“A Meal, A Bed, A Soul Well Fed”

The Anchorage Rescue Mission is a Christian organization and our purpose is to show God’s love through example and in a practical manner by providing for the needs of the homeless, poor and needy in our community. We are a safety net for those who find themselves without food, shelter, clothing or hope.

The Rescue Mission functions as an overnight shelter to house the homeless of our community in a safe, warm and welcoming environment. Most nights we sleep 100 souls. Our kitchen feeds the homeless, the working poor and needy families an average of 7,500 meals per month 365 days a year.

We offer a six month shelter accommodation for women returning to the work force and transitioning to permanent housing. A two year Life Skills program allows between 25-30 men an opportunity for recovery and reintegration back into a useful life at no personal cost.

We sustain a Creative Beginnings Art Recovery class. We also offer groups to support sobriety. We partner with other sister nonprofits and community agencies and with academia to provide as broad an exposure as possible to the resources helpful in rebuilding a sense of accomplishment and genuine community among those we serve.

The Mission also provides for laundry and shower services, limited medical care, counseling, GED completion and school supplies.

Our clothing room provides work clothing for men and women and for clothing that meets the needs of those living on the street. We also assist the working families in our neighborhood with children’s clothing and winter wear which often exceeds their budget.

We sponsor tea parties and bible studies for our women guests along with donor directed special events. We provided the local VA with space to screen our veterans for services.

Would you like to see the Mission and how it works from the inside? We would like to show you!

Personal and group tours may be scheduled on the first Thursday of each month. We frequently host professional groups, first responders, school and church groups and Mission partners.

With your permission, pictures are posted to our Facebook page and/or newsletter. Each participant will receive a small gift to remember the experience.

Contact Pastor John at jlamantia@anchoragerescue.org

Our Chapel service is nightly from 7:30-8:30 PM. Encouragement is provided from the truth of God’s word.

The Mission is entirely funded by donations from the community and takes no government funds.

We sincerely appreciate your interest and support. Should you bless us with your sponsorship we promise to never take your friendship for granted.

Pastor John T. LaMantia
Executive Director