CRM exists to transform the lives of the homeless and needy, serving them through the love and compassion of Jesus Christ.
The original vision of offering “soup, soap and salvation” to alcoholics has evolved into a privately funded nonprofit organization whose mission is to rebuild the lives of the homeless and needy through life building programs and the love and compassion of Jesus Christ.
City Rescue Mission, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) corporation that provides food, clothing, shelter, emergency services and residential recovery programs to homeless men, women, and women with children. City Rescue Mission does not accept government funding. Financial support of the Mission comes from donations made generously by concerned individuals, churches, businesses, civic organizations, and foundations.
My life was in a total mess. Drugs and sin caused me to lose everything: jobs and family relationships. I’m now employed in construction. God has changed my life more than I could’ve ever imagined.
My wife was a huge advocate for the homeless. When she passed away, I initially started giving to CRM as a memorial to her as my inspiration, but now I’m inspired by the people at CRM–the people who work there, and especially those who receive help.
Tired of fixing things alone, I sought CRM to get closer to God and find myself. With CRM’s help, I am a CNA and will work in Home Health Care. God changed my life totally! He taught me to love me and others. I thank CRM!
My physical hunger brought me to the City Rescue Mission. Little did I know it, but that day would open the door for spiritual healing and nourishment as well.
Working at the New Life Inn and seeing the people when they first come in from the streets then going to a LifeBuilders graduation and seeing the amazing transformation is what makes volunteering all worth it.
I wouldn’t be who I am today if it wasn’t for City Rescue Mission. My life has been changed and saved and it wouldn’t have happened without the love of staff, volunteers, donors and people who pray for me and others in the program daily.
Flightstar, its business associates and our loyal contributing customers are proud and honored to be a part of the CRM Golf Tournament for a truly worthy and meaningful cause. As we provide employment opportunities for our own ‘family’ of employees, we have a real sense of community obligation to help those less fortunate. To contribute and be a part of the City Rescue Mission success story here in Jacksonville is both fulfilling and very gratifying.
I hurt a lot of people who were important to me through my addiction. I was broken, homeless and hungry. Just walking downtown, I came to CRM, not realizing the gold mine I stumbled across. Today, I’m a soldier. I’m nothing without Him. ‘Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.’ 1 Corinthians 10:12
This program has taught me how to be more responsible, how to read and write, and how to become a man.
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