Atlantic City Rescue Mission

Atlantic City Rescue Mission

The Atlantic City Rescue Mission has been reaching out to the least, the last, and the lost in their community since 1964. Because of a deep commitment to our Lord Jesus Christ they work to meet the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of the poor, homeless, and addicted not only in Atlantic City, but also in Ocean, Cape May, and Cumberland counties. through structured programs of shelter, food, clothing, counseling, rehabilitation, and referral. They do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, handicap, religion, or national origin.

The Mission serves 19,000 meals each month. All meals are home cooked. Guests can count on generous helpings of hot, healthy food served with respect and kindness. Amazing things happen when people share a meal. Strangers become friends. Walls break down. Communication flows, so does laughter. Change takes root. For those coming in off the streets, hot food satisfies, but it’s their kind words and care that really comfort a person reaching out for help. Comprehensive services; counseling, job training, life skills classes, and Bible studies are available to anyone who chooses to stay and make life changes. That decision usually happens after a good nights sleep and a hot meal.

STREET OUTREACH: Mission workers search the boardwalk, alleys, and blighted areas to offer assistance to the homeless. Counselors encourage those living outside to come into the Mission for help. They bring them food, toiletries, socks, gloves, and hats.

FAMILY LIFE CENTER: This shelter is designed for mothers with children. Basic needs are provided while structure and discipline are introduced into their daily routine. Young children attend the Mission pre-school, while older children attend local schools. Family Life Center counselors educate and assist the mothers, and refer them to appropriate agencies for additional help.

MEDICAL CARE AND RESPITE: Through a partnership with AtlantiCare Health System a medical clinic for the homeless has been opened at the Mission. Case management and group therapy are available for those with mental illness or psychological crises. A dedicated area of the Mission houses indigent people who have been released from a hospital, but have nowhere to go.

WORK READINESS PROGRAM: This 120 day program serves up to 50 men and women at a time. Each person takes part in job skills training, life skills classes, work therapy, and Bible studies.

ADDICTION TREATMENT: The Overcomers program is a residential 18 month addiction recovery program. In depth counseling, discussion groups, Bible studies, work therapy, and recreational activities are provided. A practical 12 step program promotes self esteem and assists in seeking employment.

TRANSITIONAL HOUSING: Barnabas House is for those who have completed the residential addiction program. Each resident is required to be employed, attend group therapy, and adhere to their treatment plan.

The Atlantic City Rescue Mission staff feels privileged to serve God in this way, and to present His message of hope through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. They thank you for your prayers your support and your belief in their mission to care for the poor, feed the hungry, and save the lives of men, women, and children caught in the cycle of poverty and homelessness.

To learn more about the Atlantic City Rescue Mission, visit their Website.

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