Compassionate Community Service


Interfaith Shelter

Unity San Diego participates each year for a two week period during the Interfaith Shelter Network. This Network of spiritual groups of many faiths each year sponsors shelters in eight regions of San Diego County during the months of October to April. The network provides shelter for about 250 people a year during that time frame, and allows each person a stay up to eight weeks. The network consists of 120 congregations, with 67 hosting shelters in two-week rotations for up to 12 people a night. Making the network operate year-round would require 26 more hosts in each of its seven branches countywide, or 182 more participants. Unity San Diego currently is a support church helping with hot meals and sleepovers at other congregation sites. Many volunteers find great rewards in this service.

For more information contact Aline at

El Nido Project Update

A safe haven for women and children fleeing domestic violence.

Sacred Service - El Nido Apartment Update March, 2023

Thank you, thank you, thank you . . . to all who gave time, talent, prayers and treasure to set up Apt. 11 again for a new family. As of this writing in January, the apartment is ready but we do not know the composition of the new family yet. But soon we will.

On December 10th, 5 strong male volunteers from College Baptist Church (our church friend from shelter days) helped Ken F and Ali move all the furniture and boxes upstairs. Ken drove the U Haul and picked up items from Mira Mesa and Unity. Then a few days later Marty, Julie, Aline and Carol helped wash all the dishes and pans and open boxes and sort furnishings. Carol came another day to finish tasks. Cynthia and Steve set up the TV and DVD and moved a heavy chair to its new location. Ward fixed dressers. Kathy and Aline put on the final touches.

Furniture came from many sources: Melva, couch and chair, Cath and Charlie, 2 dining chairs, Wendy, upholstered chair, Rebecca, TV, DVD player, clock, floor lamp and miscellaneous kitchen items and former Charter school, 2 desks.

With donations from Jamie’s Joy, Joan, Patti, Aline, Marian, Lynn, Barbara, Judy, and many others (names did not always appear with donation summary-sorry) Aline was able to purchase many other needed items from estate sales. Towels, sheets, microwave and many kitchen items are new.

So you see it takes a village to carry out this loving contribution to the new family who will live there at least a year. They receive 5% of their prorated rent back at graduation and another 5% at Christmas. Thank you for your continued dedication to community service!!

To volunteer or for more information, email Aline King at


Putting Feet to Our Prayers

Unity San Diego's outreach, provides opportunities for our congregation to contribute to the well-being of others locally and globally.

Mission: To inspire and engage Unity San Diego in compassionate connection with the local and global community through generosity, service, and understanding.

Vision: A connected, compassionate community serving together to meet needs and empower people.

To get more information about our current projects or to get on the Community Service email list, please contact us by email.

We look forward to your participation with our team as we answer the call to assist those in need. Our support for the following organizations and the general public comes in many forms:

  • Fundraising for specific events
  • Delivering and serving meals to the homeless
  • Providing donations such as shoes, coats, school supplies and food.

Feeding San Diego

When you give to Feeding San Diego, every dollar stays here in the community, providing meals for kids, adults, and families in San Diego County. In fact, every $1 provides 4 meals ... that's enough to feed a family! So please give generously, because together, we can solve hunger.
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Neighborhood House Association Head Start

Head Start is a federally-funded child development program designed to help break the cycle of poverty by providing preschool children of low-income families with a comprehensive program to meet their emotional, social, health, nutritional and psychological needs. Head Start’s approach is that the parent is the child’s primary educator and that the entire family, as well as the community, must be involved in guiding and nurturing the child. Over the past four decades, Head Start has touched the lives of more than 250,000 low-income preschool children and families at more than 140 locations in San Diego County. Visit Website