About the Atlantic City Rescue Mission
Atlantic City Rescue Mission has become the largest shelter providing relief for the homeless in southern New Jersey though the generous donations of individuals. Their support has allowed this ministry to build comprehensive services to help those in need. In fact, over nine surrounding county government and state run support centers rely on Mission resources to assist them in effectively deal with the problems ravaging the community. Because of our Christian faith, we turn no one away. Today we offer Life Restoration Services, Education and Career Training and Permanent Housing Placement. For 50 years we have been helping people get back on their feet. There is an end to homelessness, and it’s all right here.
Real Solutions. Real Hope.™
A nonprofit, Christian social service ministry helping and hope to the poor and homeless in southern New Jersey since 1964. People who have no home receive practical help, counseling, and Christian compassion. Built on effective, innovative, Christian-based recovery programs, people are brought from despair into a productive, good quality of life within the community – because they learn to have faith in themselves. This philosophy has led to innovative co-operative partnerships with local universities, medical centers and to apply best practices and social service models making Atlantic City Rescue Mission a premier leader in life restoration and recovery.
Read the Mission Statement
Who do we help?
- Poor and homeless men, women, and families in southern New Jersey
- Deinstitutionalized mentally ill with no support
- Individuals addicted to alcohol, drugs, and gambling
- Elderly or disabled with no family and little income
How do we help them?
- 3-Meals a day in our dining hall
- Christian Counseling
- Safe shelter for men, women, and single mothers with children
- 18-month residential homeless recovery (Overcomers Program)
- 120-day Work Readiness Program
- Individual and group counseling
- Two chapel services each day
- Daily Bible studies
- On-site Detox and Behavioral Health collaborative care programs
- Job placement program, in partnership with local businesses
- Assistance in finding permanent housing
- Classes for our residents in life skills, parenting, GED/Literacy
- Career Training
- Transitional housing (Barnabas House) Cape May County and our women's facility in Atlantic County
- Permanent housing placement
- On-site medical clinic - MissionCare part of the AtlantiCare network in association with Atlantic City Rescue Mission
- Mission Farms – where changes takes place from the ground up +
How many people do we help?
- Serving about 720 meals per day
- Housing 212 men, 78 women, and 13 families each night
- Provide an average of about 790 emergency food baskets each month to local families in crisis
- Over 40,000 individuals asisted in the last 10 years
- More than 780 moms and 1,500 children in crisses in just the last 10 years alone
Statistics of how many people were helped at the Atlantic City Rescue Mission in the past decade
How is the Mission financed?
The Atlantic City Rescue Mission is not a government agency. We are a private nonprofit Christian organization supported mainly through donations from individual people, businesses, and organizations in the community who care about the poor and homeless.
Who actually helps the people who come to the Mission?
The Mission employs full- and part-time paid staff and utilizes the talents of many generous volunteers.