The homeless, less fortunate, poor, and recently evicted may be able to get help from Sunday Breakfast. This is the non-profit Rescue Mission that supports residents of Philadelphia Pennsylvania. They try to provide basic need such as shelter, hot meals, and other items including clothing to those that qualify. Some emergency assistance is available as well.
Free meals are served by the Rescue Mission every day of the year. The food and hot meals (up to 3 per day) are for both women and men from the city of Philadelphia and they are served at the Center City location. There will be a breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even snacks served.
The Rescue Mission Emergency Shelter is an overnight facility. In some cases people can stay for up to 30 days. It can handle men from the community. Also, during extreme winter cold or hot summer temperatures, extra beds or overflow sleeping mats are used by Sunday Breakfast so that no one will be turned away. For people that need more than 30 days of shelter/housing, the Rescue Mission does have some fee based housing for those that are working. The center fills early due to demand, so arrive on time. The shelter has also been recently updated as well.
Clothing Exchange will offer free items to those in need. It will distribute toiletries, gently used clothing, and other supplies. The items are donated directly to the Rescue Mission or they are obtained through partnerships with thrift stores. If you can donate any goods to Sunday Breakfast please do so as it will make a difference in the Philadelphia community.
Referrals are offered from Chaplains during the day. The non-profit will provide assistance and referrals for people with various needs. Get information on low income housing, rent assistance programs, employment opportunities, legal aid, health service, vocational training, and more. The Rescue Mission also works closely with other non-profits, charities and churches in Philadelphia so they will readily offer connections to other agencies that provide services. The goal of all these different groups is to break the cycle of homelessness in the region.
Men from Philadelphia who visit the Rescue Mission for emergency services are given the opportunity to join their Overcomer’s Program, which is a form of recovery. What it will do is provide opportunities to men who desire to change their lives. They will be equipped with the necessary skills, self-sufficiency, employment and other support for returning to society as productive citizens.
The Furniture and Clothing Bank is able to serve those from the community who are in need of basic household necessities, such as clothing, furniture, and other goods. For those that have been homeless within the last two years, live in Philadelphia or Bucks County, and if you have a social worker or pastor complete the referral sheet, when the Rescue Mission can help you establish your new home with what you need. To learn more, call their thrift store at (215) 741-1010.
Sunday Breakfast Women’s Program is available at Wayne Hall. The Rescue Mission and their women’s ministry will help teach women from the community that need assistance how to restructure their lives according to the Word of God. The non-profit charity will coordinate classes in parenting, life skills, budgeting classes, finance, etiquette and discipleship. The primary Rescue Mission programs include the following.
Get information on both Transitional and Permanent Housing Assistance. The Rescue Mission does focus on preventing and reversing homelessness in the city of Philadelphia. So they a great place for eviction prevention, shelters, and details on regional low income housing units.
Education and employment services, such as G.E.D. Completion, Employment, and Advanced Education/Trade School.
Other social services are Mentor programs, Children’s Ministry, Biblical Case Management, Health & Nutrition Consultation, Homemaking & Housekeeping Skills, and Family and Social Development Activities.
The Sunday Breakfast Outreach Ministry offers guidance, referrals, and information to the poor and homeless. It is located at 302 N. 13th Street in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. The site is just north of Vine Street in the city. For those residents that qualify, they are able to stay in the Rescue Mission programs for up to one year. Upon graduation from their various services, residents will be able to move into transitional and/or permanent housing and receive other support. Phone (215) 922-6400.
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