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Each year, The Salvation Army provides over 10 million nights of shelter to those in need.
About 15% of the homeless population in the U.S. is comprised of 'chronically homeless' individuals. This population is especially vulnerable during the hottest and coldest months of the year.
The Salvation Army has served San Diego for 130 years - including 267,000+ needy individuals in San Diego County last year. We continue to serve those experiencing homelessness in our neighborhoods.
Please scroll down to see all available assistance in the San Diego Area.
Our group homes and transitional living centers provide housing, food and overnight lodging for varying amounts of time to destitute families, the homeless, the displaced and to youth where family care is undesirable or unavailable. In addition, we supplement every shelter service with emotional and spiritual support.
Shelters, Group Homes and Transitional Living Centers
Along with meeting immediate physical needs such as food and shelter, these establishments provide educational, counseling and vocational services to help individuals develop vital life skills and independence for re-entry into society.
Transitional Housing -- single men: Downtown Centre City's STEPS - Shelter Transitional Employment Program Services
Short Term Housing, Transitional Housing, and Rapid Rehousing for single women and women with children: The Salvation Army Door of Hope
Family Service Programs
The Salvation Army assists families in need by providing food, housing and utility assistance. Best of all, these programs enable parents to stay with their children, even when placed in emergency shelters.
The following Salvation Army Corps offer emergency motel voucher or rental assistance:
El Cajon - 619.440.4683
Downtown Centre City - 619.699.2200
Chula Vista - 619.422.7027
Escondido - 760.745.8616
All San Diego Salvation Army Corps offer emergency utility assistance. For a full list of our Corps information, please click here.