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Emergency Shelters and Food Services

2-1-1 San Diego – dial 211 

This hotline connects people with community, health and disaster services 24 hours a day/7 days a week 

Alliance for African Assistance 619⋅286⋅9052 
5952 El Cajon Blvd. 
San Diego, Ca 92115 
Provides shelter referrals, furnishings, food, clothing and some emergency expenses for foreign refugees.  Multiple languages spoken. 

Brother Benno Foundation 760⋅439⋅1244 
3260 Production Ave. 
Oceanside, CA 92054  
Provides food, clothing, haircuts, mailing address, showers and laundry, 40 lb. box of food 1/month for families w/children, assistance to replace lost or stolen ID, bus tickets and gas vouchers.  6:30am - 1pm daily

Catholic Charities Diocese of San Diego 619-231-2828 
349 Cedar Street 
San Diego, CA 92101 
Programs include food resource center, homeless men and women’s services, immigrant services 

Catholic Charities Food Resource 760-631-4792/760-631-2819 
917 E. Vista Way Vista, CA 92084 
Interfaith Community Services 760-489-6380 
Inland Service Center 
550 W. Washington Ave. 
Escondido, CA 92025 
Offers free breakfast and sack lunches each weekday.  Provides case management, clothing, blankets, showers, laundry, emergency shelter, mail, hotel vouchers for families.
La Pasada de Guadalupe 760-929-2322  
2478 Impala Drive 
Carlsbad, CA 92010  
Men’s Shelter

North County Lifeline  760-726-4900 
200 Michigan Avenue 
Vista, CA 92084  

Operation Hope – Temporary Winter Shelter  760.536.3880 
859 East Vista Way 
Vista, California 92084 

Solutions for Change 
722 W. California Ave 
Vista, CA 92083 
Supportive housing for families where they can rebuild skills needed to solve their families homelessness 

Vista WIC Office  888-999-6897 
1000 Vale Terrace 
Vista, CA 92084 
Supplemental food program for women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, and infants and children under five. 

 Women’s Resource Center/ North County 760⋅757⋅3500 - 24 hr 
1963 Apple St. 
Oceanside, CA 92054 
Offers counseling, shelter and education to North County women, children and men involved in or threatened by domestic violence or sexual assault . 
YMCA – OZ 858-270-8213 
3304 Idlewild Way 
San Diego. CA 92117 
Provides temporary shelter and counseling for runaway, homeless and troubled youth, ages 12-17 and their families.