The Fort Wayne Rescue Mission’s goal is to change lives for good. The Rescue Mission is a faith-based nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization, providing restorative care to men, women, and children experiencing a homeless crisis. The Mission is comprised of four ministries, or houses, that function as communities of compassion:

  • Life House provides immediate relief from hunger and homelessness. Free meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are provided to the public 365 days a year. The needy in our community find meals as well as clothing, hygiene products, referrals—or simply someone to listen at Life House.
  • Restoration House is for men experiencing a homeless crisis. For many men, the Restoration House is their last hope. They’re unemployed. Addicted. Wrestling with problems. Men are helped to understand their past, receive God’s healing and take steps to move forward.
  • Charis House is for women and children experiencing a homeless crisis. At Charis House, women not only find relief from homelessness, but they’re also able to heal and move forward. The restorative programs equip them to find jobs and housing, navigate life’s challenges, experience emotional stability and grow in their relationship with Christ.
  • Treasure House is a thrift store which raises funds, creates training opportunities, and provides clothing and goods to help people overcome homelessness. Treasure House is located at 10202 Coldwater Road, in the Pine Valley Shopping Mall.

Covenant supports the Rescue Mission financially and with volunteers. To volunteer at the Rescue Mission contact Gloria Mainz-Kuker at

For more information on the Rescue Mission click here.