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To coordinate the efforts of participating congregations, social service agencies and governmental programs in order to provide shelter and other resources to homeless individuals and families and to enable those we serve to move toward self-sufficiency.
Our Vision is to eliminate homelessness in the urban communities of San Diego Country through a cooperative partnership with faith-based communities, related government programs and social service agencies. The Interfaith Shelter Network does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age or disabilities in hiring practice or provision of services.
Corporate and private donations are the single biggest income source of our annual budget. The Network relies on the generosity of individuals, congregations, foundations and service organizations for a significant portion of its budget. Our annual budget of $715,000 does not include the in-kind value of donated volunteer hours, meals, furnishing and services estimated at over $500,000.
INTERFAITHSHELTER NETWORK RECEIVES FIRST PLACE AWARD
IN ANNUAL HARRAH’S NONPROFIT COMPETITION
San Diego, CALIFORNIA—June 14, 2017. Interfaith Shelter Network of San Diego (ISN) has been chosen as this year’s first place recipient of the Harrah’s All-In 4 Change award.
“The $50,000 top prize will fund much-needed services for our homeless clients,” says ISN Executive Director,” Trisha Brereton. “We are very grateful to Harrah’s and to the community for this big vote of support.”
All-In 4 Change is Harrah’s annual charity giveaway where the public votes for their favorite charity from a field of 25 nonprofit organizations. Once a list of pre-screened applicants is posted, on-line voting ensues. Awardees are chosen 50% based on voting and 50% by the decision of the Harrah’s All-In 4 Change committee.
This year, Harrah’s distributed $125,000 to 15 nonprofits from San Diego and Riverside Counties. Harrah’s Resorts Southern California is owned by the Rincon Band of the Luiseno Indians. Both the tribe and the company share a strong commitment to helping the community. All In 4 Change was developed by Harrah’s as a way to involve the community in the giving process and to make it a little more fun at the same time.
“Everyone at ISN is deeply gratified by the outpouring of support it received during the voting process,” states Brereton. “Thousands of supporters cast their votes for ISN, proving that the Network in Interfaith Shelter Network is strong. The collaborative organization is proud of its deep ties with community congregations and individuals, many of whom volunteer for ISN’s programs. She added that special kudos go to ISN administrative volunteer, Laura Miller, who spear-headed a get-out-to-vote effort with the Network, and accepted the award on behalf of ISN.
Each year, hundreds of San Diego’s homeless rely on ISN for shelter, food and other services.
“Our emergency shelters, domestic violence program and rapid re-housing services are needed more than ever as homelessness escalates in San Diego,” Brereton explains.