The  Grossmont Justice Scholars Program maintains a database with hundreds of community and campus resources.  This resource is updated regularly.  


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A supportive program for student parents who are receiving cash aid


Basic Needs

Services provided include: Child Care, Gizmo’s Kitchen, Health Services, Mental Health Services, and Shower Facilities.



Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) provides support services and/or grant funds to assist single parents with academic support and financial assistance.




Extended Opportunities Program Services (EOPS) assists students who are identified as economically and educationally disadvantaged. Eligible students are provided with a wide range of support services to foster success.


Gizmo's Kitchen

Gizmo’s Kitchen is a ‘grab and go’ student food pantry that supports students by providing pre-packaged items suitable for an on-campus lunch or meal. Student toiletry items are also available.



Provides additional support for foster youth as you transition to independent living. Program can provide specialized academic, career and personal counseling, book vouchers, grant money and more.



Grossmont College Scholarships

Applications must be completed the semester prior to the award






211 San Diego

Connects organizations to community resources, services and public benefits. 




SD County COVID response

 Daily updates on positive cases, other data


Education & Employment
College & Degrees

Guide for ex-offenders about returning to school after prison


Rising Scholars Network

The California Community Colleges are committed to serving students who have been impacted by the criminal justice system.  Colleges supporting these students proudly form the Rising Scholars Network



Homeboy Industries

Largest gang rehabilitation and re-entry program in the world. Providing training and support to formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated men and women, allowing them to redirect their lives to become contributing members of our communities



Underground Scholars

Prison-to-University Pipeline



Project Rebound

Project Rebound is a special admissions program assisting formerly incarcerated individuals who might not normally qualify for university acceptance because of application deadlines and minor academic deficiencies




Fresh Start Program

From reducing felony convictions to misdemeanors to dismissing/expunging your criminal record to getting Certificates of Rehabilitation, the County of San Diego Office of the Public Defender is pleased to help you with your Fresh Start


San Diego Clean Slate Clinic

Provides FREE legal assistance with expungements, early termination of probation, and felony reductions to misdemeanor 


Legal Aid Society of San Diego

Legal Help with Housing, Debt Collection, Repossession, Sales Contracts, Housing Discrimination, Family Law, Immigration, Federal Tax Problems, CalWORKs, CalFresh, General Relief, Conservatorships, Restraining Orders, SSI