Episcopal Church Center


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Doors of Change is a San Diego non-profit organization that helps youth age 12-18 find shelter and learn life skills that help them become self-sufficient. The music program provides free music, instruments and lessons to homeless youth. It meets on Sundays and Thursdays at 4 p.m. at the Episcopal Church Center, 2083 Sunset Cliffs Blvd., San Diego, CA 92107. For more information, contact . Learn more about Doors of Change.


Current Ministries

Medical Clinic

A free medical clinic for anyone in need. Operated by the Cal State San Marcos nursing student team. A licensed medical doctor is also onsite.

Contacts: Mary (info coming soon)

Wednesdays, approximately 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Saturdays, approximately 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


Mail Service, Job Assistance and ID Assistance

If you need to use this location as your address, you may do so. Please note that you can only pick up mail during these times:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

You may also receive assistance with job-seeking, resume-building, assistance. Contact: Nan Hardison


Mobile Showers
Visit the Showers of Blessings page for information about free, hot showers at the Episcopal Church Center.


AA Groups
Sandy Altshuler or Doug Blackwood
619-223-8319 home
619-887-2683 mobile

Monday- Saturday Harmony Group 6:45am - 7:45am
Tuesday- Women in Harmony 6:45am - 7:45am
Monday- Evening in Harmony 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Tuesday - Ocean Beach Tuesday 8:15pm - 9:30pm


Food Distribution

Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry
(Ocean Beach Emergency Food Incorporated, a 501(c) (3) corporation)

Contact: Debbie Albe, president:  , 619-980-5067

Gerri Dunham, coordinator: 619-920-6026

Food Pantry Distribution Hours (also donation receiving hours)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Job assistance and ID assistance available during Loaves & Fishes Pantry hours.


Wednesday Evening Communion Service
Join us for a simple worship service and communion at 5:30 p.m. in the courtyard. This is a casual, inclusive service format. All are welcome! 


Wednesday Night Community Suppers
Providing dinners for those in need of a hot meal in Ocean Beach for over 20 years

Dinner Set-up 5 p.m.
Serve at 6 p.m.
Clean up and out by 8 p.m.
No single contact for the program. Each Wednesday night has a different contact listed below.

1st Wednesday - T.G.I.F. (Thank God It's Food)
Father Son lawyer group
John Morris
619.236.1551 or 619.595.4287 or 619.226.2684

2nd Wednesday (and 4th Wednesday if there is a fifth)- Bethany Lutheran Church (next door) and The Oasis Christian Fellowship
Elaine Stein 858.692.4376


3rd Wednesday - All Souls' Episcopal Church
Janet Sanford 619.222.6725

4th Wednesday- Point Loma Community Presbyterian Church
Wendy Hoke 858.442.6051


Saturday Breakfast
Second Chances-Bread of Life, Inc., providing weekly meals in Ocean Beach for 16 years
Each Saturday - approximately 8:30 a.m.
Glyn Franks, president  , 619.886.4275

Other services offered: medical and mental health clinics, haircuts, Cal Fresh sign up.


Founded in 1922, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church has been a place where the doors stood open to offer peace and sanctuary to those in need. The Episcopal Church Center continues this legacy, and is becoming a place of gathering, learning, sharing and serving for all.