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New Day Urban Ministries

Restoring Lives by Equipping those in Need with Hope

New Day Urban Ministries

Raul Palomino, Executive Director,

2459 Market Street, San Diego 92102

(619) 232-2753

Mission Statement: In a Christ-centered environment, New Day Urban Ministries restores lives by equipping those in need to move forward with hope by providing essential services to the homeless, urban poor, veterans, and those recently released from prison, in a safe, home-like setting where people are treated with dignity, respect and compassion.​​


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About New Day:

Operating in the Grant Hills neighborhood of San Diego, the ministry began in 1968 as an outreach of Point Loma Presbyterian Church and the Presbytery of San Diego and runs primarily with volunteers who are supported by a small but mighty staff.Guided by the love of Christ and his mandate to serve with compassion and humility, New Day’s staff and volunteers take the time to listen to clients, offer them Christ-centered support, and pray with and for them and their families. In partnership with other agencies, New Day has an impact beyond its modest size, connecting clients to services such as those that can enable them to train for jobs or recover from addiction. This type of transformational work is what makes this ministry more than merely a social service agency but rather an embodiment of Christ’s call to serve Him through service.

Church Partners:

New Day Urban Ministries is one of only two ministries common to the entire Presbytery of San Diego, which consists of 32 churches in the region. However, volunteers and financial contributions come from many denominations and sources. New Day staff and volunteers work not only to meet clients’ immediate physical needs but to go beyond this level to offer psychological, social, and spiritual services that can lead to real transformations in their lives.

New Day restores lives by:

Supporting individuals and families in need of essential services

Giving hope for a new beginning to those in difficult circumstances

Assisting clients as they search for employment to further stabilized their living situation

Offering prayer and spiritual support

Providing a transformational experience to the volunteers

Job seeking assistance

New Day helps people get back on track with their employment search, helping clients secure personal identification documents and providing access to computers for employment searches.

Meeting basic needs

The ministry supports individuals and families in need by distributing groceries, clothing, snacks and hygiene kits. Clients are met in a one-on-one personal environment.

Personal prayer support

New Day staff and volunteers meet individually with clients, taking the time to listen to the details of their individual situation and challenges and offer prayer support in addition to the more concrete solutions.

New Day helped 9,000 individuals in San Diego last year (2023)!

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