Reaching Out...Changing Lives

"Reaching Out...

Changing Lives"

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1 & 3 PEOPLE


in Utica live below the poverty level.


Many will go to bed tonight


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Almost 1 in 3 people in Utica live below the poverty level.
Many will go to bed tonight hungry, homeless, and feeling hopeless.

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Special Announcement

The Thrifty Shopper store in the New Hartford Shopping Plaza is now open. Please be aware that this is NOT an endeavor of the Rescue Mission of Utica, but an enterprise of the Syracuse Rescue Mission and all proceeds will support their Mission in Syracuse. The Rescue Mission of Utica is grateful for clothing donations from our community and is committed to providing FREE clothing to those in need through our “Clothing Closet” located at 218 Rutger Street and is open Tuesday and Wednesday from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm.

Stories of changes lives

Hard drugs were my life. After 10 years in jail, I had a choice: continue the life I knew, or try to start a new one. Read more of my story…

- Tommy



When a shoulder injury ended my baseball career, my drinking escalated and my life spiraled downhill. Read more of my story…

- Chris

I wanted to get out as soon as possible… then I opened the Bible and something happened to me…the words came alive.  Read more of my story…

- Sean

Recent Happenings

23rd Annual Alumni Banquet - May 15, 2017

On Monday, May 15th we celebrated our alumni & the 2016-2017 graduates from our Parker House Aftercare Program with a banquet at Tabernacle Baptist Church right here in Utica. A wonderful evening of special music by the Mark Bolos...

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