As Dignity Defenders, our impact is seen in not only the amount of people we reach
but also the ability for an individual to recognize their full potential and dignity.
Our videos below highlight the importance of your support and how transformative
it has been for unsheltered San Diegans.
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In 2018 we achieved some impressive numbers, but there is always more to do. Help be the change, join our team now.
Clients served each day at the Transitional Storage Center
Total clients served since the opening of our Legal Clinics
Percent of your donations go directly to our programs
The Transitional Storage Center helped 100+ people off the streets
Sexual assaults in East Village - San Diego ABC 10 news stories on sexual assault in East Village -
San Diego's fancy $2-million public restroom raises eyebrows amid hepatitis outbreak - By Morgan Cook, 11/13/17 The city of San Diego helped install an aesthetically pleasing structure on its signature waterfront in 2014, designed by an artist to invoke “Jonathan Livingston Seagull... -
'Water Man' saw such need for restrooms downtown, he installed them himself - By James DeHaven, Contact Reporter, 10/1/17 Nearly a decade before San Diego was struck by a deadly, human waste-fueled hepatitis A outbreak, David “Water Man” Ross was thinking about port-a-potties... -
San Diego Scrambles to Address Long-Festering Lack of Restrooms - San Diego Scrambles to Address Long-Festering Lack of Restrooms by Lisa Halverstadt, 9/18/17 San Diego has long faced criticism for a lack of public restrooms, especially downtown where leaders have... -
City: Hepatitis-focused street cleaning to start next week - City: Hepatitis-focused street cleaning to start next week . . . by Paul Sisson, Contact Reporter 9/8/17 Sanitary street washing will commence next week in downtown San Diego and will continue every... -
D. May - A former client of the Center, D. May, said "The stress of worrying about what little bit I had left was a heavy burden (theft, weather, judgement). The storage center gave me freedom from worry and the ability to go to the library and seek employment and seek suitable clothing for employment, knowing I have a safe, clean, out-of-the-weather personal storage bin. My job search has been successful. I will once again be a productive member of society." -
Legal Clinic Testimonial - “Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to participate in these clinics. I really enjoyed it last night, and can't wait to sign up for my next one." -
Anonymous - The Military Discharge Upgrade presentation at the Community Legal Education Workshop by Attorney Jude Litzenberger was a very fulfilling and enlightening session. Thank you for all your dedicated efforts to our veteran community. -
Volunteer East Village Clean-Up - I found that the people on the streets were very appreciative and kind. I overheard one gentleman saying that he "had all that he needed" and he was homeless ... amazing perspective. It really helps all of us appreciate what we have and want to give back to those less fortunate. Thank you for the opportunity! -