December 3 at 8:14pm

Interfaith to open North County’s first year-round shelter

2015-03-04 19.32.42 copyBeginning this winter, Interfaith is starting a new chapter in its fight to end homelessness in North San Diego County by opening the first year-round shelter for men and women in the region. By transforming the former Haven House Emergency Winter Shelter into the Haven House Year-Round Shelter, Interfaith is creating a home for those in need with doors that won’t close until it is no longer needed.

Interfaith’s Haven House Year-Round Shelter will provide basic necessities, such as a bed, access to shower and laundry facilities and meals, along with comprehensive case management and support to up to 49 homeless men and women each night. Haven House will focus on providing its services, completely facilitated by volunteers, to individuals who are already working or are on-track to gain employment, for whom housing assistance will allow them to achieve full self-sufficiency.

To bring the year-round shelter to fruition, Interfaith is undertaking a complete remodel of the former Winter Shelter facility. By renovating the space, Interfaith will be able to accommodate more beds, update the bathroom facilities, improve community spaces for socialization and upgrade staff offices.

“This is about much more than creating an emergency shelter,” said Greg Anglea, Interfaith’s Executive Director. “It’s about creating better tomorrows for those in our community facing such difficult todays.”

While an anonymous donor has pledged $250,000 towards the new Haven House Year-Round Shelter, an additional $250,000 is needed to complete renovations, operate the space for its first year and make this life-saving shelter a reality for our homeless neighbors. To date, $120,000 has been donated from generous community members.

If you would like to give to the Haven House Year-Round Shelter, please click here. For more information on the shelter, please contact Robert Adams, Chief Development Officer, at radams@interfaithservices.org or (760) 489-6380 ext. 206.