Connecting Those Who Care To Those In Need!


The mission of Girlfriends Care, Inc. is to connect volunteers to meaningful outreach, primarily to help women and children in crisis and transition locally, and to do that we offer a “smorgasbord of outreach” from which to choose.  Our philosophy has always been for our volunteers to discover their passion area…where their heart is…then step forward to utilize their gifts, talents, and treasures to fulfill that calling.


When we do not currently offer certain volunteer opportunities, we choose to connect our volunteers to other non-profits to fit their personal passions…to feel that tug on their heartstrings.  None of us have been called to “do it all ourselves”.


Our sincerest thank you to our Non-Profit Partner Organizations below:

  • Alabaster Jar – Helps restore, rehabilitate and empower women who have been affected by human trafficking and sexual exploitation in San Diego.
  • Brother Benno’s – Serving the poor and homeless in San Diego North County since 1983
  • Family Recovery Center –  A residential and outpatient treatment program dedicated to assisting women recover from substance abuse, while promoting healthy family reunification
  • Fill-A-Belly – A grass roots weekly dinner for the homeless that focuses on building relationships by breaking bread together
  • Got Your Back San Diego – A weekend food assistance program developed specifically for children who depend on school lunch programs for their primary source of nutrition Monday through Friday
  • Just in Time for Foster Youth – Helps transition-age foster youth achieve self-sufficiency and well-being
  • Kathy’s Legacy – Serves children and pets impacted by domestic violence. 
  • Milestone House – Provides an innovative residential program for at-risk teenage girls
  • Operation Hope – Provides a safe environment for homeless families and single women to regain hope.
  • San Diego Food Bank – Provides nutritious food to people in need, advocates for the hungry,  and educates the public about hunger related issues
  • San Diego Rescue Mission – Serves the Poor, Hungry and Homeless in North San Diego County.
  • Solutions for Change – Transforms lives and communities by permanently solving family homelessness.
  • Women’s Resource Center – Provides supportive services, counseling, shelter and education to North San Diego County women, children and men involved in or threatened by domestic violence or sexual assault
  • YMCA OZ Teen Shelter/TAY – An intensive two week residential treatment program for youth ages 12-17

“Girlfriends Care has had such a positive impact on so many of the poor and homeless that we serve.  This welcoming group of women knows how to roll up their sleeves, dig in, and make a real difference.”


Mary Robinson

Board & Executive Committee Member

Brother Benno’s



“Girlfriends Care provides an opportunity to live your compassion. Through GFC you can can link with others in whatever way is meaningful to you. Everyone comes together inspired by their capacity to care. It begins based on the realization that life changes for the better through one kindness at a time, by one friend at a time meeting one need at a time.  Each step in the right direction is huge no matter how big or small. The spirit of a community is defined by the goodness of its people.”


Christine Whitworth

Outreach Coordinator

YMCA Oz Shelter Services



Girlfriends Care has been supporting The Family Recovery Center in Oceanside for several years and we are very grateful for their support and love.  Girlfriends Care has reached out to both the women and children in our facility in areas from a Christmas Toy Drive to bring the holiday spirit to “our home”, to Life Skills Classes which enable the women to become productive citizens in the community. The volunteer and service oriented attitude of the Girlfriends Care volunteers relays a passion to “give back” and we are blessed to have them include The Family Recovery Center in their work.

Joan Burns, CSEP
Resource Coordinator
Family Recovery Center