Entries by holly

This is the Biggest Thing We Do…

Graduation! It’s one of our most beloved and important events. It’s what we’ve been working for all year long. To move people from living on the streets to being able to live a life on their own. In my nine months as President and CEO of San Diego Rescue Mission, I have come to realize […]

Staff Spotlight: Mary Langford

Meet Mary Langford, Vice President of Human Resources with San Diego Rescue Mission. Mary came to the Rescue Mission 4 years ago when a former boss, who was filling in as the Human Resources Director, said her talent and expertise made her a perfect candidate and encouraged her to apply. She joined the Rescue Mission […]

Renewed and Refocused…for the Future of San Diego

Not hopeless and not helpless, just experiencing homelessness. That’s the message we have for our clients as we move into 2018. To make this happen, we are taking steps to narrow our focus and pursue more measurable, longer term results to get people off the streets.  We are focused on five critical objectives for our […]

Staff Spotlight: Jeremy Dawsey-Richardson

Meet Jeremy Dawsey-Richardson, Vice President of Programs for San Diego Rescue Mission. Jeremy was looking for a new challenge when he joined our team in December 2016 with high hopes for the organization and our clients. ”I am passionate about developing healthy organizational cultures, and working with teams to grow toward increasing health, capacity, and […]

We See You

We are seeing it more and more. Outside our local stores, in our neighborhoods, along the streets of downtown – more and more of our brothers and sisters experiencing homelessness. We recently invited our Home Team Monthly Giving Partners to a pre-screening of the film “The Same Kind of Different as Me” – a powerful […]

Staff Spotlight: Oscar Torres

Meet Oscar Torres, Men’s Center Program Director here at San Diego Rescue Mission. Oscar first walked through our doors 13 years ago, not looking for employment, but rather as a homeless man with a 10 year drug addiction in need of desperate help. Committed to rebuilding his life, Oscar successfully completed the 12-month residential rehabilitation […]

This is a Team I Can Win With

By Donnie Dee As a former NFL Football player, I know I’m only as strong as the team. And in my first 45 days here as CEO and President, I’ve become in awe of the team here at San Diego Rescue Mission. This staff, the volunteers, the Board… they are all here for the right […]

A New Calling Revealed

By Donnie Dee I never planned on becoming the next President and CEO of San Diego Rescue Mission. I was enjoying my work as The Director of the Tom Landry Associates for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA).  It had been a fun season of watching my kids play college Basketball for USD and UCI, […]

How to Inspire Giving

I didn’t grow up in a big house. But every Thanksgiving, my mother filled it with people. And when she ran out of room at the table, she would send food to those neighbors who had a little less luck that year. She made sure nobody felt deprived, and everyone felt loved. Although my mother […]

Staff Spotlight: Larry Perry

Meet Larry Perry, Lead Janitor at San Diego Rescue Mission, and a very special member of our team. His story is an inspiration and his positivity and joy for life is infectious! Larry first came to the Mission in September of 2009 after living on the streets where he faced a number of life changing […]