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Basic Needs Walk-In Service, Interfaith Community Services, Escondido

Interfaith Community Services

General Information

Description of Service

Provides social service crisis intervention, emergency food, day bus passes or gas voucher for documented medical or job needs (limit 2 per year), clothing voucher to thrift store, partial financial assistance for prescriptions, assistance to pay for drivers license, ID and birth certificates. Staff and volunteers also provide community referrals. Diapers and formula are provided when available. Family Self Sufficiency program offers case management focused on families, but will also serve individuals and couples (including homeless). Breakfast and sack lunch is available everyday for sober clients. Offers shower facilities, laundry facilities, and mail/message.


North Inland

Geographic Area(s) Served

Cities/Towns: Carlsbad, Escondido, Fallbrook, Oceanside, San Marcos, Valley Center. Communities: San Dieguito. Unincorporated Areas: Fallbrook, Valley Center. Zip Codes: 92003, 92028, 92055, 92059, 92060, 92061, 92672

Facility/ADA Access

Wheelchair Accessible

Intake Procedure

Walk in. For emergency food, walk-ins are served on a first-come, first served basis Monday - Friday 8 am-10 am.

Intake Requirements

Must present photo ID for services

Contact Information

Physical Site Address 1

550 West Washington Avenue, Suite B

Physical Site City, State, Zip

Escondido, 92025

Main Phone

(760) 489-6380


(760) 740-0837

Web Address


Client Information

Target Population


Intended Participants

Homeless Families, Homeless Individuals, Low Income Families, Low Income Individuals

Age Group

All Ages



Languages Spoken

German, Spanish

Driver's License

Not Required


No age limitations; however, minors must be accompanied by adult relative or counselor.

Fees or Charges

Types of Fees

No fees.


Hours of Operation

8:00 am-10:00 am Monday-Friday. Closed the first Friday of each month.


January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday



Specific Hours

6:30 am-7:30 am Monday-Sunday, Breakfast; 5:15 am-7:30 am Monday-Friday, Showers; 5:15 am Monday-Friday (First 4 Clients Only) Laundry.

Categories of Service