The Mission Blog
While we seek to meet the immediate needs of our homeless neighbors, our ultimate goal is to provide the support and tools necessary to create lasting change. Sometimes, with some patience, faith and a lot of love, we see lives completely transformed.
On Feb. 14, community partners joined with Springs Rescue Mission culinary staff to prepare a special Valentine’s Day dinner for 200 hungry guests at Samaritan’s Kitchen.
Random Acts of Kindness Day is coming up. Check out this story of how you can impact the life of a neighbor in need, and see how these simple gestures affect the lives of Mission guests.
Now that you’re done catching up on the nominees for Best Picture — and the Oscars have officially closed out awards season — you may need some new movie recommendations. If so, check out these great movies about homelessness, poverty, hunger and addiction.
Paul survived three tours in Vietnam, a fire that killed most of his family and the homelessness that threatened to steal his hope. Now he’s thriving in a new home at Genesis House, a supportive housing program sponsored by Springs Rescue Mission.
In 2018, Springs Rescue Mission embarked on a journey to create more pathways out of homelessness that led to the development of a “tiered shelter program.”
Springs Rescue Mission was recognized on the floor of the Colorado House of Representatives Wednesday, Jan. 22 for the work it does to help the hungry, homeless and addicted in Colorado Springs and throughout the Pikes Peak Region.
As a single mother, much of her life was spent working long hours at low-paying jobs just to make ends meet. But when she became homeless in 2018 — suddenly and without warning — she came straight to Springs Rescue Mission and began the slow, uphill battle of rebuilding her life.
In 2019, Springs Rescue Mission celebrated the birth — and nurtured the growth — of its “Employment Partners” initiative.
Ed Dills and his network of farmers donated 33,000 pounds of produce to Samaritan’s Kitchen in 2018 and have contributed more than 200,000 lbs in total. That accounts for about two-thirds of the fresh produce the Mission serves each year.
December was a busy month at Springs Rescue Mission. We hosted our annual “Christmas for All” outreach meal while many shelter guests and Greenway Flats residents celebrated in their own ways. We saw folks graduate from jobs training courses and heard amazing stories of the ways people are breaking free from the cycles of homelessness, hunger and addiction in their lives.