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Bridge to Self Reliance 2000 refugees San Diego CA



This project provides food, and access to medical and other services, to 2000 refugees struggling to become self sufficient in San Diego County, where increasing arrivals have long outpaced resources.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Of the more than 80,000 refugees currently living in San Diego county, over a half have limited or no English skills, and over a third are not literate in any language. Many bring physical disabilities and other health issues, and many have suffered severe traumas. Newcomers often have never lived in a city, used money or electricity, or ridden in a car before their journey from refugee camp to San Diego. Solving basic need, health and access issues helps those refugees adapt to their new life.

How will this project solve this problem?

The project will provide translation, transportation, and advocacy and access resources for the refugees who need them, and supply medications and other daily necessities, to which many do not have access.

Potential Long Term Impact

At least 2,000 refugees will be served per year. They will learn how to access services available to them, and develop self confidence; and they will become active and productive community members.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $19,030
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $60,970
Total Funding Goal: $80,000

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Project Leader

Elaine McLevie

Encinitas, CA United States

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