Friday, March 23, 2012

Another Post Article

Follow this link for another article on the Rescue Mission in the Huffington Post.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


These are taken from the March/April edition of Rescue, the bimonthly publication of the AGRM:

Two Different Worlds: 20 to 25% of the homeless population in the United States suffers from some sort of severe mental illness. 6% of the general population of Americans is severely mentally ill. (Source: Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration/National Coalition for the Homeless.)

How Abuse Affects Homelessness: Approximately 21% of homeless families and 25% of single homeless women are homeless due to domestic violence. One national survey found that domestic violence was the second most frequently stated reason for homelessness for families. The National Alliance to End Homelessness notes: “Many homeless women have been victims of domestic violence at some point in their past, even if they do not identify it as the immediate cause of their homelessness.” (Source: Up With Women)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Rescue Mission in Huffington Post

Exit the Madison Avenue Expressway onto Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, just beyond a road sign advertising the Museum of Industry and Labor, and an elegant, pre-war building, red brick and multi-gabled, rises on your right. Built in 1931 and the former home of the West Federal YMCA branch, it is now owned by the Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley, which houses dozens of this town's homeless residents.

So reads the opening paragraph of Senior Reporter Tom Zeller’s report on Youngstown, poverty, and politics in The Huffington Post. Follow the link to read the entire story.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Extreme Makeover for Mission Kitchen

Thanks to the generosity of The Youngstown Foundation, the Home Savings Charitable Foundation, and The Walter E. and Caroline H. Watson Foundation, Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley can start to work on the next 1,300,000 meals for the hungry and homeless in our Valley. A combined $ 35,000.00 was awarded to The Mission for the purchase and installation of new kitchen and dining room equipment as well as a domestic hot water boiler replacing that which has enabled The Mission for the past ten years to deliver over 1,300,000 meals. Local companies, W. C. Zabel Company and Prout Boiler, Heating & Welding, Inc. delivered and installed the new equipment.