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Interfaith Shelter Network of San Diego

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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: To coordinate the efforts of participating congregations, social service agencies, and governmental programs in order to provide shelter and other services to homeless individuals and families and enable those we serve to move toward self-sufficiency while respecting their dignity as children of God.

Results: We served 268 homeless individuals in our shelter program the past year; more than 7,750 in the past 24 years. In our El Nido Transitional Housing Program, we recently completed a $248,000 rehab on the 11 unit apartment building where our families live. We served 11 families there the past year; 170 since Jan. 1997.

Target demographics: Short term homeless men, women and families; homeless battered women with children.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 250-275 homeless men, women and children in our shelter program; up to 15 families per year in our transitional housing program.

Programs: Rotational Shelter Program El Nido Transitional Housing Program

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Client Served

Rating: 1

This organization should be called "False Hope." Their Rapid Rehousing coordinator led my family on for over 6 months but we received no help with anything ever. She promised us everything from food to blankets to diapers to help finding a home and made us jump through tons of hoops but each time she did not return calls, never showed up, made every excuse in the world instead of helping with any of it. Then decided she had me all figured out when I refused to have my stability and safety threatened further than it already has been. She decided to pull rank and deny me access to assistance that could have changed my family's life for the better. I was in no way included in this decision and they did not even bother to have accurate information about me and my situation before deciding to deny me. The organization treated me like a child and their representatives told me they just didn't believe I was ready for the assistance I need. Despite the fact that we have never met, have barely spoken by phone, they can't seem to remember or don't care about my family's actual story, and never followed through with any assistance dangled in front of us whatsoever. I tried to speak to the Executive Director privately about my complaints and was forced onto speakerphone with the employee listening, although I was on hold a lengthy period of time before I was connected to E.D. while she and employee discussed their opinions of me in private. I recommend saving yourself the heartache and disappointment these people will bring if they arbitrarily decide they don't believe in you or want to help you based on their personal biases.