See our Cause Based Groups and upcoming events below.
Cause: Human Trafficking is a serious issue in San Diego. There are an estimated 8,830 to 11,773 victims of trafficking in San Diego alone with the average age of entry being only 16 years old.
What We Do: Flood’s Anti Human Trafficking Group is journeying together to raise awareness, promote education, and advocate in the fight against human trafficking in San Diego and beyond. They work with local organizations, such as Churches Against Trafficking (CAT) and GenerateHope to combat the issue of human trafficking. The group also provides dinners to survivors, attends awareness events, and more.
Cause: San Diego has the fourth largest homeless population in the United States. There is a great need to provide hope, food, and essentials to our brothers and sisters on the streets.
What We Do: Flood’s Homeless group serves individuals experiencing homelessness in downtown San Diego on Mondays from 6:00p-8:00p. They meet each week at the Smart & Final at 720 15th Street at 6pm in partnership with Streets of Hope. They also have occasional special events throughout the year.
Cause: Jesus said, “Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall receive the Kingdom of God.” Together, Muslims and Christians make up more than half the world’s population. Without peace between these two groups, there’s little hope for peace in the world.
What We Do: As Jesus called us to be peacemakers and to love our neighbor, Peace Catalyst International creates spaces for Christians and Muslims to share meals and to learn about each other through honest conversations.
Cause: “I was in prison and you came to visit me … I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.” (Matthew 25:36, 40). There are more than 5,000 men incarcerated in San Diego, so the need is great for volunteers to share God’s love.
What We Do: Flood’s Prison Group seeks to be the physical representation of God’s love in a dark place. In this ministry of presence, they bring encouragement and hope to inmates at Donovan Prison simply by showing up. They provide Sunday services, Bible studies, prayer nights, and 12-Step groups for the inmates. No skills required, just a heart for the Lord and for service. Training is provided.
Cause: For nearly a decade, San Diego County has taken in more refugees than any other region in California. Refugees arrive in San Diego with few resources, language and cultural barriers, and many questions about adjusting to life in America.
What We Do: Flood’s Refugee group’s mission is to be the hands and feet of Christ within San Diego’s refugee community through education, friendship, and advocacy. Specifically, they partner with Bridge of Hope and San Diego Refugee Tutoring and serve the refugee community through family mentorship, school tutoring, arts and crafts, and community events.
Cause: When a crisis strikes, many of us can rely on relatives and friends for support. For some families, there is no safety net. The single most significant contributing factor in the cause of child abuse is isolation and overwhelming circumstances. SAFE Families receives 47,000 calls for help a year in San Diego alone, and of those only 1,741 receive help. The need is huge! Let’s be the hands and feet of Jesus, together.
What We Do: SAFE Families for Children is a ministry at Flood that equips the church to reach out to vulnerable families in our community with the love of Christ. They have Host Families at Flood who open their homes and provide a temporary safe place for children. The Host Families greatly need the support of Family Friends – individuals who offer prayer, encouragement, meals, transportation, resources, and babysitting to Host Families.
Cause: Many families in Tijuana have inadequate housing. Dirt floors and multiple family members in tiny spaces is common. The families this group serves own the land but don’t have the resources to build a house on their own.
What We Do: Flood’s TJ House Building group partners with Amor ministries to help build homes. They work on one of four stages of building the home, and often times they work right alongside the families they’re building for.
African Bible College – africanbiblecolleges.com
Bayside Community Center in Linda Vista – baysidecc.org
Bridge of Hope – bridgeofhopesd.org
CAPS Pregnancy Clinics – CAPSPregnancyClinics.org
Children of the Nations (COTN) – cotni.org
CRU Ministry – cru.org
Global Immersion Project – globalimmerse.org
InterVarsity Ministry – intervarsity.org
Olive Crest – olivecrest.org
Reality Changers – realitychangers.org
San Diegans for Gun Violence Prevention – sd4gvp.org
World Relief – worldrelief.org
Anti Human Trafficking Meals
Ongoing – next one: Wednesday, July 31st, 5:25pm
Gather your group or some friends together to cook a meal for 8 women and drop it off at Generate Hope. Generate Hope provides a safe place for survivors of sex trafficking to be restored through long-term housing, healing, psychotherapy and education. Contact: AntiHumanTrafficking@DIVEintoFLOOD.com
Tijuana House Building Trips
July 13, August 17, September 21, October 19, November 16 – Cost: $40
Help build a home for someone in need! No experience necessary. Click HERE for more information and to sign up!
Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Detention Camps
July 12, 6:45pm, Meet at Coffee Bean at Las Americas Outlet mall (4463 Camino De La Plaza #111, San Diego, CA 92173)
Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Detention Camps, will bring thousands of Americans to detention camps across the country, into the streets and into their own front yards, to protest the inhumane conditions faced by refugees. We’ll meet at the Coffee Bean at 6:45pm and then walk over to the border crossing bridge to join others for the vigil. Contact: AbbyDyer@DIVEintoFLOOD.com
GenerationHope – Beautification Day at Human Trafficking Transition Home
Saturday, July 20th, 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Join the Anti Human Trafficking Group to support GenerateHope program and staff. Tasks will include sweeping sidewalks and patios, dusting cobwebs, vacuuming, wiping down windowsills and baseboards. Up to 15 volunteers may participate (must be over 18 years of age). Men and women are welcome to come. Meet at Flood offices to carpool. Contact: AntiHumanTrafficking@DIVEintoFLOOD.com
Kids Crafts at Bridge of Hope
July 27 and August 24th, 9am to 11am, 3406 Fairmount Ave.
Join the Refugee Group on July 27th and August 24th from 9-11am to help host kids crafts at Bridge of Hope. Play with kids while their parents shop at the Bridge of Hope market. All craft supplies will be provided. Contact: Refugee@DIVEintoFLOOD.com
Backpack and School Supply Drive
Last day to donate is August 18th
Flood Kids is hosting a backpack & school supply drive benefiting students in need through our partnerships with Bayside Community Center and Bridge of Hope. Participants have 3 sponsorship options: $15 for school supplies, $20 for a backpack or $30 for both school supplies and a backpack. Participants can pick up their sponsorship tags at the welcome tent. Online and in person payment options are available. To pay online, please visit www.DIVEintoFLOOD.com/give and put “Backpack Drive” in your notes. Contact: AbbyDyer@DIVEintoFLOOD.com