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North County Interfaith Council, Inc. (dba Interfaith Community Services)

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Interfaith Coalitions, Religion


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.


Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Client Served

Rating: 5

I spent four and a half years homeless in North San Diego County. Thanks to the miracles performed by the volunteers at NCIC and in particular the counseling services, I was empowered to get control and start making better decisions for myself. I'm no great writer, but there's a strong chance that I wouldn't have survived those bad old days had it not been for all of the giving people that have and continue to make North County Interfaith Council a place where miracles happen everyday in our community.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

I met with them regarding a business transaction, and felt compelled to share with them my sister's dilhemna with regard to a recent accident suffered by her baby, who was in intensive care in the hospital near death. It looked really bad and the doctors were sure the baby was going to die. The North County Interfaith Council or Interfaith Community Services not only had a prayer chain going right away, they visited the baby in the hospital and prayed with the family By the Grace of God, and I feel largely due to the efforts they made, the baby recovered completely! There was not even any brain damage, which almost always occurs in this type of head injury. The doctors in complete disbelief declared it to be a MIRACLE! I have never forgotten what they did for me, and they never asked for any thanks or anything either, they are the most wonderful people, and I pray that they are blessed 10 times over!!!

Review from Guidestar