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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Homeless & Housing, Homeless Shelters, Job Training, Vocational Counseling

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

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Jennifer508

Client Served

Rating: 1

I was once a homeless person and at this place. I do not recommend it at all. They have a pedophile on staff in the dayroom, it feels like you are a prisoner there, and they make you eat stale bread and salmon patties (with the bones and skin still in). You are forced to work at their businesses, and you don't get much food at all, if any. Convicts that are being released are dumped out there by the police. And let me just tell you that I was assaulted there. It is better to sleep on the beach than to be trapped in that horrible nightmare of a place!

Brenda R.

Volunteer

Rating: 1

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

Rob H.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.