Rescue Mission Ministries

Emergency Shelter

The Rescue Mission has three emergency shelters and a respite care unit committed to offering safe shelter to those who are homeless.

  • Family Shelter
  • Single Women’s Shelter
  • Single Men’s Shelter
  • Respite Care Shelter

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For the Adults

See what a typical day consists of at the Mission for the men and women staying in the shelter.

Sample schedule for a man staying at the shelter.

Sample schedule for a woman staying at the shelter.

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For the Children

See what a typical day consists of for a child staying at the Women and Children’s Center.

Click here to see a sample schedule for a child staying at the shelter.

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Tabitha Program

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Recovery Program for Drug and Alcohol Addiction

The Rescue Mission’s Residential Recovery Program for men and women is about intentional change for those in bondage to addiction and a lifestyle of self-abuse. Alcoholics and addicts who have lost everything, or who have run out of options and have…

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Recovery Arts Program

Potter, poet, painter MC Richards once said of her work in clay, “It is not the pots we are forming, it is ourselves.” As program participants are discovering life free of addictions – the Rescue Mission’s clay studio helps each person to find a…

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Recovery Arts Program Volunteer Opportunities

The Recovery Arts Program is always seeking experienced artists and fine crafters to assist participants with their art development. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Leslie Littlefield, Volunteer Coordinator, at .(JavaScript…

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Recovery Learning Center

Mending Wings Learning Center is an important part of our recovery program. Each participant is assessed for aptitude and ability, and given an individualized learning plan. Staff and volunteers assist with teaching courses, and with tutoring…

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Class Opportunities

At Mending Wings, we conduct a range of classes in recovery topics and self-improvement. We have a library of donated books including reference materials, text books, bibles, spiritual/meditational guides and books about recovery. It’s also a nice…

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Meals

A plate of good food, served in the name of Christ, with a joyful heart, can be the first step towards healing, recovery and wholeness.

Thank you to the many volunteers who prepare and serve meals at the Rescue Mission daily!

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Free Clinic for the Homeless

The Rescue Mission Free Clinic began in 2002 in the basement of the main Mission building. Last year, with a budget of under $200,000, the Rescue Mission Free Clinic for the Homeless provided medical services for homeless men, women and children…

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Additional Services Offered

Medication Assistance is provided to homeless, jobless, uninsured individuals through the Rescue Mission Free Clinic for the Homeless. Medication and medication management are provided at no charge to homeless patients. In 2009, 7,863 prescriptions…

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Clinic Partnerships

The Rescue Mission is proud to partner with The Virginia Health Care Foundation who is a public-private partnership dedicated to increasing access to care for uninsured Virginians and those in underserved areas and The Carilion Foundation, Project…

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Case Management Services

The Rescue Mission Case Management Team offers a wide variety of services to benefit guests at the Rescue Mission. Every recovery program participant, family shelter guest, men’s shelter guest, women’s shelter guest and respite guest is offered the…

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We Work with Local Agencies

Case managers work with local agencies such as

  • Housing Authority
  • Social Security Administration
  • Food Stamp Program
  • C.H.I.P. (Child Health Investment Partnership)
  • Veterans Affairs
  • DMV
  • Virginia Employment Commission
  • Blue Ridge Behavioral…
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Clothing Voucher Program

The Rescue Mission, in following Christ’s example to serve others and desiring to show his love to all people, is pleased to offer clothing vouchers to those in need. Applications for clothing vouchers for the community are processed in the main…

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Chapel

We understand that some of the best sermons many of us have “heard” have had no words. We also believe that every act of agape at the Rescue Mission is done with a sense of gratitude for what the Lord has done in our lives.

There has been an…

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Services Offered

Morning Start

Morning Start devotions are held Monday through Friday at 7.30am for Residential Recovery Program Participants. Morning Start is led by staff, volunteers and sometimes the participants themselves. It is an opportunity for all to…

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Jubilee Acres

Jubilee Acres, a beautiful 13-acre wooded retreat center on Catawba Mountain, was donated to the Rescue Mission by Joyce Birdsall in honor of her best friend, Ruth Carroll. The log lodge was dedicated in August of 1993. The brick caretakers’…

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Day Camp

Each summer, the children who reside in the Family Shelter of the Rescue Mission’s Women and Children’s Center are invited to attend Day Camp at Jubilee Acres. Jubilee Camp provides children with fun activities while allowing parents time to work or…

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Retreats

Enjoy hiking trails, two playgrounds,volleyball court and low ropes initiatives challenge course.

Jubilee Acres is also available to church and civic groups on a once-a-year, free-of-charge basis for day or evening events. In addition to the…

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Angels with Scissors

A bad hair day can ruin everything.

Well, not really. But most of us agree that when we look less than our best it makes things harder. So it makes sense that a “good hair day” might give you an extra boost of confidence that makes life a little…

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Legal Services Ministry

The Rescue Mission Legal Services Ministry is designed to help Mission guests learn what legal resources are available to them. The Rescue Mission volunteer attorneys triage the legal issues then either work with the guests or refer them to…

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