Starting Services

Interfaith Community Services welcomes all community members to meet with a case manager to determine resources available for each individual needs.

We are located throughout North County San Diego with multiple service locations in the region.

Betty and Melvin Cohn Center
550 W. Washington Ave. Escondido, CA 92025
Phone: (760) 489-6380
Walk-In Hours: Weekdays
8:00 am – 10:00 am

Coastal Service Center
4700 North River Road Oceanside, CA 92057
Phone: (760) 721-2117
Walk-In Hours: Weekdays 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Veteran Service Center
1617 Mission Ave. Oceanside, CA 92058
Phone: (760) 529-9979
Walk-In Hours: Weekdays 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Carlsbad Service Center
5731 Palmer Way, Suite A Carlsbad, CA 92010
Phone: (760) 448-5696
Walk-In Hours: Please call for available walk-in hours.

Interfaith Community Services provides walk-in assistance through 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.

Meet with someone from our staff or call our headquarters for further information (760) 489-6380.

If you cannot visit us in-person, you can give us a call at (760) 489-6380 and we’ll connect you with someone to provide you information via phone.

This depends on the person’s specific circumstances. Give us a call at (760) 489-6380 and get informed about the services and resources available. Or contact your local faith community for a faith center referral.

Giving Opportunities

Interfaith Community Services welcomes all community members to meet with a case manager to determine resources available for each individual needs.

If you would like to make a gift, visit our Donation page. Otherwise, contact and a staff member will be happy to assist you.

All donations directly support local community members in crisis by providing resources for our programs and services.You also have the option to donate to a specific program.

Volunteer opportunities are always available for both individuals and groups. Visit our Volunteers page to register for or inquiry about volunteer positions. or you can send us a message for more information:

Interfaith Community Services is currently hiring.

Full Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage, Matched 401 (k) Retirement Plans, and Flexible Work Schedules Available. Learn about our benefits and job descriptions by clicking the Apply Now button.

Former clients must be out of all programs for a minimum of two (2) years prior to applying for employment. Questions? Call (760) 489-6380 and ask to speak with Human Resources. Apply Now.

Specific Programs

Intake services are available weekdays from 8-10 a.m. Please note that the first Friday of the month services are closed.

For more information, visit our Basic Needs page or please call (760) 489-6380.

Shelter is based on availability and the walk-in hours are only on Wednesdays from 9-11 a.m. and 1-2 p.m.

We have an 11-bed withdrawal management program, Short-Term Residential Treatment Program, and Outpatient Treatment Program.

For more information visit our Treatment page.

Yes, Interfaith Community Services has number of various Veteran specific programs.

For more information visit our Services page.

Case Management for Transitional Aged Youth is available from our Carlsbad Service Center on Mondays. For more information, please call (760) 448-5696.

Other Questions

If you are currently in a life-threatening situation, please contact your local emergency service providers.

For emergency services during non-business hours, please call 2-1-1, if you’re located in San Diego, CA.

If you know the name of the Staff member, you can call the Office of First Impressions at (760) 489-6380 to get connected.

You can find additional resources at:

Contact our Carlsbad Service Center Hiring Hall to become an employment partner within our Employment and Economic Development Department.

For more information, complete an inquiry.

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