Message from our Chief Operating Officer It’s been a challenging year at the Atlantic City Rescue Mission. As unemployment remained high and people struggled in the poor economy, government benefits continue to dwindle. We realized that if we didn’t act quickly, more people would be joining the ranks of the homeless and seeking shelter at the Mission.
“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in.”
Our Community Services Department responded with case Matthew 25:35 workers dedicated to helping people pay their bills and stay in their homes. Next our kitchen rose to the challenge by providing emergency food baskets to people in the community – 212,364 food basket meals in total. These requests soared to a staggering 72% increase in just two short years! In addition, the mission helped nearly 3,000 homeless men, women, and children with meals, shelter, clothing, counseling, and transformational programs. Educational opportunities also increased with partnerships forged through community relationships and volunteer tutors. Through our permanent housing placement program, we successfully placed hundreds of men, women and children into homes of their own. We could not have done it without help from our generous supporters. To all those who have donated, volunteered, prayed for us, and for the people we serve, I give you my heartfelt thanks.
DAN BROWN, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
“The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.” Psalm 9:9 “We stayed in my car for
several nights. And then I heard about the Mission. I’m so thankful they were there for us when we needed it most.”
MAKE OUR MISSION YOURS
2011 Annual Report AC Rescue Mission.org
So how much is a new life worth? For just $39.75 a day we provide food, clothing, shelter, medical access, job training and so much more.
IT’S ABOUT MORE THAN NUMBERS “As significant as it is, we’re not concerned so much with the number of people we’ve helped in 47 years, but the ones still counting on us for help today.”– Dan Brown
“I could have ended up dead. Thank God for the Atlantic City Rescue Mission. ”
– 2011 WorkReadiness Graduate
Life Recovery, Training and Education, Permanent Housing Placement. REAL SOLUTIONS. REAL HOPE
Atlantic City Rescue Mission 609-345-5517 ACRescueMission.org
WHERE DOES OUR SUPPORT COME FROM? 2011 INCOME: $4,617,194
2011 SUMMARY OF SERVICES Men:
25% SHELTER/WELFARE INCOME
8% Contracted Services 1% other
– Robert (no longer homeless)
my life back.”
WHERE DOES YOUR DOLLAR GO? 2011 EXPENSES: $5,724,023
77% PROGRAM EXPENSES
Dining Hall Meals:
Food Basket Meals:
People fed with food baskets:
Beds / Sleeping Units: 114,755 77%
8% MANAGEMENT & GENERAL 15% DEVELOPMENT
Number of Donors: 15,749 Active Volunteers: 568 Volunteer Hours: 24,341 Value of donated items: $923,703
Your support is what makes this happen.
Transient Ministry/Emergency Services:
Meals, shelter, clothing, counseling, case management, medical /mental health care, morning/evening chapel and advocacy. 2,090 men. 699 women
Work Readiness Program: 120-day job skills
training program. 165 male, 9 female participants. 63 graduates moved on to employment, vocational training programs, further education, or long-term recovery programs.
Overcomers Program: 1-year homeless recovery program. 29 participants 15 graduates.
Family Life Center: Shelter, food, clothing,
case management, and counseling for homeless mothers and children. 52 families. 105 children.
Barnabas House: Transitional housing in Wildwood, NJ. 20 residents. 5 completed/moved to permanent housing.
Medical Clinic: AtlantiCare operates the on-site primary health care clinic and substance abuse program. 4,462 patients 23,294 visits.
Transient Detox Program: 107 men and 5 women referred by the Clinic for detox.
Medical Hold Program: For persons requiring bed rest to recuperate from illness/injury 253 men and 57 women – 310 total
Community Services: Homeless prevention
Crisis Diversion Unit/Partial Care: 5 beds for
men referred by the Psychiatric Intervention Program. Group therapy run by AtlantiCare Behavioral Health and Jewish Family Service. 57 participants.
services and rapid re-housing for people falling behind on utility/rent/mortgage payments, or those being evicted. $286,376 used to assist 438 people, both singles and in families. 127 families, 34 women, and 28 men placed in permanent housing (189 units total). Emergency food baskets provided 212,364 meals to 23,596 people.
Collaborative Hold: Shelter and meals for
FARM: Provides quiet moments of solitude and
homeless people who are receiving therapy or services with another agency in the community. 532 participants.
Working Status: Shelter for working people so
they can save for affordable housing. 139 individuals.
HOPE Program: Assists program graduates in finding jobs and housing. 50 participants.
Referral Hold: For those awaiting placement at another facility. 408 people.
Prison Re-Entry: Shelter and meals for newlyreleased persons. Career Opportunity Development Inc. provides case management to help reduce recidivism. 93 participants.
reflection while participating in a meaningful way at the Mission. It’s also a chance to interact with community volunteers while assisting transition and reengagement in society. Last year the farm, generated 29,502 pounds of produce. 40 Participants.
Street Outreach: Every day 3 full-time individuals are building relationships with the chronically homeless and leading them to assistance at the Mission. Last year, 75 men and women were assisted.