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Past Event: Women’s Shelter Opening

Thanks to your generous support of Goodwill Rescue Mission, we are now able to have our brand-new Women’s Shelter open to homeless and vulnerable women in Northern New Jersey!



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See and hear what others are saying about Goodwill Rescue Mission.

We are so grateful to Burlington and Good Morning America for distributing hundreds of coats through us to New Jersey’s poor and homeless. This year's Warm Coats, Warm Hearts Coat Drive was a huge success thanks to generous friends like you who donated coats. Watch this video of coats distributed at the Plainfield Academy for the Arts and Advanced Studies.

2016 marks the beginning of a special partnership with New York City's Bowery Mission. With a shared mission to help the homeless and hurting find hope and rebuild their lives, together we hosted thousands during Thanksgiving week. Jay Dow, from Pix 11 News, visited both Goodwill Rescue Mission and The Bowery Mission as we put forth our best to serve our neighbors in need and extend God's love to them. View the video here.

Goodwill Rescue Mission: Celebrating 119 Years of Continuous Service — Raven Santana a reporter for FiOS News, highlights the importance of the Mission to the Newark community. View the video here.

“Goodwill Rescue Mission Launches “Dare to Hope” Programs for Transforming Lives of the Homeless, Hungry and Hurting” from TAPinto. Read the article.

In a story from the April 17 edition of WBGO Journal, Chef Jeff relates his life transformation, from being a guest of Goodwill Rescue Mission receiving hot meals, to the chef serving the hot meals. The story also speaks with Hector Vega, the Executive Director of Goodwill Rescue Mission. Listen to the story here.

Volunteer Spotlight

Our Volunteer Spotlight is a place where we can recognize some of our wonderful volunteers! We have individuals and groups who help Goodwill Rescue Mission every day in such special ways, helping the Mission serve more people, stretch precious resources, and raise support for this life-changing ministry.

For more information or to sign-up to volunteer, contact Gerald Manning, Director of Operations, at 973-621-9560 ext. 103 or