Family & Social Services

It is our duty to prepare people to become self-sufficient and self-sustaining.

Emergency Support Services

Some restrictions may apply to services depending on the funding available.

The Social Services Department provides emergency walk-in assistance in both the Escondido and Oceanside offices. Volunteer intake workers and staff provide basic assessments, referrals, and basic needs services to clients requesting assistance regardless of the family’s income. Services provided may include 3 days worth non-perishable food items; gas vouchers or bus passes for job interviews and doctor’s appointments, and assistance with identification cards, prescriptions and birth certificates, among other services. Case managers are able to provide assistance (by appointment only) with past due utility bills and rental assistance during certain times of the year.

Inland Service Center
550 West Washington Avenue
Escondido, CA 92025
P: 760-489-6380
F: 760-740-0837

Walk-in Hours for Social Services
8:00 am to 12:00 pm

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Coastal Service Center 
2195 Oceanside Boulevard
Oceanside, CA 92054
P: 760-721-2117
F: 760-721-0351

Walk-in Hours for Social Services
8:00 am to 11:30 am
Monday – Friday*

1:00 pm to 3:45 pm
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

*The Social Services Department is closed for services the first Friday of each month

Family Self Sufficiency Program

Available at the Escondido Office Only

The Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS), a San Diego County funded program, provides intensive and customized case management services to a diverse population of families and individuals.  This partnership is an ongoing process built upon respect and trust to provide employment supportive services and more.

Through weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly meetings and with the guidance of their Case Manager, the family or individual determines what changes will improve the quality of life with a focus on employment issues.  Using a strengths perspective, goals are identified, prioritized and plans are created for achievement.

Each plan is structured to find the best solutions. Community resources are used as necessary in attaining the desired outcomes.  Personal growth and development are enhanced through partnership.


Free Tax Preparation & Income Tax Assistance

Available at the Escondido Office Only

Interfaith’s Escondido office provides free tax preparation for low-income families and individuals, with a focus on connecting these taxpayers to the Earned Income Tax Credit and other credits for which they may qualify.  Volunteers certified by the IRS provide the tax preparation and all eligible returns are e-filed.  This program saves families the high cost of a paid preparer with the same quality of services.


Free Legal Aid Clinic

Located at the Escondido Office Only

The Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc. offers access to expert legal workers for families to resolve their legal problems free of charge. This legal asssistance is offered to anyone in the public through Interfaith’s Escondido office. The legal Clinic operates every Wednesday from 1:00PM to 4:00PM.


If you or someone you know is in need of family & social service assistance, contact us today.