Lives Here

We are built on a foundation of hope.

As we provide meals, shelter, and services to the homeless and hungry we care for, we also address the deeper emotional and spiritual issues to help them transform their lives, and reconnect with the world.

Services and Programs

The Mission provides a full schedule of programs and services designed to instill hope and create a foundation to rebuild lives.


The New York City Rescue Mission’s THRIVE Program comprises a threefold approach to combating episodic and chronic homelessness: Emergency Food and Shelter, Workforce Readiness, and Workforce Development. Our Program pathways have been designed to help our homeless and working poor neighbors look beyond “just surviving”, and pursue thriving. Each day we welcome new neighbors determined to overcome their circumstances, and return to prosperity and joy.


It is imperative to first meet the immediate and urgent needs of our hurting neighbors: a safe place to stay, and sustenance to survive another day. Food and shelter has been the core of the Mission’s service for 145 years. We serve approximately 600 meals/day to residents, and any hungry neighbors not seeking shelter with us.


Our Workforce Readiness pathway equips and empowers guests to re-enter the workforce. Guests participate in work therapy, and Career and Learning Center classes on resume-building, financial capability, mock interviews, and emotional and spiritual well-being.


Guests who secure employment have the assurance of a stable home at the Mission, while budgeting and saving to afford independent housing. Guests receive ongoing case management services, and a holistic approach to preparing them for life beyond the Mission—life beyond the streets.

Career and Learning Center

An integral part of our THRIVE Program, the Career and Learning Center (CLC) is the Mission’s educational hub—accessible to guests across all Program pathways. Our CLC manager and tutors facilitate clients attaining financial empowerment and capability, resume-building, high school equivalency, computer literacy, as well as pursuing additional certifications, and undergoing job application processes.

Clothing Closet

We collect, organize, and distribute various items of men’s and women’s clothing to our guests, referrals, and anyone who comes in need. Donations—in new or good condition—are always needed. For more information on donating material gifts and the items we are able to receive, please email us at donategoods@nycrescue.org.

Medical and Social Services

We partner with a nearby primary care medical clinic, with services available every day of the week. Residents can receive physicals and ongoing preventative well-care. On Tuesday afternoons at the Mission, outreach workers help link qualified guests with medical insurance and other food assistance entitlements, to assist in alleviating hunger and homelessness.

Services and Programs Hours

Overnight Shelter Intake

3 to 5 pm every day


6:30 to 7 am every day

Clothing Distribution

Tuesdays and Thursdays 11 am to 2 pm


5 to 6:30 pm every day

SNAP and Medicaid Enrollment

Wednesdays 4 to 6 pm 

Gospel Chapel Service

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday 7 to 8 pm