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Mission Secures $400,000 HUD Grant for Supportive Housing Project (Aug 2010)

Lab on Wheels Comes To the Mission Mission employees and residents participating in the Mission's Job Readiness Program will be receiving extensive training over the next several months from The Center for Training and Development (CTD) Mercer County Community College. Read More

Rescue Mission in the News

TEACH program helps Rescue Mission residents develop marketable skills The Rescue Mission has implemented several job-readiness programs that provide its residents with training to help them remake and reshape their lives. The mission's TEACH program helps residents develop marketable skills for future employment. Read More

Rescue Mission feeling the pinch
....Last year, industrial salvage and store sales generated approximately 24 percent of the Mission's total income, down from more than 40 percent of total revenue at certain points in the Mission's history. The decline recently has been, in large part, the result of a "perfect storm" that has hit the mission. Read More

For many, Mission store represents hope In the back of your closet you probably have a shirt or a pair of pants, or maybe a coat or a sweater, which you no longer wear or need. For you, it represents something to get rid of when you have time. But for the residents and clients of the Rescue Mission of Trenton, it represents hope. Read More

Linowitz Foundation issues challenge for Holiday Appeal The Rose and Louis H. Linowitz Charitable Foundation, a longtime supporter of The Times Holiday Appeal, has stepped forward with the second challenge to Times readers and area organizations to be generous this holiday season. The foundation has pledged to match the next $5,000 raised by the 2010 campaign. Read More

Workshops help ex-convicts become employable When Patrick Courtney sought help at the Rescue Mission of Trenton, he had — among other difficulties — some gaps in his employment history, due most notably to some time spent in prison. Read More

Hutchinson Industries match pushes Times Appeal past $50,000 When this year's Times Holiday Appeal launched on Nov. 21, Hutchinson Industries of Trenton pledged to match the first $25,000 raised by the community, challenging people to be generous this holiday season. Read More

Mission's HAR program helps man turn life around Tyrone Riley, who had grappled with alcohol addiction for years, entered the mission's Homeless Assessment and Referral (HAR) program in late 2005 at the suggestion of a relative who had dealt with his addiction problem with the help of the mission. Read More

Mission gave Mercer Street Food Bank a head start Since 1987, the Mercer Street Friends Food Bank has been leading the fight to end hunger in the greater Mercer County region, channeling food in our community to ensure that the most vulnerable of our citizens do not go hungry. Read More

Generous donations added to Holiday Appeal fund New contributions to this year's Times Holiday Appeal, including a gift of $2,500 from Wilmington Trust, have helped bring the total raised to date to $18,679. Read More

Mission resident Wayne Frascella hopes to form positive relationship with son On Nov. 27, a Times Holiday Appeal story chronicled the progress that Wayne Frascella has made in rebuilding his life while at the Rescue Mission of Trenton. .....The story said nothing about Frascella's son from his first marriage, as he had had no contact with him for many years. Read More

Rescue Mission client finds college success Not everyone makes it at the Rescue Mission of Trenton, but the organization can cite dozens of examples of former residents such as Rodney Hargis, who had sunk into the depths of addiction and has rebuilt his life with the help and the support of the Mission. Read More

Mini-golf benefits Rescue Mission The Rescue Mission of Trenton, the recipient of this year's Times Holiday Appeal, is celebrating its 95th anniversary. Since its founding in 1915, the Mission has provided a warm, safe, clean refuge for those who have fallen on hard times. Read More

'Where Hope Works' tells Rescue Mission story (See video to the left). Through extensive interviews with mission staff and clients, the film describes the struggles of individuals whose lives have been broken by a tough world; the causes and triggers of their addictions; the pain they experience; and their joy when they triumph over their circumstances and secure a job with the help of skills learned at the mission. Read More

New building to house the homeless The Rescue Mission of Trenton, the recipient of this year's Times Holiday Appeal, recently was awarded a $400,000 competitive grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to create 15 studio apartments for the homeless at the site of a long-vacant building located at 501-505 Perry Street across from The Times. Read More

Range of housing options at Mission The Rescue Mission of Trenton, now celebrating its 95th anniversary, offers a wide range of programs to encourage individuals to reach their greatest potential. Read More

Rescue Mission lost icon August 15, 2009, the day that Furnie Gaines passed away, will go down in Rescue Mission history as a "day that will live in infamy." Gaines had courageously battled pancreatic cancer for months, and he continued to work until the very end. Read More

Man with a mission of self-help Wayne Frascella grew up on the streets of South Trenton. His father was an alcoholic and his mother died at age 36. From ages 12 to 18 he spent time in two foster homes in the South Ward. He quit school at age 16 to pump gas at the Sunoco station across from Trenton High School.

At Rescue Mission, work therapy is key Work therapy and life/job skills training, which give residents a sense of belonging and responsibility, are at the core of the Rescue Mission of Trenton's efforts to remake, reshape and rebuild lives. Read More

Rescue Mission serves -- efficiently The Rescue Mission of Trenton works hard to create an environment where its clients can live with dignity, build self-esteem, and experience love, responsibility and hope. Read More

Rescue Mission has many success stories The Rescue Mission of Trenton, the recipient of this year's Times Holiday Appeal, is dedicated to remaking and reshaping lives. Read More

Vince's Place helps clients beat addiction
Vince's Place is the Rescue Mission of Trenton's licensed residential addiction treatment program. Read More



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