Boise Rescue Mission is a Christian organization that provides as much as they can for people in need. The Boise Rescue Mission has numerous services for emergencies, addiction recovery, veterans, women and children.
When it was founded in 1958, Boise Rescue Mission committed to restoring faith, hope and family all around the Treasure Valley. Since then six locations have developed in Boise, Nampa and their surrounding areas. The mission does not only want to provide food, shelter, and clothes for the homeless, they also want to address the emotional, mental, and spiritual needs of the less fortunate. Today, the mission serves not only the homeless but the addicted. They have many opportunities to help. You can meet their staff online.
The Mission has emergency shelters all over Boise and Nampa. When someone is in need of a safe place to stay or a hot meal, they can simply come to one of these shelters and it will be provided. The organization’s policy is to never turn anyone away, so no one is ever left out in the cold.
The New Life Program is a program designed to help people break their addiction and gives them the tools they need to stay free of the problem. It lasts anywhere from 12 to 24 months and provides accountability, discipleship, and a Bible-based curriculum to help free from the bondage that substance abuse can be.
Boise Rescue Mission has also started a program to help struggling and homeless veterans get back on their feet. There are two locations in Boise and one in Nampa where these programs run tirelessly to help as many as possible. These programs offer shelter and food. They are specifically designed to cater to the needs of veterans. Care and counseling is also available to them on a case by case basis.
The organization has established an amazing program to help women recover and find a safe place for them and their children. There is one shelter in Boise and one in Nampa that provides special services such as an overnight shelter, work search assistance, GED completion, counseling, and addiction recovery. They also have several programs for children. They have a homework club, summer program, after school activities, and even a college road trip.
Chapel is provided at all of the shelters. Attendance is not required in order to receive help; it is simply there for those who are interested.
The Mission is doing so much for our valley that it is only fair we do something for them. They will gladly accept donations, which can be done online, and can be a one-time or monthly donation. Donations in the form of food or clothing are also very welcome and you can drop it off at one of their many locations such as The Lighthouse Rescue Mission, The Boise Rescue Mission Ministries Ministry Center, and The Rescue Mission Thrift Store in Nampa. They are always looking for volunteers. Volunteers of all ages are welcome. You can register at their website boiserm.org and if you need special requirement while helping, such as ones related to age, they are happy to help. If you would like to host an event on their behalf, they are always grateful. You can find out how on their website under Frequently Asked Questions. They also put on events and we can all help by attending. Kevin Miller’s Summer Mission begins on the 22nd of the month. By donating twenty-three dollars, you can support a child for a whole day. All donations will go to the children’s program at the Rescue. The event will last the whole week. On June 15th, the “Meat the Need Food Drive” will begin and last all day. Donations will be greatly appreciated. The weekend of the 17th and 18th of June, Neil Alan’s Fine Jewelry Motorfest will be happening along with a Rescue Ride for the Vets on the morning of the 17th. Anything that can be provided will be a huge help. Donations are tax deductible as the Mission is a nonprofit organization. Receipts can be arranged if you ask online.
The Boise Rescue Mission states “Boise Rescue Mission Ministries reaches out to the community by teaching the Word of God and providing food, shelter, clothing and opportunities to recover from homelessness for men, women and children in need.” I hope we can all be grateful and have a willingness to help in return. It’s the least we can do for our community. For any more information needed visit boiserm.org.