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Walk With Me

Community Outreach

Lovingly encouraging our neighbors without homes through the power of friendship.

Our hope is that all of our vulnerable neighbors experiencing homelessness can feel valued, loved, and seen just as God sees them, and through the power of relationship, experience the fullness of life they desire.

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We partner with local churches to equip and empower volunteers…

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to walk alongside a vulnerable man or woman as a friend for an extended period of time…

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As they listen to understand, relationships are strengthened, trust is built, connections to resources are made…

make a difference in the community

and the journey moves forward into a more fulfilling and rewarding life unique to each individual.

Become a Walk With Me Friend (volunteer)

A heart to serve our vulnerable neighbors on the streets and a desire to make a difference in someone’s life through the power of friendship.

Complete online volunteer application, background check, and comprehensive Walk With Me Online Training Course. Online training is 3-4 hours at your own pace.

Commit to being a part of the program for a minimum of 12 months.

Participate in at least one outreach activity for the homeless or have prior experience. (We’re happy to connect you with outreach activities in your area.)

Treat your Neighbor to a meal or coffee one time a month and connect with them one other time (3-4 hours total).

Receive and give support together with other volunteers at two celebration gatherings with the Walk With Me network of Friends.

Follow agreed-upon boundaries and guidelines:

  • Use Google phone number for communication.
  • No monetary or material gifts in first phase of relationship.
  • Commit to meeting with your Walk With Me Neighbor as scheduled.

A desire to improve your life situation.

A willingness to be honest and open, knowing that you will be respectfully heard and supported.

Meet with your Walk With Me friend one to two times a month for 12 months.

Follow agreed upon boundaries and guidelines:

  • Use of Google phone number for communication.
  • This friendship is not based on material or monetary gifts. The gift is the friendship. Enjoy the blessing!
  • Commit to meeting with your Walk With Me Friend as scheduled.
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“Many of the youth we serve have no emotional or social support – no one they can trust. Having a Walk With Me friend who helps them realize their potential will be key to helping them flourish and meet their goals.”
– Melody Vazquez, Outreach Director | Youth Assistance Coalition
“We are pleased to fund and support the launch of this special and important initiative that meaningfully engages faith-based communities to be the missing link for guiding the homeless to resources they need.”
– Drew Moser, Executive Director, Lucky Duck Foundation
“We’re excited to be partnering with Walk With Me, as we believe “leaning in” vs. “walking past” is what will help get our vulnerable neighbors off the streets permanently. And, isn’t that what Christ would want us to do?”
– John Savidge, Director of Ladle Fellowship, First Presbyterian Church Downtown San Diego
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Have questions? Contact us!

Crystal Carlson, Program Manager

(619) 819-1898 | ccarlson@sdrescue.org

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Join us on the journey and be updated as our plans unfold!