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“Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker, but he who is generous to the needy honors him.”
– Proverbs 14:31

Since 1894, Hope Rescue Mission has been a place of refuge for the homeless men of Berks County, PA. We offer four residential programs that men can work their way through to transition back into the community as productive and independent individuals.

On an annual basis and with the partnership of 1,000+ individual volunteers, we provide 59,000+ meals, 47,000+ bed nights, 365 Christ-centered chapel services, 260 morning devotionals, 208 discipleship classes, 1,200+ individual mentorship meetings and over 300 Christian counseling sessions.

Hope is a 501c3 non-profit, non-denominational, Christian outreach that is an associate member of the Association of Gospel Rescue Mission and an accredited member of the Evangelical Council on Financial Accountability. Hope subscribes to the AGRM Statement of Faith.

Our Mission

We provide for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the homeless of Berks County to share the life-changing message of the Gospel with the HOPE of seeing them restored to a productive life.

Our Vision

The Hope Rescue Mission will lead the community in providing vocational, social service, health and spiritual programs to develop community partnership solutions to homelessness.

Our Core Values

  • Share the hope that can only be found in Christ, showing His love in all that we do.
  • Being made in the image of God, all men shall be treated with proper respect and dignity despite their past or present struggles and conditions.
  • Address and serve the needs of the whole man – body, mind, and spirit.
  • Commitment to community partnerships for physical, mental, and spiritual health as well as education and vocation development.