If you are homeless, the first step in accessing one of our housing 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 programs must have a VI-SPDAT assessment completed prior to program consideration.


Interfaith offers emergency rental or mortgage assistance 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:

Coastal Service Center: 4700 N. River Road, Oceanside, CA 92057 | (760) 721-2117
Wednesday – Friday: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Carlsbad Service Center: 5731 Palmer Way, Suite A, Carlsbad, CA 92010 | (760) 448-5696
Tuesday – Thursday: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm


Interfaith's Haven House Year-Round Shelter provides emergency housing for up to 49 homeless men and women each night.

To be screened for eligibility, please contact Shelter Site Supervisor at (760) 489-6380 ext. 276 or visit 550 W. Washington Ave., Escondido Monday-Friday to check on the status of bed availability.

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 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.