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Community Action Partnership - CAP

Homeless Services

For more information send us an email or phone 619-338-2799

The Community Action Partnership provides shelter services during the year through the County's Shelter Voucher program and assistance with obtaining permanent housing through the Family Self-Sufficiency program. CAP works in collaboration with the FEMA program to provide motel/hotel vouchers for Catholic Charities to provide FEMA homeless vouchers for a period of up to 4 months (May-Sep.).

The Community Action Partnership (CAP) administers the County's Homeless Hotel Voucher program through their Family Self- Sufficiency contracts that include shelter services eights months out of the year (January-April/October-Dec.). The homeless services are intended to assist homeless families in obtaining stable or permanent housing. Services are integrated with case management.

The Hotel Voucher program provides hotel/motel vouchers for homeless families who meet the eligibility criteria. CAP coordinates efforts with the FEMA's Emergency Food Supplemental Program (EFSP) Voucher program to provide similar services four months during the year. In addition to integrating homeless services into the Family Self-Sufficiency program, CAP partners with local community based organizations serving the homeless to provide a continuum of care for eligible homeless families who are willing to take part in case management to address some of the barriers towards self-sufficiency and more stable housing.

In FY 2007-08, services were provided to 117 homeless households through the Winter Shelter Voucher Program totaling 2,337 bednights. 538 of the households were children.

The Temporary Shelter Network Program

The Temporary Shelter Network Program assists homeless individuals and families in securing permanent housing and income, by providing case management and support services from neighborhood agencies coordinated by the Interfaith Shelter Network. The Network provides up to 90 extra shelter beds in the County for up to seven months during cold-weather season, from October through May. This program serves mentally competent homeless persons who are free of substance abuse and operates in seven (7) of the most heavily populated areas in the county. The areas served are: East San Diego, Coastal San Diego, Clairemont San Diego; in North County: Coastal and Inland; and South and East regions of the County. Shelter is offered for 6 to 26 weeks in each area and a minimum of one case management agency serves each area.

The Network, in addition to emergency lodging provides:

  • Food and hygiene items
  • Case management and problem solving
  • Career guidance and employment assistance
  • Transitional or permanent housing
  • Moral Support at religious congregation facilities

ALL guests must be screened/referred by a case management agency serving that branch.

Network Office: (619) 702-5399

For more information, contact:

Interfaith Shelter Network
3530 Camino Del Rio North
Suite #301
San Diego, CA 92108
Phone: (619) 702-5399
For general information: email


For more information send us an email or phone 619-338-2799