First Presbyterian Church, Roanoke
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Roanoke Rescue Mission

The Rescue Mission was founded on the belief that people, with God's help, have the power to change their lives.  It's been over 60 years since the Rescue Mission first extended the hand of welcome to people in need. The need has grown, and so has the Mission. Today, the Mission serves more than 900 meals a day; every night, an average of 284 men, women, and children received shelter; last year, over 3,000 families received vouchers for clothing and shoes.  For 60 years the Rescue Mission has continued a tradition of comprehensive care to those in crisis in our community. The homeless, the hungry, the chemically addicted, the impoverished and the hopeless have all found a warm welcome at the Rescue Mission. Men, women and children have found a safe place and compassionate friends in their darkest moments.Because the Rescue Mission is open 24 hours a day -- 7 days a week -- 365 days a year, it is an essential part of this community's safety net for those in crisis. Existing services include:

  • Chapel
  • Hospitality Dining Room
  • Residential Recovery Program
  • Emergency Shelter
  • Thrift Store and Recycling Program
  • Adult Education
  • Day Camp
  • Legal Assistance