Assistance League® of Greater San Diego



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Emergency Assistance

These programs help our neighbors in crisis.

Teddy bears bring joy and comfort to children, especially when they experience trauma. Through Assistance League® of Greater San Diego’s San-dy Bears program, cuddly teddy bears are distributed to young accident and trauma victims through area partners including the Western and Eastern Divisions of the San Diego Police Department, Balboa Naval Hospital, Scripps Mercy and Chula Vista Hospitals, National City Police and Fire Departments, Paradise Valley Hospital, San Diego Superior Courts Juvenile Division, and Polinsky Children’s Emergency Shelter.

More than 75,000 emergency room patients are discharged from Greater San Diego hospitals each year. Because many of these patients and families do not have resources to support even their most basic needs, Assistance League® of Greater San Diego’s Trauma Kits program has been designed to provide patients with a dignified experience and the opportunity for a full recovery beyond their hospital stay.

Instruction follows evidence-based best practices for deaf and hard of hearing students as language learners. Students who do not consistently wear a hearing aid in and out of the classroom do not progress academically or socially during the time when they are unable to communicate with their parents, teachers and peers.

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