Our center generally operates Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

* Due to reorganization and COVID-19 we’re currently closed *

Once reorganization, funding, and the health orders are lifted, our services will more than likely be a combination of in-person and virtual casework by-appointments. Walk-ins will be a process to provide basic information and to schedule appointments.

Food Program Changes: We’re no longer a distribution site for IV Food Bank’s USDA Commodities program

* We Observe Major Holidays, Summer & Winter Breaks *

* NO MORE EFSP FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR RENTAL/UTILITIES ASSISTANCE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE *

Emergency Food and Shelter Program

Emergency Food and Shelter Program

SEMC has partnered with the  Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) to provide residents struggling with food, rent and utilities in El Centro. This collaboration allows SEMC to help families who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness, pay past due rent or utilities, and  emergency food. 

Eligibility is based on income and family size and emergency need.  For eligibility, clients must provide:

  • proof of income

  • proof of residency

  • photo ID

  • Eviction Notice or Past Due Bill