In order to be considered for admission, potential clients must complete this brief Pre-Screening Form, either over the phone or online. Our intake staff will then review your initial information. If you meet the eligibility criteria and a bed is available, we will contact you to schedule a full intake appointment. The full intake appointment will require applicants pass an pre-admission drug test. Please be advised a clean drug test is required (medical marijuana not accepted) for admission to the shelter.
Our Admission Criteria: - Must have some form of photo ID - Must have a social security number - No single adult males over the age of 18 without children admitted - No registered sex offenders - No individual who tests positive for drugs and alcohol, you must be sober and drug free - Must be able to attend evening OHV classes/groups
If you are eligible but no beds are currently available, staff will place you on the Operation Hope- Vista Shelter Wait List. In order to keep your name on the Wait List, you must contact us again every 14 days, by phone at (760) 536-3880. For information on other local emergency shelters, food banks and community resources please call 2-1-1 or North County Lifeline at (760)726-4900 or visit our website at www.operationhopeshelter.org.