Reaching Out...Changing Lives

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2018 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 154,127 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.
  • Distribute 3,206 food boxes to 6,290 shut-ins and underprivileged families; this is an additional 93,975 meals!
  • Provide 18,110 nights of care to 60 men and women in our Enriched Living Center; a residential mental health residential program.
  • Give 17,980 shelter nights of care to homeless men at our Emergency Shelter.
  • Provide 7,344 nights of care to 460 individuals in our Addictions Stabilization Center.
  • Give 6,193 nights of care to 91 unique individuals in our Parker House Aftercare Program.
  • Provide 71% of our Skills for Success graduates access to employment or higher education opportunities.
  • Hold over 140 chapel services with 2,040 in attendance.
  • 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 700 men and women with financial management in our Representative-Payee Program.
  • Distribute over 16,545 articles of free clothing to 5,184 men, women, and children in the community.
  • Have 1,286 individuals volunteer in 2018, giving 19,671 hours of service to the Mission.
  • Open West Street Apartments with 42, 1-2 BR units that are new, beautiful, affordable, and strategically located.

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