Homeless

A Community In Service With The Most Vulnerable Among Us

Together We Can

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Volunteer

 

From food preparation to serving a meal, our volunteers are the backbone of our organization.

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Donate

 

Food, cars, new athletic socks, underwear and hygiene kits.  There are so many ways to give.

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Advocate

 

Be a part of a team to assist the vulnerable to acquire services.

Who We Serve

"Third Avenue Charitable Organization (TACO) is a community drawn together to support the dignity, health and well-being of people among us experiencing homelessness and poverty."  TACO's Mission Statement

TACO serves everyone, regardless of race, gender, faith, age, or sexual orientation. A large number of those served are without permanent homes or are living on the streets. Many others are of retirement age, living in the surrounding senior citizen residential towers on low fixed incomes. Still others are physically disabled living on relatively little income from sources such as state disability and Federal SSI.

 

During the course of an average week, the majority of TACO's clients are men, many of whom are homeless. Single women also take advantage of the services offered by TACO. Occasionally, homeless families who for a variety of reasons are living on the streets of San Diego receive assistance from TACO.

 

What We Do

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Meals

Two weekly meals are made possible by partnerships with businesses, churches, friends and neighbors – much goes into providing meals for San Diego’s most vulnerable residents.

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Clinics

To meet some of the needs of our guests, a community of practitioners partner with TACO to provide much needed medical, pharmacy, dental, acupuncture and law clinics.​

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Social Services

To help in the area of the psycho-social needs of our guests, TACO staff partners with social work interns to provide counseling and other social services.

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Going Home

Provide end of life services for the dying individual, their family, and their community in a manner which creates a place for healing of mind, body, and spirit.

What's New

TACO News and Publications

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For volunteers needing to complete the annual Civil Rights Training, here are some useful documents:

After four years of planning and construction, TACO has added this new lift to give people access to the many services provided on the second floor

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Donation Needs

We are always looking for new white or black socks, hygiene kits (toothpaste, shaving), underwear (men and women), shoes, blankets, backpacks, and sleeping bags that we donate to our guests every week.  You can conduct a drive through your work, social group, religious organization, or with your neighbors.

 

Artist rendering of lift connecting the ground level, the parking and the second level