The Salvation Army has been in San Diego since 1887, providing services and addressing many human needs in our community without discrimination.

The Salvation Army San Diego is dedicated to Doing the Most Good. Officers, staff, volunteers, donors, and partners work tirelessly together to holistically meet the needs in our community. Their programs are designed to combat homelessness and hunger, provide safe spaces for kids, help adults achieve and maintain sobriety, and give hope to our most vulnerable neighbors.

Doing the Most Good for those in need is their highest goal. They pledge to maintain the highest standards of financial accountability to earn your continued trust. For every dollar you give to The Salvation Army, 82 cents are used to serve those in need in San Diego.

Following the pandemic, one in four people in San Diego still face food insecurity. In 2023, The Salvation Army provided more than 425,000 food boxes to San Diegans in need. They continue to provide the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and underprivileged children.

The Salvation Army has initiated the Homeless to Home capital campaign with the goal of raising $30,000,000 from private philanthropy to facilitate the construction of The Rady Center. The Salvation Army’s Rady Center, a $100 million project in partnership with Wakeland Housing and Development, supported by Ernest and Evelyn Rady, will redefine homeless support and be a beacon of hope for those experiencing homelessness in San Diego. This transformative facility opens in 2027, and will offer comprehensive services including case management, a community health clinic, workforce development, and housing opportunities, providing a pathway to brighter futures. This $100 million project will be financed through a combination of private philanthropy, tax credits, and government grants, capitalizing on the value of the land The Salvation Army owns.

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· Public Inquiries: 619-231-6000

· Administration: 619-446-0221

· Donor Relations: 866-I’LL-FIGHT (866-455-4357) or 619-446-0287

· Social Services: 619-446-0274

· Senior Nutrition: 619-446-0229

· Volunteer Opportunities: 619-446-0238

· Media Relations: 619-446-0294

· Women’s Auxiliary: 619-446-0273

· Adult Rehabilitation Center & Thrift Stores: 619-239-4037