Human Services

Bridgeport Rescue Mission, Inc.

Fighting poverty from the inside out

aka Bridgeport Rescue Mission

Bridgeport, CT

Mission

Bridgeport Rescue Mission fights poverty from the inside out as we embrace the urban poor and addicted, offering hope and healing for a changed life.

Our vision is to excel in the provision of food, shelter, clothing, education, job training and counseling for the urban poor and addicted.

Ruling Year

1994

Executive Director

Rev. Terry Wilcox

Main Address

Bridgeport Rescue Mission 1088 Fairfield Avenue

Bridgeport, CT 06605 USA

Keywords

Homeless,free, food,shelter,women,men, children, drug & alcohol rehab, Christian

EIN

06-1362705

 Number

4168033971

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

Christian (X20)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Bridgeport Rescue Mission provides essential services and life-changing recovery programs to economically and socially disenfranchised individuals so they can become self-sufficient, contributing members of our community. BRM is committed to meeting the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of impoverished and homeless individuals who are experiencing a short- or long-term crisis. BRM's programs are designed to address the problems linked to poverty, homelessness, and substance abuse, which are often preceded by issues related to lack of education, dysfunctional family history, economic stress, domestic abuse, lack of employable job skills, and no life purpose. The Mission reaches out to ALL men, women, and children, regardless of race, ethnicity, creed or economic status, providing all services and programs free of charge.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Food, Shelter & Recovery Services

Where we work

Charting Impact

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

1. Broaden and deepen our Christian witness through the services we provide.
2. Build a Care Center to streamline and expand operations in our food and clothing services.
3. Continue to increase the number of men and women who graduate from our year-long New Life Discipleship Program for those dealing with life-dominating issues such as drug and alcohol addictions.
4. Continue to support our New Life graduates in our Supportive Housing Program.

1. Launch a Capital Campaign to build new Care Center.
2. Strengthen programming in New Life Program to increase number of graduates.

Food Outreach Program - providing 600,000 meals each year.
Emergency Shelter for Men, Women and Mothers with Children
Great ThanksGiving Project - providing 4,000 families with a turkey, bag of fixings and a winter coat for any member of the family that needs one (approximately 15,000 coats distributed each year).
New Life Discipleship Program for Men & Women - graduating approximately 50 men and women each year.

Bridgeport Rescue Mission quantifies and evaluates our programs by:
- Through Spero we count the number of recipients of our meal programs, our food pantry program and our clothing program.
- Tracking the number of individuals successfully completing our New Life addiction recovery program.
- Tracking the number of individuals successfully remaining in our supportive housing program and finding new housing and employment or completing education.

Bridgeport Rescue Mission has:
- Increased the capacity and productivity of our kitchen with a renovation and upgrade of refrigeration units.
- Deepened the reach of our Food Program by 1) increasing the number of children receiving meals through our Summer Lunch Program. 2) Adding a stop to our Mobile Kitchen routes.
- Added and renovated bedrooms in our Women and Children's Program to increase the number of homeless mothers with children that we serve.
- Added a Supportive Housing Program to our New Life addiction recovery program to strengthen the recovery of our graduates.
- Commenced work on our Care Center project.

External Reviews

Affiliations & Memberships

Christian Management Association (CMA) 2002

Association of Gospel Rescue Missions (AGRM) 1993

Financials

Bridgeport Rescue Mission, Inc.

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

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CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Not Applicable

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

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BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

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