Hope. Healing. Change.

Lives are transformed at City Rescue Mission.

Since 1946, City Rescue Mission has been a foundation of support for men and women in Northeast Florida struggling to leave behind homelessness, hunger and substance abuse.
After starting with a vision to simply provide “soup, soap and salvation” – support from our community has seen us grow into a safe haven that offers food, clothing, shelter care, transitional housing and residential recovery programs. Generous individuals, churches, businesses, civic organizations and foundations give financially to make this life-transforming work possible.
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You can help transform lives across Northeast Florida!

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Your support in action.

1 in 6 people in Northeast Florida do not know where they’ll get their next meal.

See how your gift is transforming lives this year!

safe nights of shelter
hot meals served
articles of clothing given
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Lives changed… thanks to you!

Sheila’s Story

“It took me losing everything”   An only child, Sheila was raised by a single mom who abused alcohol and suffered a string of broken marriages. “There were a lot of people in and out of my life, and a lot of things happened,” Sheila says, “bad things no child should be exposed to or endure.” As a result, she

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Kiearra Mack

Kie’Arra’s Story

“I had no sense of belonging.”   Alone. On her own. With no one to talk to – much less to guide her – Kie’Arra found herself homeless at age 15, after enduring a traumatic childhood. “When I was 6 or 7, my mom was into drugs pretty heavily,” she recalls. “And my dad just really stood there and watched.”

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Venus’ Story

“I am beautifully and wonderfully made.”   Born to a woman barely more than a child herself, Venus enjoyed a happy, if unconventional, upbringing. The young mother and daughter were “adopted” and cared for by an older couple whom Venus lovingly referred to as her foster grandparents. “It was wonderful growing up with them,” she says. But by the time

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