Mission: Rescue, rehabilitation and restoration for men in crisis.
Programs: Clean team workforce development - an innovative project of the allentown rescue mission, employing men who are working their way out of homelessness. Clean team workforce development is a training program, teaching men transferrable workplace skills, such as: promtness, safety, attentiveness, cooperation and productivity. The goal for each participant is more than getting a job; it's to be a solid entry level worker, and a valued employee.
gateway center - the gateway center (emergency shelter) is the most basic of programs at the mission and is often the entry-point into our long-term programs. Emergency shelter receives clients-literally-off the street, who have exhausted all support and typically have multiple and long-term problems. The mission provides 48 beds for homeless men; the shelter is open seven days a week.
christian living transitional program - long-term residential program providing case management, referrals to other programs as needed, strict rules and client accountability, permanent housing and used cars available for the newly employed charging no fees to clients or medical plans.
housing and community outreach, new creations and resouce center.
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In examining this nonprofit I find a high degree of community impact through its successful and measurable outcomes and responsible use of funds. A good picture of this can be found in their Facts at a Glance report: http://www.allentownrescuemission.org/sites/default/files/file_attach/facts_at_a_glance_2013_sheet.pdf
Of special interest to me is the inclusion of social industry that provides job training and work therapy - preparing men to return as productive members of the community. This is an element of recovery that many similar organizations are beginning to include.
I would recommend Allentown Rescue Mission for your investment in changing the lives of men with addictions and in need of life-change.