Mission: Our goal is that together, through the power of jesus christ, we will meet the needs of the whole person - spiritual, educational, emotional, physical, vocational, and social - so that those who are hurting may become fully functional members of society. The durham rescue mission is achieving this goal as we minister to the homeless and addicted in central north carolina.
Programs: Charitable purpose - in 2014 a total of 1,707 new men, women and children came to the durham rescue mission for help, of which on average 55 were veterans. The mission averaged 408 residents per month, the highest being 445 residents in february 2014. The mission provided:* 148,756 nights safe lodging to the weary* 455,549 nutritious meals for the hungry* 64,493 articles of gently used clothing to the needy* 4 community dinners are provided each year at easter, back to school party, thanksgiving and christmas events. In 2014, a total of 1,242 easter baskets, 3,074 book bags, and 55,332 school supplies were given to at risk children. A total of 11,115 new toys were given to at risk children for christmas. Also 4,803 bags of groceries were given to financially struggling families. A total of 10,080 people were helped in 2014 through the services of durham rescue mission. Volunteers are a major component of our ministry. In 2014, over 7,893 individuals volunteered at various times at the durham rescue mission, logging over 19,730 hours of community service.
education - in 2014 the mission provided vocational training and ged classes for residents:* 828,783 hours of vocational on-the-job training in daycare, retail sales, cooking, housekeeping, carpentry, electrical, plumbing and painting, it, data processing, fund raising, and supervisory management skills. * residents are offered opportunities for employment through the mission's temporary employment service, temps to the rescue. * instructors from durham tech community college come to teach ged classes. Online ged classes are also provided to our residents. * instructors from durham tech community college come three times a week to teach culinary arts clases at our facility. * residents are provided scholarships for degree and diploma related programs through a grant provided by glaxo-smith kline. * residents are also provided scholarships for classes from a local bible college.
religious - people who come to the rescue mission are hurting and think no one loves them. Our goal is for them to see our staff loves them and volunteers show love and concern for them. We want all who come to know that christ loves them. Christ's love is shared through chapel services, daily bible classes, morning devotions and weekly individual counseling classes. Over 21,251 counseling hours were provided to residents in 2014. We have seen when people realize they are loved it is a major turning point in their lives. We are so grateful that 576 individuals made the decision to accept christ through the ministries of the durham rescue mission in 2014!
total value of all goods and services provided to the residents and community is estimated to be around $17,273,419.