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.
We offer hurting people life-giving solutions
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!
Lives changed… thanks to you!
“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
“Without Him, I Have Nothing.” As a young man, raised by his grandmother in Chicago, J.B. understood the bleak outlook for kids in the inner city where gangs, substance abuse and violent crime were prevalent and often the only means of survival. But J.B. saw another alternative: service to his country. “I left Chicago in order to have a productive
“I’m happy. I’m genuinely happy!” The violence began before she was old enough to comprehend it. But once Tasha understood that her father was abusing her mother, she continually asked herself, “Why is this happening?” When Tasha was 12, her father passed away and her mother’s trauma ended. But for the young girl who had witnessed years of pain and