Immediate Needs

There are 28 programs in the Immediate Needs Category.

Baby Bottoms Diaper Bank, Inc.
Eligibility: San Joaquin County residents in need of infant or toddler diapers. Assistance is offered once a month, up to 6 months. Must call to schedule an appointment.
Fees: None

Baby Bottom Diapers Bank, Inc. (BBDB) was established in 2012 by a group of women working with abused women and children in San Joaquin County. Seeing that the need was greater, BBDB decided to expand its operations to meet the needs of impoverished families by supplying diapers for infants and toddlers. In year one, BBDB was able to provide over 22,000 diapers, free of charge, to a variety of families throughout local communities. What is a Diaper Bank? Diaper Banks collect, store and help d...

California Coalition for Youth (California Youth Crisis Line)
Eligibility: Youth ages 12 to 24 years old and their families in crisis.
Fees: None

California Youth Crisis Line is a 24-hour crisis line, and 24-hour chat and text, for youth and their families to help young people receive the support and referrals they need to address critically important issues; i.e. homelessness, running away, parental or family violence, HIV/AIDS and other STDs, depression, anger, self-harm, suicide and other topics of importance. Services are anonymous and confidential. Assistance available in all languages. To chat with them go to the website at

California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
Eligibility: Vary
Fees: Vary

California Department of Motor Vehicle's vision is to be a recognized leader in public service. To accomplish this vision their mission is to serve the public by providing quality licensing and motor vehicle-related services.The two functions of the DMV that most people are familiar with are registering vehicles and licensing drivers.Other functions: Recording ownership (certificate of title) of the vehicles DMV registersMaintaining driving records (accidents and convictions) of licensed drivers...

California Poison Control System
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

California Poison Control System (CPCS) provides immediate, free and expert treatment advice and referral over the telephone in case of exposure to poisonous or toxic substances. Pharmacists, physicians, nurses, and poison information providers answer the calls to 1-(800) 222-1222, 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Language interpreters are available in over 200 languages and all calls are confidential.

California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways (Life Jacket Loan Program)
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

California Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) has partnered with public and private entities to make life jackets available to the public on a loan basis. DBW has provided life jackets to these stations so that an individual or family can check out a life jacket for a day or a weekend by simply completing a loan form. Some stations have life jacket use requirements, so please contact participating locations for specifics. For information on life jackets laws or what type of life jack...

Central Valley Low-Income Housing Corporation (Homelessness Prevention and ESG Rapid Re-Housing)
Eligibility: Homeless Prevention: Households must have documentation that they are imminently at risk of becoming homeless as defined by the U.S.Housing and Urban Development Department under the HEARTH Act. House...
Fees: None

Homeless Prevention and ESG Rapid Re-Housing are federally funded programs that provide short-term, one-time rental and/or deposit assistance to qualifying households that meet all federal and local eligibility requirements. All households must undergo an application and review process through Central Valley Low-Income Housing Corp. Households that believe they meet eligibility requirements should contact Central Valley Low-Income Housing for full details.

Child Abuse Prevention Council of San Joaquin County (CAPC)
Eligibility: San Joaquin County residents.
Fees: Vary by program.

Child Abuse Prevention Council protects children and strengthens families through awareness and outcome driven programs delivered with compassion.24-Hour Advice Line offers parenting advice, answers to questions on child abuse and/or prevention, and provides referrals to community resources 24-hours per day, 365 days per year. Please call (209) 464-4524.Childcare and Education Crisis/Respite Childcare - Short Term ChildcareCenter-based, crisis/respite childcare for families at risk of child abus...

Child Find of America, Inc.
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Child Find of America, Inc. is a national not-for-profit charity that works to prevent and resolve all cases of missing and abducted children, and to ensure that all children are in a safe and legal environment.Child Find offers America's families:Free investigation & location services Free kidnapping prevention programsFree referral & support services Free conflict resolution, problem solving and mediation services to families in crisis...

City of Stockton Economic Development Department
Eligibility: Low-to-moderate income Stockton residents. See specific eligibility for specific programs below.
Fees: None

City of Stockton Economic Development Department provides the following assistance to qualified low and moderate income City of Stockton residents:The Housing Division administers programs that create housing opportunities for residents of Stockton through down payment assistance, emergency repairs and neighborhood improvements.Available Housing Programs: Down Payment Assistance Program Emergency Repair Program Housing Reconstruct Loan Program Housing Rehabilitation Program Neighborhood ...

Crisis Text Line
Eligibility: Crisis Text Line exists to help anyone in crisis at any time. “If it’s a crisis to you, it’s a crisis to us.”
Fees: If your cell phone plan is with AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, or Verizon, texts to the short code, 741741 are free of charge. If you have a plan with a different carrier, it works just like texting a friend...

Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via the medium people already use and trust: text. Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the US, anytime, about any type of crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds quickly. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help individuals move from a hot moment to a cool moment. When an individual has reached a Crisis Counselor, they’ll introduce themselves, reflect ...

Delta Hotel
Eligibility: Single room occupancy for residents receiving General Assistance.
Fees: $340 per month

Delta Hotel is a pre-development site of Grand View Village located in downtown Stockton, currently a residential hotel Single Room Occupancy (SRO) consisting of 28 rooms, providing housing to residents receiving General Assistance. This is a Visionary Homebuilders of California property.

Family Resource and Referral Center
Eligibility: Residents of San Joaquin County.
Fees: Sliding scale for subsized child care.

Family Resource and Referral Center is a non-profit, child care resource and referral organization providing direct services, information, training and advocacy to enhance child care and family well being in San Joaquin County. Services include:Child care assistanceChild care referrals First 5 ProgramsPreschool ProgramInformation and training for individuals interested in becoming licensed family child care providersWorkshops and trainings are available on a range of topicsResource Lending Libr...

Family Resource and Referral Center (2-1-1 San Joaquin )
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Provides 24 hours a day, seven days a week, information and referral service for San Joaquin County.Call Specialists provide individuals with community resources to meet health and human service needs.

Hope Family Shelter (Project Hope)
Eligibility: Single mom or dad with custody of at least one child or couples (must be married and have marriage certificate), no drugs/alcohol. Must pass a drug test. Must have birth certificate for children and ...
Fees: None

Hope Family Shelter provides shelter for families who are homeless in the Manteca area. There is an application process involved for eligibility. Coordination of efforts for housing and employment is provided. Residents stay in a one-bedroom, fully furnished apartment (maximum stay is 90 days). Personal and family counseling is available along with case management. The shelter is part of Hope Ministries, Inc.Hope Family Shelter is part of "Project Hope". With individual and group counselin...

Kristen Watt Foundation for Eating Disorders Awareness
Eligibility: Individuals suffering with eating disorders. Information will be provided to anyone dealing with or concerned about someone dealing with an eating disorder.
Fees: No fees within the greater San Joaquin area.

Kristen Watt Foundation for Eating Disorders was established after the tragic loss of the Watts' daughter to an eating disorder in July 1999. She was 14 years old and a normal-weight bulimic. The Watt family has established the foundation as a result of their frustration from the lack of available resources and knowledge. The Foundation aims to prevent any other family from having to experience this horrific loss and offers information focusing on body image and self-esteem.

Laced with Love
Eligibility: Children in need of repairs to their own shoes, or possible donation of previously worn and repaired shoes.
Fees: None

Laced with Love is a program run out of the goodness of one woman's heart. She sees the need many children have for repairs to their shoes as they board the school bus she drives. So, she has taken it upon herself to clean, repair and paint the shoes for children with whom she comes into contact. She also takes monetary donations as well as donations of cleaning supplies, shoe repair materials, paint and shoes. To make a donation or find out more about this program, contact Naghina Khan at L...

New Hope Family Shelter (New Life Program: Emergency Shelter, Life Skills, & Addiction Programs)
Eligibility: Homeless women with children up to age 17. Each case is reviewed on an individual basis
Fees: None or sliding scale fee.

New Hope Family Shelter (NHFS) offers shelter and related services for homeless single women, women with children, and those with or without substance abuse problems. Programs within the NHFS provide counseling and processing, coping skills, parenting skills, anger management, boundaries, relapse prevention, ACE classes, chapel, budgeting/money management, nutrition, personal hygiene and job readiness. New Hope also features an 80/20 percent savings plan to help families save money for a place ...

one.Charter Elementary
Eligibility: Children K-6 grade, whose family lives in a shelter within San Joaquin County and are without permanent housing or are in transition.
Fees: None

one.Charter Elementary K-6 is a Kindergarten through Sixth grade Charter school. Charter Elementary also serves children in transition or homeless children. Its goal is to satisfy the physical, emotional and educational needs of children in San Joaquin County. Utilizing a strong academic program, the school day includes standards based education with a strong emphasis on literacy, math and skills. one.Charter Elementary K-6 provides children with breakfast, lunch, school supplies, clothing, ...

Raymus House (Project Hope)
Eligibility: Shelter for homeless single mothers with custody of at least one child. No drugs or alcohol. Must pass a drug test. Must have birth certificate for children and social security cards for all family m...
Fees: None

Raymus House provides shelter for single mothers with their children. Each family has a fully furnished bedroom and shares the living areas and essential chores. Food is provided at no charge. Counseling is available for all residents, including addictive behavior, adult and children’s psychological counseling and case management. Raymus House is part of "Project Hope". With individual and group counseling, residents are equipped with tools that help them become proactive in restoring their s...

ROP-California Foster Families
Eligibility: Please call for more information.
Fees: None

ROP-California Foster Families is a private non-profit foster family agency licensed by the State of California to recruit, train and provide extensive services to foster/resource family homes. Their goal is provide safe, ethical and loving homes for foster youth ages infant to 17 years. The agency provides 24-hours per day, 7 days per week emergency support along with weekly home visits by a Master degree level social worker. In-home training for families is offered and reimbursement is give...

ROP-California Foster Families
Eligibility: Please call for more information.
Fees: None

ROP-California Foster Families is a private non-profit foster family agency licensed by the State of California to recruit, train and provide extensive services to foster/resource family homes. Their goal is provide safe, ethical and loving homes for foster youth ages infant to 17 years. The agency provides 24-hours per day, 7 days per week emergency support along with weekly home visits by a Master degree level social worker. In-home training for families is offered and reimbursement is give...

Salvation Army (Dollar Energy Program)
Eligibility: Must have a 48-hour or 15-day PG&E shutoff notice and be a resident of the city/locality in which you are seeking assistance.
Fees: None

Dollar Energy Program is designed to assist needy families with payment of their PG&E bills. Funds are available to pay only a late utility bill (no deposits). Families may receive assistance every 18 months until funds have been exhausted. Appointments must be scheduled. walk-ins accepted. Other sites: 525 West Lockeford Street, Lodi (209) 369-5896

Salvation Army, Lodi (Hope Harbor Family Service Center)
Eligibility: Homeless single men, homeless single women or single parent with a child/children.
Fees: None

Hope Harbor Family Service Center provides emergency lodging, hot meals and clothing. Other programs and classes have been designed to assist clients in becoming more self-reliant and self-sufficient. Please call for more information.

Salvation Army, Stockton
Eligibility: Low income Stockton, French Camp, Lathrop, Tracy, Escalon and Manteca residents. No requirements for the Youth Center.
Fees: None

Salvation Army, Stockton assists needy families with emergency food, clothing and furnishings when their homes have been destroyed by fire or any form of disaster or calamity. Salvation Army also provides assistance with paying for PG&E bill through its Dollar Energy program.Stockton Salvation Army sites:Adult Rehabilitation Center & Thrift Store: 1247 South Wilson Way, Stockton (209) 466-3871. There is a car lot featuring used and running cars ranging from $300 to $2000Community Cente...

San Joaquin County Recorder - County Clerk
Eligibility: None
Fees: Please see website for a current fee schedule.

The Recorder - County Clerk serves as custodian of public records, recorder of real property documents, and notary public bonds. The office also issues and registers marriage licenses, vital statistics and other public documents.The enactment of Senate Bill 1342 requires more documents be subject to the fee for the Real Estate Fraud Prosecution Trust Fund. The $8.00 Real Estate Fraud Prosecution Trust Fund fee will be applied to the documents listed below effective August 1, 2013. If any o...

St. Mary's Dining Room (Dining Room, Hygiene Center, Medical Clinic, Dental Clinic and Social Services)
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

St. Mary's Dining Room responds to poverty in San Joaquin County by feeding the hungry, caring for health issues and restoring human dignity to over 700 individuals each day.St. Mary's Dining Room provides breakfast, lunch, and dinner 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Medical and dental care is available to uninsured men, women and children. The hygiene center provides homeless individuals and families with the opportunity to shower, care for their hygiene needs and receive clean, season appropri...

Tracy Community Connections Center
Eligibility: Tracy Community Connections Center provides services and support to Tracy area homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless.
Fees: None

Their services include shower, and laundry services, emergency shelter, recuperative care and case management.Tracy CCC has launch its mobile shower trailer serving at two locations. Monday @ New Heart Church - Thursday @ Grace Church

Tracy Interfaith Ministries (Food Pantry and Clothes Closet)
Eligibility: Low or no income individuals and families (Tracy residents only). Must bring Social Security Card or other form of identification and proof of address.
Fees: None

Tracy Interfaith Ministries provides emergency food which is available Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Emergency clothing is also provided for residents in need.Tracy Interfaith Ministries offers a Families-At-Risk program, designed to assist a family through a one-time financial emergency. It provides emergency funds to help a family meet household costs when the family is faced with a temporary job loss, a medical emergency or other financial crisis.