Making Ends Meet

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San Diego Making Ends Meet

Sometimes there’s more month left than paycheck. You may be able to stretch your dollar by using services offered by the following organizations.

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS): NMCRS services include scholarships, financial counseling, a Budget for Baby workshop, financial assistance and thrift shops. NMCRS also offers interest-free loans to qualifying individuals. For a free budget review to enhance your financial portfolio, call 619-556-8283, or visit for a list of services and locations.

San Diego Military Outreach Ministries (SDMOM): Receive free food and furniture for E-5 and below (others may qualify based on their circumstances). Call 619-461-4164 or visit for more information.

Armed Services YMCA: ASYMCA provides in-home social work visits, emergency food, the Virtual Food Pantry Program, and a variety of other family and outreach programs. Call 858-751-5755 or visit for more information.

The USO’s Downtown Center, at the corner of Third and A streets, is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day of the year to give active-duty military personnel and their families a “home away from home” where they may watch television, play pool, email friends, read, or just relax and hang out. The 18,000-square-foot center offers a complimentary Tuesday night dinner to active-duty military and their families, a nine-station cyber canteen with free internet access, special holiday events, a children’s playroom, two flat-panel televisions with surround sound, a DVD movie library, PlayStation 3, great activities and helpful information about San Diego. It also features a spacious social hall for parties and meetings, available for use at no cost to the military. Call 619-235-6503 or visit for more information.


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