in place too. Another condition is that the client must attend rental assistance orientation and also participate in Springboard financial management workshops.

Motel vouchers are even less common and are passed out as a one off on a case by case basis. Some conditions include the clients must show denial notice of action for homeless assistance or temporary shelter from the San Bernardino County Transitional Assistance Division (TAD). It will only last up to a week, and proof a medical condition is needed if that is the reason someone is requesting a motel voucher.

The San Bernardino Transitional Housing program is known as the Obershaw House. It can provide short term but affordable housing for families as they make the transition from current homelessness to stability. People who use the center will also partner with a CAPSBC case manager to work towards self-sufficiency and a permanent home.

The non-profit Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County is located at 696 S. Tippecanoe Ave. The main number is 800-635-4618.

Food distribution sites that partner with Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County

These location receive government commodities, groceries, and food from the community action agency. Residents can stop by one of these centers when they are facing an emergency. Everyone from senior citizens to legal or illegal immigrants or single parents can use the center. Or also find a list of other free food pantries in San Bernardino County.

Adelanto Foursquare Church, 10931 Lawson Ave., Adelanto, CA 92301
Church of the Nazarene, 12935 Central Rd., Apple Valley, CA 92307





Living Waters Chapel, 21811 Ottawa Road, Apple valley, CA 92307
Big Bear Senior Center 42651 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear, CA 92315
Bear Valley Community Church, 40946 Big Bear Blvd. Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Saint Joseph Catholic Church42242 N. Shore Dr., Big Bear Lake, California 92315
Bonnie Baker Senior Center 149350 Ukiah Trail, Big River CA 92242
Bloomington Neighborhood Center, 18400 Jurupa Street Bloomington, CA 92316
Loma Linda 7th Day Adventist Church, 26271 Mayberry St., Bryn Mawr, CA 92318
Monte Vista Park, 13196 Monte Vista Ave. Chino, California 91710
Hutton Senior Ctr., 660 Colton Ave., Colton, CA 92324
Peter Luque Community Center, 292 E. O St., Colton, CA 92324
Crest Forest Family & Community Service, 23406 Crest Forest Dr., Crestline, California 92325
Trinity Assembly of God Church, 35370 Mojave Rd, Daggett, CA 92327
Carpenters House, 13489 Arrow Rte, Fontana, CA 92335
Fontana Native American Indian Center, 9232 Sierra Ave, Fontana, Ca. 92335
Juniper Avenue Seventh Day Adventist Church, 7347 Juniper Ave Fontana, CA 92336
SOAR/V.F.W. Post#6563, 9190 Fontana Ave., Fontana, CA 92335
St. George Helping Hands Food Ministry, 17895 San Bernardino Ave., Fontana, CA 92335
Fort Irwin Army Community Service, P.O. Box 105090, Fort Irwin, CA 92310
Azure Hills Church, 22633 Barton Road, Grand Terrace, CA 92313
Terrace Crest Baptist Church, 12354 Mt. Vernon Ave., Grand Terrace, CA 92313
Living Water Faith Center II, Hesperia Grange Hall#682 16685, Yucca St. Hesperia, CA 92345
Cypress Elementary, 26825 Cypress ST, Highland, California 92346
San Andreas High School (cafeteria), 3232 Pacific St, Highland, CA 92346
Holy Name Full Gospel Church, 15488 Riverview Street, Helendale, CA 92342
Copper Mountain Mesa Community Foundation, 65336 Winter Rd, Joshua Tree, CA 92252
Joshua Tree Community Ctr., 6171 Sunburst Ave., Joshua Tree, California 92252
Morongo Basin Unity Home, P.O. Box 1662, Joshua Tree, Ca 92252
Sunset Village Apts., 6036 Sunset Rd, Joshua Tree, CA 92252
Belfield Hall, 58380 Reche Rd, Landers, CA 92285
St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, 10816 Mountain View Ave., Loma Linda, CA 92354
St. Pauls Catholic Church, 8973 Mesa Rd., Lucerne Valley Ca. 92356
Lytle Creek Comm. Ctr., 14082 Center Rd, Lytle Creek, California 92358
Montclair Community Ctr., 5111 Benito St., Montclair, CA 91763
Church of the Lighted Cross, 11518 Elbow Lane, Morongo Valley, CA 92256
St. Vincent De Paul, 839 Front St, Needles, CA 92363
Newberry Springs Comm. Ctr., 30884 Newberry Rd, Newberry Springs, CA 92365
Operation Fresh Start, 5376 Phillips Blvd., Ontario, CA 91761
Operation Reapp, 1023 S. Sultana, Ontario, CA 91761
Oro Grande Community Church, 19303 3rd Street, Oro Grande, CA 92368
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 710 S, Sultana Avenue, Ontario, CA 91761
Phelan Community Building, 9856 Sheep Creek Road, Phelan, CA 92371
Northtown Housing Development Corporation, 10071 Feron Boulevard, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730 Rancho Cucamonga Neighborhood Center, 9791 Arrow Highway, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Church on the Hill, 1445 Ford Street, Redlands, CA 92374
Redlands Salvation Army, 838 Alta/P.O. Box 26, Redlands, CA 92374
Red Mountain Senior Center, 60676 Highway 395, Red Mountain, CA 92558
Bethlehem Temple Church, 1175 W. Foothill Blvd., Rialto, CA 92376
Loveland Jubilee Pantry, 1436 N. Ayala, #G, Rialto, CA 92376
Love, Peace and Happiness Family Christian Fellowship, Wilmer Carter High School, 1471 N. Linden Ave., Rialto, CA 92376
R.E.A.C.H. / St. Catherine, 339 N. Sycamore, Rialto, CA 92376
Spanish Victory Outreach, 874 Meridian Ave., Rialto, CA 92376
Sunrise Church, 2759 N. Ayala Dr., Rialto, CA 92376
Templo Bautista Montecalvario, 311 S. Sycamore Ave., Rialto, California 92376
Operation Provider, 26525 Pine Avenue, Rim Forest, CA 92378
Arrowhead Vista Apartments, 24317 E. 4th Street, San Bernardino, CA 92410
Boy's & Girl's Club, 1180 W. 9th Street, San Bernardino, CA 92411
Cajon High School, 1200 Hill Drive, San Bernardino, California 92407
Delmann Heights Community Center, 2969 N. Flores Street, San Bernardino, CA 92405 s
First Presbyterian Church, 1900 N. D Street, San Bernardino, CA 92405
Greater Cornerstone Church, 1604 N. GStreet, San Bernardino, California 92411
Holy Land C.O.G.I.C., 1024 N. Street, San Bernardino, CA 92410
Lincoln Elementary, 255 W. 13th Street, San Bernardino, CA 92405
Lighthouse for the Blind, 762 N. Sierra Way, San Bernardino, CA 92410
Mission Possible, Inc., 254 S. Mt. Vernon Ave., San Bernardino, CA 92410
New Seasons Church, 1606 W. 11th Street, San Bernardino, CA 92411
Our Lady of Hope Catholic Community, Inc., 6885 Del Rosa Street, San Bernardino, CA 92404
PAL Center, 2450 Blake Ave., San Bernardino, CA 92401
Prayer Mission, 1525 N. D Street, San Bernardino, CA 92411
Priscillas Helping Hands, 1318 Date Street, San Bernardino, CA 92413-0455
Roosevelt Elementary, 1554 N. Garner, San Bernardino, CA 92411
Rudy Hernandez Community Center, 222 N. Lugo Street, San Bernardino, CA 92408
Salvation Army, 746 W. 5th Street, San Bernardino, California 92410
Salvation Army Adult Rehab. Ctr., 363 Doolittle Road, San Bernardino, California 92408
San Bernardino Adult Education/ Orchid Court Adult with Disabilities, 307 S. Arrowhead, San Bernardino, CA 92408
San Bernardino High School, 2299 N G St., San Bernardino, Ca 92405
Saint Stephen Church, 2219 W. 3rd Ave, San Bernardino, CA 92407
Set Free Christian Fellowship, 473 W. Baseline, San Bernardino, Ca. 92410
Set Free Muscoy, 2180 Darby Street, Muscoy, CA 92407
Victory Outreach, 990 W. Mill Street, San Bernardino, CA 92410
Vermont Elementary School, 3695 Vermont, Street San Bernardino, CA 92407
Grace Chapel, 1595 E. Art Townsend Dr., San Bernardino, CA 92408
Home of the Neighborly Services, Inc., 839 N. Mt. Vernon Ave., San Bernardino, CA 92411
Our Lady of Rosary Cathedral, 265 W. 25th Street, San Bernardino, CA 92405
Temple Missionary Baptist Church, 1583 W. Union Street, San Bernardino, CA 92411
The Rock Church, 2345 S. Waterman Avenue, San Bernardino, CA 92408
TELACU Sierra Vista, 650 West 6th Street, San Bernardino, CA 92410
Servant Branch Ministries, 952 S. Lincoln Ave., San Bernardino, CA 92408
The Way World Church, 310 W. 4th Street, San Bernardino, CA 92410
Trona Senior Center, 13187 Market Street, Trona, CA 92352
George Gibson Senior Center, 250 N. 3rd Street, Upland, CA 91786
Pentecostal Community Outreach Church, 280 N. Vista Place, Upland, CA 91786
Wonder Valley Fire Station, 80526 Amboy Road, Wonder Valley, CA 92277
Our Lady Of The Snow Catholic Church, 975 Lark Rd., Wrightwood, Ca 92397
Yermo Valley Community Service Department, 110 McCormick Street, Yermo, CA 92398
Set Free Christian Fellowship, 13700 Calimesa Blvd., Yucaipa, CA 92399
St. Francis Xaviar Cabrini Church, 12687 California Street, Yucaipa, California 92399
Yucaipa city Senior Center, 12202 First St., Yucaipa, CA 92399
Yucca Valley Community Center 57090 29 Palms Highway, Yucca Valley, CA 92298





Soup kitchens

Another option for low income families that are facing a crisis are these San Bernardino non-profits and charities. They can serve a free or low cost hot meal, offer referrals, and more. The Community Action Agency can offer referrals. Another key provider is the Salvation Army hot meal soup kitchens.

Desert Manna Ministries, 209 N. First Ave., Barstow, CA 92311
Immaculate Conception Church, 1106 N. La Cadena Drive, Colton, CA 92324
Fontana Foursquare Church (H.H.), 16725 Valencia Ave., Fontana, CA 92335
His Manifest Glory Christian Ministries Inc., P.O. Box 828, Fontana, Ca 92335
Family Service Association of Redlands, 612 Lawton, Redlands, California 92374
St. Anne in the Mountains, 30482 Fredalba, Road Running Springs, CA 92382  
Central City Lutheran Mission, 1354 N. G St., San Bernardino, Ca. 92405
Faith, Inc., 1944 W. 17th Street, San Bernardino, California 92411
Frazee Community Center, 1140 W. Mill Street, San Bernardino, CA 92410
Maranatha I Mission (G)(R)(B), 1323 Belleview San Bernardino, CA 92410
Marys Mercy Center, Inc., 641 Roberts Ave., San Bernardino, Ca 92411
Option House, P.O. Box 970, San Bernardino, Ca 92404
Our Lady of Hope Catholic Community, Inc., 1000 N. Valencia, San Bernardino, Ca 92410
T. E.A.M House, 201 W. Mill, San Bernardino, California 92408
Clear View Treatment Center, 1325 S. Auto Plaza Dr. # 130, San Bernardino, CA 92408
Arpy House, Inc., SVL Box 8637, Victorville, CA 92395
High Desert Domestic Violence Victorville, Ca
The Lords Table, 15512 6th Street, Victorville, CA 92392
High Desert Domestic Violence, 15075 7th Street, Victorville, California 92392

By Jon McNamara











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