In the Bible, Proverbs Chapter 3 vs. 5 and 6 says:
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.”
We’re here to help men who may be down on their luck and just need a place to stay, but we also want to contribute to changed lives. If what you or your friend or family member is doing isn’t working, we’re here to help.
We have two programs, depending on the extent of your needs.
- Overnight Guest Program. Our overnight guest program provides men a place to stay for up to 16 nights per month. The program operates on a 24-hour grace period, meaning you can check in drunk the first night, but after that guests are breathalized if they want to stay. Check-in is between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. each evening, and guests may bring only an overnight bag. Having checked in, guests are required to stay at the Mission until check out the following morning. We provide dinner and an evening chapel service, then guests are required to shower. In the morning, guests must clean up their area before receiving breakfast and attending a morning devotional before leaving at 8 a.m. Counseling is provided — men are encouraged to look for work or find a more permanent living arrangement — and are invited to consider our New Life Program.
- The New Life Program is designed to introduce men to Christ as “the Way the Truth and the Life” for everyday living. Our counselors walk participants through the Good News that God loves them and desires a relationship with them. Three studies follow: Creation to Christ, Biblical Character Building, and finally a practical approach to living that will help transition them back into the community in Frederick County or wherever God leads.
How you Can Help
Check out our recent “Projects” under the tab above which may give you some ideas on how you can contribute. Our most challenging project involves renovating a nearby downtown warehouse to provide men who may have been chronically unemployed a place to learn a trade, such as building outdoor furniture.
See video under “Multimedia,” or subscribe to our Twitter feed @winrescue to receive notice of any urgent needs. We welcome monetary, tax-deductable donations. Checks should be made out to Winchester Rescue Mission and mailed to the address listed under “Contact.” (We’ll have a way soon that you can donate via PayPal online.)
Job: 31:32 ~ “The stranger has not lodged outside, for ai have opened my doors to the traveler.”