4167 Rappahannock Avenue, San Diego, California 92117 [email protected] (858) 274-2273

About Us

About Us

For 45 years, the Community Christian Service Agency has been serving those in the San Diego community who lack the basic necessities of life.

CCSA strives to deliver quality services to its clients at the lowest possible cost.  A large volunteer workforce and substantial donations of food, clothing and supplies enable CCSA to keep CCSA to keep overhead low.  These donations come from member churches, community groups, and businesses.  More than 90% of the money donated to CCSA is spent on programs directly benefiting CCSA clients.

CCSA is an IRS-qualified nonprofit organization.  All contributions are tax-deductible.

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Community Christian Service Agency, an ecumenical Christian agency, is to provide emergency services to individuals and families in need in San Diego County, including food, clothing, and referrals, and where practicable, counseling to assist in their transition to self-reliance.

People Served:

The agency operates two service centers. The main site in Clairemont serves primarily low-income individuals and families, and the Pacific Beach Center focuses its services primarily on the needs and challenges of the growing population of the homeless. Each year, the agency has more than 25,000 service contacts with people coming in for food, clothing, and other basic necessities of life. CCSA is open to anyone in San Diego County that needs help. Combined, the two centers serve up to 2000 people each month with the Pacific Beach Center serving as many as 150 homeless singles per week.

Services Provided at Both Centers:

  • Emergency food and clothing
  • Assistance with temporary housing and emergency shelter
  • Bus tokens for medical appointments or job interviews
  • Assistance in obtaining birth certificates and California ID cards (needed for employment or program entry)
  • Resource counseling and referrals to other service agencies

Services Provided at Clairemont Service Center

  • Distribution of USDA Commodity Foods to about 1,ooo persons each month
  • Annual Back to School program of backpacks with school supplies for students
  • Annual  Christmas Adopt-a-Family and Christmas Meal baskets
  • Emergency food and clothing and referrals to other services on a walk-in basis

Services Provided at Pacific Beach Service Center

  • Volunteer nurses provide health assessment, first aid, education, and referrals
  • Annual Christmas gift bags
  • Emergency food and clothing and referrals to other services on a walk-in basis