Our mission: Maximizing self-sufficiency with families and individuals through high-quality programs and advocacy in our communities.
MAAC was formed in 1965 by a group of concerned citizens to address the increasing crisis of hunger and poverty in the community. Since then, our focus has remained constant: to assist individuals and families create the lives they want and deserve. Today, MAAC provides life-changing services to over 35,000 individuals annually throughout San Diego County. Our wide range of programs addresses child development, education, poverty, housing, employment and substance abuse and establishes MAAC as a major provider of social services in our region. Collaborations with community partners ensure we remain on the forefront of the community’s ever-changing needs, while strong relationships with funders foster strategic planning around emerging trends.