Mission: Long Beach Rescue Mission is a place of healing and hope serving the greater Long Beach Community by improving the quality of life of the hurting and homeless through loving and equipping them to be reconciled: to God in Jesus Christ; to self; to family; and to society.
Programs: Organization manages two facilities: the 132-bed samaritan house for men and the 50-bed lydia house for women and children. It provides housing, bathing facilities, meals, clothing, counseling with a chaplain and case manager, regular bible study, educational services, as well as work therapy and vocational training. The rescue mission's programs include a one year residential new life program for men, and a computerized learning center. The mission serves free 2 meals daily, totaling over 187,000 meals a year.
organization operates a thrift store to provide low cost items to the long beach community. This program is dedicated to the rehabilitation of the men and women in the work place.
organization runs 140-bed winter shelter from december through march, where homeless are able to receive two meals a day, plus have access to showers and bathrooms. There is also case management services, helping the homeless get back on their feet by finding jobs and housing. The funding for this project is generated from the los angeles homeless services authority.
Long Beach Rescue Mission is not merely a place where individuals can commit to make life (saving) changes, although that is an important and core part of their service, but by engaging neighbors thoughtfully and practically they also educate community stake-holders about the most effective means of restoring spiritual, physical, mental and emotional wholeness. They take ownership of their neighborhood and facilities to preserve a clean and safe environment and have partnered with many community organizations to leverage efforts and resources. Volunteers help in many different areas, including the kitchen and dining room, thrift store, chapel services, and events. Through education, job training and placement, accountability, prayer support, Bible study, and friendship, Long Beach Rescue Mission impacts individuals, families and the community. A New Life Program graduation ceremony, where families are often brought back together, is just one public culmination of the restoration happening.