Homeless Outreach Gatherings

Homeless Outreach Training for Churches

How effective is your church’s homeless outreach?

Phoenix Rescue Mission is hosting several homeless outreach gatherings to inspire and equip YOUR church leadership with tangible solutions and tools to better serve those who are hungry, homeless, and addicted in our city. We desire to build up the body of Christ here in the Valley, so there is no charge and we will provide a meal during the gathering!

There are four dates in 2020 that we will conduct these training and Q&A sessions, two during breakfast and two during lunch hours. The program will be identical at each session and all will take place at our Mission Possible Cafe (1516 W. VanBuren Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007). Register for any of these events at the buttons below.

As experts in the field, our Phoenix Rescue Mission staff desire to come alongside you, the pastors and church leaders in our community, to provide ideas for transformative outreach in your own neighborhood and to share how our programs can be of assistance.

Questions can be directed to Karen at 602-346-3353.

August 27, 2020

7:00 - 9:00am

October 22, 2020

11:00am - 1:00pm

Now Virtual – 5th Annual Arise! Community Breakfast

Thank you to those who joined us for the Live Premiere of our Arise! Virtual Fundraising Event. We were thrilled with the positive response you had to such an unprecedented turn of events.

Now that the premiere is complete, the 12-minute video is available for your viewing pleasure at any time.

As you know, the Arise! Community Breakfast is a critical fundraising event for the Phoenix Rescue Mission’s ongoing programs and services. We need our friends and the communities’ help to maintain our critical services during these uncertain times. Our goal for this year’s reimagined Arise! event is $100,000. Your support is especially critical at this time as we prepare to serve those who are affected by the closures and changes we are seeing across our community. You are more than welcome to share the link with as many people as you can. Learn more and donate at phoenixrescuemission.org/arise.

We look forward to continuing to share the heart of the Phoenix Rescue Mission with you!

Mission Possible Cafe Grand Re-Opening

Spinato’s Pizza Serves Community for Hunger Action Month

For women, once broken, homeless and addicted, now sit at a upscale pizzeria on 7th Street and Camelback Road in Phoenix. As a Spinato's staff member came by to check on the women, and mothers with their children enjoying their meals, Christina a mother of two going through the program at the Phoenix Rescue Mission is holding back tears. "They opened up their doors to us, they sat down and spoke with us, we prayed together." "I will be talking about tonight for a long time."

Spinato's Pizzeria in Phoenix has a community based mindset, and giving back to their community is part of their Mission. "We have such a big family, our staff is family, our restaurant is a place where we can bring in people and make them feel at home as well," family of owner, Nicole explains.

Spinato's closed their restaurant down to serve the 100 women and their children currently residing and transforming their lives at the Phoenix Rescue Mission Changing Lives Center for women and children. "We told our staff, 'take your time, sit down and get to know these men and their stories.'" "They are who we are serving tonight.

"Going out to eat with children is difficult, Christina explains. They [Spinato's] welcomed it, and even gave our children goodie bags to take home on top of this amazing night out. To sit down at a beautiful restaurant and be catered to was so special."

Spinato's gave each woman, as well as their children the opportunity to order "anything and everything," from their specialty pizzas, pastas, calzones and even dessert! Tables were full of delicious food, smiles, and full bellies were seen throughout the restaurant. "This is the best pizza I've ever had, 5-star!"

September is Hunger Action Month, and Spinato's has stepped up in a big way. Thank you to the staff, family, and friends that made this incredible night possible. "It was heaven, a night I won't forget." Christina and the other 100 women and children invited to a closed restaurant just for them, finished dinner, and were given goodie bags to take home.  The women and children from the Phoenix Rescue Mission left Spinato's with a renewed spirit, full bellies, and full hearts. "Tonight reminded me people care," Christina said as she walked out with left over pizza, a goodie bag, and a smile that will impact others for days to come.

Prepared for Success

Your support gives children the hope and confidence to start the school year right!

It’s just before noon at Cesar Chavez High School as a steady stream of parents and energetic children make their way into the school’s gymnasium. Although the event has been underway for a number of hours, there hasn’t been a moments pause in the lineup of families waiting to get inside. Today is an exciting day for the children gathered here, and perhaps more significantly, a day of relief for the parents. For them, the question of how they are going to provide the back to school supplies their kids need for the upcoming school
year has been answered.


“It’s just such a huge thing!” says Ronda, one of the parents in attendance with her four kids. “To be able to come here and take care of all this, it just takes so much of the pressure off.” The large event required 30 volunteers. Volunteer Cheri and her young daughter Riley are here at the event helping hand out backpacks to the children. Riley, with help from her parents, worked to raise more than $1,200 for backpacks and school supplies through selling bracelets via social media.

Through your partnership, Phoenix Rescue Mission prepared more than 1,200 children for success this school year by providing free backpacks, school supplies, and uniforms they otherwise would go without. Thank you for your continuing support that helps us to even the playing field and give all kids – regardless of their family’s financial situation - a winning chance to succeed.