The Rescue Mission, founded in 1903, is a faith-based, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization, providing restorative care to men, women, and children experiencing a homeless crisis. Our organization serves Fort Wayne, Allen County, and its nine surrounding counties. The Rescue Mission is comprised of four ministries, or houses, that function as communities of compassion.
Our Mission: To provide, through the power of Jesus Christ, a home for the homeless, food for the hungry, and hope for their future.
Life House provides immediate relief from hunger and homelessness. The Bible tells us whenever we feed the hungry, clothe the needy, or help the poor, we've done it as unto the Lord. Life House lives out this Biblical teaching every day. Here, transient men stay for the night or a few weeks, while the needy in our community find three free meals a day, as well as clothing, hygiene products, referrals, or simply someone to listen.
Restoration House is for men experiencing a homeless crisis. For many men, the Restoration House is their last hope. They're unemployed. Addicted. Wrestling with problems. We help men understand their past, receive God's healing, and take steps to move forward.
Charis House is for women and children experiencing a homeless crisis. Imagine being homeless and unable to provide for your children. That's the reality for a growing number of women in our community. At Charis House, these women not only find relief from homelessness, but they're also able to heal and move forward. Our restorative programs equip them to find jobs and housing, navigate life's challenges, experience emotional stability, and grow in their relationship with Christ.
"To provide, through the power of Jesus Christ, a home for the homeless, food for the hungry, and hope for their future."