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San Diego Rescue Mission, San Diego, California

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Address: 120 Elm Street
San Diego, California  PO Box 80427 San  
United States
Fax: 619-234-4101
Is 501(c)(3) nonprofit certified by the IRS?: Yes
EIN: 95-1874073
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Mission Statement


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, thus improving the quality of their lives. We believe in the inherent worth of every homeless man, woman, and child, and provide rehabilitation and discipleship programs that lead to permanent change and independent living.

Description


Nueva Vida Haven (emergency overnight shelter for women and children) In 2000, San Diego Rescue Mission opened Nueva Vida Haven (NVH) in response to the increasing need for emergency shelter services for homeless families. Each night, up to 60 battered, homeless, or poor women and children, 12 and under, turn to the Mission. We provide: Hot dinners Clean clothes Showers Hygiene Products Play area for the children Warm blankets, sheets, and pillows Hot breakfasts Staff meet with the women to determine the best course of action for life improvement. Often, that next best step is to enter our Women & Children's Center long-term recovery program. Women and Children's Center (12-month residential recovery program) For lasting change, the Women and Children's Center (WCC) provides a long-term residential treatment community program designed to incorporate Biblical principles into the lives of residents. The program provides: Individual counseling Work therapy All clothing, meals, and transportation Classes are also offered to help transform residents, bring them closer to Christ, and to enable them to overcome addictions and unhealthy relationships. Classes include: Bible study GED/HS diploma tutoring Domestic violence Health Anger management Addiction recovery Finance / Money Management Positive Choices (Self-Esteem) Parenting Specialized programs are also provided by full-time children's staff and volunteers for our youngsters living in the WCC. Infants and toddlers find a warm, stimulating environment in the Child Development Center. Older children participate in a variety of programs, including School support After-school tutoring Recreation Individual counseling from specially trained therapists Christian camp During the immediate period after graduation, a six-month residential transition period is available to assist graduates in obtaining work and housing and to help them successfully move back into the everyday world. Men's Center (12-month residential recovery program) San Diego Rescue Mission is here to help meet the physical, spiritual and recovery needs of all homeless, poor and addicted men through a 12-month residential rehabilitation program. This program is centered on beginning and/or strengthening a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. This residential program is designed to incorporate a holistic approach to recovery, addressing the needs of the mind, body, and soul. Practical life skills, educational, and Bible study classes are taught and required to transform the men. Work therapy and individual therapy are also part of the recovery process for each client. After graduation, the goal is that all men will both live independently in our society and to depend fully on Jesus Christ. Classes include: Math and English, with preparation for the GED exam if needed Anger Management Life Skills (problem solving, conflict resolution, time management, coping skills, etc.) Substance Abuse Recovery Parenting Money Management During the immediate period after graduation, a six-month residential transition period is available to assist graduates in obtaining work and housing and to help them successfully move back into the everyday world. Recuperative Care Unit San Diego Rescue Mission is pleased to announce a new program called the Recuperative Care Unit (RCU). This program addresses the critical need of housing supportive services for homeless individuals requiring medical attention. The RCU offers up to 32 patients a safe and supportive environment, meals, oversight of medical treatment, and follow-up care. The program also helps patients establish eligibility for public benefits and works to secure them long-term housing. Why Recuperative Care is so important: Many homeless individuals have medical problems (See side bar) Some have broken bones on the mend, dressings to be changed, or chronic conditions like diabetes to be managed. Other individuals just need rest, proper nutrition, and special care to recover their strength. Trying to survive on the streets can easily hinder recovery Factors such as inadequate meals, lack of clean/sanitary facilities, and inability to maintain a schedule can turn a manageable condition into a life-threatening one. Hospitals need a place to release homeless patients Often times after hospitals release homeless individuals to the streets, they quickly return to emergency rooms and must be re-admitted to hospitals. In an attempt to prevent re-admission, some hospitals delay the release of homeless patients for several costly days beyond the standard of care. This type of program saves tax-payer dollars and helps keep health care costs down for everyone Hospitalization costs approximately $1400 per day per individual SDRM's Recuperative Care Unit can provide a safe and appropriate environment for recovery at a fraction of that cost. Patients who have the opportunity to fully recover are more likely to follow aftercare instructions, and are less likely to need repeat hospitalization for their current condition. Ultimately, the new RCU will enable the Mission to serve more homeless men and women and rescue them from the streets. Outpatient Clinic Our Psychotherapy Center is a free service to the community. Therapy is provided at no cost to individuals, families, children and couples who are homeless, at risk for homelessness or those who are unable to afford therapy. Treatment is provided by licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, or by interns and trainees under their supervision. To set up an appointment, please call Molly Downs at (619) 819-1845. Partners for Hunger Relief Partners for Hunger Relief bolsters food recovery efforts in San Diego and serves a broad base of agencies and people. Perfectly good nutritious food that was otherwise once being thrown away now feeds thousands of hungry people each year. Today, Partners for Hunger Relief Recovers and distributes millions of lbs of food annually Provides most of the food for SDRM clients to keep costs down Shares Shares thousands of pounds of food at no cost This food is given to a network of non-profit feeding programs / food pantries throughout San Diego County and Nothern Mexico How We Do This: Food is donated by: Retail markets Food distributors Catered events Qualcomm Stadium San Diego Convention Center Restaurants & fast food franchises Schools & Universities Hospitals Refrigerated truck drivers, who are certified food handlers, pick up donated food and prepared meals. The items are then delivered directly to partner agencies or to a central distribution hub, the San Diego Rescue Mission warehouse. Refrigeration units at the San Diego Rescue Mission warehouse store nutritious and perishable food or prepared meals that are then distributed to partner agencies. How You Can Help: Donate food (cooked, raw, packaged, frozen, or canned) Make a monetary donation Suggest a corporate sponsorship Have a food drive at your church For more information contact us at 1 866-SDMISSION (736-4774) or contact Chandra at cmcclellan@sdrescue.org. Home | About Us | Programs | How To Help | News & Events | Publications | Donate Now | Privacy Policy San Diego Rescue Mission P.O. Box 80427 San Diego, CA 92138 | (

Nueva Vida Haven (emergency overnight shelter for women and children) In 2000, San Diego Rescue Mission opened Nueva Vida Haven (NVH) in response to the increasing need for emergency shelter services for homeless families. Each night, up to 60 battered, homeless, or poor women and children, 12 and under, turn to the Mission. We provide: Hot dinners Clean clothes Showers Hygiene Products Play area for the children Warm blankets, sheets, and pillows Hot breakfasts Staff meet with the women to determine the best course of action for life improvement. Often, that next best step is to enter our Women & Children's Center long-term recovery program. Women and Children's Center (12-month residential recovery program) For lasting change, the Women and Children's Center (WCC) provides a long-term residential treatment community program designed to incorporate Biblical principles into the lives of residents. The program provides: Individual counseling Work therapy All clothing, meals, and transportation Classes are also offered to help transform residents, bring them closer to Christ, and to enable them to overcome addictions and unhealthy relationships. Classes include: Bible study GED/HS diploma tutoring Domestic violence Health Anger management Addiction recovery Finance / Money Management Positive Choices (Self-Esteem) Parenting Specialized programs are also provided by full-time children's staff and volunteers for our youngsters living in the WCC. Infants and toddlers find a warm, stimulating environment in the Child Development Center. Older children participate in a variety of programs, including School support After-school tutoring Recreation Individual counseling from specially trained therapists Christian camp During the immediate period after graduation, a six-month residential transition period is available to assist graduates in obtaining work and housing and to help them successfully move back into the everyday world. Men's Center (12-month residential recovery program) San Diego Rescue Mission is here to help meet the physical, spiritual and recovery needs of all homeless, poor and addicted men through a 12-month residential rehabilitation program. This program is centered on beginning and/or strengthening a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. This residential program is designed to incorporate a holistic approach to recovery, addressing the needs of the mind, body, and soul. Practical life skills, educational, and Bible study classes are taught and required to transform the men. Work therapy and individual therapy are also part of the recovery process for each client. After graduation, the goal is that all men will both live independently in our society and to depend fully on Jesus Christ. Classes include: Math and English, with preparation for the GED exam if needed Anger Management Life Skills (problem solving, conflict resolution, time management, coping skills, etc.) Substance Abuse Recovery Parenting Money Management During the immediate period after graduation, a six-month residential transition period is available to assist graduates in obtaining work and housing and to help them successfully move back into the everyday world. Recuperative Care Unit San Diego Rescue Mission is pleased to announce a new program called the Recuperative Care Unit (RCU). This program addresses the critical need of housing supportive services for homeless individuals requiring medical attention. The RCU offers up to 32 patients a safe and supportive environment, meals, oversight of medical treatment, and follow-up care. The program also helps patients establish eligibility for public benefits and works to secure them long-term housing. Why Recuperative Care is so important: Many homeless individuals have medical problems (See side bar) Some have broken bones on the mend, dressings to be changed, or chronic conditions like diabetes to be managed. Other individuals just need rest, proper nutrition, and special care to recover their strength. Trying to survive on the streets can easily hinder recovery Factors such as inadequate meals, lack of clean/sanitary facilities, and inability to maintain a schedule can turn a manageable condition into a life-threatening one. Hospitals need a place to release homeless patients Often times after hospitals release homeless individuals to the streets, they quickly return to emergency rooms and must be re-admitted to hospitals. In an attempt to prevent re-admission, some hospitals delay the release of homeless patients for several costly days beyond the standard of care. This type of program saves tax-payer dollars and helps keep health care costs down for everyone Hospitalization costs approximately $1400 per day per individual SDRM's Recuperative Care Unit can provide a safe and appropriate environment for recovery at a fraction of that cost. Patients who have the opportunity to fully recover are more likely to follow aftercare instructions, and are less likely to need repeat hospitalization for their current condition. Ultimately, the new RCU will enable the Mission to serve more homeless men and women and rescue them from the streets. Outpatient Clinic Our Psychotherapy Center is a free service to the community. Therapy is provided at no cost to individuals, families, children and couples who are homeless, at risk for homelessness or those who are unable to afford therapy. Treatment is provided by licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, or by interns and trainees under their supervision. To set up an appointment, please call Molly Downs at (619) 819-1845. Partners for Hunger Relief Partners for Hunger Relief bolsters food recovery efforts in San Diego and serves a broad base of agencies and people. Perfectly good nutritious food that was otherwise once being thrown away now feeds thousands of hungry people each year. Today, Partners for Hunger Relief Recovers and distributes millions of lbs of food annually Provides most of the food for SDRM clients to keep costs down Shares Shares thousands of pounds of food at no cost This food is given to a network of non-profit feeding programs / food pantries throughout San Diego County and Nothern Mexico How We Do This: Food is donated by: Retail markets Food distributors Catered events Qualcomm Stadium San Diego Convention Center Restaurants & fast food franchises Schools & Universities Hospitals Refrigerated truck drivers, who are certified food handlers, pick up donated food and prepared meals. The items are then delivered directly to partner agencies or to a central distribution hub, the San Diego Rescue Mission warehouse. Refrigeration units at the San Diego Rescue Mission warehouse store nutritious and perishable food or prepared meals that are then distributed to partner agencies. How You Can Help: Donate food (cooked, raw, packaged, frozen, or canned) Make a monetary donation Suggest a corporate sponsorship Have a food drive at your church For more information contact us at 1 866-SDMISSION (736-4774) or contact Chandra at cmcclellan@sdrescue.org. Home | About Us | Programs | How To Help | News & Events | Publications | Donate Now | Privacy Policy San Diego Rescue Mission P.O. Box 80427 San Diego, CA 92138 | (

Mission Statement: 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, thus improving the quality of their lives. We believe in the inherent worth of every homeless man, woman, and child, and provide rehabilitation and discipleship programs that lead to permanent change and independent living.

Organizational Statement of Faith


Extending God's love to the homeless, abused, addicted and poor.


Denominational Affiliations


Non-denominational


Local Affiliation



Program Type:


Homeless Program

Do you Require Formal Orientation Training?


Yes