Panama City Rescue Mission
609 Allen Ave
Panama City, FL - 32401
Bethel Village Campus
Women's & Children's Shelter:
The emergency shelter program is designed for a short-term need. Clients needing longer term housing or addiction recovery will seek case management through our support center.
Shelter is 5 nights consecutively. If a client misses a night or comes in late, they will be exited for 30 days. Check-in registration at the downtown campus for men is 5:30 pm to 6 pm, with a 6 pm curfew. Check-in at Bethel Village Home for Women and Children is 4 pm to 6:30 pm, with a 6:30 pm curfew.
Personal belongings/all bags are subject to being checked.
Showers must be taken each evening and chapel service is required. Lights out is at 9 pm.
Drug/alcohol/violence/weapon/profanity is zero tolerance resulting in termination. Clients may be asked to assist in evening clean up. All incidents must be reported to the front desk, including incidents of fire, sickness, injury, theft, etc. Children are not permitted to be left under the custody of another client.
Up to 6 Months Shelter
The transitional shelter program is designed for a longer-term need, and is for clients that do not currently possess a substance abuse problem, or may have already completed a recovery program. An application will be filled out and reviewed to determine whether a client is a good fit for this program.
Shelter is up to 6 months consecutively. Check in is normally 5:45 pm to 6 pm, with a 6 pm curfew. Chapel is required, but if a client has clearance to miss chapel, a self-study is required from the topics on recovery board. Attendance to Most Excellent Way Support Group is required every Wednesday night at 6 pm at First Baptist Church. Attendance at a church of choice is required each Sunday.
Showers may be taken each day at the client's convenience. Lights out is at 10 pm weekdays, and 11 pm weekends. Cleaning the shelter area and making beds daily is required.
Personal belongings/all bags are subject to being checked. Drug/alcohol/violence/weapon/profanity is zero tolerance resulting in termination. Drug testing may result if use is suspected. All incidents must be reported to the front desk, including incidents of fire, sickness, injury, theft, etc.
The Transition Program is designed to give an individual the opportunity to look for sustainable full-time employment without the added stress of seeking food and shelter. Sustainable full-time employment is defined as a job that is not through a temp agency, does not pay wages “under the table,” and can reasonably guarantee long-term employment of 30 or more hours each week.