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 Encinitas 

On April 27, 2016, the Encinitas City Council approved a one-year pilot project for the local implementation of Opening Doors. Opening Doors funding was renewed for FY 2017-18 and also for FY 2018-19. With the City's support of $107,905 in General Funds each year, CRC has been successful in administering Opening Doors and exceeding the annual program goals.

Opening Doors is a program aimed at assisting those experiencing homelessness secure permanent housing. Employing the Housing First model, Opening Doors pairs homeless households with a housing navigator. The housing navigator conducts a standardized assessment, determines an appropriate housing solution, identifies available resources, and helps find and secure permanent housing.

During FY 2017-18, CRC assisted 201 unduplicated households. Notably, CRC helped 48 formerly homeless households (67 individuals) secure permanent housing, exceeding the goal of 32. Of the 48 households that secured permanent housing:

-15 percent were veterans

-15 percent were families

-81 percent found housing in North County, of which 21 percent found housing in Encinitas

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 [email protected].

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 Service Directory for services offered in North County San Diego, or widen your search to the greater San Diego County area. 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.

VA San Diego Healthcare System Resource Guide

The Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System has published a Resource Guide with resources available to veterans.