The Rescue Mission held its Spring Gala at the Grand Wayne Convention Center in-person on May 6, 2022, after two years of virtual events. More than 500 guests walked down the red carpet for a night of fellowship, fun, food, and friendly competition to bid on more than 80 exciting auction packages and experiences. Guests also had the privilege of hearing about life-changing programs and services, as well as an impactful testimony from a Rescue Mission graduate. The Rescue Mission extends a special thank you to the individuals and corporate donors who gave generously to raise more than $400,000 in support of men, women, and children facing a homeless crisis.
The Rescue Mission is working to end the stigma associated with taking care of your mental health.
See how they're helping to support people experiencing homelessness.
INsights interview talking about the upcoming Spring Gala for the Rescue Mission.
Let's play! How Fort Wayne's chess subculture is growing and using the game to bridge community gaps
Chess has been rising in popularity as a "hip" pandemic pastime since the Queen's Gambit hit Netflix in 2020. But you might not realize Fort Wayne has a thriving chess subculture of its own that's "much bigger than you would expect," says participant Nathan Miller.
The Rescue Mission served over 3,000 meals to families in need on Friday.
The Fort Wayne Rescue Mission is closing their largest fundraising project today and they’re able to do more to help the community.
Last year, The Rescue Mission served 2,500 meals. This year, they surpassed that number by more than 2,000.
Bob Rohrman Subaru of Fort Wayne is donating blankets and socks for its Subaru Love to Help initiative during National Homeless Youth Awareness Week.
160%. That is how much the Allen County Superior Court estimates mental illness cases in Northeast Indiana have increased since 2015.
Allen County Superior Court Judge Andrew Williams says the increasing correlation between mental illness and homelessness spurred him to establish a relationship between the court and the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission.
The Rescue Mission is shining a light on poverty, food insecurity, and homelessness in Northeast Indiana during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.
Sign up for One Night, a virtual fundraiser and awareness event for The Rescue Mission.
I got the call about two months ago. He said he was having a disagreement with his landlord about his rental payments. His records show he paid too much. The landlord said the opposite and refused to show receipts to prove it. So my friend simply stopped paying his rent to get his landlord's attention. In less than a week, he and his family of six were evicted.