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Program Administration

Caring Speaks Volumes

“I didn’t always understand what they were saying, but I just knew they cared about me. That’s why I stayed in the program.” The annual fall snapshot survey conducted by the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions consistently reveals that up to 80% of those coming to rescue missions do so because they prefer the spiritual […]

Some Tips for Making Good Referrals

When homeless people look to rescue missions for help, they come with a wide variety of needs.   These include: food, clothing and shelter job counseling and training legal assistance literacy training and other educational skills parenting skills training family and couples counseling medical care and family planning services social support services child care during treatment […]

Taking Care of Staff Members

How can we be sure we are taking care of the needs of the program staff members?   Most people working at rescue missions don’t view their work as simply a “job.” They consider it a ministry or, more precisely, a “calling.”   As a result, they tend to be highly motivated employees. Yet, by keeping […]