In Wake County, there are over 6,000 homeless individuals, over 4,300 homeless school children and over 99,400 individuals in poverty at risk of being homeless. Located at 314 E. Hargett Street and founded in 1961, Raleigh Rescue Mission (RRM) is a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to serving the homeless in the community through the love of Christ. For those who need a second chance and are willing to do the work it takes to rebuild their lives, RRM is a place with a long-term purpose and steadfast strategy to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness. Most clients spend an average of one year under RRM’s roof in The New Life Plan, which has six distinct Phases, each building upon the previous. Clients receive basic needs such as shelter, food, clothing, hygiene and healthcare before moving through a series of programs that include counseling, parenting classes, financial coaching, and vocational training, with the goal of finding permanent employment and housing. For individuals seeking emergency shelter, Raleigh Rescue Mission offers immediate temporary shelter and food, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The William E. Mangum children’s development center offers health and resource referrals for children and families. Over the last 60 years, more than 750,000 men, women, and children have found shelter, hope, and the love of Christ at Raleigh Rescue Mission. FPC’s Mission budget provides annual financial support for RMM’s programs.
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