Our Emergency Shelter and life-transforming Rehabilitation Program provides safe shelter, hot meals, clean clothing and a second chance to over 600 men every year!
Men's Emergency Shelter Program:
SRM's 43-bed Emergency Shelter located at 148 Taylor Street provides homeless men with nutritious meals, safe shelter and hygiene items, as well as clothing, counseling and referrals to community resources as needed. The Emergency Shelter operates at capacity nearly every night of operation and is expected to serve approximately 500 unduplicated men annually, ages 18 and older.
Food Service Programs:
SRM plans to provide 278,000 meals to individuals and families in need through the following outreach programs:
- The Public Breakfast Program: Serves a well-balanced, full breakfast for up to 100 hungry men, women and children, six days per week, 7:00AM to 7:45AM. SRM is the only organization in the community serving a Public Breakfast six days per week.
- Operation SONshine: A mobile food service that delivers an average of 250 nutritious meals per day, on each day of operation, to residents in Springfield's low-income neighborhoods.
- Traditional Holiday Meals: Over 2,300 hungry and homeless individuals are served at a sit-down holiday meal on Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
- Give Away Center: Clothing, shoes and coats, as well as bags of groceries filled with nutritious food items and food staples and other items for daily living are distributed by appointment to anyone in need and depending on our food inventory.
Men’s New Life Program:
Provides biblical counceling and instruction to help men come to terms with their homelessness, addictions and other areas of their lives to return to the community. The Men’s New Life Program (MNLP) works individually with participants to help them resolve a large number of problems so they can return to the community and sustain a productive life. SRM’s facility at 10 Mill Street has a capacity for 60 dorm beds in MNLRP, an increase over the 40 dorm beds at the former facility at 19 Bliss Street.
Men’s Transitional Living Program:
Graduates of the Men’s New Life Program stay for up to 12 additional months in the Transitional Living Program located at 148 Taylor Street (Springfield) on the Second Floor. The men live in an alcohol-free and drug-free environment and receive meals and case management before making a full transition to independent living. Men's Transitional Program is an extension of Springfield Rescue Mission's Men's New Life program where men continue working towards making a full transition to independent living.