The City of San Diego manages several social service programs that benefit San Diego residents and improve their quality of life. By providing direct services and funding community organizations, the City and its partners are tackling social issues that are important to San Diegans, including childcare, homeless services, youth programs, crime, disability services, neighborhood revitalization, senior services and many others.
- Clean Syringe Exchange Pilot Program - The City of San Diego is developing and implementing a one-year Clean Syringe Exchange Pilot Program with a drug abuse treatment referral component in response to a public health crisis relating to the rapid spread of the Hepatitis C Virus (HVC) and the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) through the shared use of needles and syringes.
- Community Development Block Grants - Community Development Block Grants are used to prevent and eliminate neighborhood blight, and alleviate of serious and immediate threats to health and welfare.
- Grants Administration - The grants coordinator assists City departments in researching and identifying grant funds from federal and state governments.
- Homeless Services - Homeless Services plans, organizes and coordinates initiatives and strategies to assist the City's homeless community with other organizations.