“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.
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He told me that day that I didn’t have to live like I was living anymore. I think that was the first time I had any glimmer of hope in 20 years.”
A Glimmer of Hope
“When I was a young man, there was a lot of pressure on me. But along the way I learned that drugs and alcohol could help me to forget the things I didn’t like. And my life just spiraled down and out of control for years. I’d reached the end of my rope. I had nothing left. I made my way to The Rescue Mission, and all I was looking for was something warm in my stomach. I think I’d pretty much made the decision to end my life. But I got in line for breakfast, and I made eye contact with the guy back in the kitchen. And he set his spoon down, came out into the cafeteria, and said, “Stick around after breakfast. I want to talk to you.” He told me that day that I didn’t have to live like I was living anymore. I think that was the first time I had any glimmer of hope in 20 years. I found that hope in a new relationship with Jesus Christ. I also got involved with a 12-step program, and I met a girl at one of those meetings. Long story short, she and I were married a year from the day I got to The Rescue Mission.”
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