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What We Do

Ending homelessness one life at a time.

Our Services

Help and Healing For Our Hurting Neighbors

San Diego is the 8th largest city in the United States, but 4th largest for homelessness. It’s clear that homelessness is our #1 issue.

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Each night, there are 10,000 men, women, and children without a place to call home in our city. At the San Diego Rescue Mission, our goal is to get people off the streets permanently. We can’t do this without the support of the community. Volunteers, corporations, churches, and private donors make it possible to transform the lives of those who are experiencing homelessness.

Our programs are designed not only to meet the immediate, tangible necessities of those who come to us in need, but also to address the underlying issues of the heart. This is how lives are transformed, impacting San Diego one life at a time.

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Emergency Services

Emergency Shelter for Women & Children

Nueva Vida Haven is the only nightly drop-in, emergency shelter for women and children in San Diego County. We provide these essential services 365 days a year.

Bread Of Life, North County

Bread of Life, the North County program of the San Diego Rescue Mission, meets the immediate needs for food, clothing and resource navigation of those experiencing homelessness.


Residential Program

Mission Academy

Mission Academy is a 12-month residential program for homeless men, women and single parents providing the tools, training and spiritual foundation to transform their lives.


Children’s Center Preschool

Children’s Center Preschool

Our private Christian licensed preschool serves children experiencing homelessness ages 2-5 at no cost, where they can heal, begin healthy development, learn, and begin their relationship with Jesus.


Hunger Relief

Partners For Hunger Relief

We collect millions of pounds of surplus food per year to use and distribute to local nonprofits providing hunger relief for those beyond our walls.

Bread Of Life, North County

Bread of Life serves those in North County who are hurting, hungry, and poor through a food pantry and nightly meals ministry.


Community Outreach

Walk With Me

Walk With Me is an outreach initiative that equips volunteers to develop a one-on-one friendship with an individual who is experiencing homelessness and living on the streets.

Community Meals

For Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas, the nearby community of homeless and low-income residents are invited to enjoy a hot, nourishing meal. Come volunteer at one of our holiday outreach meals.

Get Help Now

If you or someone you care about is experiencing homelessness, click below to see how we can help!

If you or someone you know is facing immediate danger or a life-threatening emergency, please dial 9 -1 -1.

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Change Lives Today

Your gift helps homeless men, women & children rebuild their lives. Just $2.05 feeds one hungry neighbor!