Interfaith Community Services, was founded in 1982 by a handful of diverse faith communities to address the needs of low-income, homeless, and underserved people in North San Diego County. Separately, these congregations were providing relief to people in need, but by creating Interfaith they were better able to collaborate to make a bigger impact on the needs of people in our community. As participation grew, Interfaith evolved into broad continuum of programs and services that provides the tools and resources people in crisis need to stabilize and rebuild their lives. These programs are organized into nine main areas: food and basic needs, shelters and housing, family and social services, employment services, children and youth programs, senior services, veterans assistance, addiction recovery, and community connections. Under these department headings are numerous programs covering a broad spectrum of support. Programs are designed to overlap so that each client receives as many services as necessary for his/her specific situation.
Since 1918, Jewish Family Services of San Diego has been a trusted community resource for individuals and families in times of need. Our wide range of integrated services empower individuals & families to move toward self-sufficiency, support aging with dignity, and foster community connection & engagement throughout San Diego County and the Coachella Valley. JFS provides essential services to people regardless of religion, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, ability, gender identity/expression, or sexual orientation.
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NAMI’s Friends In Hand Clubhouse provides free support (not treatment) for recovery for adults recovering from mental illness.
The Youth Center’s goal is to provide a safe and positive atmosphere for urban Native American youth in our community.
The mission of the Youth 2 Youth Center (Y2Y) is to empower youth to make healthy decisions for themselves through guidance, education, and access to services. We provide community education and awareness to the youth aged 12-24 living in the South Bay area of San Diego with strategies to motivate and help change attitudes and behaviors, that will help provide a sense of belonging and security. We provide education and enrichment for students to achieve academic success and ongoing counseling and resources that deal with youth delinquency and substance abuse.