Helpful Links / Info

Alzheimer's & Brain Health Awareness

The Alzheimer's Association  Helpline (800-272-3900) operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in more than 200 languages. Their staff is highly trained and knowledgeable about all aspects of Alzheimer’s disease. Call them if you have questions about:

You can also call them for emotional support — as often as you need. They know that living with Alzheimer’s can be overwhelming at times. 

Another option for care is MemoryCare.com. Their website provides resources that can make the process less stressful for caregivers and family members.

Julian's Board of Supervisors Districts

As a result of the County of San Diego's Redistricting Plan in 2021, Julian (zip code 92036) is served by Supervisor Anderson and Supervisor Desmond. Be sure to contact the correct County Supervisor based on where you live in Julian. Visit the County of San Diego County Supervisorial District map to search your address. 

You Are Not Alone

We want our elderly, disabled and shut-in residents to know they are never alone. Enroll in the YANA program here.

EveryoneOn

EveryoneOn is an organization that works to provide affordable internet solutions. Click here to see the available offers in your area.

Julian's Happy Helpers

Mauricio is a long-time Julian resident who is offering to help others in our community with his newly formed business, Julian's Happy Helpers. Give him a call if you need a little extra help around the house.

5 Things Every Parent Needs to Know About Fentanyl

1. FENTANYL = LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH 18-45

• Fentanyl is the leading cause of death for people between the ages of 18 and 45. Nothing else comes close. Not car accidents, not COVID, not heart disease; nothing. In San Diego, overdose deaths from fentanyl start at around age 14.

• Children much younger than 14 are routinely coming in contact with fentanyl in the home and overdosing. Immediate medical attention has saved their lives ... so far.

2. FENTANYL COMES IN A PILL OR POWDER

• Illicit fentanyl in San Diego is usually seen in either a pill or in powder. The pills are made to look like legitimate medication such as oxycodone or Percocet (a combination of oxycodone and acetaminophen). They are often stamped with the letter “M” on one side and the number “30” on the other and are commonly referred to as “M30s” or “Mexican Blues.” The pills are most often blue in color but have been found in a variety of colors.

• A recent DEA lab study found that of the counterfeit pills that contain fentanyl, 4 out of 10 contained a potentially fatal dose of fentanyl.

3. YOU CAN’T SEE IT, SMELL IT, OR TASTE IT

• You cannot look at a powder or a pill and see that it contains fentanyl. Fentanyl is odorless and tasteless. Testing strips are available to check for the presence of fentanyl, however, the strips cannot tell you how much fentanyl is present.

• Fentanyl test strips is available at dancesafe.org.

• Rapid Response fentanyl test strips are available at amazon.com at affordable prices.

• Testing strips detect the presence of fentanyl and many, but not all, of the common fentanyl analogues. Even when detected, testing strips cannot tell you how much fentanyl is present.

4. AS LITTLE AS 2MG OF FENTANYL CAN KILL YOU

• It takes as little as 2mg of fentanyl to cause an overdose and death in most people. It may take more than 2mg for people who have developed a tolerance to opioids.

• The most commonly used opioids are OxyContin, Vicodin, fentanyl and heroin. Other less commonly used opioids include codeine, morphine, and methadone.

 5. IT’S BEING SOLD ON SOCIAL MEDIA

• Counterfeit pills made to look exactly like legitimate OxyContin, Percocet, Xanax, and Adderall, but containing fentanyl, methamphetamine, and other harmful drugs, are being marketed and sold on social media apps like SnapChat, Instagram and Facebook.

• Teens commonly have more than one account on any given social media platform: one that is “parent-friendly” and one that is hidden and private.

• If it wasn’t prescribed for you by your doctor and came from a legitimate pharmacy, chances are incredibly high that it’s counterfeit and contains a potentially deadly amount of fentanyl, methamphetamine, or some other dangerous drug.

Parents: Be sure to visit the San Diego County Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force for toolkits, community resources and treatment information.

Below are some of the popular drug codes used on Snapchat

You can get Naloxone (Narcan) for free. Click here for instructions on how to use it and where you can get it.

Local Food Distributions

1850 Highway 78

Julian, CA 92036

7217 Great Southern Overland Trail

Julian, CA 92036

14925 Great Southern   Overland Stage Route

   Julian, CA 92036

Community United Methodist Church of Julian

2898 Highway 78

Julian, CA 92036

San Diego County District Attorney's Hotlines

If you or someone you know has been a victim of a crime, the San Diego County District Attorney's office is available to help. The DA's office covers child abuse, elder abuse, real estate fraud, identity theft, welfare fraud, victim assistance and more. List of available hotlines at the DA's office. 

Take Me Home Program

Getting lost is scary and can be dangerous.  Especially for someone living with dementia, autism, or other developmental disabilities.  Ask yourself:  Could your loved one communicate their name and address if they were lost?  If the answer is no, or may change at some point, consider enrolling in the Take Me Home program.  The Take Me Home program is a safety net for the future, so you can have peace of mind today.  This information is confidential, and can only be accessed by law enforcement in an emergency.  You can sign your loved one up for the Take Me Home program by contacting the Julian Substation, or by clicking the registration link here.

All members of the community who needs special assistance if they are alone or in times of emergency are eligible for this program.  This kind of assistance may be required if the person is unable to speak or properly identify themselves, or if they become disoriented.  It is intended to serve people with autism, Down syndrome, cognitive disabilities or senior citizens who have dementia and other medical conditions. 

Protect Your Home from Wildfires

Defensible space is one of the most important steps you can take to improve your home's chance of surviving a wildfire. Defensible Space is the buffer you create between a structure on your property and the grass, trees, shrubs, and any wildland area that surrounds it. This space is needed to slow or stop the spread of wildfire. It helps protect your home from catching fire from embers, direct flame contact or radiant heat.

Zone 0 = Ember Resistant Zone is the first 0 to 5 feet from buildings, structures, decks, etc.

Zone 1 = Lean, Clean and Green Zone extends from 50 feet around buildings, structures, etc.

Zone 2 = Reduce Fuel Zone is the next 50 to 100 feet of clearance around your home, decks, etc.

The Fire Safe Council of San Diego County can assist you with creating your defensible space through their Defensible Space Assistance Program (DSAP). The services provided are:

MTS Operates a Bus Route Through Julian

Need a ride to Ramona or El Cajon? One available option is the MTS Bus. The bus route 891 runs from El Cajon to Borrego Springs on Fridays with stops in Shelter Valley, Julian and Ramona. One way fares are $8 for adults, $4 for youth (ages 6-18) or seniors and children 5 and under are free.

The bus departs Borrego Springs on Fridays at 7:45 am and makes the following west bound stops :

Arrives at the El Cajon Transit Center at 10:35 am

East bound, the bus departs the El Cajon Transit Center at 2:30 pm and arrives in Borrego Springs at 5:21 pm. To view the full schedule and plan your trip, visit the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (SDMTS) website.

SDG&E Offers Help

SDG&E knows that for many, meeting everyday needs isn't easy. If you have past-due bills and are a CARE of FERA customer, you may be eligible for debt forgiveness through their Arrearage Management Payment (AMP) plan. This plan offers eligible customers help with reducing their past due account balances. To see if you qualify, visit sdge.com/AMP.

Please note that to be eligible for AMP you must meet all of the following requirements: