Together We’re Creating a Place that Doesn’t Exist Anywhere Else in our Community

Interfaith Community Services is proud to announce our new Abraham and Lillian Turk Recuperative Care Center, projected to be completed in fall 2021. With construction currently underway, we are transforming a former 77-room motel into a place of healing and restoration for our local neighbors working to overcome homelessness and rebuild their lives.

Thanks to a lead gift from philanthropist, Jerry Turk, Interfaith’s plans to provide a place of healing and restoration for our local neighbors working to overcome homelessness is becoming a reality. The new Abraham and Lillian Turk Recuperative Care Center, named after Turk’s parents, will become the home of Interfaith’s Post-Hospitalization Recuperative Care program and the new Interfaith Graduate Temporary Lodging program. Watch now: 




We need your support and partnership to fund the completion of renovations and bring this new center to reality. Interfaith cherishes gifts of all sizes and naming opportunities are available towards the project. Click here to view the press release for the Turk Center.


Download and print our information kit for more information.

Download and print our flyer for more information.



In 2019, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to award Interfaith a $6,000,000 capital grant to expand our proven-effective Recuperative Care program and create a Graduate Housing program. Interfaith leveraged these County funds with local community donations to purchase the 77-room motel located at 555 N. Centre City Parkway for $8.6 million.

The refurbishment, upgrade and development of the Turk Center will cost $3.5 million for total project cost of $12,100,000. A community fundraising campaign has been initiated to fund the remaining $6.1 million. If you’d like to make a donation, click on “Make a Gift” and select “New Turk Recuperative Care Center” in the designation dropdown.

Please consider hosting a GoBox Microevent by inviting a small gathering of friends to learn about the Turk Center, and together, support a BIG impact. Click here to learn more about hosting an event.  Contact B. Hernandez, to host an event.

Naming opportunities are also available in recognition of gifts of all sizes towards this project. Pledges can be paid over multiple years. All gifts supporting the completion of the Abraham and Lillian Turk Recuperative Care Center will be applied 100% toward the purchase and renovations. For more information:


Contact Chief Development Officer:

Varinda Missett: (760) 270-3422.

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On March 25th, Greg Anglea, Interfaith CEO, hosted a special segment of “On the Frontlines” as we showcased the Abraham and Lillian Turk Recuperative Care Center! On this virtual tour we saw a first-hand look at our transformational project, answered questions from the community, and spoke the people involved: A current Veteran resident of our Recuperative Care program, lead donor Jerry Turk, and members of our passionate leadership team. Watch and share now: