It seems like I fell out of the sky and landed in the safety net that is Rockford Rescue Mission. I’m from Rockford, but I got a commercial driver’s license and moved to Florida in 2004 to be a truck driver. I lost my CDL during...

Dear Friends: Each year before our Evening for Hope telethon, we set a funding goal. This year, after much prayer, we set a target of $115,000. Given that everything is so uncertain right now during COVID and in our fragile economy, this represented a huge step...

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...