Atlantic City Rescue Mission - Atlantic City, NJ
2009 Bacharach Blvd
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
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Description: The Mission has dormitories for 200 men and 50 women, and rooms in the family shelter for 11 mothers with children.
The Mission provides meals and shelter, but the goal is to guide people to a productive life through practical programs and eternal life through Jesus Christ. The Mission is the largest provider of services for the homeless in southern New Jersey with 320 shelter beds. While a deep commitment to God sets us apart in how we provide services, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, age, religion, sex, handicap, or national origin.
Meals, shelter, and clothing are a homeless person's immediate needs, but they also need services to help them get back on their feet again.
Counseling and Case Management
The first step is to sit down with a Chaplain or Counselor and talk about why they became homeless. Together, the individual and counselor put together a case plan to help overcome the obstacles that led to homelessness. This might include referrals to other social service organizations or enrolling in one of the Mission's programs.
Family Life Center Program
The Family Life Center is a haven for homeless moms and children. Up to 11 families can stay as long as they need to until they can move back into permanent housing. Safe shelter, meals, counseling, parenting classes for the moms, and homework help for the children are all available.
Work Readiness Program
For those guests who haven't worked in some time, they need a jump-start on getting back into working mode. For 120 days, they work a shift in the Mission 6 days per week doing cooking, cleaning, security, maintenance, or office work. They also attend daily classes in life skills, money management, or Bible study. There's a graduation ceremony for those who complete the program, and then they can move on to employment, transitional housing, HOPE Program, or Overcomers.
Some of our guests have become homeless due to addiction issues. Through the Overcomers Program, they receive one year of residential recovery. They continue to work a shift in the Mission to boost their employability, and they attend intensive group and individual counseling for addiction. After graduating, they move on to employment, transitional housing, or the HOPE Program.
Homelessness Overcome through Programmed Employment (HOPE) helps those who have graduated from the Work Readiness or Overcomers Programs to build a resume, find a job, and save money by continuing to live at the Mission until they have enough to move to their own housing.
Volunteers Requests by Atlantic City Rescue Mission: For the safety and security of our clients, there is a process in place to ensure the best possible fit for you and your group. All volunteers must be pre-arranged in order to volunteer at our facility. If you have any questions, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 609-345-5517 x 165
Donation Requests by Atlantic City Rescue Mission: You can help by donating sheets, towels, and bed linens.
If you have pictures of the shelter, I will upload them on this page. Please email me with the name of your shelter and the pictures to: HomelessSupport@gmail.com
Many of these shelters now have waiting lists. Please call before going to them. Many waiting lists are very long. Shelters and service also go out of business. Always call ahead to confirm that this location is still active. If you find that this location is no longer operating, please send us a comment using the form below.
Do you have items to donate? Contact Atlantic City Rescue Mission at the phone number provided above to see if they can use any items you may have to donate.