The San Diego Rescue Mission offers food and shelter to the homeless of San Diego. The mission presents several different programs to the public. These include recovery programs for men, women, and children, emergency shelter for women and children, and recuperative care for those who have been released from the hospital but still need medical care. For more information call (619) 687-3720.

The Catholic Charities Diocese of San Diego offers emergency shelter, food, clothing, utility bills assistance, counseling, hygiene supplies, or baby supplies. Housing programs for men and women last up to three months. They have multiple homeless shelters in San Diego.

La Posada de Guadalupe Shelter (for men)

2478 Impala Drive
Carlsbad CA 92010
760 929-2322

Our Lady of Guadalupe Shelter (for men)

545 Encinas Avenue
Calexico CA 92231
760 357-0894

Rachel’s Women’s Center
759 Eighth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101

The Alpha Project stretches its hand out to the poor, lost, and needy of the San Diego area. Offering everything from interim


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housing to emergency winter shelter (open November- March every year), this outreach rescues hundreds every year. The Alpha Project assists with job applications, substance abuse recovery, medical assistance, counseling, and so much more.  This program has several locations. To receive referral to a program, drop by 299 17th Street, San Diego, CA 92101.

The Good Neighbor program opens its arms to families, individuals and couples in the San Diego area. Providing emergency necessities like food and clothing, the facility has become a beacon to all those living in squalor. The Good Neighbor also offers resources and other comforts and assistance. For more information visit or call one of the programs facilities.

Chollas View
906 North 47th Street
San Diego, CA 92102
Phone: (619) 264 ­ 0368

Nestor Good
1120 Nestor Way
San Diego, CA 92154
Phone: (619) 429 ­ 0802

St. Vincent de Paul Village offers help to hundreds of homeless individuals every night. Residents receive three meals a day while other individuals may receive a meal at 11 A.M. Monday-Saturday and 9:30 A.M. on Sunday. Resources and referrals are offered at the front desk. A clinic is available to perform, medical, dental, and psychiatric screenings and care. Permanent housing provides a solution to homelessness like no other. Transitional housing and outpatient drug an alcohol programs offer life changing opportunities to the village guests. Child development center and assessment center offers unique assistance as well. Visit the center at 1501 Imperial Avenue in San Diego, CA, 92101 or call (619) 233-8500 for more information.

The YWCA offers safety and comfort to the abused, neglected, and homeless women and children of San Diego. The safe house provides legal assistance, counseling, moral support, financial training, and most importantly safe housing. Women and their families can find support, guidance and safety at “Becky’s House” housing facility. Women must be 18 years or older and, if applicable, their children. Classes like yoga, art, dance, and leadership programs can help women in their growth as well. For immediate assistance call the facility hotline 619-234-3164. Visit the YWCA building for more guidance 1012 C Street in San Diego, CA 92101.