Our Impact

Since 1952, Phoenix Rescue Mission has been a provider of Christ-based, life-transforming solutions to persons facing hunger, homelessness, addiction, and trauma in Maricopa County.

Homelessness can happen to anyone, anytime.

Sometimes it’s a result of circumstances beyond our control — job loss, eviction, divorce, domestic violence, mental illness, medical bills. Sometimes it’s a result of one’s own poor choices — most often, substance abuse.

It’s impossible to say exactly how many homeless people are in the Phoenix area. But in 2015, officials counted 25,832 homeless people in Maricopa County throughout the year. On one particular night, there were 4,342 homeless individuals in shelters and 1,289 on the streets. Which means that on any given day, there could be up to 5,500 homeless people in our county.

The face of homelessness is changing too.

An astounding 37 percent of Maricopa County’s homeless people are families, usually a single mom with kids. The Phoenix area ranks fifteenth highest in the U.S. for the number of homeless people in families.

When it comes to homelessness, Arizona, Maricopa County, and Phoenix have a serious problem. But the Phoenix Rescue Mission, with your help, is making a difference.

The Phoenix Rescue Mission offers a number of Christ-centered, life-transforming solutions to help men, women, and children escape hunger, homelessness, addiction, and trauma.

  • Transforming Lives Center for Men
  • Changing Lives Center for Women & Children
  • Solutions Program for Job Attainment & Housing
  • Vocational Development Programs
  • Hope Coach & Street Outreach Programs
  • Glendale Works
  • Hope for Hunger Food Bank
  • Mission Sharing & Mobile Food Pantry
  • Social Enterprise Businesses & Training Spaces

 

Impact 2020

When we look back, we can’t help but shake our heads in awe and wonder at what God has done in the lives of the men, women, and children we serve.

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Active Volunteers

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Bednights (men, women and children)

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Hope Coach Rescue Placements (taken from the street into PRM or external program)

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GED or High School
Diplomas Awarded

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Attained Employment (through our Vocational Development Programs)


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