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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Addictive Disorders, Emergency Assistance, Food, Food Programs, Homeless & Housing, Human Services, Mental Health

Mission: The purpose of the Springfield Rescue Mission since 1892 has been to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the hungry, homeless, addicted, and poor by introducing them to Christ and helping them apply the Word of God to every area of their lives.

Target demographics: the hungry, homeless, addicted and poor

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 6,500 men women and children

Geographic areas served: the Greater Springfield area

Programs: Emergency Shelter, Rehabilitation Program, Transitional Living Program, Emergency Service Programs: Give Away Center, Public Breakfast, Operation SONshine mobile feeding program, holiday meals - all free of charge!

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I support the Springfield Rescue Mission because they really work for the people who need their help. I make them a part of my Christmas giving and I'm thankful that they have been able to continue their community work in this little part of the world.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The work done there is exceptional. I have seen three of the men come to know the Lord in one service at our church. The time spent with them at the mission has brought them to that point of change in their lives. We have many attending our church that were rescued at that mission and are now productive people in our society. The leadership there cares. They work for God.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This entity is well run and serves an enormously important role in the greater Springfield area. Their continued commitment to lifting the spirits of their clients and providing guidance and sustenance on many levels is the hallmark of this long time fixture in downtown Springfield. This winter, in particular, with its harshness in terms of temperature and unbelievable amount of snow, has shown that the Rescue Mission can rise above even the largest hardships and deliver amazing and empowering service to all of their clients.

Review from Guidestar