May 24 at 8:00am

Interfaith launches new community newspaper

At Interfaith, we know there is amazing work for good being done every day right here in the towns and neighborhoods of North County. This work is being done by hundreds of nonprofit organizations, by faith communities, and even by for-profit businesses who want to utilize their resources to make a positive difference in people’s lives.

We think this is real news, and we think it isn’t reported often enough in mainstream media outlets, so we wanted to create a publication dedicated to putting these stories front and center.We think this is real news, and we think it isn’t reported often enough in mainstream media outlets

We’ve also noticed lots of people aren’t aware of the resources that exist for getting help. Chances are you know a family struggling to make ends meet, or a senior fighting to get by on a tiny, fixed income. Or perhaps you know a person suffering from mental illness, addiction, or disability. Maybe you are that person in need. If so, we wanted to create a resource that would provide information about where and how people can get the help they need.

Lastly, we know from over 30 years worth of experience that North County is filled with incredibly generous people who want to give back. So we also wanted to create a resource that would inspire people to get involved in great, local causes.

Welcome to the Interfaith Community Connector, a monthly news-magazine dedicated to the good being done in North County.

We tried to imagine a publication that would begin to address these needs, and this is what we came up with: Welcome to the Interfaith Community Connector, a monthly news-magazine dedicated to the good being done in North County.

We’re going to publish the Community Connector monthly and distribute it the last week of every month to doctors offices, restaurants, and markets all over North County (maybe you’ve already seen it). You’ll also be able to download the pdf version here at our website on the Community Connections page, and in the coming months we’ll launch an interactive online version as well.

Interfaith publishes this little paper, but as you’ll soon discover, it isn’t all about us. We see the Community Connector as a collaborative space for a growing partnership that is brewing among hundreds of nonprofits, congregations, and businesses throughout North County, all joining together to strengthen our community. We think the stories and opportunities coming out of that partnership are exciting and hopeful – and we think you will too.

And you can help! We want to hear from you about the story ideas, community resources, and special events that are making North San Diego County such a remarkable place to live. Send your letters, ideas, and comments directly to me at the contact information below. We look forward to hearing your ideas for this special publication.

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Jason Coker is the editor of the Interfaith Community Connector and Director of Marketing and Communications at Interfaith Community Services. He can be reached via email at jcoker@interfaithservices.org, by phone at (760) 721- 2117 x221.