Homeless Women’s Services

 
 

Vision

To be an exemplary leader in recognizing the intrinsic value of each woman by assisting women with few or no resources to achieve an improved quality of life, to become healthy, fulfilled, and contributing members of society.

Mission

To provide a safe, supportive, sober environment and opportunities for women with few or no resources to gather, begin, and continue self-help efforts.

Statement of Purpose

To address the root causes of homelessness for women by creating communities that value individual needs and differences, with opportunities to effect changes in their lives.


Programs

Rachel’s Women’s Center

Drop-in day center for homeless and very-low income women

Mission

To provide a safe, supportive, sober environment and opportunities for women with few or no resources to gather, begin, and continue self-help efforts.

Services

  • Drop in day-center

  • Safe and sober environment

  • Bathroom, shower, and laundry facilities

  • Lunch service

  • Replacement clothing

  • Mailing address

  • Alcohol/drug recovery services

  • Mental health screening and referrals

  • Resource Specialist on site

  • Socialization activities


Rachel’s Night Shelter

Emergency shelter for homeless women in San Diego

Mission

Rachel’s Night Shelter exists to provide supportive, safe, and sober emergency, short-term, and mid-term shelter for homeless women.

Program Capacity: 35

Services

  • Safe and sober environment

  • Bathrooms, shower, and laundry facilities

  • Evening meals

  • Replacement clothing

  • Storage for personal belongings

  • Mailing address

  • Apprenticeship Program

  • Life skills coaching

  • Transportation assistance


Rachel’s Apartments

Affordable studio apartments for women completing recovery programs and/or are newly employed

Program Capacity: 9

Services

  • Safe and sober environment

  • Affordable studio living

  • Life skills coaching

  • Case management


House of Hope

Emergency shelter for women and women with children in Imperial Valley

Mission

The House of Hope strives to provide exemplary quality emergency shelter for homeless women and children and homeless unattached women that is drug and alcohol-free, safe, and supportive.

Program Capacity: 27

Services

  • 24-hour shelter in home environment

  • Bathrooms, shower, and laundry facilities

  • Meals and snacks prepared and served throughout day

  • Replacement clothing

  • Mailing address

  • Storage for personal belongings

  • Socialization activities

  • Health and wellness activities and education

  • Parenting classes

  • Nutrition education

  • Budgeting planning

  • Life skills coaching


House of Rachel/Casa Maria

Independent living for homeless women

  • Tenant-based affordable shared housing for homeless women with no age limit

  • To apply contact Eunice at 619 696-8613

  • Member of the Independent Living Association

How To Contact

Rachel’s Women’s Center

759 Eighth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
619 696-0873

Rachel’s night Shelter

House of Rachel Independent Living Program
619 696-0873

House of Hope

760 352-1182

House of Rachel/Casa Maria

619 384-7228

Volunteers Matter

Cassandra Cyphers of USD began volunteering at Rachel’s Night Shelter, a Catholic Charities program for homeless women, last year.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Enrichment Workshops Leader

  • Healthy Activities Leader

  • Socialization Activities leader

  • Lunch/Dinner Servers

  • Donation Sorter

  • Friendly Visitor

  • Front Desk Assistant

  • Special Events Assistant

  • Gardening Assistant

  • …and more!

To volunteer, please visit our volunteer page.