Waterfront Rescue Mission believes that caring for the poor and homeless is not an option; it is a mandate from the Lord. Since its founding in 1949, the Mission’s Mobile Campus has been a place where those who have nothing left can find hope and experience the transforming power of Jesus Christ. What began as a refuge for wayward fishermen has grown into a full-service network of Missions that provide faith-based rescue and recovery programs designed to lift people out of homelessness, poverty and addiction. The Mission operates 10 locations throughout the Gulf Coast, including our Pensacola Campus, Day Resource Center, Recycling & Distribution Center, and seven Thrift Stores.
“But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd.” – Jesus, Matthew 9:36
HISTORY OF THE MISSION IN MOBILE
Waterfront Rescue Mission was founded in 1949. Originally located in downtown Mobile, the Mission meets the needs of hundreds of hungry and homeless men every year. Nearly 60,000 meals and more than 23,000 nights of shelter are provided each year for our homeless neighbors in the Mobile area; 16% being U.S. veterans.
Waterfront Rescue Mission helps men address the challenges of life-dominating issues. Healing and restoration are the goals of this Christ-centered model that promotes self-sufficient, productive members of the community.
To meet the growing demand for rescue and recovery (homelessness and addictions) services in the Mobile County area, Waterfront Rescue Mission partnered with the community to open a new and larger facility in 2014. The Mission’s new state-of-the-art Mobile Campus now resides at 279 North Washington Avenue in Mobile, Alabama and is designed to provide hope and healing for many years to come.
Providing critical services for our community’s poor isn’t only the right thing to do. It’s a smart investment. Research shows that the life-changing programs offered by Waterfront Rescue Mission saves Mobile area taxpayers up to $1 million each year as we partner together to break addictions and help people find gainful employment and permanent housing.
The Mission takes its responsibility to serve the poor while also being good stewards of the community’s support very seriously. Therefore, we’ll continue working hard to ensure that the investments you make of your time, talents and treasures into our ministry always yield our community a productive return in the lives of our homeless neighbors by making our Mobile community a better place to live, work and play – for everyone!
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