Mission: Since 1958, Boise Rescue Mission has reached out to the community by teaching the Word of God and provided food, shelter, clothing and opportunities to recover from homelessness to men, women and children in need.
Results: In 2013:
Served 349,778 meals
Provided 124,595 warm beds
Handed out 70,085 articles of clothing
Graduated 19 from the New Life Recovery Program
Gave toys to 3,046 children at Christmas
Served 2,418 first-time homeless individuals
Target demographics: homeless men, women and children
Direct beneficiaries per year: serve 349,778 meals, provided 124,595 overnight stays, handed out 70,085 articles of clothing, graduated 18 men and women from the New Life Recovery Program and served 2,418 first-time homeless individuals
Wow, I remember when Boise Rescue Mission was a small shelter occupying a small space in downtown Boise. Now the Rescue Mission has 4 shelters that serve meals 3x a day and a huge Thrift Store with a great selection in Nampa. Volunteering at the Rescue Mission, I found that everyone at this shelter is very respectful and courteous.
I am a member of a local Celebrate Recovery group in the Treasure Valley. We have members of the Nampa Lighthouse New Life Program attend our Celebrate Recovery. I have seen first-hand the dramatic difference that this program makes in the lives of these participants, who suffer from substance abuse, legal problems, and sometimes homelessness as well.
Job search program has assisted over 500 men over two and a half years to find work, save money and move out of shelters.
Mission serves three meals daily on schedule, totaling over 1,000 meals per month.