Sponsor an Interfaith Client

Want to learn more about the person you’re supporting? Interfaith offers several programs that allow donors to sponsor specific clients (real names not used), learn a little about their situation, and designate funds that their case manager can purchase and distribute to them.  

Donations of any amount are always appreciated and will be used to support clients in the program you designate.

Questions? Please email Janet Reeves at jreeves@interfaithservices.org

More Information

Interfaith program: Transitional Youth Academy (TYA)

Amount needed: $300 for underclass scholars (grades 9-11); $750 for seniors

Through TYA’s Adopt-a-Scholar program, donors provide funds students need throughout the year. For Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors, your donation will provide items such as yearbooks, ASB cards, PE clothes, exam fees, and tickets to dance and sporting events.

Senior expenses, as you may know from painful experience, are much higher. Donations help fund a cap and gown, Grad Night ($250 alone!), Senior Breakfast, senior photos, college applications, and a yearbook.

To read their bio and sponsor a particular student, or to support the program with a donation of any amount, please visit www.signupgenius.com/org/scholar For more information, contact Janet Reeves jreeves@interfaithservices.org

About Transitional Youth Academy

Interfaith’s Transitional Youth Academy (TYA) supports low-income and vulnerable area students at risk of not graduating due to homelessness or other related challenges. An onsite case manager supports them emotionally and academically, as well as through financial support so that they can stay in school, graduate, and attend college, join the military, or obtain full-time employment.

Last year, 100% of our TYA students successfully improved their attendance rates, graduated high school, and 90% enrolled in higher education.

Funds also support hosting weekly Leadership Academy lunch sessions and invite inspiring guest speakers to share their personal journeys to becoming leaders in the community

Interfaith program: Grants Per Diem (GPD) Bridge Housing

Amount needed per Veteran: $500

Donations to our Sponsor a Veteran program will be used to directly purchase items for a Veteran who moves off the street and into Interfaith’s Grants Per Diem (GPD) bridge housing in Oceanside, as they work toward the goal of transitioning into permanent housing.

Case managers will purchase items most needed by the specific client, but they will generally include clothing, bedding, towels, hygiene supplies, and grocery gift cards.

To learn more or sponsor a Veteran, click here. https://www.signupgenius.com/org/vets#/

About Interfaith’s Grants-Per-Diem (Veteran Transitional Housing) program

Interfaith offers transitional housing to both male and female qualifying veterans to reintegrate them into independent living. Support includes education, health, and employment assistance.

All program participants must:

Be registered with the San Diego Veterans Administration (VA)

Have discharge status of at least OTH

Currently be homeless or facing impending homelessness

Not have a prior sex offense and/or warrants

GPD Transitional Housing is located in Oceanside.

Interfaith’s brand-new Family Shelter provides shelter and stability to up to 14 families at a time, the largest (and only 24-hour) family shelter in North San Diego County. Due to frequently changing clientele we are not able to provide individual stories, but instead have broken down the cost of specific client services that your donation will support:

$20 provides three meals per day for a family of 4

$120 per day provides meals and shelter for one person

$60 will purchase a cheerful child’s bedding set and a “welcome to your new home” toy

To sponsor a Family Shelter resident, please click here https://interfaithservices.org/donate and select the “Family Shelter” option in the dropdown menu.

About Interfaith’s Family Shelter

Along with a quiet, comfortable environment, residents of North County’s newest family shelter will have access to:

3 meals per day

Shared laundry room

Outdoor playground

Indoor library and play area for younger children

Teen room with age-appropriate games and space

TV room

Computer lab


In addition, residents receive intensive case management support geared toward:

Housing and employment

Mental health services


Childcare and wellness

Family Shelter amenities will include a commercial kitchen, seven family-friendly individual bathrooms with shower, a dining area (capacity of 40), and large, private studio-story rooms for each family, rather than the more traditional congregate setting. The gated two-story property is surrounded by greenery and an inviting outdoor courtyard conducive to family living.

Interfaith program: Project CARE and Home Safe senior programs

Amount needed per Senior: $500

Donations to our Sponsor a Senior program will allow case managers to directly purchase items for specific seniors on limited SSI or SSDI fixed incomes.

Your contribution will provide additional support for one-time expenses not covered by their fixed income, or just give a senior a little “breathing room” to treat themselves or their pets to an item normally out of reach. Items include car repairs/registration, groceries and household items, and medical care for them or their pets.

To learn more or sponsor a Senior, click here. https://www.signupgenius.com/org/seniors#/

About Interfaith’s Senior Programs:

Project C.A.R.E. is a safety net program for older persons and persons with disabilities which operates by maintaining effective contact and empowering individuals to remain as independent as possible in a safe environment.

The Home Safe program provides intensive case management and housing navigation to persons who are referred by Adult Protective Services (APS) and are at risk of homelessness. Case managers ensure housing stability through behavioral/physical health resources, and financial and budgetary assistance.