Food, Shelter, Clothing, Health Needs, Safe Loving Community.
Rescue is all about meeting the immediate needs of someone when they walk through their doors.
They don't know where to get food, they don't have a bed to sleep in, they need clothes, they need hygiene articles, a shower, those kind of things. Addressing those immediate needs when someone comes in their doors is the first priority and that's the rescue side of the Mission.
At the Mission they have both a facility for Men, Women and Children.
They realize that the needs of men and women aren't always the same, so they have two separate facilities, one for the men and another for the women and children.
Below is some information on each of their shelters, and what services are provide.
"Our desire is still the same today-to minister to the spiritual, physical, and moral needs of transient and destitute individuals and assist the poor and needy. We serve as advocates for the homeless, poor and discarded members of our community, with an emphasis on presenting a realistic and compassionate picture of their unique needs, especially homeless women and children. We believe the gospel of Jesus Christ can positively impact the lives of these men and women for lasting change. Furthermore, we are an information clearinghouse, providing updated resource information. In this way both the agencies that assist this fragile population, and those in need of various social and developmental services find one another. Ultimately, we exist to create opportunities within our immediate and expanded communities for more effective ministering to the needs of the poorest and most destitute among us. Daily, we provide food, clothing, shelter, resource assistance, drug and alcohol counseling and treatment, emergency shelter for both men and women, and women with children. We also provide outreach into the community through weekly food boxes, and clothing give-away programs, as well as an intensive residential addictions program."
- From the Tri-City Union Gospel Mission website