Rockford Rescue Mission is recognized as the region’s primary provider of assistance to the homeless,
near-homeless, addicted and working poor in the Rock River Valley.
Rockford Rescue Mission shares hope and help in Jesus’ name to move people from homelessness and despair toward personal and spiritual wholeness.
Welcome to Rockford Rescue Mission! I’m delighted you’re here. It gives me a chance to share the tremendous difference you can make as a partner with our ministry to people who are homeless and hungry, or experiencing poverty and despair.
Every day, we see people facing situations far beyond their control. The news reports and underlying statistics break my heart. Eighty percent of homeless women are fleeing domestic violence. The opioid epidemic claims the lives of more than 100 people in the U.S. every day. Mental health services in our area need far more funding to serve those in need.
Your support makes a difference!
● RESCUE through crisis services like food, shelter and clothing – supporting people’s most immediate and basic needs
● RENEWAL through comprehensive life recovery programs – including art and music therapy, life-skills classes and employment training
● RESTORATION through returning men and women to our community – and to their families, friends and employers – healed and whole through God’s love
I hope your heart is moved by the possibility of having such an impact in so many hurting lives. Our Mission guests feel blessed and encouraged, knowing they have you standing beside them and supporting their recovery.
The Mission’s ministry is most powerful with the strength of our Rock River Valley communities behind us. As we continue serving together in 2019, I’m deeply grateful for the people, churches and businesses that have kept our doors open for 55 years.
Please consider joining us as a supporter, a volunteer and/or a participant at our events. Your impact will last for eternity.
Partners in Hope,
Brad Vander Heyden, Chairman
Business Owner: Advanced Chimney Systems
Stan Valiulis, Vice Chairman
President: High PSA LTD
Ann Dittmar, Secretary
Attorney: Guyer & Enichen P.C.
Michael Kalodimos, Treasurer
SVP Commercial Lending: Rockford Bank & Trust
Ronald Billy, Jr.
Architect: Tyson & Billy Architects PC
International Playground Director:
Kids Around the World
Professor & Teacher: Dominican University
Retired: ComEd Human Resources
Retired: School Administrator
Rev. Robert David Aldridge
Pastor Bethany Presbyterian Church
Rev. Peder Carlson
Retired Presbyterian Pastor
Rev. Gordon E. Hanstad
Retired Baptist General Conference Pastor
Rev. James H. Harness
Retired Minister & Missionary
CEO, Todd Transit
Rev. Dwight Zuercher
Retired Baptist Pastor
The Launch of Hope Place