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Lighthouse Ministries - Men's Gospel Rescue Mission

117 E. Magnolia St
Lakeland, FL - 33802

The Gospel Rescue Mission is for homeless and at-risk men, as overnight guests. 

    Open at 3:30 p.m. daily

    First 3 nights per month are free, then it’s $7 per night
    Shower, fresh change of clothes, clean bed
    Dinner and breakfast, plus two snacks
    Evening chapel, plus available counseling and spiritual guidance
    Come to: 117 E. Magnolia St., Lakeland, FL or telephone: 863-687-4076

Life Learning Program
    The comprehensive, values-based approach provides direction, encouragement, and accountability for residents as they live their lives under the leadership of Jesus Christ seeking to recover from their addictions, destructive lifestyles, and homelessness.

    Located on our central campus
    Meets the needs of the whole person – body, mind, soul
    Safe and structured 14-24 month program
    Food, shelter . . . . and accredited preschool for children of resident moms
    Academic education (GED and beyond), memory and comprehension skills using the NOVA Innovative Learning System – computer-based curriculum taught in the George W. Jenkins Center of Learning
    Life skills training (anger management, budgeting, parenting, decision making, etc.)
    Spiritual growth – Family Integrity Training, Bible studies, church, and chapel
    Paid internships to gain work experience, reintroduction to the work environment
    Resume building, job hunting, interviewing

The Lighthouse Ministries Men's Rescue Mission is equipped to serve the homeless and at-risk in Lakeland. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. daily to serve those who need a meal, a hot shower, and a warm bed. During their stay, there is an afternoon chapel service where local pastors share the gospel message. All are served a hearty snack, a hot dinner and breakfast, and a new change of clothes during their stay.

There is no charge for your first three visits at our Rescue Mission monthly. The fee is $7/nightly after that, however dinner and chapel services are served at no charge. Women and children are welcome to attend our chapel service and dinner, but only men may stay overnight. Counseling and discipleship is available.

Photo identification is required to check in. There is no drinking, drug use, or cursing allowed on campus. Each guest is allowed to store two (2) bags in the baggage room for the evening, but they must be taken with them upon leaving.

The mission is open 365 days a year. For additional information, contact us at (863)687-4076 x251.

Our One Stop Care for Men Program is also housed in the Rescue Mission at 117 E. Magnolia St.

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  1. It was a bad experience. They force you to attend religious services even if you aren't Christian. Many people including myself got sick when I was there. They didn't take covid seriously and moved beds close together. Everyone got sick.

    Answer posted on Nov 29, 2020 0

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  1. Stay away. They don't want to help you, they want to convert you to their religion. You must attend church every night no matter your beliefs. They don't take covid seriously and were irresponsible taking care of the homeless. They moved beds close together and we started getting sick. They don't care about anyone.

    Answer posted on Nov 29, 2020 0

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