1 in 5 in our community struggle with poverty and hunger and 78% of workers live paycheck to paycheck. Our goal is to prevent homelessness by providing needed resources to those on the brink of financial ruin.Community Ministries
Over 1,000 men, women and children in Pima County spend their days and nights seeking shelter from the elements. For some, every day is a fight for life.Emergency Shelter Prayer & Spiritual Support
Prevent, Help, Heal
1 in 5 in our community live in poverty
“We are just a flow through of God’s goodness.”
For those who live paycheck to paycheck, all it takes is a reduction in hours, loss of a job, issues with a car etc. for a tough situation to become dire. Our goal is to provide stabilizing resources for those living on the brink of homelessness. We are blessed to receive donations from the community and pass these resources to those in need at no cost to them. These resources include:
Personal Hygiene Packages
Clothing, Household Items and Furniture
Dog or Cat Food
In addition to offering these key resources, we partner with over 30 agencies that provide resources to individuals and families in need. These might include: gas vouchers, appliances, rent and utility assistance, help with medications etc.
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 8am – 12pm Closed Saturday, Sunday and all major holidays. To receive help, visit us at the hours listed below. In order to receive service, you must have:
1pm – 4pm
Closed Saturday, Sunday and all major holidays.
To receive help, visit us at the hours listed below. In order to receive service, you must have:
Over 30,000 Arizonans experience homelessness every year
“I had rejected the world and the world had rejected me.”
When guests arrive they are welcomed by our greeters and offered a warm meal. Our team of compassionate case managers work with guests to assess their needs and develop a plan that helps them establish stability and reclaim their lives.
Most guests come to us with several barriers that need to be addressed in order for them to be successful outside of the shelter. These might be: lack of education, mental health issues, behavioral or relational issues, trauma, past abuse, and addiction. Learn about our recovery program.
Gospel Rescue Mission Emergency Shelter Program is run out of the Center of Opportunity and works with over 36 nonprofits and government agencies to help holistically address physical, spiritual, mental and emotional issues so that guests can find long-term success and healing. This collaborative structure gives us access to medical care, dental care, behavioral health, transitional housing, veterans services, government services and so much more. Learn more about the Center of Opportunity and our Partners.
Eligibility and Accessibility
Shelter guests must be sober and are accepted based on bed availability, need and willingness to commit to the hard work of recovery without regard to age, education, ethnicity or religion, with the single exception being that we cannot take any sex offenders.
Our shelter is wheelchair accessible however, shelter guests must be able to care for their own basic daily needs (dress, shower, get around) and their prescribed medications must not reduce their mental alertness.
Call us for bed availability at (520) 740 – 1501
“If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation”
We are a faith-based shelter and we believe that deep emotional, mental and spiritual healing can only come from a relationship with Christ. Guests are never required to attend chapel services or asked to accept Jesus, but our programs are all deeply grounded in our belief that God loves, heals, and transforms lives.
Our foundation is built on grace. We don’t give up on people because they continue to fall, we sit with them, lift their heads, pray with them and pray for it to connect. We have spent over 50 years cultivating relationships with the people who enter our shelter and have been blessed to watch them grow and learn from their mistakes and, very often, accept Christ and be transformed!
“I just kept collapsing and falling backward.”
Our grace-based recovery program helps guests struggling with addiction uncover underlying issues that led them down that path of destruction. We work with each person individually because every person’s journey is unique. For some this is a quick process and for others, rewriting their future takes several months or years. Our goal is to achieve lasting restoration and peace so that they are able to lead fulfilling, productive lives.
“I knew I needed help but I didn’t know what I needed or where I was going, or where to ask for help.”
Our women’s recovery program is unique in that we welcome single mothers with young children, providing support services so that children are safe and nurtured, and moms can be successful in their journey.
So many of the women we serve are victims of past abuse and truly don’t understand their value. Our goal is to help them see their worth and move into their God-given purpose.
Our intake process occurs at the Center of Opportunity. Once evaluated, eligible students are then transferred to Wayward Winds, our dedicated Women’s Recovery Center.
Call us for bed availability at (520) 740 – 1501