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Interfaith Community Services

May 25, 2017

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Interfaith Community Services was the May non-profit organization selected by the Special Projects Division for the San Diego Bergelectric Charitable Foundation Committee. It was a true honor to see the San Diego office and field employees get involved and supported this months charity.  Donations came pouring as we received bags of rice, canned meats, and floor lamps that were donated to Interfaith Community Services and those in need.

We had a great time meeting with the staff of Interfaith Community Services.  Learning about all the ways that Interfaith services the community and gives back to those in need.  A great big thank you goes out to Rob Shover, In-Kind Donation Manager who graciously gave us a tour of the entire facility and shared his personal story with us. Special thanks to Lauren, Communication Coordinator; Chelsea Buck, Director of Development; Bob Adams, Chief Development Officer; and Doug Ferris, Basics Needs Manager for sharing your time with us.

Interfaith Community Services

was initially founded in 1979 to address the growing needs of the community related to poverty and homelessness.  Today, Interfaith provides a wide range of social services for homeless individuals, veterans, unemployed, youth and low-income community members.

Headquartered at the Betty and Melvin Cohn Center in Escondido, Interfaith has grown to be the most comprehensive agency in North County, with multiple locations, many open 24 hours a day.

Last year alone, Interfaith empowered over 16,000 individuals to begin a path towards self-sufficiency through one of our programs.

As participation grew, Interfaith evolved into a broad continuum of programs and services that provide the tools and resources people in crisis need to stabilize and rebuild their lives.  These programs are organized into five main areas:

  • Nutrition and Basic Needs
  • Employment
  • Self-Sufficiency and Supportive Services
  • Behavioral Health and Recovery
  • Housing
Interfaith offers programs throughout North San Diego County, from the coastal City of Oceanside, to the inland communities south and east of our Escondido headquarters.  With more than 300 member faith centers and more than 130 dedicated staff, Interfaith served more than 16,000 unique individuals last year alone.
For information on how Interfaith serves our clients based on their current needs, please click the tiles below.
Their Mission

Interfaith Community Services empowers people in need to stabilize and improve their lives through comprehensive programs, in partnership with diverse faith communities and people of compassion.

Making a Difference

When you donate to Interfaith Community Services, you join our efforts in addressing the challenges faced by the homeless, hungry, and less fortunate in our community. By helping people help themselves, the innovative programs at Interfaith Community Services assist individuals, families and children in their journey to return to independence and self-sufficient.

Ways You Can Get Involved

Volunteering at Interfaith Community Services

  • If you are interested in volunteering at Interfaith Community Services, please review the individual volunteer opportunities below. If you see a position that interests you and you qualify for, please send your CV or resume including all of your volunteer experience, to Micki Hickox, Volunteer Coordinator.
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