Shelters & Housing
Seven hundred and seventy people were housed by Interfaith last year alone.
That’s why Interfaith operates nearly two-dozen different housing programs throughout North San Diego County. These programs house all kinds of people in need: individuals, families, seniors, and veterans. During their stay with Interfaith, people have the opportunity to get back on their feet, learn new skills, recover from illnesses or addictions, and then transition into a stable life.
Tikkun provides temporary shelter for six homeless women with mental illness. The women at Tikkun are taught life skills by their on-site resident manager and receive case management through Mental Health Systems. Dinner meals are prepared and donated by local faith centers and community members.
Interfaith provides transitional housing for 32 families in two-bedroom, two bath apartments. Each family works closely with our staff Client Advocates to gain life skills training, vocational assistance, and counseling, as needed, to identify and overcome barriers that have kept them from being self-sufficient.
The program also utilizes partner services to offer other skills training as needed, including financial literacy workshops, educational planning, and family therapy to empower our clients and prepare them for a successful transition to permanent housing.
Due to the high volume of applications, potential applicants should first attend an information session on the 2nd or 4th Monday of any month at 3:00 p.m. at 550 West Washington Avenue, Escondido.
Harmony Place & Eagle’s Point
This program offers subsidized housing for homeless, mentally ill individuals. Harmony is a seven-unit building consisting of one-bedroom/one bath apartments, whereas Eagle’s Point are one-bedroom/one-bath apartments that are in another neighborhood. Both offer reduced rental rates. An onsite resident manager is there to help provide life skills instruction as well as organize community activities to connect residents to one another.
California’s first “Fairweather Lodges’ in San Marcos and Escondido provides permanent shared housing and supported part-time employment for mentally ill adults. This program raises the bar for mental health housing demonstrating that disable adults can live satisfying and productive lives.
Interfaith’s Fairweather Lodge is a permanent housing alternative to traditional Board and Care facilities. This innovative recovery model of supported employment and housing gives high-functioning mentally ill adults the power to live in interdependency where staff acts as advisors, mentors and guidance counselors.
Guiding Principles of The Fairweather Lodges
- Housing: a safe, healthy and caring environment, which reinforces the recovery process
- Employment: Structured to ensure financial reward for increasing participation in employment
- Autonomy: Commensurate with behavioral performance, with the ultimate goal of full autonomy
- Social: a successful lodge resembles a family. Residents share meals and interact in recreational activities
Clearly Clean Janitorial and Maintenance
Fairweather Lodge clients learn to provide for their own support by operating a business together called, Clearly Clean Janitorial and Maintenance. This full-service commercial and residential cleaning service operates throughout North San Diego County and is available to serve your janitorial needs. By hiring Clearly Clean you are supporting the Fairweather Lodge program by giving our residents the dignity of providing for themselves.
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Shelter Plus Care, Rental Assistance
This program provides case management and other supportive services for homeless disabled individuals, and homeless families with a disabled adult family member, whose housing is subsidized through Shelter Plus Care housing vouchers from County of San Diego Housing and Community Development.
If you or someone you know is in need of housing, contact us today.