December 6 at 10:25am

A word of thanks to our amazing partners

By Rick Batt, Executive Director

As Interfaith works to serve the hungry, homeless, and poor in our communities, partnerships have become even more key to affecting lasting change amid the ongoing difficulties of a lackluster economy.

Interfaith was built by partnerships – and that tradition continues stronger than ever. We assisted 23,230 people last year with food, shelter, housing, employment assistance, and case management, and were only able to do so through partnerships with 314 member congregations, thousands of generous donors and volunteers, and in collabora- tion with dozens of schools, businesses, and government agencies.

This year we’ve met challenges and welcomed opportunities. Few challenges were tougher than the relocation of our addiction recovery program, which resulted in the suspension of our sobering service. However, as a result, a strong relationship has emerged with Tri-City Medical Center, and together we’re looking for opportunities to re-open this much-needed program in a more effective location.

Through such partnerships, Interfaith will build an even more comprehensive network of partnerships to help people across North San Diego County get back on their feet for good.

Yet our most vital partnerships are with individuals like you, who give time, abilities, and resources to help the men, women, and children who come desperately to our door for a hot meal, a warm bed, and a comforting word. It’s this generosity of spirit that empowers our clients to overcome challenges most of us could never imagine, and pursue the opportunities many of us have come to take for granted. For that, we humbly thank each one of you.