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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The interfaith shelter network (ISN) which has strong ties with the Ecumenical Council is a GREAT service provider. At our non-profit, we provide case management for those less fortunate in San Diego that are seeking a place for rest and recuperation as they strive to get gainful employment. I have found it amazing that via the ISN that our clients can find exactly this environment, look refreshed the next morning and many have actually found jobs. Our clients tell us that if it wasn’t for ISN they would probably still be trying to find employment and receiving rejections due to their physical appearance.
ISN is a great program and the staff that run the program as some of the best I’ve ever seen.