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.

Sergio

“It was excruciatingly hot. I always did what I could to stay out of the sun.” Sergio knows how dangerous it is to be caught on our sweltering summer streets. For five long years, he did what he could to keep cool, to keep hydrated – to stay alive. “I would stay in abandoned trailers and sometimes hide out in the library. I’d only come out once the sun went down to search for businesses with spigots to get water.”

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Jennifer

When the Department of Child Safety showed up at her door, Jennifer knew firsthand the terror and confusion her children were about to go through. She had lived it. When she was two years old, she too had been removed from her parents’ custody. It was a past she did her best to put behind her.

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Steven

Steven has been wrestling with alcoholism since he was 15. His mom was an alcoholic and his dad turned a blind eye, so drinking came second-nature. After decades of use, alcohol’s hold on Steven was so strong that nothing could shake it, not even watching it take his mother’s life.

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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!