Immediate Needs

There are 28 programs in the Immediate Needs Category.

Baby Bottoms Diaper Bank, Inc.
Eligibility: Low-income families with infants or toddlers in need of diapers.
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 twenty two thousand diapers, free of charge, to a variety of families throughout local communities. What is a Diaper Bank? Diaper Banks collect, sto...

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 such as: HomelessnessRunning awayParental or family violenceHIV/AIDS and other STDsDepression, anger, self-harm, suicide and other topics of importanceServices are anonymous and confidential. Assistance available in all languages. To chat, please visit website www.calyouth.org or tex...

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

California Department of Motor Vehicle's (DMV) vision is to be a recognized leader in public service. Their mission is to provide quality licensing and motor vehicle-related services to the public.The two primary functions offered are registering vehicles and licensing drivers. They also provide the following functions: Recording ownership (certificate of title). If the vehicles DMV registersMaintaining driving records (accidents and convictions) of licensed driversIssuing identification cards ...

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 (800) 222-1222, 24-hours per day, 7 days per week, and 365 days per year. Language interpreters are available in over two hundred 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. Hous...
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.

Essential services offered during COVID-19. Child Abuse Prevention Council protects children and strengthens families through awareness and outcome driven programs delivered with compassion.Advice Line offers parenting advice, answers to questions on child abuse and/or prevention, and provides referrals to community resources 24-hours per day, 7 days per week, and 365 days per year. Please call (209) 464-4524.Child care and Education Crisis/Respite Childcare - Short Term Child care: Center-based...

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-income families
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 ProgramEmergency Repair ProgramHousing Reconstruct Loan ProgramHousing Rehabilitation ProgramNeighborhood Improveme...

Crisis Text Line
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24-hours per day 7 days per week. Support and information are available via text. Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the US, anytime, for any type of crisis. A live, trained crisis counselor receives the text and responds immediately. The volunteer crisis counselor will help individuals move from a difficult moment (hot moment) to feeling better (cool moment). When an individual has reached a crisis counselor, ...

Directions Medical Clinic (Lodi Clinic)
Eligibility: Pregnant women and families who are in need of services. Consultations are confidential.
Fees: None

Directions Medical Clinic is a life-affirming licensed medical clinic that educates, empowers, and inspires people to value themselves and their reproductive health. The center provides free pregnancy testing, ultrasound exams, and nurse consultations in a confidential and caring environment. The center provides education about birth control, pregnancy options and healthy relationships. The center's parenting program provides parenting support thru one on one classes. The center also offer a pos...

Directions Medical Clinic (Stockton Center)
Eligibility: Pregnant women and families who need these services. Consultations are confidential.
Fees: None

Directions Medical Clinic is a life-affirming licensed medical clinic that educates, empowers, and inspires people to value themselves and their reproductive health. The center provides free pregnancy testing, ultrasound exams, and nurse consultations in a confidential and caring environment. The center provides education about birth control, pregnancy options and healthy relationships. The center's parenting program provides parenting support thru one on one classes. The center also offer a pos...

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 per day, 7 days per week information and referral service for San Joaquin County. Call Specialists provide individuals with community resources to meet health and human service needs.

Gospel Center Rescue Mission (Recuperative Care)
Eligibility: Release from hospitalization by doctor or surgeon, homeless.
Fees: SSI, based on individual.

Recuperative Care by the Gospel Center Rescue Mission serves homeless transitioning from a hospital to the care, that a family member would provide, if the client were recuperating at home. GCRM operates the only non-profit Recuperative Care Program in San Joaquin County.

Gospel Rescue Mission (New Hope Family Shelter)
Eligibility: Homeless and/or addicted women and women with children up to age 17. Each case is reviewed on an individual basis.
Fees: None

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 their ow...

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)Must have birth certificate for children and social security cards for all family members...
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...

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 is a kindergarten through sixth grade charter school. one.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 and math skills. one.Charter Elementary provides children with breakfast, lunch, school supplies, clothing, and oth...

Raymus House (Hope Ministries, Inc.)
Eligibility: Shelter for homeless single mothers with custody of at least one childMust have birth certificate for children and social security cards for all family members entering program No drugs or alcoholMust...
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 eligibility requirements.
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. They provide 24-hours per day, 7 days per week emergency support along with weekly home visits by a social worker with a master's degree. In-home training for families is offered and reimbursement is given to ...

ROP-California Foster Families
Eligibility: Please call for eligibility requirements.
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. They provide 24-hours per day, 7 days per week emergency support along with weekly home visits by a social worker with a master's degree. In-home training for families is offered and reimbursement is given to ...

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.Meal hours:Meals are served daily at 5:00 p.m. Breakfast served on Sunday at 9:00 a.m. **Due to COVID-19, this service is temporarily discontinued. Emergency shelter hours:Nightly check-in 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m....

Salvation Army, Stockton
Eligibility: Low income Stockton, French Camp, Lathrop, Tracy, Escalon and Manteca residents.
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. No requirements for the Youth Center.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 ra...

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 Dinning services include:St. Mary's Dining Room provides breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week, 365 days a yearMedical and dental care is available to uninsured men, women and children The hygiene center provides families and individuals experiencing homelessness with the opportunity to shower, care for their hy...

Tracy Community Connections Center
Eligibility: Homeless and those at-risk of becoming homeless.
Fees: None

Tracy Community Connections Center (Tracy CCC) provides services and support to Tracy area homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless. Services include shower, laundry services, emergency shelter, recuperative care and case management.Tracy CCC has launched its mobile shower trailer Monday and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. It is stationed at El Pescadero Park, 301 West Grant Line Road in Tracy.

Tracy Interfaith Ministries (Food Pantry and Clothes Closet)
Eligibility: Low or no-income individuals and families (Tracy residents only). Must bring identification for all in household, proof of income, and proof of address in Tracy.
Fees: None

Tracy Interfaith Ministries provides emergency food which is available Monday through Thursday 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.