HOMELESS SERVICES & ADDICTION RECOVERY PROGRAM

Help us make a difference today. Join our fight against hunger, homelessness, and addiction in Pensacola & Mobile.

HOMELESS SERVICES & ADDICTION RECOVERY PROGRAM

Help us make a difference today. Join our fight against hunger, homelessness, and addiction in Pensacola & Mobile.

DONATE

Individuals like you are helping us make a difference every day. There are countless ways that you can help the Mission and your community.

VOLUNTEER

Volunteering is more than simply donating time—it’s investing into the lives of others to make our community a better place to live for everyone!

HOW WE HELP

We believe that caring for the poor and homeless is not an option—it is a mandate from the Lord. We work hard to address each person’s unique needs through personal, local solutions.

OUR MISSION

No one dreams of being homeless. Unfortunately, due to financial pressures, job loss, mental illness, addictions, and a myriad of other life challenges, this nightmare becomes a reality for many. That’s why Waterfront Rescue Mission was founded — to offer hope, healing, and a brighter future for our community in need.

No one plans to become an addict. About 20 million Americans battle a substance use disorder, and Waterfront has been helping men find hope and healing since 1949, now with a more focused and deliberate approach than ever before.

A client of Waterfront Rescue Mission holding up a sign that says "8 Years Clean & Sober"
Photo of a group of men celebrating their graduation from Waterfront Rescue Mission's addiction recovery program

The staff and volunteers at the Mission have learned, from 72+ years of hands-on experience, that the people seeking Mission services really aren’t all that different from the rest of us. They have families, responsibilities, hopes and dreams and are determined to do whatever is necessary to experience positive and lasting change in their lives.

Our goal is to help men become Overcomers and live empowered to be self-sufficient, productive citizens.  Our outcomes-driven, accountable approach has helped 60,000+ individuals get the life-changing help they need, since 1949.  We start by helping each person assess his situation and then craft a plan that leads to successful outcomes.

Photo of a group of men celebrating their graduation from Waterfront Rescue Mission's addiction recovery program

Waterfront Rescue Mission helps people address the challenges of life-dominating issues. Healing and restoration are the goals of our Bible-based program that helps develop self-sufficient, productive members of our community.

MAKING A REAL DIFFERENCE

Statistics based on 2020 results

1,998

unduplicated individuals served

37,405

nights of shelter

624

life skills & job readiness classes

90

men employed

203

professions of faith

Photo of Michael, a client of Waterfront Rescue Mission, holding up a sign that says "23 Years Clean & Sober"
MEET MICHAEL
Photo of Michael, a client of Waterfront Rescue Mission, holding up a sign that says "23 Years Clean & Sober"

Michael was a hardcore crack cocaine addict.  But he decided he wanted a different life.  That’s when he came to Waterfront.  He completed the Recovery Program in 1995 and has been living clean and sober ever since!  In fact, he’s a thriving business owner who each year helps many men face — and deal with — their own life-dominating issues.  He often mentors men going through the LifeBuilder Recovery Program.

HELP US TRANSFORM LIVES

Together, we are making our community a better place to work and live — one restored life at a time! Make an investment into our community by investing into the lives of others.

WHERE YOUR DONATIONS GO

For every dollar given, 83 cents goes directly to program services to help the homeless & addicted. Only 17 cents of every dollar is used for administration and fundraising.

Infographic of a dollar bill with about 80% of it shaded with the text "83 cents: Program Services, 17 cents: Administrative/Fundraising"
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