Mike Marx “Addiction is like being trapped in a hole. You can see the guy on the other side of the mirror, and you know what he wants, but you can’t do it. You don’t know how. I was born prematurely, with a cleft lip and a...

Tiffany & George 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 at...

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...

[vc_video link='https://youtu.be/d5-Q8yhuNV0']   “I’m grateful that I’ve learned to trust God.” Twylla was familiar with the success of our Life Recovery Program. She’d heard about it many times from women she’d met throughout her 33- year battle with alcohol abuse. “One of these days, that’s what I’m going...

[vc_video link='https://youtu.be/ugBoZW6xNYk']   Ethan: Finding Purpose in Life Ethan has believed in God since he was a little boy. “But my whole life was a struggle to find Him,” he says. “I was looking in all the wrong places.”  He developed a destructive lifestyle that included alcohol and drugs...

[vc_video link='https://youtu.be/qTcM5I8cagQ']   Eldra grew up in the “projects” of Chicago, surrounded by gang violence that influenced his life. “You drink, you gamble, you sell drugs… That was my routine,” he explains. Although his grandmother taught him about Jesus, “I chose the streets instead of a spiritual...