Where the Lost and Homeless DARE TO HOPE.
Sometimes all it takes is an open door and opportunity. Many of the hurting and homeless individuals who seek help at Goodwill Rescue Mission have longed for a stable life, but never know how to build one. Sadly, others believed they never deserved one. In our care, they can dare to hope for a life of dignity made possible through our compassionate care and life transformation programs and services.
Since 1896 Goodwill Rescue Mission has met the short-term, emergency needs of the hurting and homeless of Newark and Essex County caught in the cycles of poverty, hopelessness and dependencies of many kinds with compassionate care services - hot food, safe shelter, warm showers, hygiene items and fresh, clean clothes, and encouragement from God’s word.
Because we know that a simple act of kindness can be the first step toward a transformed life, we try to meet each need of those who come to Goodwill Rescue Mission with practical expressions of God's love - no questions asked, free of charge.