Stories of Hope

The stories are endless.

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...

  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...

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...