The Rescue Mission has three emergency shelters and a respite care unit committed to offering safe shelter to those who are homeless.
The shelters offer a safe…Read More
See what a typical day consists of at the Mission for the men and women staying in the shelter.Read More
See what a typical day consists of for a child staying at the Women and Children’s Center.Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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! In 2011, volunteers…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
Case managers work with local agencies such as
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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’…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More