Collective Impact to Restore Lives

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In order to effectively combat the epidemic of homelessness and to meet the needs of our neighbors across the Newark & New York City metro areas, Goodwill Rescue Mission joined forces with The Bowery Mission in 2016. Leveraging more than 260 years of combined service, our historic organizations have united to reimagine the fight against poverty and homelessness — and to offer places of welcome, care and healing.

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The Bowery Mission is New York City’s oldest rescue mission, founded in the 1870s.

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Goodwill Rescue Mission is New Jersey’s oldest rescue mission, founded in 1896 by the Ballantine Family.

Loving Well, Together

From the time Goodwill Rescue Mission joined forces with The Bowery Mission, we have transformed and personalized the care we provide for our neighbors in need by creating safe environments full of radical hospitality. By sharing strengths, we’ve been able to meet diverse needs. Through our programs, people know one another’s names, make connections, build trust and develop action plans for renewed lives.

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Thanks to Friends Like You, Lives Are Being Changed

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“The Mission was a place where I could get my foundation right in Christ and move on in life, knowing that He would renew me every day.”
— Pastor Russell


“Everything has changed for me. I don’t have a negative attitude and am going about life with a purpose to find a better place than where I was.”
— Nick


“When I got to Goodwill Rescue Mission, the pastor was speaking about forgiveness and receiving it ourselves. When I was able to forgive myself, a lot of healing happened.”
— Steven

Together, we are offering new hope for a sustainable solution by sharing resources, collaboratively fundraising and providing an enhanced continuum of care to men, women and families.


The need in Newark is not going away, and neither is Goodwill Rescue Mission. We live in uncertain times, and yet we are building for a bright future. We humbly invite you to join us on this journey by continuing your support and prayers for the Mission.