SUPPORTIVE SERVICES

More than 1,000 seniors are off the streets thanks to the Homeless Prevention Program.

Supportive Services Walk-in Hours

Location: Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness Center – 1525 4th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Meet with a Social Worker

Mon-Fri from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm (closing at 2:00 pm on Tuesdays)

Homeless Prevention Program Evaluation

Thursdays from 8:30 am to 11:30 am

Case Management

A dedicated team of case managers and interns addresses a wide array of issues that seniors living in poverty may face.

For example, we help seniors obtain social security benefits, arrange transportation, schedule appointments with doctors, read difficult mail and make contact with local agencies to resolve problems that may prevent seniors from living independent and productive lives.

But most of all we provide a shoulder to cry on and serve as a family to those who don’t have anybody to rely on.

Chinese Outreach & Case Management Program

A full-time Mandarin-speaking Support Services Case Manager assists Asian American seniors with accessing our services in a culturally competent way.

Homeless Prevention Program

For hundreds of seniors in San Diego, Serving Seniors has become the main resource to live independent and healthy lives. Moving low-income seniors from homelessness into affordable housing remains one of our top priorities.

Through our Homeless Prevention Program, we provide seniors with transitional housing at a single room occupancy hotel in Downtown San Diego. These transitional housing units are available to homeless seniors while they participate in our 90-day Homeless Prevention Program. Serving Seniors commits to actively reaching out to homeless seniors and providing the necessary tools to secure stable housing. Program participants are required to meet with a case manager weekly and have access to meals, physical and mental health services and lifelong learning opportunities.

For more information about any of our Supportive Services Programs, please contact Carlos Ochoa-Mendez at (619) 487-0719.

“The Homeless Prevention Program helped me find a safe place to call home. At Potiker, I feel safe and eat meals in the dining room every day. The last place I lived in didn’t even have fire alarms. I like living here, it’s been good for me.”

Ralph