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"The purpose of Haven of Rest is to serve and glorify God through Christ-centered, life-changing programs of love and compassion that respond to the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of disadvantaged men, women, and children without regard to their race, color, creed or social standing." - Haven of Rest Ministries

The Association of Gospel Rescue Missions represents nearly 300 rescue missions and other ministries that minister to homeless and poor people in the inner cities of the United
States and Canada. Since 1913, AGRM member ministries have offered emergency food and shelter, youth and family services, prison and jail outreach, rehabilitation, and specialized programs for the mentally ill, the elderly, the urban poor and street youth.

Rescue missions provide emergency food and shelter, youth and family services, rehabilitation programs for the addicted, education and job training programs and assistance to the elderly poor and at-risk youth. If annual cash contributions were combined, the Association Rescue missions would be among the ten largest nonprofit organizations in the United States.
In addition, Haven of Rest works with Family Promise and Access in terms of referrals, clothing needs, and client exchanges should extenuating circumstances require that one of their clients come to HRM or vice versa. When Access lost electrical power, their women and children came to the mission until power returned. Also, Access women and children are invited and attend special programs at Haven of Rest such as plays put on by the Children’s Theater.

What is the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions?
Learn about this association of 294 organizations that help the homeless and other needy inner city people.