Services and Programs
Whether it’s just a single meal for a hungry person in our community, or more than a year-long stay through our addiction recovery program, the Las Vegas Rescue Mission offers a variety of programs and services to help people who are in need. Read more below.
We serve about 1,000 meals a day to the hungry in the community, to residents in our program, and to emergency shelter guests. In 2014, we served over 350,000 meals, and that number is rising every year.
The Mission also provides these food services to the community:
- Food pantry program – emergency food for hundreds of needy families
- Holiday food baskets – distributed in November and December
- Mothers with babies – provided with formula, baby food, diapers and more
- Service agencies – daycare, senior homes, etc., daily given bread, dairy, and more
The Mission has a 172 emergency shelter beds, available to men, women, and children on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests may stay seven nights, possibly longer, depending on their circumstances. Dinner, breakfast, a shower and clean linens are provided daily — all free, thanks to our generous supporters.
- Single women: Dormitory setting with a capacity of 60 beds.
- Mothers with children: Two family rooms, with bunks and cribs as needed.
- Single men: Newly remodeled dormitory with 112 beds.
- Families with Children – We work with outside agencies to assist families in getting permanent housing, arrange childcare or other services as needed. Mothers and fathers with children may receive an extension, depending on their circumstances.
We have a free clothing and essentials giveaway (including eyeglasses etc) to the homeless and needy every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. We also have a voucher program for families and individuals who are moving into permanent housing. Through the program, they can get free starter kits of dishes, pots and pans, silverware, household items and furniture.
Our residential recovery program is for men and women with life-controlling addictions who want to make a positive life change. The program focuses on recovery, rehabilitation, and preparation for a return to productive living, through the power and love of Jesus Christ. We offer this at no cost and as a way to get off the streets to a safe environment where all their physical needs are met, so they can focus entirely on recovery.
We ask residents to commit to a 1 year recovery program, We can house about 130 residents at the Mission — women at the Shelter of Hope and men at the New Life Center.
Residents are required to actively pursue recovery, including a number of required classes each week. Each resident must also meet weekly with an assigned case manager. Once a resident completes certain requirements, they are given the tools needed to find employment outside the Mission.
The Mission has a responsibility to our donors and the community to make this work, and we strive to produce meaningful results. We believe, through the grace of God, that it can and does work for any person.
One of the primary objectives is to touch as many lives as possible with the love of Jesus Christ. The Mission has a full-time resident pastor on staff. Daily Bible study classes and sessions are facilitated by caring staff and volunteers.