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Homeless women and children have unique needs. Image

Homeless women and children have unique needs.

The Salvation Army strives to be there for them and be their shoulder to lean on.
Our staff are committed to ensuring every woman has a chance.


The bridge between living on the streets and permanent housing.

Women facing homelessness face a multitude of unique challenges. Many of these women struggle through different traumas and pains. The Salvation Army takes a holistic approach to combat those emotional and physical hurdles to cultivate a positive environment so women and their family have the tools needed to take control of their lives.


Haven Interim Housing

The Salvation Army's Door of Hope Haven Interim Housing (HIH) is short-term housing for single women and women with children experiencing homelessness. Interim housing is the bridge between living on the streets and permanent housing.

The Haven Interim Housing can serve up to 9 families and 8 single women at a time, and provides a safe place where women can save money, get jobs and learn life skills while knowing their children are in a safe environment. Residents can stay at the shelter for up to three months.

"This program allows for us to provide a continuum of care to women who need it. We are able to help the recently homeless, as well as those who need a little more help and time to get back on their feet at our Transitional Living Center." - Major Lee Lescano, Divisional Secretary for San Diego County


The Salvation Army helps makes families whole.

"It was like a dream come true. We were so grateful for a roof over our heads. We got a chance to heal."

Haven Interim Housing provides a safe and structured environment where we strive to meet residents' immediate needs and help them move toward obtaining permanent housing.

Residents in the program work closely with staff to develop individual plans that focus on housing, employment, education, financial management, and medical needs.


Haven Interim Housing does phone screenings for women and women with children who are experiencing homelessness.


If you are interested in Haven Interim Housing, please contact Victoria at 858-505-3961.

Haven Interim Housing is partially funded by State Emergency Solutions Grant. 

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