Who we help

Despite what you think, the people of the Mahoning Valley who are helped by The Rescue Mission don’t fit neatly into any one category.

You may picture a disheveled panhandler, someone who lives under a bridge or pushes his or her only possessions around in a shopping cart.

What you may not realize is that Rescue Mission clients come from all walks of life, and all social and economic strata. You may also be unaware of how they have reached the point in life where they must turn to us for help.

The person we’re helping could be:

People who find themselves in these circumstances need not only help for today; they also need hope for tomorrow. They need, and want, to become self-sustaining, productive members of society again.

The goal of the Rescue Mission is to help people who come from these and many other unfortunate circumstances attain that dream.

Facts and statistics about homelessness

Why are people homeless?

Bed Capacity at the Emergency Shelter = 200  (167 Beds + 33 Emergency Overflow Mats/Cots) 



Rescue Mission Programs

Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley offers four full programs designed to help those we serve at various stages of their life’s journey.

Please click on the links below to learn about each.

Transitional Program

Job-tracking/Work Program

Discipleship Academy

Alumni Program

To view a PDF brochure of the Rescue Mission House Rules, please click here.

—> THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMPASSION! You will impact lives in Youngstown, Ohio when you make a one-time or an ongoing monthly donation to Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley. Just visit this page or click the donate button below for a one time gift or the “a better tomorrow” button to give monthly. (Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley DOES NOT receive Government or United Way Funding)

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