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How We Help

Food Service Programs:

SRM provides 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 the homeless and residents in Greater 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.

Supporting local churches and other community organizations meeting similar needs in our area.

Give Away Center

The Give Away Center distributes clothing, shoes, coats, bedding items, towels, small household goods and essential hygiene products to men, women and children for daily living. Bags of non-perishable groceries are also given out when available. The Give Away Center operates by appointment. All items are free of charge.

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.

Men’s New Life Rehabilitation Program:

The Men’s New Life Rehabilitation Program provides a comprehensive approach to overcoming homelessness, addicition and other life issues. . . ALL FREE OF CHARGE.

To make an appointment with our Intake Office, please call 413-732-0808, Ext 129 or email jgulsvig@springfieldrescuemission.org.

The Men’s New Life Rehabilitation Program is a year-long, Biblically-based curriculum. The program staff work individually with residents to help them resolve a large number problems so they can return to the community and sustain a productive life. The Springfield Rescue Mission’s facility at 10 Mill Street has a capacity to accommodate 60 men.

Men’s Transitional Living Programs:

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.