Thank you for short term shelter.

Jennifer (women's shelter)Meet Jennifer. Jennifer is a parolee who was placed in our short term women’s shelter while awaiting her transfer. She had not seen her husband and their two girls in two and a half years. She said, “I came in feeling low, sad, and helpless. I had always believed in Jesus, but never actively followed Him until I was sitting in your chapel service and something clicked.” Jennifer finally began to open up her heart and trust in Him. Shortly thereafter, Jennifer’s transfer came through and she left here with suitcase in tow – smile from ear to ear. She was eager to start her new life with her husband and children in TN. Isn’t it wonderful how God provides for His children?!

For the 2nd winter, the Mission’s pilot program to shelter women accommodated 6 women each night. Thank you for your partnership in this new program.

Independence Day Celebration

4th of July 2016On July 4th, the Mission held its Annual Independence Day Celebration picnic. Many joined us for food, fellowship and healthy activities.  We began with a short chapel service followed by a picnic complete with hot dogs, hamburgers, watermelon and all the fixin’s!  Our Free Medical Clinic ran a Healthy Hearts Fair where those in attendance learned ways to live a healthier lifestyle!



Annual Backpack Giveaway Party

backpack party 2015 015On Thursday, August 18th, the Mission will be holding its annual Backpack Giveaway Party for children in the Capital Region.  It will be a fun afternoon for the whole family as all are welcome and will enjoy hot dogs, balloons, face painting, music and more! So get your friends, family, and/or church group together and start collecting! (Children who need backpacks must all be pre-registered at the Rescue Mission)

All supplies need to be delivered to the Mission by August 8th.

Here is a list to get you started:

– Pens/pencils/crayons/colored pencils
– Pencil sharpeners/pencil cases
– Highlighters
– Markers
– Loose-leaf paper
– 3-ring binders
– Notebooks (marble/spiral)
– Pocket folders
– Glue sticks/bottles
– Rulers/erasers/scissors (round-tipped)

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