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Serving the Poor and Homeless of Newark Since 1896.

Goodwill Rescue Mission empowers the poor, homeless, and addicted of Newark to encounter Christ through compassionate care and comprehensive life transformation that meets immediate needs and encourages many to dare to hope for a life of dignity and dedication to being a contributing member of their community.

The Reality

Not unlike many areas across the country, our community is experiencing an epidemic of homelessness, addiction, poverty and despair. Discover the facts about these afflictions.

Our Response

Through our comprehensive programs of Compassionate Care and Life Transformation, broken and despairing individuals can dare to hope for a life of dignity and meaning.

Your Impact

We rely on the compassion of community partners to restore hope and reshape lives. We offer meaningful ways to come together in prayer, fellowship and financial assistance to provide a foundation of support for our ministry.

A Simple Act of Kindness

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him”
– Romans 15: 13a


Many times, it’s easy to let ourselves be overwhelmed by the world’s brokenness. Right here in our community, we are experiencing the homelessness epidemic disproportionally, as 1 out of 4 homeless individuals in New Jersey reside in Essex County.

You can’t help but wonder: “How can I make a difference when the problem is so big?”

That’s when God reminds me of the countless lives being touched —and many times transformed!— at the Mission through a simple meal, a warm shower, sincere friendship, or a word of encouragement. I realize our acts of kindness make all the difference for the men and women who come into our doors, knowing we welcome them just as they are.

When you support Goodwill Rescue Mission with your prayers and financial gifts, you are extending kindness through us. Small acts of kindness can spark hope in a hurting soul.

Please know that every meal you provide at the Mission makes a difference in someone’s day. And more importantly, it can also change a life. Thank you for your partnership – we simply can’t do this work without you!

God bless you for your generosity.

Rev. David P. Jones
President & CEO