Newark New Jersey Goodwill Rescue Mission.

Both very low income and the homeless in Newark New Jersey can turn to the Goodwill Rescue Mission for crisis support. The organization can provide very basic needs to Essex County New Jersey families, and this can include food, shelter and temporary housing. Other even more moderate members from the area can shop at the thrift store for gently used clothing, furniture and household items.

Outreach is offered to the community. The Goodwill Rescue Mission is a place to turn to for compassion and caring. They bring help to those that are struggling and the low-income community in both practical and spiritual ways. Some of the main assistance programs are below.

Christmas assistance and holiday blessings can help the poor at a time when many other agencies and charities are closed. The Rescue Mission will open its doors to needy people in Newark and Essex County who would otherwise go without during the holidays. They provide free meals and shelter every day of the year, including during the fall and winter months. The agency will do its best to distribute free, special holiday food baskets to families that are less fortunate in need on Thanksgiving and/or Christmas.

Free meals and food is available from the Bread of Life. Goodwill partners with other local charities, churches, and agencies to distribute donated food, for free, to low-income senior citizens and families.

Feeding assistance from Goodwill Rescue Mission is used to meet the nutritional needs of homeless and poor guests, meals are for low-income community residents, and also men on the Discipleship Program. The kitchen staff provide up to three free balanced meals a day to men, women, children and entire families. Volunteers and donations from the community are always needed.

Crisis assistance from Goodwill of Newark Emergency Services Division meets a human’s basic needs for clothing, food, and shelter for Newark’s needy population and the homeless. As part of their stay, Christ-centered counseling and chapel services are available to those Emergency Services clients. They can also learn about local, short term transitional housing and apartments.




Homeless Ministries tries to meet the various needs of homeless men in several ways. Clothing is available to the homeless guests. They can find clean shoes, seasonal clothing and other apparel in the free clothing room. Emergency shelter will provide men receive safe lodging on comfortable bunk beds. They will also get a meal as needed.

Goodwill will try to meet personal hygiene needs and pass out items as well. This includes access to showers and personal goods. Goodwill of Newark New Jersey provides shower facilities to the homeless and is dedicated to encouraging health and personal dignity as well as good grooming.

Cold weather Drop-in Center runs from October to May. During this time the Rescue Mission chapel becomes what is known as a drop-in center and it offers safe, warm hospitality. It will help men, women, and children from Newark who simply need a place to go. Not only that, but case managers from Goodwill will work with guests and encourage those who wish to move beyond dependency to taking personal responsibility for their lives. Free food, information on transitional housing programs, clothing, and job placement services are available to guests.

The Thrift Store is open to anyone from the community. The Goodwill Rescue Mission Newark thrift store serve many purposes. The center makes low-cost goods, clothing, and furniture available to working poor and low income folks on severely limited budgets. This can include winter coats, school supplies, furniture, and much more. The items sold provide the non-profit with funding that is necessary to pay for their shelters and other emergency programs.

The main location of the Goodwill Rescue mission is 79 University Ave., Newark, New Jersey 07102. The thrift store is also located there. Phone number is (973) 621-9560.



By Jon McNamara

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