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Children’s Resource Center

Helping Children Experiencing Homelessness To Thrive

15% of those experiencing homelessness in San Diego are families. At the San Diego Rescue Mission, we know that to prevent homelessness in the next generation, we must start with our children. Children experiencing homelessness face unthinkable challenges: mental health problems, academic struggles, emotional distress, lack of emotional attachment, and more.

Our Children’s Resource Center serves the emotional and educational needs of all the children and their families staying in our emergency shelter or residential program, Mission Academy.

We support parents and healthy child development by:

  • Building social-emotional resilience and executive functioning skills for children and parents.
  • Providing one-on-one parent conference meetings to ensure their child’s behavioral, educational and emotional success.
  • Encouraging positive engagement with their child to strengthen family bonds.
  • Identifying barriers to overcome academic hardships.

The Children’s Resource Center serves every child that walks through our doors with excellence, compassion and care.

Our Educational Specialists and Early Childhood Specialists are trained to provide a trauma-informed approach to help children grow physically, socially, emotionally, cognitively, and spiritually so they can reach their full potential.

The Children’s Resource Center provides essential skills children need for school readiness, strengthens parent-child relationships, offers positive parenting tools and supports children in public education through a person-centered approach.

Expanded Program Features:

To learn more about the services offered, contact 619-819-1767 or email childrencenter@sdrescue.org

To prevent homelessness in our children, we must support the entire family unit

Moms and dads are supported in their parenting through access to parenting classes, life skills and information to improve their child’s opportunity for a better future.

The Children’s Resource Center helps families get the resources they need to become stable and healthy. Learn more about Mission Academy, our residential program for single parents, men and women.


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