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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.

Your Gifts Can’t Be Wrapped

“But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.”
– Luke 2:10


Twinkling lights. Friendly carolers. Hues of green and red sprinkled across the city. It’s the holiday season — a special time to give thanks and share gifts.

But as the President of Goodwill Rescue Mission, many of the things I’m grateful for don’t fit under a tree or in a box. Yet they are very valuable...

I’m thankful that:

  • Growing children whose parents have fallen on hard times can eat healthy meals in a nurturing environment.
  • Homeless men, tired and worn from the cold, dirty streets have a safe place to rest and begin the process of healing.
  • Men have access to resources to enhance their education and develop career skills as they pursue meaningful work.
  • Elderly neighbors can enjoy meals at the Mission and save money for bills and medication.

I’m thankful for compassionate partners like you.

Without your support, the gifts noted above wouldn’t be possible. You provide the hurting and homeless in Northern New Jersey with nourishing food, safe shelter and access to comprehensive programs. Your gifts help to rescue guests from hopelessness and put them on a path to new life.

All of us at Goodwill Rescue Mission wish you a joyous Christmas season. As you gather with loved ones, and perhaps open beautifully-wrapped presents, please know how thankful we are for your gifts to the Mission. Especially the ones that you make possible, but can’t be wrapped.

Rev. David P. Jones
President & CEO