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San Diego Rescue Mission


Donnie Dee, President/CEO






The San Diego Rescue Mission spreads the good news of Christ’s salvation by serving the needs of the poor, addicted, abused, and homeless. They achieve this mission through rehabilitation and discipleship programs that lead to positive and lasting change. Programs offered to all ages include a Men’s Center; a Women and Children’s Center, Nueva Vida Haven; an overnight emergency shelter for women and children; a Recuperative Care Unit providing housing and care for homeless men and women recently released from the hospital; a food recovery program; and an outpatient therapy clinic.


We asked Donnie Dee to answer these questions to help describe this ministry.


What is your organization’s vision for ministry?


a. Our Vision – To see God transform the lives of those experiencing

homelessness, impacting San Diego one life at a time.


b. Our Mission – To lovingly address the needs of men, women and children

experiencing homelessness, by sharing the Good News of salvation and

providing a holistic approach to rehabilitation and recover.



Describe the focus of your ministry – the past year’s activities and goals for the coming year.


The focus of our ministry is getting men, women and children off the streets by addressing their needs. We hosted three Holiday Outreach meals and we provided thousands of meals and housed over 400 every night. Our BIG goals for next year are our Job Training program, refresh on the Building, grow the Spiritual Training program and rebuild our women’s program. Haven of Hope. Finally our Sleepless in San Diego is our signature event.


Prayer Requests: 


For staff to be encouraged and not experience burnout


For clients to overcome challenges that prevent their change and healing


That the Lord would stir powerfully in the Rescue Mission, causing them to fully rely on His goodness and grace to overcome the darkness