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.
Meeting the Needs
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 Center and Transitional Living Facility, SRM provides food, shelter, clothing, medical attention, Christian counseling, literacy training and advocacy – free of charge. The 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. For the next four decades, SRM continued to provide the homeless with services to meet their basic needs.
The Springfield Rescue Mission has been a safe place of refuge for Springfield’s homeless for more than a century. SRM is one of the oldest human service agencies serving the poor and homeless in the Greater Springfield area. In 2017, SRM served 93,917 meals to men, women and children, provided 19,772 safe shelter beds to homeless and recovering addicts, and distributed 64,269 items of clothing to men, women and children through the Clothing and Give-Away Center – all FREE OF CHARGE and without direct government assistance.