Mission and Vision

Goodwill Rescue Mission is one of New Jersey’s oldest faith-based rescue missions. For more than 120 years we’ve been providing meals, shelter, and other life-saving services to homeless and hurting men, women and children in Newark and Northern New Jersey.

We work hard to make sure our neighbors suffering from poverty and homelessness have free access to basic needs and emergency services. Ultimately, we want these services to be an encouragement to them to experience God’s love and dare to hope for a life of purpose and lasting productivity.

Towards that end, in the summer of 2016, Goodwill Rescue Mission joined The Bowery Mission, one of New York City’s most respected faith-based rescue missions, to form one organization providing comprehensive resources to homeless individuals in Manhattan and New Jersey.

Our Mission

Goodwill Rescue Mission will enable the poor, homeless, and addicted of Newark to encounter Christ through compassionate care that meets their immediate needs encouraging many to dare to hope for a life of dignity made possible through the Mission’s spiritually rich and vocationally focused program of sustainable comprehensive life transformation.

Our Vision

Goodwill Rescue Mission will be the most effective provider of compassionate care and comprehensive life transformation services to the poor, homeless, and addicted of Newark, enabling the hurting and lost to dare to hope that they can be fully restored in the dignity of their humanity as they embrace a lifestyle committed to being a productive member of their community.