Inland Service Center - Escondido, CA

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550 West Washington Ave
Escondido, CA 92025
: Phone: (760) 489-6380

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Description: If you are in need of help from any of our programs and services, please understand that we cannot evaluate your needs through email or over the phone. You must come to one of our service centers during walk-in hours:
Social Services walk-in hours for new
Inland Service Center Hours:
Walk-in Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:00 am to 11:00 am
Closed the first Friday of every month.

Interfaith Emergency/Transitional Shelter Bed Program provides housing to homeless women and men living with mental illness. The three shelters, Corinne’s Cottage, Tikkun, and the Men’s Shelter provides a supportive environment for clients to gain the skills and confidence needed to move on to self-sufficiency. Faith centers support the program through providing meals and completing repair projects, which helps decrease the cost of operating the shelters.
Corinne’s Cottage
Corinne’s Cottage provides a safe, nurturing environment for homeless
older women living with mental illness. During their time at Corinne’s Cottage, the women form friendships and a support system that last far beyond their time at the shelter. The women enter the shelter hopeless and feeling alone. They leave empowered with the tools, confidence, and support systems in place to live successfully.
From July 2012 – June 2013, 78% of participants leaving the program graduated successfully with income and housing. A total of 13 women were housed and served during this year period.
Tikkun Home
Tikkun provides temporary shelter for six homeless women with mental illness. The women at Tikkun are taught life skills by their on-site resident manager and receive case management through Mental Health Systems. Dinner meals are prepared and donated by local faith centers and community members.
Family Housing
Interfaith provides transitional housing for 32 families in two-bedroom, two bath apartments. Each family works closely with our staff Client Advocates to gain life skills training, vocational assistance, and counseling, as needed, to identify and overcome barriers that have kept them from being self-sufficient.
The program also utilizes partner services to offer other skills training as needed, including financial literacy workshops, educational planning, and family therapy to empower our clients and prepare them for a successful transition to permanent housing.
Due to the high volume of applications, potential applicants should first attend an information session on the 2nd or 4th Monday of any month at 3:00 p.m. at 550 West Washington Avenue, Escondido.
Harmony Place & Eagle’s Point
This program offers subsidized housing for homeless, mentally ill individuals. Harmony is a seven-unit building consisting of one-bedroom/one bath apartments, whereas Eagle’s Point are one-bedroom/one-bath apartments that are in another neighborhood. Both offer reduced rental rates.  An onsite resident manager is there to help provide life skills instruction as well as organize community activities to connect residents to one another.
Fairweather Lodge
California’s first Fairweather Lodges in San Marcos and Escondido provide permanent shared housing and supported part-time employment for mentally ill adults. This program raises the bar for mental health housing demonstrating that disabled adults can live satisfying and productive lives.
Interfaith’s Fairweather Lodge is a permanent housing alternative to traditional Board and Care facilities. This innovative recovery model of supported employment and housing gives high-functioning mentally ill adults the power to live in interdependency where staff acts as advisors, mentors and guidance counselors.
Guiding Principles of The Fairweather Lodges
    Housing:  a safe, healthy and caring environment, which reinforces the recovery process
    Employment: Structured to ensure financial reward for increasing participation in employment
    Autonomy: Commensurate with behavioral performance, with the ultimate goal of full autonomy
    Social: a successful lodge resembles a family. Residents share meals and interact in recreational activities

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User Questions & Answers

Many of these shelters now have waiting lists. Please call before going to them. Many waiting lists are very long. Shelters and service also go out of business. Always call ahead to confirm that this location is still active. If you find that this location is no longer operating, please send us a comment using the form below.

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