Our mission is to support military families in need. Because of the proximity to Camp Pendleton, most are U.S. Marine and Navy families stationed at San Onofre, Camp San Mateo, School of Infantry and other units based in North Camp Pendleton. Military families in this locale tend to be isolated from many of the services available at main Oceanside.
SCMFO responds to emergency needs. These needs may include:
- dental treatment
- infant clothing
- children's orthodontics
- school supplies
- car repairs
and compassionate help to bridge the gap for unexpected threats to the family's welfare.
If a family is in dire financial condition, we usually refer them first to Navy and Marine Corps Relief, which can provide financial counseling, budget planning and some no-interest loans. Those who do not qualify, however, find a safety net in Military Family Outreach and a call to our Assistance line at 949-388-2812. Our office will usually call-back within 24 hours. A low-key, one-on-one interview with an SCMFO intake person can begin a pathway to successful resolution of the crisis.
In addition to dealing daily with emergency situations, SCMFO sponsors or supports several scheduled "morale events" during the year:
- distributing Easter baskets
- replenishment of critical school supplies for San Onofre school classrooms
- distributing 1,000+ turkeys and Thanksgiving meals
- a Christmas "Thank a Family" program pairing struggling families with community donors
- springtime social teas for military wives
- baby showers for expecting Moms
Numbers to Remember
Words We Remember
"Thanks again for your thoughtfulness in helping our Marines and their families."
Col. R. T. Wooley, Commanding Officer, School of Infantry (West)
"Your leadership and strong financial support is making a positive impact on Marine students at San Onofre School."
Bill Billingsley, Principal, San Onofre School