Reaching Out...Changing Lives

Founded in 1890, the Rescue Mission is a faith-based, nonprofit, multiple-service, charitable organization serving Utica and the Mohawk Valley. Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the ministry “endeavors to assess and meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of all people coming for assistance.”

The Rescue Mission serves individuals overcoming homelessness, abuse, addictions, and disabilities. Our programs provide safe lodging, food, clothing, case management, counseling, advocacy, education, referrals, spiritual and other supportive services. 

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Programs & Services

Your support of the Rescue Mission equips us to reach out to men, women, children, and families with the Good News while meeting physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and practical needs. Your support results in transformed lives and hope for the future. We do this primarily through our programs and services.

Here's How You've Helped...

hot meals to homeless and underprivileged individuals.
nights of care to homeless men at our Emergency Shelter
nights of care to individuals in our Addictions Stabilization Center

Your Support Transforms the Lives of Many in Our Community!

Learn how you can help or make a donation today.

News & Updates

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Our 59-bed Emergency Shelter for men provides safe lodging, meals, clothing, critically needed counseling, education, advocacy and referrals to agencies that meet the needs of the clientele.


The Addiction Stabilization Center is a 25 bed faith based Residential Stabilization Service for adult men and women with Substance Use Disorder.


Free, nutritious meals are available during breakfast, lunch and dinner to anyone from the community who is hungry at 201 Rutger Street.

Financially Desperate?

Our Representative Payee Program provides bill paying and case management services to people in the community who are unable to manage their own financial affairs.

Your Support Transforms the Lives of Many in Our Community!