“You are the light of the world—like a City on a Hill that cannot be hidden.” - Matthew 5:14
Your Donation Makes Critical Expansion Possible.
You can help us shine a light of hope, leading the way for your community’s most vulnerable residents. The Rescue Mission is currently over capacity, serving more individuals than was ever intended in the current space adopted over 50 years ago. Site limitations, a growing homeless population and riverfront development make it imperative to relocate and build new facilities. Your important investment to the City on a Hill Capital Campaign helps us meet the need for:
This campaign isn't just about changing locations – it's about changing lives.
Help Us Rise To The Occasion.
Pray for Fort Wayne.
Pray for our community.
Pray for the homeless.
Pray for our staff.
Give your time to learn about the issue of homelessness.
Give your hands to serve our residents.
Share the need with our family.
Share what we are doing with your friends.
Share it with your church.
Share it on Facebook and Instagram.
#CityOnaHill #GivePrayShare #WeNeedMoreHands
I now have 10 years of sobriety. And that’s not because of me. That’s God — and that’s the people at The Rescue Mission.”
Finding Unconditional Love
“I started drinking and doing drugs around the age of 13. At that time, I was being molested, and I didn’t really know what was going on.
So it was an escape for me. I had my first child at the age of 22, and three years later, I had another baby boy. Three years after that, I got married and had two more children. By that time, I was addicted to the cocaine. It had totally taken over my life.
I attempted suicide in 2001, and that was the first time I admitted that I was a drug addict. So I contacted Charis House. Charis House loved me unconditionally when I couldn’t love myself. They taught me that it was okay to make mistakes. By showing me unconditional love, they brought me back to God. Because of the love I was given, I could be there for the rest of my family. I now have 10 years of sobriety. And that’s not because of me. That’s God — and that’s the people at The Rescue Mission. That’s because of the people who God placed in my path.”
“Before Charis House, we didn’t have the kind of childhood that you’d read in books or see at school. And Charis House made it okay. I had learned to put things before myself. But Charis House was a place where you didn’t have to make sure your mom was doing the right thing or make sure your brothers were okay. I didn’t think that after coming from a background that wasn’t picture perfect, we could be where we are today. But Charis House helped us do that.”
Most of the time, they have had no medical care for years. Having us to help them through the barriers to care is essential.
A life-changing collaboration at The Rescue Mission
To mark Community Health Improvement Week, Parkview Health asked Christine Howell, BSN, RN, HN-BC, coordinator, Parkview Community Nursing – who is one of the nurses providing on-site medical care and education at The Rescue Mission – and Sharon Gerig, Director of Emergency Services and Community Outreach for The Rescue Mission, to share more about the important work Christine is doing for the residents downtown.
Click here to read the article and learn more about the amazing sponsorship Parkview offers The Rescue Mission