Who We Are
The Winston-Salem Rescue Mission is a non-profit, non-denominational, Christ-centered ministry established in 1967 as a response to hundreds of homeless men wandering the streets of Winston-Salem.
The Rescue Mission is funded entirely by the gifts of individuals, churches, businesses, and organizations.
It has been actively involved in meeting the physical, spiritual, emotional, and social needs of destitute people ever since. Through its programs, the Mission is able to reach out and effectively care for over 100 men each day, enriching men's lives with nurturing and recovery services.
These services and programs provide clients with shelter, food, clothing, and personal-care items, along with job training, Christian counseling, work therapy, and life-skills and financial management classes.
Those who come to the Rescue Mission have little or no income, and approximately forty percent of the Mission's clients are veterans. Since the Mission opened its doors 45 years ago, it has extended its arm of services and embraced thousands of needy men of all races, creeds, and backgrounds.
The Winston-Salem Rescue Mission is proud of its record of emergency service to the homeless and its recovery programs for the underprivileged. There are literally hundreds of success stories remembered by the Mission staff members who have seen lives turned from sorrow and despair to hope and fulfillment.
Aside from two residential programs in Winston-Salem, the Mission operates a drug recovery center, Alpha Acres, in Yadkinville, North Carolina.