RAP Unit : First Steps to New Life

RESCUE ASSESS PLACE

R.A.P. is a maximum 7-day Christ-centered residential program for men, women, and mothers with children facing homelessness and seeking recovery from addiction or other life-controlling problems. RAP meets basic needs, builds relationships, provides opportunity for Christian growth, and assesses clients in order to place them in the appropriate solution pathway. RAP is provided for men at the Community Services Center (CSC) and for women at the Changing Lives Center (CLC).

Not everyone needs shelter or addiction recovery services. Sometimes resume help, and a supportive environment are all a guest needs to get back on his or her feet. Others require extensive recovery time, counseling, and vocational development to find their way back to wholeness. Instead of offering a one-size-fits-all program, R.A.P is designed to be the first step in breaking down all the services we offer and tailoring them to each individual we serve.

The R.A.P. program is coming up on it's one-year anniversary from when the program began.

In celebration of the program's one-year anniversary, R.A.P. is getting an incredible donation from Thunderbird's Charities of $100,000! This cause will directly impact the Changing Lives Center's R.A.P. program. Blake, the assistant case manager says, "this donation will get the R.A.P. unit moving to the next level by giving us more space and organization, and make it feel more like a home then a storage unit." The funds will go towards the re-model and renovation of the Changing Lives Center's R.A.P. office and classroom, along with a space for children in the R.A.P. unit.

Since July 2016, the Changing Lives Center at the Mission has had 269 women admitted into R.A.P. 65% (176) of those women finished their R.A.P. program, 67% (119) of those ladies entered into our Transformations program. And of those women that didn’t enter into our program, fifty seven women were referred to external housing, or another program that better suited their needs.

Never before have we been able to offer so many life-transforming services and at the same time tailor them to such a personal level. We expect to see God working like never before in the lives of those we serve and it's all thanks to the support of friends like you. Programs like this wouldn't be possible without the time, talent, and treasure you give in love!

Back when we first introduced the R.A.P. program, "RAP Man" came to the Changing Lives Center and got our community excited about what the R.A.P. program would offer individuals as they take the first steps towards recovery. Can I get a BOOM BOOM CLAP?!

General Mills is Making an Impact

Thank you General Mills for your generous grant of $20,000 to support the Phoenix Rescue Mission's Nourishing Hope: Feeding the Hungry in Phoenix Program.

The impact this program had over the past twelve months included: 

  • Providing 330,554 healthy meals for homeless children and adults in the congregate dining rooms of our men's shelter and the Changing Lives Center for Women and Children.
  • Distributing thousands of sack lunches and 1,116,479 bottles of water to homeless people through our Hope Coach during the scorching Phoenix summers, it was imperative that the homeless people have plenty of water to avoid heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

Providing more than 10,000 food bags filled with nutritious nonperishable items (fruits, vegetables, tuna, peanut butter, etc.) to working poor families who struggle to make ends meet. Each food bag can feed a family of four for up to four days.

 

General Mills' grant provided for more that 25,000 of these meals!

Thank you for your compassion for our hungry and homeless and working poor individuals and families in our community!

 

How Can I Make A Difference?

Do you want to make a difference in your community, but not sure how to get started? You can support the Phoenix Rescue Mission just by making some simple changes to your daily routine! Getting your groceries for the month? Enroll with Fry's Community Rewards, it's simple, just click here and "Enroll Now" select the Phoenix Rescue Mission and your transforming lives even as you shop! This is just the start ..

Doing some shopping on Amazon? Sign up here and choose the Phoenix Rescue Mission as your charity! You CAN make a difference! Make these small changes to your daily choices and help the hungry and homeless right in your community.

Are you interested in getting involved in the Mission? Do you want to see the lives transformed for yourself? Join us and make an impact! Check out our Volunteer Page and see how your special skills could help a neighbor in need.

It's because of supporters like you, the Mission is able to offer life-transforming solutions to individuals facing hunger and homelessness right here in Phoenix. We couldn't do it without your support, THANK YOU!