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Phoenix Rescue Mission

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Christianity, Homeless & Housing, Homeless Shelters, Mental Health, Protestant, Religion, Substance Abuse Dependency, Prevention & Treatment

Mission: Phoenix Rescue Mission was founded in 1952 to meet the physical and spiritual needs of homeless men, women and children.

Geographic areas served: Phoenix Metro

Programs: Homeless emergency services consists of services provided to assist homeless individuals on the street through outreach and at our program facilities through in-reach programming. Services include: community meals available 7 days a week / 365 days a year; outreach services to homeless on the street through our hope coach program; showers and hygiene supplies; provision of clean clothing; chapel services; and personal and group counseling. Staff and volunteers assist clients with spiritual needs. We also support vocational readiness and job placement. In 2015 we provided over 410,000 meals to the homeless and hungry, and distributed over 523,000 bottles of water to the homeless and to elderly shut-ins.

we provide long-term recovery programs for men seeking transformation from life-controlling behaviors including substance abuse, unresolved past trauma and other issues. This residential program provides a 12-15 month opportunity for men to address their life-controlling issues, as well as to prepare for reentry into the community. Supportive services include: spiritual counseling and discipleship training; personal and group therapy; vocational readiness, training and job placement services; mentoring from staff, volunteers and peers where appropriate; as well as access to housing, meals, clothing and personal hygiene supplies.

the changing lives center (clc) provides long-term recovery programs for women and for women with children. Women enter the clc through referrals from program partners, and typically have a history that includes periods of homelessness, substance abuse, domestic violence, sexual trauma and other issues. The clc offers a 12-18 month residential program for women to address their life-controlling behaviors. Women who do not have custodial care of their children when admitted are also supported in regaining custody as appropriate. Supportive services include: spiritual counseling and discipleship; personal and group therapy; vocational readiness; training and job placement services; mentoring from staff, volunteers and peers; as well as access to housing, meals, clothing and personal hygiene supplies.

family and community outreach helps families and individuals with basic needs with weekly food boxes, clothing and support. Special yearly events for easter, back-to-school, thanksgiving and christmas provide working poor families with new clothing and holiday meals. Outreach to the homeless in local area parks consists of delivering food, water, bibles and encouragement.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Rating: 5

I have served at all three locations while doing my undergraduate studies and I really enjoyed myself . I was blessed in so many ways and will definitely volunteer again


Rating: 5

They help so many people it is amazing. This is the place to volunteer. They feed a lot of people and help them out quite a bit.



Rating: 5

I served dinner at the dining hall. Phoenix Rescue Mission was serving ham, potatoes, salad, vegatables and the best looking cakes I've seen. The homeless were lined up waiting for food. We served them and everyone said thank you and was very kind.