March 2023
Observations and Celebrations in May
Mental Health Awareness Month
May is mental health awareness month. The theme this year is 'Mental Health Matters'.

Join the County of San Diego and other community partners in raising awareness, support, and sharing local resources.

  • Find mental health resources here
  • Find information on local mental health awareness events happening in our community here
  • Learn how to Take Action on Mental Health
  • Access and Crisis Line: 1(888) 24-7240
  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-(800) 273-8255
  • NAMI San Diego Warm Line: 1-(619) 295-1055
  • Visit the It's Up to Us for additional support and resources
Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month.

We celebrate the unique culture and contributions of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. 

According to the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, Asian Pacific America is the story of a vibrant, diverse, and resilient set of communities that have been part of the American experience for more than two hundred years. It is the story of two continents and a constellation of islands joined by the migration, exchange, and competition of people and ideas. Yet, across museums and galleries in the nation’s capital and around the country, we find only fragments of America’s rich Asian Pacific heritage.

Here are some ways you can celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month:

  • Check out Brave Space, a compilation of original songs, sounds, and meditations created by Asian American women and non-binary artists and musicians.
  • Learn about AAPI regional stories of San Diego County and beyond.
  • Attend local festivals and events.
  • Learn more about ways to celebrate Asian/Pacific American Heritage here.
Jewish American Heritage Month
May is Jewish American Heritage Month.

We celebrate more than 350-year history of Jewish contributions to American culture!

According to, celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month helps to strengthen our communities and promote a sense of belonging, shared civic life, and a deeper understanding of cultural heritage. Explore unique resources from across the United States.

Here are some ways you can celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month:

  • Learn more about Jewish Heritage Month.
  • Learn more about the Jewish Experience.
  • Learn about the Jewish regional stories of San Diego County and beyond.
  • Learn more about how to celebrate Jewish American Month.
  • Guide to Observing Jewish American Month.
May is CalFresh Awareness Month
May is CalFresh Awareness Month in California and the County of San Diego and community partners are celebrating. Several community events are scheduled throughout the month of May to provide people with information about CalFresh and offer free, in-person eligibility and application help. A full list of the free events is available online on the County’s CalFresh website. Read more here
2-1-1/CIE San Diego are continuing to gather feedback on the CalAIM webpage in development on the 211 website. If prompted for a password, please enter: 211!SanDiego#CalAIM. The website is still in draft mode and 211/CIE are continuing to make edits that have been requested by the community before the website is made widely available. Please share any feedback or questions you may have with [email protected]

2-1-1/CIE has also developed a quick instruction document outlining how to find CalAIM resources through the 211 databases or through the tools published on the CalAIM webpage. Please reference this document and reach out if there are any questions or feedback. This document will also be made available on the  CalAIM webpage
Password: 211!SanDiego#CalAIM
Welcome to CIE
North County LGBTQ Resource Center
The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (EFAP) distributes USDA food each month. Households that make less than the income listed below, qualify to receive food. This is a self-certification program; that will verbally acknowledge the total household income is less than the chart, no income documentation is required to receive food.

Food items vary from month to month. A typical EFAP bag will include canned vegetables, canned soups, canned fruit juice, canned fruits, canned meats, spaghetti, rice, beans, and frozen food items.

211/CIE San Diego
Offers transportation assistance for a variety of needs, including food, medical, employment, public benefits, and other critical activities to clients within San Diego County. The resource (drop-off location) must be listed in the 211 San Diego database (
  • Clients must have exhausted all other transportation options.
  • Limited to 2 rides / 1 round trip ride per client per day. ​​
  • ​Flex rides are available until June 30​​

How to refer to this service?
CIE Partners can log into the CIE Partner Community and send a direct referral to “LYFT Flex Ride“

How it works for Clients: Once the ride has been scheduled, the client will receive a link from Lyft via text message once their ride is dispatched with information about the driver, the car, and ETA. The link must be used within 24 hours of the date that the ride is needed (i.e. if a Flexible ride is needed on 3/12, the Lyft ride will be available for dispatch from 12 a.m. to 11:59 pm on 3/12)​​
To request a customized training for your team, please reach out to the CIE helpdesk at [email protected].
June 7-8, 2023
Sneak Peek: Opening Plenary Speakers
Alex Briscoe
California Children's Trust
Rhea Boyd, MD, MPH
Consulting CMO
211/CIE San Diego
A Fundamental Reimagining:
How to Cultivate Community-Serving Systems
On June 7-8, 2023, 211/CIE San Diego and Health Leads will host a Virtual CIE Summit to showcase CIE-like community developments, frameworks, and lessons learned in shared governance, stakeholder engagement, legal frameworks and consent, technical infrastructure, shared language, community care planning, and sustainability frameworks.

The agenda features 25 breakout sessions, special networking events, and more! Join us and connect with subject matter experts on various topics affecting the planning, implementation, and sustainability of community information exchanges (CIEs).

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CIE Training and Support
Need technical support or training information?

Email the CIE Helpdesk or visit our Tech Support and Training Calendar to schedule a virtual session with us. 
Update Process

Thank you for listing your agency and program(s) in the 211 San Diego/Imperial County Resource Database. We appreciate you! 

Providing accurate referrals would not be possible without your commitment to providing us with the most up-to-date information.

Search for services in the 211 San Diego resource database or sign in to the partner Community to update your existing programs and services.

For help resetting your password, click here. For support with updating your services, please connect with the 211 San Diego resource team at 858-300-1200, Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-4:30 pm PST, or email [email protected].  
CIE Partner Gathering

The CIE Partner Network works to improve the overall service delivery system for clients. Our meeting provides a forum for partners to share updates about ongoing CIE Initiatives, share trends in our community, and collaborate on how we as a network are leveraging our partnership, data sharing, and the CIE technology platform to address the social determinants of health and increase health equity.

Join us for a range of content. Each month, we may dive into the latest technology projects, elicit feedback on the platform’s care coordination tools, or spotlight programs and supports for unique populations. The partner gathering is a space to engage with peers across our shared network. Join us on the 4th Thursday of every month (except November and December) at 9:00 am via zoom.

The next CIE Partner gathering is on May 25, 2023, at 9 am.
211 San Diego is Hiring!

To apply and see other opportunities, click here
Alpha Project for the Homeless is Hiring!
See all opportunities here.

To apply and see other opportunities, click here.
International Rescue Committee is Hiring!
See all opportunities here.

Click on each to see the description.
San Diego Workforce Partnership is Hiring!
See all opportunities here.

Click on each to see the description.
To include your positions in our next newsletter, please email [email protected] by June 10, 2023.

We look forward to sharing your opportunities!