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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.

From The Executive Director

Serving the homeless and poor thanks to your generosity

One of the things I am most grateful for in my role as Executive Director of Goodwill Rescue Mission is that I get to witness the generosity of the NJ community.

Recently, we have been blessed with the support of Servant’s Heart, a ministry of Cornerstone Christian Church. They show how you can share God’s love and “preach” good sermons by serving the least of these.

With complete selflessness, a group of dedicated volunteers are providing highly skilled construction labor to build capacity with our very limited resources. I am amazed by these men coming to work with us every Saturday, after they have worked all week at a full time job!

Servant’s Heart is helping us with the renovation of our old thrift store and warehouse space, for which we have big plans! Their work will enhance our capacity to minister to our neediest neighbors with vouchers for fresh, clean clothes, and offer employment opportunities for men in our life transformation program. It will also provide new partnership opportunities to engage with our community that will help sustain our work.

I look forward to sharing with you the progress of this project and how God uses this space to bless the poor among us.

For every meal and every night of shelter you help provide, I am grateful!

– Rev. Hector L. Vega