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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.

Same Mission, Renewed Vision

“For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”
– Matthew 18:20


Dear Friend,

As a faithful supporter of Goodwill Rescue Mission, we want to tell you about the exciting work God is doing to serve the hungry and homeless in Newark as we celebrate Goodwill’s 120th Anniversary.

For 120 years, friends like you have carried forward our mission to bring hope to the hurting in our community. Countless lives have been rescued, redeemed and restored through essential care and transformational recovery programs.

Today, that mission keeps moving forward—with renewed vision and support from a nearby partner.

After much prayer, discussion and careful planning, Goodwill Rescue Mission and The Bowery Mission have joined forces to more effectively care for our most vulnerable neighbors throughout the Metro New York area. The Bowery Mission has a 137-year history and currently serves in six New York City neighborhoods. And The Bowery Mission’s CEO, Dave Jones, served as interim executive director of Goodwill in 2014-2015.

We commit to you that the support you lend to Goodwill Rescue Mission will stay right here in Newark. In fact, you can feel good that your investment in changing lives will have an even greater impact—as we benefit from the expertise, experience and infrastructure of The Bowery Mission, one of the oldest and fastest growing rescue missions in the country.

As we take this leap of faith together, we are confident in God’s hand leading us! Each day, we see how He cares passionately about every person who walks through Goodwill Rescue Mission’s doors. We trust His provision will continue through your generous support.

On a personal note, I, Hector, have stepped down from my role as Executive Director of Goodwill Rescue Mission. I’m grateful for the opportunity I’ve had to serve alongside you, and thank you for the warm support you’ve always given me. I am excited to see what God will do as Dave leads these two historic missions together into an exciting future.

Thanks again for your compassion for the poor and homeless. This is truly the Lord’s work. We’re humbled to partner with you, and hope you will join our anniversary celebration on Saturday, October 22nd. Please save the date now and be on the lookout for more details.

Serving together in His name,

– Rev. Hector L. Vega
– Rev. David P. Jones