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The Rescue Mission is born with the help of area Christians. It provides housing, food and religious services for local and transient homeless men.


Becomes incorporated.


Joins 11 other agencies in forming the Community Chest (now United Way of Allen County).


Expands housing and feeding ministries with a move to 301 W. Superior St.


Opens a 16-bed women and children's ministry at 710 W. Superior St.


Opens a thrift store on Lafayette Street, providing residents with clothing and furnishings, and the city's poor with low-cost goods.


Opens a state-of-the-art Learning Center, providing men and women with educational opportunities, memory restoration, literacy and computer skills, and GED preparation.


Purchases a building at 533 W. Washington Blvd. to accommodate up to 42 women and children for emergency housing and restorative programming. The Mission names it Charis House, meaning “House of Grace” in Greek.


Doubles the men’s emergency program capacity to 42 beds and 10 cots.


Builds a new 78-bed Charis House for women and children.


Begins demolition for the future home of The Rescue Mission at the corner of Lafayette Street and Washington Blvd.


After more than 100 years of service, The Rescue Mission is still fulfilling its mission to provide, through the power of Jesus Christ, a home for the homeless, food for the hungry, and hope for their future.