Rescue - Recover - Restore

the lives of our homeless, hungry and hurting neighbors

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Since 1964

Rockford Rescue Mission shares hope and help in Jesus’ name to move people from homelessness and despair toward personal and spiritual wholeness.

For people seeking new life, change starts here.

At Rockford Rescue Mission, people in need find immediate care and faith-based guidance that brings hope and healing to their lives.
If you’re hungry…
If you’re homeless…
If you are hurting…
If you need healing…
If you need education or employment assistance…

Help More People Now!

Your support makes a difference for people experiencing homelessness, poverty and addiction – providing them with the support to change their lives now and eternally through God’s love.
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YOUR Gift Makes a Difference

2022-23 Fiscal Year Statistics (October 2022 – September 2023)

This past year, your gifts blessed the lives of those we serve in extraordinary ways! You are helping us meet big needs in the Rock River Valley.
1 in 4 individuals in Rockford struggle with hunger & food insecurity.
Over 20% of individuals in Rockford live below the poverty line.

*Statistics from 2021 Census Bureau

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(an average of 420 daily)

job training, career help, job readiness, tutoring, adult reading classes
Job Training & Education Assistance Participants
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Nights of Lodging

(men, women & children)

free medical advice, volunteer doctors, free check-up
Medical, Chiropractic and Dental Appointments
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Men and Women Life Recovery Program Residents

“The Lord showed me a different way to live.”

“I thought my story was always going to be about a rough childhood, a prison term, broken relationships and heavy drinking,” Naomi says. “But when I came to Rockford Rescue Mission, I couldn’t deny that God brought me here for a reason…”

More Ways You Can Help

Become a Hope Giver

Your monthly gift supports people’s journey from homelessness to hope.
Become a Hope Giver


Volunteering makes a profound difference in the lives of our residents and guests.

Donate To Our Thrift Store

Every donation to our Thrift Store helps change a life.
Donate To Our Thrift Store

Current and Urgent Needs

Help Meet Someone’s Immediate Need
Current and Urgent Needs

 Stay Connected

Executive Director Tour

Tour Rockford Rescue Mission and enjoy a delicious lunch with Executive Director Sherry Pitney. Tours are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month.

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“I had a secret...eventually, your secrets make you sick.”

Carol always remembers what her son told her during her time at the Mission: “Mom, I think you lost everything you had to find that God is all you need.”

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Read our most recent newsletter!

Brian was a teenager when he first started using drugs and alcohol. It was something he did for fun until he got into his early 30s. When he was introduced to harder drugs, his life quickly took a turn for the worse.

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