A second chance, the promise of a better tomorrow.
For over 50 years, the Frederick Rescue Mission has served families and individuals seeking a brighter tomorrow. From those who have hit rock bottom to those in need of critical resources, the Mission has been where hope & healing begins!
Together, we can make a difference now and for eternity.
The critical services and second chances freely given through the love of Christ at the Mission have been made possible by your partnership. Major milestones such as the grand opening of the fully-renovated George L. Shields Bread of Life Kitchen and the three-year anniversary of Faith House reflect your steadfast support which helps the Mission provide life-changing opportunities to those in need. We ask that you prayerfully consider making a special Christmas or year-end gift to the Frederick Rescue Mission. Please know that your gift in any amount is deeply appreciated.
As a 501(C)(3) non-profit ministry, we accept no government funding. We are able to provide these critical services to men, women and children in need only through your generosity, and that of your friends and neighbors. Your tax-deductible gift allows us to make a difference in the lives of hundreds of people every year – now, and for eternity. To learn more about the Frederick Rescue Mission or to give a gift online, please visit our financial and non-cash giving section!
After years in a methadone treatment program, my body, mind, and spirit were beaten down. My life was on a downward spiral, which ended when I woke up last year in a psychiatric unit, with the realization that I had lost everything. That was rock bottom — but what happened after that was nothing short of a miracle. I was led to Frederick Rescue Mission’s Faith House, where I found everything I needed to leave my past behind and embrace life. A “wall of women” surrounded me – my case manager, legal advocate, mentor, counselor, and others in recovery. They give me hope for my future every day. I didn’t even know hope existed before Faith House, but now I understand the kind of love that transforms — and I will never be the same.
When people ask me what my life was like before the Mission’s Changed Life Recovery Program, only one word comes to mind: miserable. In fact, it was worse than miserable — it was non-existent. My addiction was alcoholism, so drinking was the only way I knew how to survive. In 2017, I hit rock bottom. I applied to the CLRP program — and that’s where I reclaimed my life. During that year, I learned that no one recovers alone. We need a strong spiritual base and we need each other. I accepted help and, one day at a time, things began to change. I’ve been sober for over two years now. I have a good job and my own place. I’m grateful for my new life every day.