Interfaith's Self-Sufficiency and Supportive Services provide access to comprehensive programs that empower the community to lead independent and thriving lives. Through assessments, case management, and supportive services, Interfaith ensures community members reach self-sufficiency. Included in these programs are also nutritional services and access to basic needs.

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Interfaith meets the basic needs of our community by connecting individuals and families to nutritional assistance. Last year alone, Interfaith distributed 147,682 meals to our community.

Interfaith provides customized emergency food supplies to clients in Carlsbad, Escondido, and Oceanside. Individuals and families working with Interfaith’s client advocate staff benefit from more frequent support from the food pantry.

For more information, please call (760) 489-6380.

Each morning at our Inland Service Center in Escondido, Interfaith serves a free, hot breakfast to the homeless and low-income in the area. Held from 5:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. every day of the week, we typically serve between 100 and 150 hungry people each morning at 6:30 a.m.

For more information, please call (760) 489-6380.


Interfaith empowers our community by providing access to basic social services to achieve healthy and thriving lives.

Every weekday morning at our Inland Service Center in Escondido, individuals have access to showers and laundry facilities starting at 5:00 a.m.

For more information, please call (760) 489-6380.

Clients are able to use Interfaith’s Inland Service Center’s address for receiving mail and phone messages. (You MUST sign up for mail services before directing your mail to Interfaith.) Additionally, they are able to use our fax and copy machines, as well as a phone for making business-related calls within the area codes 760, 858, and 619. Please call (760) 489-6380 before coming in to verify availability.

For more information, please call (760) 489-6380.


Interfaith offers a variety of social service programs to lead our clients towards a life of self-sufficiency. Please click the "+" icon below to read more about each of the social services Interfaith offers our clients.

Interfaith provides emergency walk-in assistance in the Betty and Melvin Cohn Center in Escondido, the Coastal Service Center in Oceanside, and the Carlsbad Service Center. Volunteer intake workers and staff provide basic assessments, referrals and basic needs services to clients requesting assistance.

Services may include:

-3 days worth of non-perishable food items
-Gas vouchers or bus passes for job interviews and doctor's appointments
-Assistance with identification cards, prescriptions and birth certificates
-Connections to benefits and utility programs
-Additional services available as needed

Walk-in hours at each location are:

Coastal Service Center: Monday and Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. & Wednesday 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Inland Service Center: Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Carlsbad Service Center: Tuesday - Thursday from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Additional emergency food assistance is available at community-based locations throughout North County.

*The Social Services Department is closed the first Friday of every month.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, walk-in hours may vary. Please contact Interfaith for more details. (760) 489-6380.

Temporary rental assistance available to assist households whose employment income has been negatively impacted by COVID-19. Households must demonstrate an inability to meet rent obligations through documenting a loss of income and lack of assets available due to COVID. Please call our rental assistance line for more information: (760) 807-6571

Case Management Services provide intensive and customized case management to a diverse population of families and individuals. Through weekly or regular meetings, and with the guidance of their Case Manager, the family or individual work to improve their self-sufficiency. Through case management, individualized goals are identified, prioritized and then plans are created to achieve independence and stability.

For more information, please call (760) 489-6380.

Available at the Betty & Melvin Cohn Center in Escondido, Coastal Service Center in Oceanside, as well as community-based locations throughout North County, Interfaith provides free tax preparation for low-income families and individuals, with a focus on connecting tax payers to the Earned Income Tax Credit and other credits for which they may qualify. Volunteers certified by the IRS provide the tax preparation and all eligible returns are e-filed.
This past tax season, we helped 2818 families file taxes this past season and continue to do so. This resulted in $4,201,780 million in refunds thanks to the hard work of an extremely dedicated volunteer team.
To receive more information on tax services, please call 760-489-6380.
If you are unable to come to a VITA site for a face-to-face meeting, you are able to file your taxes online for free. Click the link below:

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Interfaith Community Services is now offering a free Immigration Clinic to the public and is being conducted virtually. Community members are welcome call any of the Interfaith offices to obtain a referral form to connect with immigration lawyers about their case, or receive general information about immigration status.

Phone: 760-489-6380

Phone: (760)448-5696.

Phone: (760)721-2117.

To receive more information about how you can participate in Interfaith's Immigration Clinic, please contact Yuri Sebastian

Available the fourth Wednesday of the month, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, sign-ups begin at 12:30 p.m., Interfaith offers access to free expert legal advice for individuals and families facing legal problems. This service is available at the Betty and Melvin Cohn Center in Escondido. The legal advisor is fluent in English and Spanish.


The goal of Interfaith's Senior Services Program is to keep seniors in their own homes living healthy, safe and thriving lives for as long as possible. Please click the "+" icon below to read more about each of the social services Interfaith offers our clients.

Click here to download more information on our Senior programs.

Operating throughout North San Diego County, volunteers and local businesses are recruited to assist in making minor home repairs for qualified seniors. These repairs, such as fixing leaky faucets, repairing screen doors and windows, and installing grab bars or smoke alarms, make it easier and safer for seniors to stay in their own homes.

For more information, please call 760-504-4486.

Click here to download more information on our Minor Home Repair program.

Operating throughout San Marcos and Vista, Project CARE maintains the well-being and independence of seniors and disabled seniors by providing a wide range of services, including:

-Emergency medical information packets
-Outreach and referrals for senior services

By connecting seniors to services and information, Interfaith enables frail, isolated and disabled seniors to remain independent as they age.

For more information, please call (442) 286-8320.

Trained Client Advocates offer social services support and referrals to seniors in need. Support services may also include emergency financial support to ensure seniors can remain independent and self-sufficient.

For more information, please call (442) 286-8320.

Are you or someone you know a senior who lives alone? If so, Interfaith's "How R U?" Calls program offers free, daily phone calls to check in participating North County seniors. If a call is not answered and we cannot reach you, a volunteer will call next door neighbors, relatives, or emergency personnel (if necessary) to do a welfare check.

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