Faith and Community Based Initiative

Faith and Community Based Organizations are a key ally in helping Americans in need and together represent an integral part of our nation's social service network. 

Faith and Community Based Organizations can play a vital role in educating their communities on the importance of preparing for a disaster and by participating in their community's disaster response and recovery efforts. 

Please click the links below to find out how your Faith or Community Based Organization can participate in the Faith and Community Based Initiative.

With support from the County of San Diego Office of Emergency Services your Faith or Community Based Organization can become part of a productive coalition of Faith and Community Based Organizations that will work with public agencies to improve the disaster preparedness level of your communities.

List of Partners

Diverse group

Anglican Church of St. Timothy & St. Titus
Calvary Lutheran Church
Christ the King Anglican Church
Church of Scientology San Diego
Community Lutheran Church of Escondido
DCBC - Del Cerro Baptist Church
Episcopal Community Services
First Lutheran Church of El Cajon
First United Methodist Church of Escondido
Foothills Christian Church
Horizon Christian Fellowship
Interfaith Disaster Council
Interfaith Shelter Network
Jewish Family Service of San Diego

Journey Community Church
Meridian Baptist Church
Metro United Methodist Urban Ministry
New Era Outreach
Paradise Valley Seventh-day Adventist Church
Presbytery of San Diego
Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church
Self-Ruled Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America
Set Free Ministries of Pacific Beach
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
The Episcopal Diocese of San Diego
The Rock Church
Vision San Diego

Are you a Faith or Community Based Organization and would like to become a partner? Fill out the form here.

Connect with a Chaplain


The San Diego County Chaplain Corp is a coordinated group of certified chaplains who have completed the necessary criteria to serve in coordination with the County’s Office of Emergency Services during a disaster. Chaplains can be called upon to provide appropriate emotional and/or faith support to those who reach out.

To speak with a chaplain, please complete the form below.

Once your email is received, a trained and approved chaplain will call you to offer emotional and/or faith support during your time of need. 

Please note that this service is not intended for emergency assistance.  If you need immediate assistance, please contact the Access and Crisis Line at 888-724-7240.