Hope for New Life

Every day, hundreds of people with nowhere else to turn pass through the doors of Goodwill Rescue Mission for a hot meal or other services. Each has a story that brought them to the Mission. For some, it is a recent health crisis or loss of a job that has them choosing between paying their rent or eating.

The average homeless man is in his 40’s and has been on the street for six months to a year. Many have been homeless for long periods of time, sometimes decades. The majority of men who seek our help are burdened by alcoholism, drug addictions or mental illness.

Regardless of the circumstances that brought them through our doors, each is welcomed and served a meal with the care that reflects God’s love to them and respects their dignity. It is often through our three daily meals and chapel service that men learn about and make the choice to get more lasting help and work at changing their lives.

21 Days of Hope

Our 21-Days-of-Hope program offers men opportunities to overcome their short-term crisis, such as a sudden loss of job or housing.

Residential Recovery

For those ready for a life change, we offer a comprehensive long-term program for men and women The Bowery Mission in Manhattan

Goodwill Rescue Mission is working to meet the physical and spiritual needs of our neighbors in need in Newark and northern New Jersey. Your gifts provide practical care to hurting and homeless individuals, and invite them to dare to hope for a life of dignity, productivity and independence.