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Causes: Christianity, Homeless & Housing, Homeless Centers, Homeless Shelters, Human Services, Neighborhood Centers, Religion

Mission: The mission of bridgeport rescue mission is to embrace the urban poor with the compassion of christ, giving hope and healing for a changed life. Bridgeport rescue mission demonstrates the love of god to hungry, homeless, and addicted people throughout fairfield county and lives out its mission in the following ways - by embrace, we mean to welcome, to encircle with our arms - by urban poor, we mean those with severely limited resources who live in the city - by compassion, we mean to love and touch others, as christ loved us - by hope, we mean providing encouragement and resources for a new start - by healing, we mean being restored in body, mind, and spirit through a personal relationship with jesus christ - by changed life, we mean going in a new direction and to realize our god-given purpose - by home, we mean having the opportunity to earn a living, secure housing, and be a healthy family again.

Programs: Bridgeport rescue mission (brm) demonstrates the love of god to hungry, homeless, and addicted people throughout fairfield county, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This mission is accomplished through brm's new life program which includes the operation of adult shelters, a mobile food kitchen, and various outreach programs throughout southwest connecticut. Brm provides a place of hope and dignity, fighting poverty from the inside out. Through the new life discipleship program, brm offers a yearlong education program, biblical counseling, and case management. Brm is funded by compassionate individuals, churches, businesses, organizations, and foundations, trusting in god to meet its needs.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 4

The Bridgeport Rescue Mission is a very good expanding charity helping feed and clothe, and providing shelter to the poor. The Rescue Mission recently increased efforts to raise contributions thereby possibly affecting its overall rating by spending more to raise funding in the short term. I have offered to assist their ratings by analyzing their cost structure and making possible recommendations to improve their overall rating. Again, it is an excellent charity, and numerous people rely on its role in the Fairfield County, CT region

Review from CharityNavigator

2 John Payne

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved with the Bridgeport Rescue Mission now for well over three years. I am a volunteer teacher, mentor, paralegal and perform other work with these men multiple times weekly. This place has become for me a second home. The love of Christ is truly shared in this place and I simply cannot find a better program within a hundred miles for a man to come in off the streets and get his life straightened out, a commitment to Christ and getting ready to go back out into the world ready to work and meat his day to day commitments. The way they treat the homeless with regard to overnight accomodations, the three meals they serve daily to the hungry, the clothes they distribute to the needy, the counsel they give to the people who wander in off the street, the program for getting these men's lives back on track . . . there just isn't ANYTHING better around and I am truly proud to be a part of it! The money that goes into this Rescue Mission is well spent and you ought to come by and take a look for yourself, you'll be mighty impressed!