Reaching Out...Changing Lives

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2017 Statistics

Since 1890, the Rescue Mission has been reaching out to the poor and needy in Utica, and the Mohawk Valley. The Rescue Mission assists individuals to overcome hunger, homelessness, addictions, and disabilities through a life centered on Christ. The organizational Mission Statement is: “The Rescue Mission of Utica is a Christian ministry established to proclaim, in word and deed, the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ, by unconditionally endeavoring to assess and meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of people coming for assistance.” 

Thanks to the generous support of our community in the past year, God blessed the Rescue Mission by giving us the opportunity to:

  • Serve 154,148 hot meals to homeless and underprivileged individuals. 3,779 of these meals (with turkey and all the trimmings) were delivered to shut-ins on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
  • Distribute 3,658 food boxes to 7,100 shut-ins and underprivileged families. This is a 35% increase over 2016 and represents an additional 106,500 meals!
  • Provide 25,234 meals through our community meal program.
  • Provide 18,499 nights of care to 64 men and women in our Enriched Living Center, our mental health residential program. This represents a 97% utilization rate.
  • Provide 15,540 shelter nights of care to homeless men at our Emergency Shelter, where 83% of the homeless found permanent housing. At or beyond capacity 110% of the time.
  • Provide 7,083 nights of care to 703 individuals in our Addictions Stabilization Center.
  • Provide 4,187 nights of care to 38 unique individuals in our Parker House Aftercare Program.
  • 11 students graduated from our Skills for Success Job Training Program in the carpentry trade. 74% are either currently employed and/or continuing their education.
  • Hold over 152 chapel services with 1,444 in attendance.
  • Over 1,400 individuals attended Bible Study, devotions and other spiritual enrichment opportunities.
  • Have 11 individuals make faith decisions for Christ and 4 rededicated their lives to Christ. Five men were baptized.
  • Have 17 men graduate from the Parker House (6-9 month) Aftercare Program.
  • Provide academic and job skills training to 375 men and women at our Learning Center. This represents 1,966 visits for a total of 3,174 hours of service to men and women seeking help with education needs as well as job readiness.
  • Assist 638 adults with financial management in our Representative-Payee Program.
  • Distribute over 11,451 articles of free clothing to 1,005 men, women and children in the community, including Mission residents.
  • Have 965 individuals volunteered in 2017, giving 10,853 hours of service.
  • 2017 ended with 64 full time and 51 part time staff.

How Your Dollar Helps




In 2016:   Revenues – $5,061,961        Expenses – $5,345,727

Sources of Income

Program Income


Government Funding
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