San Diego Rescue Mission Women and Children’s Center

San Diego Rescue Mission Women and Children’s Center


The San Diego Rescue Mission has been providing assistance to individuals struggling with self-destructive behaviors for over twenty years. The Women and Children’s Center operated by the organization offers long-term residential treatment to women who wish to recover from substance abuse and regain stability in their lives while caring for their children. The program integrates biblical principles to facilitate lasting transformation.


The program, which spans twelve months, encompasses biblical teachings, specialized classes, therapy, and life skills training. These services collectively guide women towards fresh beginnings. Upon graduation, women receive support in securing housing and employment.

Specialized classes address various topics, such as bible study, high school level education, domestic violence recovery, health improvement, anger management, addiction recovery, financial management, positive decision making (self-esteem enhancement), and healthy parenting.

The center also provides specialized services for children, including after-school tutoring, individual counseling, and access to a secure playground. Infants and toddlers are cared for as part of the facility’s Child Development Cooperative, a unique arrangement that allows residents to assist one another with child care at no cost.


According to information available on the organization’s website, the San Diego Rescue Mission employs a team of therapists, managers, and other healthcare professionals.


There is currently no detailed information about the living arrangements and provided amenities at the Women and Children’s Center.

One respondent surveyed by awarded the center five stars for accommodations and four stars for meals.


At the time of this writing, received a positive review from an alum named Rachel. Rachel was mandated to enroll in the program and chose it based on a family member’s recommendation. She described her experience as favorable, as she received treatment for a dual diagnosis, including pain medication abuse, and remained at the facility for over 90 days. Rachel left the program due in part to her work schedule.

Rachel covered her stay with state funding and also received financial support from the facility, receiving “15 dollars a week disipal dollars.” She gave the center five stars for cleanliness and four stars for visitor policy, as well as for counselor training and experience. Rachel commented, “It also helps the homeless get off the streets.”


Yelp reviews from loved ones were less favorable. Pc M. reported that a friend of theirs encountered difficulties in getting a response from the staff for an intake interview, and perceived that the facility prioritized money over helping individuals. Pc M. wrote, “She called & called & called every day, as instructed, to demonstrate that she was truly interested, and after quite a while, managed to get an intake appointment. She was staying in East County, homeless, jobless, penniless, but managed to scrape together bus fare to make it to the meeting, but the woman with whom she had the appointment didn’t bother to show up.”


The San Diego Rescue Mission is a nonprofit organization that offers services to homeless and underprivileged men, women, and children. Reviews indicated that most, if not all, costs are covered by the facility itself. According to the organization’s annual report, over 90% of program funding is derived from private donations.


San Diego Rescue Mission Women and Children’s Center Reviews

It also helps the homeless get off the street.