A MESSAGE FROM OUR CEO:
I recently talked with someone who told me we need to get jobs for the residents at the Mission. They thought - as many people do - that if we could just get them jobs, we could get them out of homelessness.
The truth is, being unemployed is rarely the reason someone is homeless. Becoming homeless is often a journey, and it can impact individuals from all walks of life. Given all the reasons why someone might come to the Mission, it is important for us to work with each person individually to develop the best plan for them to move forward. Just as their arrival to the Mission was a journey, their path out will be a journey as well.
We believe each person is created in the image of God and deserves the opportunity to find their God-given purpose and live it out. That journey is one that takes time and often a lot of support. Winchester Rescue Mission provides that support through our staff and volunteers, and by working alongside several community partners.
I continue to be overwhelmed by the support of our donors who partner with us on an ongoing basis, helping our residents journey out of homelessness. Your donations and compassionate support are making a difference in the lives of men and women at Winchester Rescue Mission. We truly appreciate you.
“It is clear to me that severe mental illness and addiction are disabling an increasing number of men and women in our community each year. Both problems require holistic, humane care for the mental, physical and spiritual needs of each unique individual. The Winchester Rescue Mission is an organization that is both highly effective and inclusive in how it rehabilitates, and dare I say, loves, each individual in all the relevant dimensions to defeat the mental and emotional challenges they face. People care for people when they need support and help the most. What an inspiring mission and something that is incredibly satisfying for me to be a small part of.”
"This is how one should regard us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found trustworthy."
(1 CORINTHIANS 4:1-2)