Reaching Out...Changing Lives

"Reaching Out...

Changing Lives"




in Utica live below the poverty level.


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Small Home Project

The Rescue Mission’s Skills for Success Program is scheduled to complete the construction of a small home in 2020. The Rescue Mission intends to gift this small home to low-income individuals or families who meet the criteria. Please click on the application tab above and read the application thoroughly before completing. After completing the form, print, and mail to:

Rescue Mission of Utica, Attn: Skills for Success Program

293 Genesee Street

Utica, NY 13501

All Applications and Release of Information Consent Forms must be post marked by May 29, 2020.

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Our Administrative Offices are located at 293 Genesee Street in Utica.

Important notice:  Due to COVID 19 food and clothing donations must be scheduled in advance by calling Brianna at 315-735-1645 ext. 2108.

Clothing donations are now being accepted at 1013 West Street – Monday, Thursday, Friday   9 am – 11:30 am and 1-3 pm.  Use the community entrance.  

Food donations can be dropped off daily from 6 am – 6 pm at Food Services located at 201 Rutger Street.

If you have any questions, you may call 315.735.1645.

Stories of Changed Lives

Meet Antonio. He can’t thank YOU enough! As a young child, Antonio hid the shame he felt from the sexual abuse he suffered from his uncle. Antonio spent the rest of his life running from his pain until it began to jeopardize his relationships with his fiancee and his family. Now at the Mission, Anotonio plans to let God use him to help others. Read more of Antonio’s story…

- Antonio

Because of you… “My story has a new beginning!” Because of your compassionate gifts, John has found the love and acceptance he craved as a child in a relationship with God. He is now learning to become the father he always wanted to be to his own children. Read more of John’s story…

- John

Robert’s Challenge: Finding his way back to Christ Robert was ashamed to think about what God must think of his drinking habits. So he drifted away from the Lord. Now at the Mission, he realizes God never left him. Read more of Robert’s story…

- Robert

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