Family Resource Center


The Family Resource Center (FRC) provides emergency assistance, services and referrals for families and individuals in need in this community. Social Workers are available to meet with clients and to provide services including: emergency food assistance, case management, referrals, assessments, and scholarships. The FRC also hosts educational courses including Parenting, Nutrition and ESL.

Located upstairs in Building A (over the library)
Phone: 619.269.1430 Fax: 619.255.7672 E-mail:

Hours of Operation:
Monday -Friday
8:00am to Noon
1:00pm to 4:30pm

Lunes –  Viernes
8:00am to Noon
1:00pm to 4:30pm


Clients can access one box of food per month on the 2nd  & 4th Thursday (8:30am-12noon) OR Friday (1-4pm) with updated files.

USDA Summer Food Program

Free meals for children under 18 will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday through Sept. 4 at the Salvation Army Kroc Center Education Garden, 6845 University Ave. There are no income requirements or registration. Lunch for adults is available for purchase. For more information, call 619-269-1540



Assistance is given to those with a proven financial need who live within the following service zip code areas:

91941-La Mesa
91942-La Mesa
91943-La Mesa
91944-La Mesa
91945-Lemon Grove
91946-Lemon Grove
92105-San Diego
92115-San Diego
92119-San Diego
92120-San Diego
92182-San Diego

The following documents are required for all members living in the residence (including roommates and non-family members):

· Identification for all members of the household

· Photo ID required for all adults

· Shot records or birth certificates will serve as proof for children

· Current proof of income for all members of the household (2 consecutive pay stubs, TANF/Calworks Notice of Action, child support statement, Social Security benefits statement, educational class schedule verification/Financial Aid statement, unemployment benefits statement, etc.)

· Address verification (a recent utility bill)

Emergency Services:

Individuals, families, and seniors residing within the Kroc Center’s Service Area* that find themselves in emergency situations may request assistance in the form of:

· Food Boxes
· Clothing Vouchers and Children’s Pajamas
· Baby Items
· Household Items
· Personal Hygiene Items
· Domestic Phone Cards

Eligibility guidelines apply. Services may have limited availability. Please phone 619.269.1430 or e-mail to: for more information.

Case Management

Effective September 1st, 2011, all Family Resource Center (FRC) services are provided through supportive and strengths-based case management. Applicants for services will meet with FRC Associates for a comprehensive assessment to build upon strengths and assets and assist with meeting identified areas of need.

Appointments available: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
Friday: call to make appointment

Membership and Program Scholarships:

The Kroc Center’s Family Resource Center (FRC) provides scholarships to Day Camp and other programs for families needing financial assistance who meet our zip code and income eligibility requirements. Funding is limited.  Please visit or call 619.269.1430 for a complete listing of services and to see if you qualify (documentation required). Please email for more information. Scholarship funding is from generous donations from our Heroes Campaign and private donors. The Scholarships Program provides partial assistance for memberships and programs such as camp, aquatics, sports, dance, and music.

Summer Camp applications are available starting 3/9/15. Call FRC for submission deadlines.  Please submit Class, Program and Membership Scholarship Applications  a minimum of 4 weeks before the program starts. Your client file must be updated. Scholarships are still available for our memberships and programs such as basketball, hockey, soccer, karate, dance, and music.

Pick up an application packet at any Guest Service Desk, phone 619.269.1430 or e-mail to: for more information. Once your application is received, an FRC Associate will contact you to set up an appointment to discuss your scholarship.

How do I apply? You can download the PDF application form here or or pick one up at the Family Resource Center on the far West side of campus. Be sure to bring the required documentation (listed in FAQ) when you visit.

View Scholarship FAQs>>

Comprehensive Services:

The following FREE services are available to clients of the Family Resource Center.
· Food Stamp Pre-Screening & Application Assistance
· Enrolling in SDG&E’s “Neighbor-to Neighbor Energy Assistance Program”
·Information and Referrals

If you need assistance and you do not reside within our service area, please click here to locate your designated Salvation Army Corps.

Kroc Church

Kroc Church is simply a group of people with a common desire to follow and love Jesus. Being part of The Salvation Army Kroc Center allows us a number of different ways to create community. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you find yourself in life, we would love to have you join us.

If you are in crisis and need to speak with someone immediately, please contact the Access and Crisis Hotline (24 Hours a day/7 Days a week) at 1-800-479-3339. If you have a medical or psychiatric emergency, please call 9-1-1.