Homeless Resources

The City of Encinitas collaborates with many agencies and non-profit organizations to provide resources to those experiencing homelessness, as well as develop solutions for reducing or preventing homelessness.


Catholic Charities
Catholic Charities operates a year-round emergency shelter for men only.

La Posada de Guadalupe
 2478 Impala Drive
 Carlsbad, CA 92010
 (760) 929-2322

Community Resource Center
The Community Resource Center operates an emergency shelter for women and children who are victims of domestic violence.

(877) 633-1112


Interfaith Shelter Network

The Interfaith Shelter Network is a collaborative effort by social service agencies and the faith-based community to provide case management and shelter for those experiencing homelessness. The Network consists of three primary programs: The Rotational Shelter, El Nido Transitional Living, and Rapid Re-Housing Assistance. For more information, call (619) 702-5399


Community Resource Center (CRC)

CRC offers many services including temporary motel vouchers, food assistance, and wrap-around services to assist low-income residents and those experiencing homelessness.
Contact: (760) 753-8300 or visit  the social service office at 650 Second Street, Encinitas, CA, 92024.

The Alliance for Regional Solutions (ARS)

ARS is a coalition of North San Diego County Cities and social service agencies working together to create practical solutions to emerging community needs.

Opening Doors – Ending Veteran and Chronic Homelessness Pilot Project

In March 2014, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), in partnership with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), launched the 25 Cities Initiative to assist communities to end veteran and chronic homelessness. The 25 Cities Initiative began its efforts in the 25 cities with high concentrations of homeless veterans, including the City of San Diego. This effort has expanded to include the entire San Diego region, and is now known as Opening Doors – Ending Veteran and Chronic Homelessness.

On April 27, 2016, the Encinitas City Council approved a one-year pilot project for the local implementation of Opening Doors. The pilot project period is May 2016 – April 2017. The Community Resource Center, in partnership with Interfaith Community Services, is administering the program.

To learn more, volunteer, or if you know of a household that can benefit from this program, please contact the Housing Navigator, Azucena Acosta: (760) 815-3579 or email at housingnavigation@crcncc.org.

Interfaith Community Services

Interfaith Community Services is an organization consisting of faith-based communities and public and private entities to offer a range of services and programs to low-income residents and those experiencing homelessness. For more information, call the Coastal Service Center:  (760) 721-2117 or for Veteran’s Services: (760) 529-9979.

2-1-1 San Diego

2-1-1 San Diego is a resource and information database that connects people with community services through a free, 24/7 phone service and online database. Residents can search a directory of over 6,000 health and human service programs. Search 2-1-1 North County for services offered in North County San Diego, or widen your search to the greater San Diego County area: 2-1-1 San Diego. Another option is to dial 2-1-1, and press 1 for English, 2 for Spanish and 3 for all other languages.

San Diego Housing Resources Directory

The County of San Diego prepares the Housing Resources Directory to provide a comprehensive list of the housing services and resources across the San Diego County region. 2016-2018 San Diego Housing Resources Directory.

Protect Yourself From Hepatitis A

San Diego is in the midst of a Hepatitus A outbreak.  For more information, please see flyer.  English flyer     Spanish flyer