San Diego County
Located in the cities of Clairemont and Chula Vista, LSS San Diego County currently offers a range of programs for seniors, youth, and those in need of emergency services. We strategically partner with schools, churches, and other community locations to bring our services where they are needed most.
MISSION & VISION
Ignited by faith, we live out God’s love by embracing, equipping and empowering vulnerable people in Southern California.
Sharing the love of Christ, we are a community to care and be cared for…where the vulnerable are safer and stronger; where the dependent are self-sustaining; where the isolated dwell in community; where the weary will be given hope.
LSS San Diego operates the Senior Companion Program, two educational TRiO programs that support entry for first-generation students into post-graduation institutions, and an emergency food pantry. This method of partnering allows us to provide service opportunities that are valuable for our clients and volunteers.
- Emergency Services
- Project Hand Food Bank
- Academic/After School Services
- Trio Upward Bound and Talent Search
- Senior Services
- Senior Companion Program
Lawrence and Edna’s Story
Lawrence and Edna McDonald have been married more than 45 years. They met in San Diego when he was a sailor. He served the USA for 20 years. They are proud parents of a daughter, Myisha.
This couple had a great life together. Lawrence was very active, and he and Edna enjoyed dancing and involving themselves in social activities.
One day Myisha saw her Dad drive by their home several times. She went outside, waved him down and asked why he didn’t stop at their residence. He confessed, “I couldn’t remember where I lived.” Edna consulted a physician, and learned that Lawrence had Alzheimer’s disease.
She was devastated. The man she loved was gone, and the person in their home couldn’t engage his wife, or daughter, like he had for many years. Over time Lawrence concluded Edna was his co-worker, but not his wife.
Mark Kuntz, Vice President of Programs
9655 Granite Ridge Drive, #200
San Diego, CA 92123
Eleanor Slaughter, Director
Gabby Bernal, TRIO Programs
Office: 619-941-2080 x 1103
Johnny Viloria, Food Pantry Project Hand
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
580 Hilltop Dr.
Chula Vista, CA 91910