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.


Jewish Family Service of San Diego
Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFS) operates Safe Parking Programs in San Diego and one lot in Encinitas. For more information on their program visit their website or call (858) 637-3373.


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

COVID-19 UPDATE: CRC is continuing to provide services in their Food and Nutrition Center (FNC), Integrative Services (IS) and Domestic Violence departments. The current hours are as follows:

Food & Nutrition Center: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Integrative Services: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Those in need of assistance outside of these hours, can email CRC intake desk at [email protected] or call (760) 753-8300. Those in need of Domestic Violence resources can call CRC 24 hour hotline at (877) 633-1112

Opening Doors Encinitas 
Since 2016, CRC has been operating the Opening Dorrs Program in Encinitas. This 
program is aimed at assisting those experiencing homelessness secure permanent housing. 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].

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.

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.

St. Andrews Church Food Pantry
Every Thursday from 3-4 p.m., St. Andrews Church sets up a supermarket-style food pantry to serve the community. Fresh produce, meat, canned goods, rice, beans, baby food, etc. is available to anyone who needs it. No proof of need is required. 

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