In all circumstances, give thanks   To say the least, 2020 has been a challenging year here at the Mission, with periodic quarantines, temporary closures of our Thrift Store and Nettie’s Mercantile, and several of our staff and guests experiencing COVID-19. Today, we are serving our annual community...

At times during the pandemic, volunteers could not work at the Mission. In order to keep serving three meals a day to our residents, guests and community, our Life Recovery residents heroically rose to the occasion.   Bobbie / Women’s Life Recovery resident ‘We can do this. We’ve got...

A statement from Sherry Pitney, Rockford Rescue Mission CEO: Homelessness has been increasing nationally over the past few years, and we have experienced it here at the Mission. During COVID-19, we have had to reduce the number of Crisis Center beds available in order to protect...

  Meet Jenae. She is 29 years old and first came to Rockford about six years ago when she was fleeing domestic violence. “I had been with him for five years,” she says. “It finally came to the point I was scared for my life. He broke...

  Read Northwest Quarterly magazine's feature article about the opening of Nettie's Mercantile.  ...