The Oceanside Homeless Resource was founded in November 2019. We started taking families off the streets and helping them with shelter and services. We had five families that we helped shelter and got them into permanent housing. With the community's help, we bridged the resources in our hearts and raised enough money to keep them safe. We then created grassroots shelter programs, work programs, and clean up programs and work side-by-side with our unsheltered community. Our goal and our vision are to truly collaborate and combine our hearts with all the resources that are out here to build solutions.
In March 2020, the Oceanside Homeless Resource realize that it needed to step it up and create a safe shelter program for those on the streets, especially families and women and children. We immediately realized that there are no shelters here in Oceanside and that our homeless community was very vulnerable. We decided to reach out to this community and started fundraising and doing grassroots work every day. We combined forces and indeed created a grassroots shelter program that is 100% privately funded by this community. We have been able to sustain at least seven rooms at all times since March. Our shelter program currently has 28 guests, and we have permanently housed 22 guests. We have combined forces and hearts with different resources out here, including community resource center, the city of Oceanside, Brother Bennos, Oceanside kitchen collaborative, homeless veterans of San Diego, Sunny St., Outreach, Humanity Showers and many more. Our goal is to bring love and goodness back to this community.
In conjunction with Humanity Showers, we are pleased to announce the shower truck will be in Oceanside every Tuesday and Friday.
Tuesday: Brother Benno's | 6:00am-9:00am
Friday: Potter's House | 8:00am-11:00am