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Mission Academy

Residential Program

 Healing the lives of men, women and children

At the San Diego Rescue Mission, we believe that the key to recovery is addressing matters of the heart.

Mission Academy is a holistic approach to recovery, focusing on the needs of the mind, body, and soul. Students of Mission Academy confront and overcome the problems that led to homelessness in the first place. This 12-month residential Christian program for men, women and single parents helps get people back on their feet, kids back in school, and brings hope back into the lives of men, women and children in our city.

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Semester 1


Each student entering into Mission Academy spends the first 4 months of the program focusing on wellness. They will visit the doctor and dentist for health evaluations, begin therapy sessions, and adjust to life at The Mission.

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Semester 2

 Education & Training

Students then move into the education and training semester of the academy, where they pursue the next level of education or certification needed to achieve their individual goals. This includes higher education and vocational training.

Semester 3

Employment & Housing

Students in the third semester focus on securing employment and a place to live. Each student works closely with their Advocate to find work within their field of interest, as well as a sustainable housing option.

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Mission Academy for Men & Single Dads

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Mission Academy for Women & Single Moms

I struggled for 40 years of my life.

“I was depressed, lonely, and dying inside. Since coming to the Mission, I have my hope back. I’m able to look in the mirror and smile at myself now. I can live the rest of my life happy and full of hope.”

— Elise, Mission Academy


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