The Homeless and Emergency Aid of California strives to provide people who are homeless with housing, food, health care, medical services, job training, job finding, and other necessary assistance and social services to support and meet the individual needs of these men, women and children living on the street.

The Homeless and Emergency Aid of California was founded on the basis and belief that:

  • We are all human beings;
  • We are equal in dignity, respect, and rights;
  • And we should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

We hope to empower our neighbors in need to realize that homelessness is not who they are. It’s something that they can overcome.

People who are homeless are in need of this invocation now more than ever. Many of these neighbors in need are disadvantaged because they lack safety nets (such as a savings account, family support, or home ownership) due to poverty, systemic racial and gender discrimination, and/or disability or chronic illness.

Sometimes we forget that this disadvantaged group of people are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, sons, daughters, grandparents, artists, writers, entrepreneurs, athletes, and so much more.

These neighbors in need are sometimes only an opportunity away from overcoming homelessness.

By recognizing the humanity of people who are homeless, we can begin to address the underlying forces that contribute to and exacerbate homelessness.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) which enshrines the rights of all human beings states in Article 25:

  1. Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing, medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.
  2. Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and assistance. All children, whether born in or out of wedlock, shall enjoy the same social protection.

Therefore, as set forth in Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, people who are homeless are specifically entitled to these rights without distinction of any kind to race, color, age, national or social origin, birth, or other status.

Humanity must be priority. Therefore, the people must come first.

God is the supreme power and the creator and ruler of the universe and the source of all moral authority. God loves his people and helping those in need is the best worship of God. The most rewarding actions are: aiding those in need, gladdening the heart of people, feeding the hungry, and helping the afflicted.

The Homeless and Emergency Aid of California is dedicated to providing necessary assistance sincerely, transparently and compassionately to our neighbors in need on an individual basis to uplift and uproot them out of homelessness.

Join us to provide help and relief for our neighbors in need throughout San Diego county.


Dr. Akhtar Qassimyar

San Diego, CA

Professionally, Dr. Qassimyar is a medical doctor and has worked as a staff physician in multiple countries. He is also a writer, linguist, & producer. His deepest passion is helping people, specifically those who are in need. He strongly believes people must come first. Through an unwaivering committment towards humanity, his vision is to help oppressed, needy, and homeless people. These individuals are in urgent need and in difficult circumstances beyond their control — all people are equal in dignity, respect and deserve to be helped.

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