1 in 4 in our community struggle with poverty and hunger and 78% of workers live paycheck to paycheck. Our goal is to prevent homelessness by providing needed resources to those on the brink.Community Ministries
Thousands of men, women and children in our community spend their days and nights seeking shelter from the elements. For some, every day is a fight for life.Shelter & Programs Prayer & Spiritual Support
Help, Heal, Prevent
“If it wasn’t for Gospel Rescue Mission, I don’t know where we would’ve been. God led us here.”
– Chris, Former Guest
The foundation of our ministry is based on healthy relationships, teaching, and grace.
When guests arrive, they are welcomed and offered a nutritious meal. Our team of compassionate advocates works with guests to assess their needs and develop a plan that helps them establish stability and reclaim their lives.
Most guests come to us with several obstacles that need to be addressed for them to be successful. These might be unemployment, lack of education, mental health, trauma, abuse, and addiction. Learn about our Recovery Program.
Our Shelter Program is located at the H.S. Lopez Family Foundation Center of Opportunity, where over 30 social service organizations work together to holistically address mental, physical, and spiritual issues so that guests can find long-term success and healing. The Center of Opportunity is a collaborative campus that offers access to medical, dental, and mental health care; employment; veterans, government, and children’s services; and so much more. Learn more about the Center of Opportunity and Partnering Organizations.
Eligibility and Intake
Shelter guests must be sober and not using any illegal substances. Guests are accepted based on bed availability and without discrimination.
Our shelter is wheelchair accessible. However, shelter guests must be able to get around and care for their daily needs (dress, shower, eat, etc.).
Call for availability: (520) 740-1501
“I was able to heal. They worked with me, at my pace.”
– Deidra, Former Guest
Our faith-based recovery program helps men and women struggling with addiction uncover underlying issues that led to their addiction and homelessness. We work with each person individually because each person’s journey is unique. For some, this is a quick process and for others, it could take several months or longer. Our goal is to help our guests achieve lasting restoration and peace so they are able to lead fulfilling productive lives.
Recovery for men is offered at the Center of Opportunity, and for women at the Women’s Recovery Center.
“I now get to work with a lot of women similar to me through a nonprofit that helps others like me find employment.”
– Peggy, Former Guest
Living-wage employment is vital to long-term stability. Lack of education, life skills, or interpersonal skills can be barriers to transformation and successful living. Our guest advocates work with shelter guests to develop a plan that will help guide them on the path to self-sufficiency. This plan may include providing education, life skills development, and computer literacy.
“I went from being homeless and not being able to provide for even myself to providing for others.”
– Wes, Former Guest, Current Employee
The ultimate goal is for our guests to move from homelessness to self-sufficiency. We walk alongside each on their journey and provide practical support and assistance to help them make the transition to independent living.
“We are just a flow-through of God’s goodness.”
-Lisa Chastain, CEO
For those who live paycheck to paycheck, all it might take is a reduction in hours, loss of a job, or issues with transportation for a tough situation to become dire. Our goal is to provide stabilizing resources for those living on the brink of homelessness.
We are blessed to receive donations from the community and pass them on to those in need at no cost to them. Items we gladly accept are non-perishable food items, clothing, hygiene and baby items, complete bed sets and other furniture, flat-screen TVs, appliances and other household items, vehicles, and more! We cannot accept particle board furniture, single mattresses, box TVs, or any items that are broken, stained, or otherwise not in good useable or in working condition.