Our center generally operates Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. We’re closed the second Thursday of each month for IV Food Bank’s USDA Commodities Distribution.

*** We Observe Major Holidays, Summer & Winter Breaks ***

*** NO MORE EFSP FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR RENTAL/UTILITIES ASSISTANCE UNTIL OCTOBER 2019 ***

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