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Basic Needs Walk-in Services, Carlsbad

5731 Palmer Way Suite A
Carlsbad, CA 92010

Provides social services such as emergency food, hygiene packets, day bus passes or gas vouchers for documented medical or job needs, clothing voucher to thrift store, partial financial assistance for applicable prescriptions, assistance to pay for driver’s license, ID and birth certificates (some limits and criteria do apply, provided based on availability), access to benefits, crisis intervention, diapers and formula (when available), and additional community referrals as needed.

(760) 448-5696

Intake Hours of Operation: 
1:00 pm-3:00 pm, Tuesday-Thursday

Walk-in for services

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Intake Hours of Operation: 
8:00 am-11:50 am and 1:00 pm-4:50 pm, Monday-Friday

Intake Procedure (Call for more information)

Documents Required: Proof of Income, Utility Bills, Intake/Application Form, Photo ID

Intake Notes
1. Does not provide direct utility payment services to client. 
2. Offers pre-screening and referrals to the program-administrating agency to request an application for the utility reduced rate program or past due utility payment assistance.

Food Distribution:

Senior Food Programs: Jacobs-Cushman San Diego 

3235 Eureka Place
Carlsbad CA 


1:00-2:00 p.m. 2nd Monday of Month