If you are homeless, the first step in accessing one of our housing or shelter programs is getting entered into the coordinated entry system by having an assessment called the VI-SPDAT completed. Assessment centers, including Interfaith Community Services, can be found by clicking here. All homeless community members interested in our housing or shelter programs must have a VI-SPDAT assessment completed prior to program consideration.


Interfaith offers emergency rental or mortgage assistance, as well as motel vouchers to prevent imminent homelessness.

To see if you are eligible for our homeless prevention services, please visit one of our service centers during their listed walk-in hours below:

Inland Service Center Hours:
Monday – Friday: 8:00 am to 11:00 am

Coastal Service Center Hours:
Wednesday – Friday: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Carlsbad Service Center Hours:
Tuesday – Thursday: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm


Interfaith's Haven House Shelter provides emergency housing for up to 49 homeless men and women each night. Based in Escondido, Haven House focuses on providing services to those who already have a housing opportunity lined up or are focused on obtaining long term housing.

Interfaith offers temporary beds for veterans with or without a housing intervention already in place to assist in their transition from homelessness to permanent housing. This is a time to for veterans to work on their physical and mental health concerns, sobriety, employment training, weekly case management and short and long-term goals.

To be considered for this program, please visit:

Interfaith's Veteran Service Center: 1617 Mission Ave., Oceanside, CA 92058

Intake Hours: Monday-Friday, from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Phone Number: (760) 529-9979


Interfaith's short-term housing programs provide between one and two years of housing for homeless individuals and families. Along with housing, residents engage in comprehensive counseling and case-managed services. The shared goals of our transitional housing programs are to empower community members to regain stability and secure their own permanent housing upon program completion. Interfaith also offers a comprehensive Family Housing Program, in addition to specialized transitional housing for veterans, individuals overcoming addiction and individuals living with mental illness.


Interfaith offers a variety of permanent housing units and programs that provide safe and affordable housing for homeless community members. Interfaith works within a housing methodology that prioritizes moving homeless individuals into housing as quickly as possible while simultaneously providing right-sized supportive services. Interfaith also provides owned and operated supportive permanent housing for homeless disabled individuals, as well as families with a disabled adult family member. Interfaith’s Fairweather Lodge program based in Escondido and San Marcos provides permanent shared housing for mentally ill adults.