Since 1896, Goodwill Rescue Mission has been committed to serving men and women experiencing homelessness and poverty in the Newark and northern New Jersey community with programs that meet basic, immediate needs, while providing hope and practical, lasting solutions to homelessness.
With almost 1 in 3 people living in poverty in Newark, not knowing where your next meal will come from, or whether you will have a safe place to sleep makes it hard for our neighbors in need to think beyond the present day.
At Goodwill Rescue Mission, we are called to serve and share God’s love with those caught in the cycles of poverty, hopelessness and dependencies of many kinds, first by meeting immediate needs with our compassionate care programs, and then by offering hope for new life through residential recovery programs. Whether it was poverty, joblessness, addiction or other life challenges that led these men and women to severe hunger and homelessness, we hope for each of our guests to find a life of dignity and productivity,
rooted in the belief of their own worth found in Christ.