The Rescue Mission in Fort Wayne, IN has formally outlined its 2015-2016 plan for Winter Weather Contingency and Warming Centers. Anyone in need of warmth or shelter is welcome to take advantage of the warming center and contingency options. Please see detailed information below.
LEVEL ONE WARMING CENTER:
Once outside temperatures reach 40 degrees (REAL FEEL), The Rescue Mission will open its East Lobby from 7:00am to 6:00pm for use as a Warming Center.
LEVEL TWO WARMING CENTER:
When outside temperatures reach 32 degrees (REAL FEEL), The Rescue Mission will open its dining room and Chapel (if needed) in addition to the East Lobby from 7:00am to 7:00pm for use as Warming Centers.
The City of Fort Wayne opens additional warming centers once temperatures reach 10 degrees.
WINTER CONTINGENCY SHELTER POLICY:
During winter months, when temperatures are unsafe, The Rescue Mission’s men’s facility (301 W. Superior St.) does not turn away anyone based on bed space. Cots are available for use in the Chapel as overflow shelter. Men in need of shelter can check in each night at 7:00pm, provided they are free from drugs and alcohol and meet eligibility criteria.
For more information, please contact Rev. Donovan Coley, Chief Executive Officer, at 260.426.7357 ext. 113, or via e-mail at donovan.
The Rescue Mission is comprised of four subsidiary programs in Fort Wayne:
Life House (44+ beds, 75 cots): Immediate Housing Program provides basic needs and spiritual support to men facing a homeless crisis. Community Meals Program provides three nutritious meals daily to its residents and to the public. Meals are served at 7 a.m., noon and 5 p.m. daily.
Restoration House (54 beds): Short- and Long-Term residential programs meeting spiritual, emotional, physical, vocational and educational needs of men facing a homeless crisis.
Charis House (78 beds): Short- and Long-Term residential programs meeting spiritual, emotional, physical, vocational and educational needs of women and children facing a homeless crisis.
Treasure House: Thrift store. Proceeds help to fund The Rescue Mission’s programs.
About The Rescue Mission
After 112 years of evolution and adaptation, The Rescue Mission remains steadfast in its mission to “provide, through the power of Jesus Christ, a home for the homeless, food for the hungry, and hope for their future.” In partnership with the caring businesses, agencies, churches and individuals in the Fort Wayne area, The Rescue Mission remains committed to serving the community and those in greatest need. For more information or to make a donation, visit www.therescuemission.net.