North County Interfaith Council, Inc. (Dba Interfaith Community Services)
Rating: 4.69 stars 26 reviews
Location: 550 W Washington Ave., Ste. B Escondido CA 92025 USA
To implement programs for basic needs, social services, and personal economic development, which will empower the disadvantaged in our community. Share member concerns with the issues and deal with problems, which affect the religious community when by common consent, the members feel that moral leadership is needed to promote mutual understanding and respect among member faiths.
Programs: On any given night, Interfaith is providing housing and shelter to more than 400 men, women, and children throughout North County. Our housing programs provide much more than just a warm bed to sleep in: vocational training, one-on-one counseling, connection to community resources, life skills development, and a wide array of social work strengthen Interfaith’s housing programs. Each year, Interfaith must pay $371,712 in mortgage payments towards our housing programs. With demand for all of our services at an all-time high, those funds are desperately needed for direct services instead of loan payments. With this understanding, Interfaith has launched “Lifting UP Our Neighbors,” a capital campaign to retire $4.5 million in shelter and housing debt.
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This organization was started over 25 years ago when a Rabbi, a Priest and a minister gathered for coffee only to find that they had each donated to a homeless person who had come knocking the night before. Then and there they decided to pool their resources and refer all of their requests to one organization that being Interfaith. Now with over 425 Faith Centers as members we truly help lift up our needy and give them to tools to fish not just to take a handout. With almost 90% of our funds going to help clients we are also one of the most efficient organizations out there. Helping Interfaith is helping your neighbor in need!
Don Zech, VP Membership, Interfaith Community Services
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
watching gifted people beset by homelessness and mental illness become productive citizens in our community
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