The goal of the Springfield Rescue Mission since 1892 is to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the hungry, homeless, addicted and poor by introducing them to Christ and helping them apply the Word of God to every area of their lives.
The Springfield Rescue Mission (SRM) is a leader in meeting the needs of the poor and homeless in Greater Springfield. As an Emergency Shelter, Mobile Feeding Program, Rehabilitation/Transformation Center and Transitional Living Facility, SRM provides food, shelter, clothing, medical attention, Christian counseling, literacy training and advocacy – free of charge. These programs help individuals take meaningful steps toward becoming responsible and productive members of the community.
SRM began as a community outreach ministry located over a laundry facility on Stanford Street in Springfield, MA in 1892. SRM continues today to provide the homeless and low-income with services to meet their most basic needs and is a safe place of refuge – all free of charge and without direct government assistance.
Donors’ Bill of Rights
At the Springfield Rescue Mission (SRM), we believe in the principle that every friend of the Rescue Mission has the right to know the facts when it comes to knowing what your gifts are helping to accomplish through our ministry.
Every effort is made to keep you accurately informed about how your financial gifts are being used. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us should you have any questions concerning the work at the Springfield Rescue Mission.
As a donor to the Springfield Rescue Mission, who enthusiastically supports the work and ministry, you have the right:
- To know that SRM will never sell, rent or make available your name, or any other information related to your gifts for the purpose unrelated to SRM.
- To know how SRM spends funds available to use and to be made aware of the cases or operations your gifts help fund.
- To know that SRM is in compliance with federal, state and municipal laws.
- To designate your gift to one of our priority projects.
- To receive a quick response to your inquiries about the ministry’s finances and programs.
- To visit our facility and meet with us personally.
- To expect that SRM will never use high-pressure tactics to solicit your support.
- To expect that SRM is efficient, organized and well-managed.
- To know that SRM has an involved and responsible independent Board of Directors that takes its duties very seriously.
- To know that our appeals for funds are truthful and accurate to the very best of our knowledge.
- To know that SRM is audited annually by an independent auditor and that we are also annually audited by EFCA, of whom we are a member.