Solutions

How the Mission goes about the work of rescue.

The Phoenix Rescue Mission offers a number of Christ-centered programs and services to help men, women, and children escape hunger and homelessness.

On any given day, there could be up to 6,000 homeless men, women, and children in Maricopa County. Learn more about local homelessness

Hope for Hunger Food Bank

Hope for Hunger is a food ministry of Phoenix Rescue. Infused with the love of Christ, the food bank is a true beacon of hope to the community—a place where caring volunteers come together to provide emergency food for struggling children, families and seniors in Glendale and parts of Peoria and Phoenix.

Changing Lives Center for Women & Children

Transformations is our total person recovery program for homeless, or near homeless women and women with children. It offers a blend of discipleship, recovery services, group therapy, and vocational and educational services. We house up to 180 women and children, whether battling addiction, escaping domestic violence, or suffering trauma. They live in a secure, apartment-style housing with access to childcare as they receive counseling, life skills education, and career assistance.

Transforming Lives Center for Men

The Transforming Lives Center (TLC) serves homeless men and men in poverty. Currently, it houses 160 men from life-controlling problems throughout various stages of recovery. The TLC offers both long-term, as well as short-term solutions. Clients participate in discipleship including class work, recovery meetings, work therapy, mentoring, group and individual counseling, and vocational development. The program focuses on healing the total person.

Solutions Program

Not everyone who comes to our doors is looking for a long-term recovery program. Some people simply need a job, an income, or a temporary place to stay while they arrange housing. Robert lost his job on a technicality and found himself suddenly homeless. He came to the Mission for shelter, but found our Solutions program and changed the direction of his future.

Mission Sharing

The Mission Sharing program distributes food and household goods to help meet the needs of low-income individuals and families, and engages them for rescue. Food, clothing, water, hygiene items, and household goods are distributed to individuals and families, as well as to other agencies serving people in need.

Hope Coach Mobile Outreach

John was living alone on the streets when a white van pulled up with the words “Hope Coach” written on the side. “Want a sandwich?” asked the driver, who then invited him to check out the Phoenix Rescue Mission. The next morning, John went to the Mission for breakfast . . . but he ended up getting a whole lot more.

Spiritual Recovery

For all of the programs listed above, spiritual recovery is at the heart of everything we do. No program or service can work fully without divine intervention, and no person is fully transformed without Christ.

Just ask Dennis.

Glendale Works

A solution to homelessness that works. Phoenix Rescue Mission has partnered with City of Glendale to assist individuals faced with insurmountable, life-controlling problems by offering them the opportunity to earn real wages and connect with services.

Stories of Transformation

Meet some of the people whose lives have been radically changed at the Mission.

Isaac

Isaac found himself on the streets after a rough divorce left him depressed and without much motivation to keep on going.  As a veteran of the Iraq war, his training taught him how vital it is to stay hydrated in the desert, but training only takes you so far without the basics. “That was the hardest thing about being on the streets. My shoes were falling apart, my clothes were in tatters. We would make makeshift tarps to stay out of the sun, but they didn’t last long.” Then Isaac felt a push in the right direction.

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Brian

“I was living a life of lies. I hadn’t seen my daughter in years, and I was strung out on drugs, I had nothing to my name.” In the midst of his despair, Brian got a message from an old friend that would change his life forever.

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Gayla

My answer to everything was to party and smoke marijuana. I found some friends that introduced me to harder drugs and I was addicted.” Shortly after, our home became foreclosed, I was back to being homeless and was on and off the streets, in jail or doing drugs. Each time I was released from jail, there it was – the Hope Coach. You could say, at that point, it was the only consistent thing in my life. It made an impression, and ultimately changed my life forever.

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How You Can Help

The Phoenix Rescue Mission works. The programs and services work. Thousands of people who have come through the Mission’s doors will vouch for that. But none of it would be possible without the generous support of friends like you. Please make a gift today!

Volunteering

You know you want to get involved. You know you want to get your hands dirty, to be more involved, to directly help transform someone’s life. Well, there are plenty of ways you can join our team as a volunteer, no matter your skills or talents. Contact us today!