Ending homelessness one life at a time.
Help and Healing For Our Hurting Neighbors
San Diego is the 8th largest city in the United States, but 5th largest for homelessness. It’s clear that homelessness is our #1 issue.
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.
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.
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 Resource Center
Children’s Resource CenterOur Children’s Resource Center serves the needs of all the school-aged children and their families staying at the Mission. We provide educational and emotional support and parenting tools.
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.
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.
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 $2.44 feeds one hungry neighbor!