Reaching Out...Changing Lives

Rescue Mission of Utica

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.

For more information you can download our Rescue Mission brochure.

Mission Statement

Rescue Mission of Utica, Inc. 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 those individuals seeking assistance.

Vision Statement

Be a conduit for God’s love, grace and mercy; from which individuals can be healed, forgiven and empowered.

Core Values

  • We believe in the God-given potential of everyone.
  • We believe that it is God who changes lives.
  • We believe in building relationships throughout our community to establish better care for the people we serve.

  • We strive to instill hope in those who come to us.
  • We value “mutual ministry” to every member in our community (including care receivers, staff, volunteers and donors), and strive to assist care receivers in rebuilding key relationships in their lives.

In the span of one day, I lost my job and home. I didn’t realize that the Lord was calling me to something deeper. Read more of my story…

- Tim

Your support transforms the lives of many in our community!
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The Rescue Mission of Utica is a faith-based, not-for-profit organization.