nterfaith Community Services purchased a building in Escondido, California, that was renovated to provide 32 beds for homeless veterans for 30-90 day recuperative care after their hospitalization. A total of 20 recuperative care beds for both men and women veterans, along with case management will be created. The additional 12 beds are for nonveteran homeless discharged from the hospital. The Groundbreaking was in February 2015 and HomeAid San Diego provided Construction Management services pro bono. The project team of Ware Malcomb architects and Johnson & Jenning Contractors completed plans and submitted to the City of Escondido for a building permit. Demolition was completed in March 2015 and construction renovations completed by the end of September 2015. HomeAid San Diego provided a check in the amount of $10,000 to Interfaith from a
grant through The Bank of America Charitable Foundation. The Grand Opening Ceremony was October 7 , 2015, with all 32 beds occupied shortly
Interfaith Community Services is one of 5 agencies in the country certified by the VA to provide this type of after surgery care to veterans.
HomeAid San Diego succeeded in bringing in almost $500,000 worth of donations of professional services, labor and materials to this project, with 31 of the 45 subcontractors donating or discounting their services. All total there was over $1M of construction costs reduced by the team members of this project: HomeAid San Diego, Interfaith Community Services, and Johnson & Jennings Contractors.
Service Provider: Interfaith Community Services
Population Served: Veterans
Builder Captain: Johnson & Jennings General Contracting
Groundbreaking: February 11, 2015
Grand Opening: October 7, 2015