In a Christ-centered environment New Day Urban Ministries restores lives by equiping those in need to move forward with hope by providing essential services to the urban poor, homeless, veterans, and those recently released from prison in a safe, home-like setting where people are treated with dignity, respect and compassion.
Operating in the Golden Hills neighborhood of San Diego, New Day Urban Ministries began in 1968 as an outreach of the Presbytery of San Diego. The staff and volunteers at New Day work not only to meet clients’ immediate physical needs but to go beyond this level to offer psychological, social, and spiritual services that can lead to real transformations in clients’ lives.
Guided by the love of Christ and his mandate to serve with compassion and humility, New Day’s staff and volunteers take the time to listen to clients, offer them Christ-centered support, and pray with and for them and their families. In partnership with other agencies, New Day has an impact beyond its modest size, connecting clients to services such as those that can enable them to train for jobs or recover from addiction.
This type of transformational work is what makes New Day a ministry rather than merely a social service agency and an embodiment of Christ’s mandate to serve Him through service to those in need.
New Day is a California 501(c)(3) organization,
tax ID # 237107240.
Raul Palomino, Director
New Day ministers to and with the community. The 34 San Diego and Imperial Valley congregations represent a cross section of society, including consumers of every description and influential academic, business, governmental, and spiritual leaders.
The Presbytery reaches out to the urban poor and homeless through New Day Urban Ministries. It reaches out to and raises up first-generation college students who follow God’s Word through the Reality Changers ministry.
It reaches out to diverse ethnicities through the Iglesia Presbiteriana Hispana ministry, Sudanese-American Presbyterian Church ministry, and new church plantings. Each weekend, members throughout the Presbytery worship in six different languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, Korean, Spanish, and Sudanese.
And the Presbytery connects with other churches, mission agencies, and ministries to extend the Kingdom of God throughout Imperial and San Diego counties.
The Golf4Good tournament committee named the annual tournament trophy in honor of F. Helen Pratt-Kurz, a graduate of San Diego High School, lifetime San Diego resident, and business partner-owner-operator of Keith’s Drive-In restaurants. In 2004, when Mrs. Pratt-Kurz died at the age of 98, she bequeathed an extremely generous financial donation to the Presbytery of San Diego for exclusive use by the Presbyterian Crisis Center, the former name of New Day Urban Ministries from 1968 to 2006.
The Presbytery Budget, Property, and Finance Committee established a Fund Committee to manage assets of the bequest and resolved that all earnings be reinvested from 2006–2009, unless an urgent need arose to fund operating expenses or pressing emergent capital requirements. After that germination period, the Fund Committee had hoped that the endowment fund would be able to generate $10,000 each year toward PUM operating expenses. Although reinvestment of funds has been consistent, the 2008 economy left the fund with less worth than the previous year. So the endowment fund will remain untouched until it regains losses and returns to producing consistent gains.
Meanwhile, the Golf4Good annual tournament is the single largest fundraising activity for New Day Urban Ministries.
Golf4Good benefits New Day Urban Ministries, a 501(c)(3) outreach of the Presbytery of San Diego.