What do you benefit most from being a member of NCPC?
Interfaith Community Services is proud and thankful to be a member of NCPC. We work in partnership with hundreds of diverse faith communities, thousands of supporting donors and volunteers, and dozens of partner community-based organizations. NCPC strengthens our connections and our ability to work in genuine and true partnership to deliver on our mission of helping people help themselves.
What is your Mission?
Interfaith Community Services empowers people in need to stabilize and improve their lives through comprehensive programs, in partnership with diverse faith communities and people of compassion.
What do you offer to the community?
Interfaith Community Services, based in Escondido, CA, plays a pivotal role in providing comprehensive support to the most vulnerable residents of San Diego County. Our mission revolves around addressing both immediate needs and long-term transformation for individuals facing poverty and crisis. With a diverse range of 75+ services and programs, Interfaith focuses on five key areas that not only cater to clients’ immediate needs but also empower them to achieve self-sufficiency and active engagement within the community.
The organization’s approach involves intertwining the various services to create a safety net that can be customized for each client’s unique circumstances.
Supportive Services and Basic Needs: Interfaith ensures that essential needs, such as food, shelter, and clothing, are met promptly. This immediate assistance lays the foundation for individuals to work towards stability and improvement.
Recovery & Wellness: The organization recognizes the importance of mental and physical well-being. By offering recovery and wellness programs, they help individuals overcome challenges related to substance abuse, mental health, and overall health.
Homeless Outreach & Shelters: Addressing homelessness is a critical aspect of Interfaith’s work. They provide outreach services to connect with homeless individuals, offering them shelter and a pathway to regain their independence.
Employment & Economic Development: Through job training, skill development, and employment opportunities, Interfaith empowers individuals to gain financial independence and contribute to the community’s workforce.
Housing: Stable housing is essential for long-term well-being. Interfaith assists individuals and families in finding suitable housing solutions, ultimately striving to end homelessness in the region.
The ultimate goal of all these programs is to help clients stabilize their lives, improve their overall well-being, and break free from the cycle of poverty. Interfaith Community Services is deeply committed to making a lasting impact, not only by offering immediate relief but by equipping individuals with the tools and resources they need to become self-sufficient contributors to the community.
By providing a holistic range of services that span both immediate necessities and long-term goals, Interfaith Community Services embodies a comprehensive approach that recognizes the complex challenges faced by those in need. Through their efforts, they are actively working towards ending homelessness, alleviating poverty, and fostering positive change within San Diego County.
What was your organization/company’s biggest accomplishment in the past six months – one year?
The Abraham & Lillian Turk Recuperative Care Center. Our 106 Bed Facility opened this past May. This short-term residential care is for people experiencing homelessness after being discharged from local hospitals. We have partnered with Palomar Health and Tri City to further our initiatives.
What event/program or campaign do you have coming up that you would like to share with our reader?
Join us for a heartwarming and impactful event that pays tribute to our nation’s heroes while fostering opportunities for their continued success. The Veterans Appreciation Breakfast and Job Fair held at The University Club on November 9th is a unique gathering that combines gratitude with tangible support, benefiting the Interfaith Veterans Services programs.
During the breakfast, attendees will have the privilege of hearing inspiring stories directly from veterans who have bravely served our country. Their personal narratives will serve as a testament to the resilience, courage, and dedication that define the veteran’s experience. Through these shared stories, a deep sense of gratitude will envelop the gathering, fostering an environment of mutual appreciation.
The Job Fair segment is a crucial platform for both veterans seeking meaningful employment and employers looking to harness the unique skills and qualities that veterans bring to the workforce. Representing a wide spectrum of industries, participating companies share a common goal: to offer veterans not just jobs, but fulfilling career opportunities that match their expertise and aspirations.
The synergy between the Veterans Appreciation Breakfast and the Job Fair is remarkable. Attendees witness firsthand the impact of their support as veterans connect with prospective employers, forging paths to meaningful careers. Furthermore, all proceeds from the event contribute to the Interfaith Veterans Services programs, ensuring ongoing assistance and advocacy for veterans in need.
In a world where honoring our veterans does not go beyond a single day, this event serves as a reminder that gratitude can translate into action. The Veterans Appreciation Breakfast and Job Fair is more than just an event; it’s a testament to the enduring spirit of service, unity, and the unwavering commitment to those who have safeguarded our freedoms.
For more information: https://www.interfaithservices.org/events/veterans-breakfast