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With the mission statement “helping hurting people in Jesus’ name,” the Rescue Mission of Roanoke is a comprehensive crisis intervention center for men, women, and children. We offer life-saving services aimed at transformation and restoration.

Donations make a difference

From one-time gifts and monthly giving to planned gifts and critical in-kind donations, there are some great ways to give and make a difference. The services provided at the Rescue Mission wouldn’t be possible without our donors. Each successful move out, each graduate from the Way Forward Recovery Program is possible because of you. Look at our giving options and see how you can change a life today.

Volunteers are the Heart of the Mission

Volunteers are at the heart of what we do at the Rescue Mission. Volunteers don’t just provide services to our guests, they also bring the compassion, love, and warmth that is critical to the cause of serving those who are hurting. Do you have a passion for helping others? We want you. Check out our volunteer opportunities and more here.

Rescue Mission Profile in Commitment

“You have to build your recovery on a solid foundation”

Janet came to the Rescue Mission a year ago looking for recovery and a new start. What she found was a community of people who have encouraged her and helped her to find her talents, peace, and purpose. When asked about encouragement at the Mission she said “I discovered that I have a talent for art. When I was working the in the art studio, Mrs. Beverly told me that I had a gift and that I should keep going, now I’m looking into working in Art Therapy when I graduate”. Encouragement wasn’t all she found at the Mission, she found a passion for helping others, and a commitment to serving others who are seeking recovery once she leaves here. “Maybe by building my skills, it means I can help others in recovery” she thought aloud, “but today I’m committed to my recovery”.

Janet can be see smiling all around the Rescue Mission, bringing light to everyone she connects with. To hear more on Janet’s story, listen to our podcast “Rescue Recorded”. Her interview in Season 1, Episode 3 looks into her transformation and what she views as critical resources at the Mission and beyond.