Lisa lost custody of her children as she battled an addiction that destroyed her marriage and left her homeless. Then she fell into a relationship with a man who was abusive, and a tent was their only means of shelter. Her drinking escalated. Her health...

Tiffany & George's Story:  Tiffany and her 8-year-old son, George, are two of the 685 women and children who stayed at Rockford Rescue Mission’s Women’s Crisis Center in 2019. Sadly, Tiffany’s story of trauma is all too common. Trapped in a toxic relationship, her life was threatened...

GRAND OPENING AND RIBBON CUTTING New date and time to be announced soon Nettie’s Mercantile & Café opens to the public soon. This venue is a “coming together” of Rockford Rescue Mission’s Remade Store and Restoration Café, in the former café’s location at 625 West State Street. The name...

  Rex’s Story: I have a new name People used to call me names. Reckless. Loser. Nobody. Let me tell you how God transformed me into a man I thought I could never be.  I shouldn’t even be here. I overdosed five times during a 10-year struggle. I...

Our Annual Christmas Banquet will be held on Tuesday, December 24 at noon, and is open to all who want to come and be part of the Mission family for this special meal. Doors open at 11:30, and lunch will be served at noon. In addition...

  Our Annual An Evening For Hope Telethon is an exciting, must-watch event. Tune in to learn more about Rockford Rescue Mission and hear amazing testimonies of transformed lives.   You’re not going to want to miss it! We’ll be live on WTVO (Channel 17) and Facebook (WTVO and...

[vc_video link='https://youtu.be/sTpSGE5r-3c']   “God’s been looking out for me my whole life.” Alcohol. Drugs. Gangs. Jim grew up in Chicago in the ’60s, and those were a big part of his life. “Initially, it was fun,” he recalls. Ultimately, there were consequences.  Over the years, Jim became addicted, and...