Lives Here

We are a catalyst for hope.

Built on a foundation of hope, the New York City Rescue Mission provides meals, shelter and services to the homeless and hungry.

As we meet the physical needs of those 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.

Recovery Program

This 9-to-12 month inpatient recovery program incorporates work therapy, relapse prevention, job readiness, life skills, nutrition, anger management, physical fitness, step groups, individual counseling, Bible study and case management to empower men to overcome substance abuse and other life-controlling and debilitating issues. The goal is simple but challenging: “rebuilding lives, transforming souls.”

Career and Learning Center

An integral part of the Recovery Program, the Career & Learning Center (CLC) affords men the chance to advance their educational and career goals. During their 10 hours per week in the CLC, residents improve reading, writing, math, typing, software and other skills, as well as pursue certifications. For those in need of a high school diploma, our CLC manager and tutors assist in TASC (formerly GED) preparation.

Emergency Shelter

At full capacity, we sleep approximately 160 men and 30 women in dormitories on three separate floors of our building. Before resting comfortably in bed for the night, each guest is served a delicious dinner, a hot shower and the opportunity to participate in a gospel chapel service.

Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry

Our kitchen and dining room is staffed by professional chefs—assisted by work therapy clients and volunteers—who provide hot, nutritious meals every day. For many, a meal is the first step towards restoring hope in their lives. We also provide staple food from our food pantry to families struggling to make ends meet. On average, we provide over 400 meals a day for those who come to the Mission.

Clothing Closet

We collect, organize and give away 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 Clinic and Social Services

On Friday mornings we offer a medical clinic for those seeking medical assistance. Monday and Wednesday afternoons at the Mission, outreach workers help connect qualified individuals with medical insurance and other entitlements to help them overcome hunger and homelessness.

Services and Programs Hours

Overnight Shelter Intake

3 to 5 pm every day


6:30 to 7 am every day


5 to 6:30 pm every day

Clothing Distribution

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 2:30 to 4 pm

SNAP and Medicaid Enrollment

Wednesdays 3 to 6 pm
Fridays 2 to 4 pm

Medical Clinic

Fridays 7 to 11 am

Gospel Chapel Service

Monday through Friday 7 to 8 pm