Mission: San Diego Rescue Mission exists to spread the good news of salvation through Christ by serving the needs of the poor, addicted, abused and homeless and thus improving the quality of their lives. We seek to serve the whole person - mind, body, and spirit, in order to help them break the cycle of homelessness and recover the life God intended for them. The Mission provides 3 basic programs - Men's Long-Term Recovery Program; Long-term recovery for women and women with children; and Nueva Vida Haven, our emergency overnight shelter for women with children.
Programs: Thrift store ministry:the organization operates four thrift stores located in north park, national city, san diego, and el cajon. The thrift stores offer "gently" used clothing, sports equipment, furniture, and other household items for sale. All items in the thrift stores have been donated by people and businesses from throughout the san diego community.
partners for hunger relief:partners for hunger relief is a program of the sdrm which was formed to bolster food recovery efforts in san diego and serve a broad base of agencies and people. The sdrm has developed a successful system of locating, recovering and distributing donated food. This food is not only enjoyed by sdrm program members, but a large percentage of this is shared at no cost with a network of nonprofit feeding programs and food pantries throughout san diego.
men, women and children's sevices:three programs within the men, women and children services:mens center:the residential program is designed to incorporate biblical principles into the lives of believers, empowering them to live victoriously through christ. Practical life skills and bible classes are taught to transform men to both live independently in our society and to depend fully on jesus christ. Nueva vida haven:opened in response to the increasing need for emergency shelter services for homeless families. Each night, up to 60 women and children turn to nueva vida haven for a warm, safe place, a place to shower and get clean clothes, and a nutritious breakfast. Women and children's center:a long term treatment community program designed to incorporate biblical principles into the lives of residents, empowering them to live sober and victorious lives through jesus christ.
recuperative care unit:the recuperative care unit ("rcu")program addresses the critical need of housing supportive services for homeless individuals requiring post-hospital medical attention. The rcu offers up to 28 patients a safe and supportive environment, meals, oversight of medical treatment, and follow-up care with a typical stay of 1-14 days depending on their needs. The program is partially supported by revenue generated from agreements with hospitals to provide post-hospital recuperative care for specific individuals. The program also helps patients establish elibibility for public benefits and works to secure them long-term housing.