We want to periodically highlight some of the ministries that we support here at County Line. This week we want to talk about The Fort Wayne Rescue Mission. The Rescue mission began in 1903 with the mission to provide food to the hungry and hope to the future and through the power of Jesus Christ.
The Rescue Mission is split into 4 different “houses.” The first of those being the Life House. The Life House is the first step to overcoming homelessness. It is an immediate relief program where men can stay anywhere from one night to a few weeks. There are over 44 beds available. While in this program the men receive basic needs, case managers, and ongoing spiritual support.
The Restoration House is the next step for these men. This is a short and long term residential program. In the short-term, the men stay from 3-6 months and the Rescue Mission come alongside the men as they seek employment, obtain housing and apply for applicable benefits. In the long-term program, the men stay from 12-18 months. The Rescue Mission provides intensive services including education, anger management, life skills, addiction recovery, job readiness and spiritual growth.
The Charis House is the same as the Restoration House except for women and children. Here there are 78 beds which are almost double the Restoration House, but they are constantly running out of room. Here there is focus on recovery from trauma, addiction, and self-defeating choices. The Charis House offers education in parenting, anger management, life skills, goal setting, job readiness and spiritual growth. The Charis House also offers opportunities for the children. They focus on stopping the generational pattern of homelessness through education.
Lastly, is the Treasure House which is the thrift store associated with The Rescue Mission.
If you are interested in hearing more about the Rescue Mission a great place to start would be their upcoming golf outing on September 22nd. See the flyer below for more information!