PANAMA CITY RESCUE MISSION INC

Rating: 4.2 stars   5 reviews

Issues: Job Training, Homeless & Housing, Human Services

Location: PO Box 2359 Panama City FL 32402 USA

Mission: The Mission provides emergency needs of food, clothes and shelter. It offers a one-stop resource center with in-depth case management. Clients can enroll in a free residential recovery program that addresses spiritual, mental and social problems that care the roots of homelessness and poverty. A transitional aftercare program helps successful program graduates re-enter society.
Programs: Men, Women and Family shelter 32 beds for men, 14 beds for women, 2 family units "Power to Choose" 6-12 month men's addiction recovery program 29 beds "Bethel Village" A 6-12 month Recovery Home for Women and Children 12 beds, 2 family units "Crossroads" Transitional phase, a low cost transitional housing program for those completing addiction recovery 11 beds for men, 3 beds for women "Jobs Housing Program" a low-cost transitional housing program for working homeless, 20 beds for men, 8 beds for women. Community Closet- clothes giveaway The Bargain Center- retail thrift stores Day Center- a one-stop homeless resource center, computer lab, library and case managers

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Rating: 1 stars  

This organization is a scam. Management has created a massive cash cow on the backs of vagrants and a naive community that send in their hard earned money as donations. Get the facts at www.movethemission.wordpress.com

Would you volunteer for this group again?

No

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

None

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Badly

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I don't want this to seem to be a biased review ,but I am a Staff Member with Panama City Rescue Mission ,but moved in from out of state ,this is the 3rd mission I have been affiliated with , have never met a more family centered professional staff and I truly believe that is because of the heart of Rev. Billy Fox he truly LOVES the guests that stay with us and will go to the "inth" degree to protect and defend the homeless and that love and respect shines through his staff .
I am so proud to be a part of the Panama City Rescue Mission, and I am so excited to see where we are going ,So I will just Sit Down, Shut up and Hang on.
Rev Rob

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Love and Respect

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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Role: Volunteer
Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Each time I have an opportunity to work at the Rescue Mission or on Mission events or projects I leave feeling blessed. The staff has everything so organized that they make it easy to do our job as a volunteer. I enjoy working with the mission guests and I enjoy any chance to get to know them a little better.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

when I see the effect that it's had on peoples lives, not only the guests and program participants at the mission but also in the lives of the volunteers too.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

getting to know the people not just the guests but also the great staff.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

generous and kind hearted, always willing to do whatever is necessary to make the event fun and successful.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

make a huge impact on peoples lives.

Ways to make it better...

I had more time to work at the mission.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

in the economy it's hard to make ends meet so lack of donations are always a problem but God always provides. Also a better understanding from the community would be a big help.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Take the time to tour the mission and Bethel Village. You will be amazed at all the great things that you learn.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I have been involved with the mission for over 10 years and seen exponential growth and opportunity for their clients...The current management team is very professional and sincerely cares about each and every client....The mission is well run

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the growth of their clients as a result of their programs....

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I was so pleasantly surprised by all the great things they are doing to help members of our community. I am a Sergeant with the local Police Department and I hear officers receive call to the Rescue Mission with some frequency. Since that occurs it is easy to assume the worst of the Rescue Mission. I was invited to see for myself and was shocked. The are a very valuable asset to our community and they help so many people. I learned of the 550 meals they were serving in a day. I learned about the programs they have to get people back on their feet with jobs. I learned about the programs they have for women and I saw all those things first hand. God Bless the men and women who take on the challenge of helping the needy and not just talk the talk but walk the walk. I have also worked with the Rescue Mission in a food drive called United We Can and have learned of their Christmas Tree Lighting program and Bethel House.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

working with them in the community and touring the business to see the in and outs of all they do.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The people! They are very organized, driven in their beliefs and caring.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very organized, driven in their beliefs, proud to take on the challenges that they do and caring.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

continue to care for our community and possibly help more men and women that need their assistance.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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