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.

San Diego Mobile Crisis Response Team (MCRT)
Exodus Recovery Inc

The San Diego Access and Crisis Line (ACL) at (888) 724-7240 or TDD/TTY Dial (711) is the initial access point for anyone experiencing a behavioral health crisis in San Diego. The licensed clinicians at the ACL are available 24 hours per day, seven days per week, 365 days per year. ACL clinicians are trained in crisis intervention and they will determine if MCRT intervention is the most appropriate response for callers. For more information, visit their website.


988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s (1-800-273-8255) network of over 200 locally operated and funded crisis centers across the country is now available via call or text on the new three-digit dialing code: 988. Access is available through every land line, cell phone and voice-over internet device in the United States.

988 is confidential, free, and available 24/7/365, connecting those experiencing a mental health, substance use or suicidal crisis with trained crisis counselors. You can also call if you are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.

988 call services are available in Spanish, along with interpretation services in over 150 languages.

If you or someone you know needs support now, call or text 988 or chat at


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. 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) 300-3238 or visit  the social service office at 650 Second Street, Encinitas, CA, 92024

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) 300-3238. 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 Doors 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 at (760) 300-3238 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. 

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.

Showers of Blessing Encinitas
Every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., St. Andrews Church at 890 Balour Drive hosts the Showers of Blessing mobile shower unit. Contact Joe Arlauskas at 760-845-2197 or email [email protected] for more information.

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. 

St. John Parish Food Pantry
The St. John Parish Food Pantry is open to anyone each Monday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. No proof of need is required. It is located currently in the church parking lot and accessed from Balour Drive. The pantry is run mainly as a drive-through at this time. Those without vehicles or access to cooking facilities may walk up to get a bag of ready-to-eat items. 

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