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Click here for a PDF version of The Salvation Army San Diego 2021 Impact Report: 2021 Impact Report.
This year may have been another difficult year for all of us, but together we stepped up to assist our neighbors find solutions to homelessness, food insecurity and addiction. We provide wrap-around services that address the root causes of those in need by focusing on Prevention, Intervention and Integration.
The Salvation Army thanks you for your continued support. While we celebrate our successes of 2021 as the new year approaches, we look forward with confidence in our ability to continue to Do The Most Good in our communities thanks to your big hearts and endless generosity
Seven years in jail or six months in a drug rehabilitation center. That was the choice a judge gave to Emiliano when he stood in front of him again. “I chose the seven years in jail.” Emiliano says. “I knew how to do that. I knew how to do time.”
Emiliano had spent much of his young life addicted to heroin and living on the streets. By his early 20’s, he had been in and out of jail several times.
The judge saw something in him and refused to send him back to prison. Instead, he gave him another chance. It was at The Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Centre where Emiliano changed his life. Once he completed the program he was offered a starting job at The Salvation Army Centre City Corps, rescuing food from local grocery stores to help feed people facing hunger in San Diego County that would otherwise go to waste. He is now employed full time at The Salvation Army Centre City Corps as a Case Manager where he is able to give back to his community by helping those struggling with life the way he did. He tells them, “I never knew the freedom I have today from no more using and being a part of something that’s greater than me.”
Thanks to The Salvation Army, Emiliano has a new outlook on life and is using it to make a difference in his community.
The San Diego Regional Office raised these funds to provide critical support needed by our community. This successful effort was the result of the service and support of our board members, generous donors, Salvation Army Officers and the staff of The Salvation Army. Thank you for supporting The Salvation Army.
Where The Money Goes
Eighty-two cents of every dollar raised is used to sustain life-changing programs that bring hope to those in need.
$0.82 Programs & Services
$0.13 Management & General
* The fiscal year runs from October 1 - September 30.
* Planned gifts are not included in these totals because those funds may not be available for many years.
Salvation Army Officers are pastors who can help with spiritual guidance and healing.
Provide food and meals while helping those in need maintain their independence and dignity.
Provide housing and supportive services to those facing homelessness in San Diego County.
Provide nutritious meals, wellness services, and social outlets for seniors across San Diego County.
Programs for children and teens to build character and faith. After-school programs, camp, scouting and more.
Facilities and programs that encourage positive, life-changing experiences and personal development.
Staff and volunteers provide food, water and shelter to those in immediate need at the site of a disaster.
Provide underserved children with toys and clothing for Christmas. Holiday meals are served at several locations.
Residential treatment program serving those making an effort to recover from substance abuse.
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The Rady Center
The Rady Center will help an estimated 5,600 unduplicated individuals and 37,250 touch points to those in need annually by providing shelter and a variety of community support services. To increase our impact, our vision is to redevelop a city block we own downtown with a transformational $100 million facility to help women and men experiencing homelessness, The Rady Center.
With a mix of interim, transitional, bridge, permanent supportive and low-income housing, the new Rady Center will shelter 200 plus people experiencing homelessness. Residents will have full access to The Salvation Army’s job training programs, mentorship, rehab facilities, job placement programs and a housing specialist.
Each gift made up to $30 million will be generously matched by Ernest and Evelyn Rady. Please reach out to Michele Prosser at firstname.lastname@example.org should you be interested in getting more involved on this transformative project.
For more than 150 years, The Salvation Army has been committed to loving and serving members of our community without discrimination.
This follows the commandment found in Mark 12:31 to “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
Both here in San Diego County and nationally, we care for anyone in need regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity or gender orientation.
Our services are available to anyone. Any person who walks through our doors will receive assistance based on their need and our capacity to help. We welcome all to utilize our services including our social (mental health), educational and spiritual services.
The Salvation Army is a safe place for anyone in need. We take pride in showing Christ’s love for everyone through the amazing programs and services we provide.
If you would like more information about our non-discriminatory services, please visit. Salvationarmytruth.org.
"Our God-given mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus and meet human needs in His name without discrimination… This is about boldly reflecting the Christ-like love that is at the heart of The Salvation Army. It’s about reaffirming who we are, what we strive for, what we say, and what we do. It’s about becoming more and more like Jesus. May God bless you as we, together, seek to Do The Most Good for all of God’s children."
-Commissioner Kenneth G. Hodder, National Commander