Reaching Out...Changing Lives

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2019 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 158,175 hot meals to homeless and underprivileged individuals. Over 3,000 of these meals (with turkey and all the trimmings) were delivered to shut-ins on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
  • Provide a total of 254,550 meals to those in need in our community.
  • Distribute food boxes to 6,425 shut-ins and underprivileged families; for an additional 96,375 meals!
  • Provide 18,609 nights of care to 64 men and women in our Enriched Living Center; a residential mental health program.
  • Give 20,480 shelter nights of care to 1,633 homeless men at our Emergency Shelter.
  • Provide 6,261 nights of care to individuals in our Addictions Stabilization Center.
  • Give 6,069 nights of care to 111 men in our Parker House Aftercare Program.
  • Provide 71% of our Skills for Success graduates access to employment or higher education opportunities.
  • Hold over 150 chapel services.
  • Celebrate 45 professions of faith.
  • Over 2,000 individuals attended Bible Study, devotions and other spiritual enrichment opportunities.
  • Have 7 men graduate from the Parker House (6-9 month) Aftercare Program.
  • Provide academic and job skills training to 275 men and women at our Learning Center; representing 1,984 visits for a total of 3,699 hours of service to men and women seeking help with education and job readiness.
  • Assist 656 men and women with financial management in our Representative-Payee Program.
  • Distribute over 32,127 articles of free clothing to 4,978 men, women, and children in the community.
  • Have 1,263 individuals volunteer 20,934 hours of service to the Mission.
  • Provide housing at our West Street Apartments with 42, 1-2 BR units that are new, beautiful, affordable, and strategically located at 1013 West Street in Utica.

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