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
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1 in 6 people in Northeast Florida do not know where they’ll get their next meal.
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Lives changed… thanks to you!
“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
“The Mission supports my healing as a whole.” “But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”– Isaiah 40:31 (KJV) “I probably walked around this building for a whole week before I decided to come in.
“I need to be worth it for myself.” Born in Poland and an only child, Margaret came with her family to the United States when she was 11 years old. Although she didn’t know the language, expectations for the little girl were high. “My parents drove me to become a very performance based person,” she says. “I needed to learn