We believe God calls us to care for the poor, homeless, abused, and addicted and doing so brings hope to our community. We’re grateful for a generous community that links arms with us in reaching those in need and breaking addiction cycles, in order to restore lives and families.
Since 1981, Visalia Rescue Mission is a faith-based, non-profit organization providing hope and restoration to individuals suffering from homelessness, addiction, and other situations prohibiting independence and self-sufficiency, such as the career limitations caused by a criminal record. We achieve this by providing programs, services and resources to help individuals become stable, thriving members of society.
- We serve meals every day in our Community Kitchen: 124,087 served in 2017 (7% increase over 2016)
- We operate overnight homeless shelters for men and women (including children): 824 men and women and 231 children (73% increase over 2016)
- We provide a 12-month residential recovery program - Life Change Academy: 22 graduates from our Life Change Academy
All services and programs are free to all individuals and we are funded entirely by donations from local organizations, churches, businesses, and individuals in our community.