About the Mission
The Las Vegas Rescue Mission has been around since 1970, starting out in a small storefront building that included the chapel, kitchen and a shelter that could only hold a few men. Since then, the Mission has grown to several buildings and a campus that fills nearly two city blocks, with the ability to feed, shelter, and serve hundreds of men, women and children.
The Las Vegas Rescue Mission was founded in 1970 by a pastor and six businessmen who had a calling to help those who were homeless and hungry. Together, they secured a tiny storefront at 414 West Bonanza Road. By God’s grace, they provided sandwiches and drinks, along with mats and blankets for men to eat and sleep away from the elements.
Today, the Rescue Mission is composed of various buildings taking up two city blocks near downtown Las Vegas. We have added a shelter for women and children, a playground, a Thrift Store, and a shelter for men, including a section for single fathers with children. We now serve approximately 30,000 meals a month.
Throughout its history, the Mission has provided these services to all people without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, age, gender, religion or disability. For those persons needing counseling or medical attention beyond the scope of the Mission’s capabilities, the appropriate agencies are contacted for assistance.
The Mission stands as a beacon of hope. Through effective, innovative Christian recovery programs, the Mission provides a path for those who want to escape the despair of the streets. We continue to add, update and/or change programs to meet the needs of men, women and children in an ever-changing society.
As a nonprofit Christian organization, the Mission receives no government or United Way support, with the exception of a small grant specifically for food. We rely solely upon the contributions and support of concerned individuals, churches, corporations and other organizations.
Our ministry is not just men’s, women’s or children’s work. It is more than just a shelter or chapel or counseling or outreach. It is a ministry of the church of Jesus Christ to people who have both physical and spiritual needs. We bring together many churches for the purpose of ministry. We are not outside the church, but an extension of the church.
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Executive Vice President
Nevada State Bank
President & CEO
Credit One Bank
Community Church of Henderson
Dickinson Wright Law Firm
Senior Director of Recovery
Director of Operations
Director of Program Services & Community Relations
Shelter of Hope Manager