ALLENTOWN RESCUE MISSION INC

Since 1900, The Allentown Rescue Mission has fed multitudes of hungry and hurting people. Today we embrace all those experiencing homelessness with the compassion of Jesus Christ.

Allentown, PA   |  www.allentownrescuemission.org

Mission

For more than 100 years, the Allentown Rescue Mission has addressed the changing face of homelessness, tackling the root causes of homelessness, and helping to end homelessness one life at a time throughout the Lehigh Valley. The Mission has been a place where men have begun to experience restoration with God, their families, and their communities. Thousands have come to us and received life-changing help throughout the decades.

Ruling year info

1959

CEO

Mr. Stuart Smith

Main address

355 Hamilton St

Allentown, PA 18101 USA

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EIN

23-6005983

NTEE code info

Temporary Shelter For the Homeless (L41)

Christian (X20)

Temporary Shelter For the Homeless (L41)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Allentown Rescue Mission sees the problem of chronic homelessness in men in the Greater Lehigh Valley area. Some need just a hand up, while others require more intensive, long-term assistance. The Mission is here to meet all their needs - both physical and spiritual - and to utilize the services of other community agencies as needed. Whether they are the victims of abuse, mental illness, addiction to drugs or alcohol or just experiencing hard times, the Allentown Rescue Mission offers a supportive fresh start to those who are ready and willing to change their lives.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Transformation Program

Our Transformation Program is a residential rehabilitation program created to free men from the bonds of addiction, as well as other destructive behaviors, by establishing an active relationship with Jesus Christ.

The Transformation Program can accommodate up to a 100 adult (18 years or older) men a year, who engage in systematic Bible study, biblical counseling, case management, mental health treatment through our agency partners, and medical treatment through our DeSales Clinic. Additional curriculum’s include: Job readiness and computer skills, financial guidance, and anger management. After completing the Transformation Program, our graduates enter a Transition Period where they work for our Clean Team, continue with their biblical studies, and connect with a local church.

Transformation program participants are mentored through a gradual transition back into the community, to aid in the restoration of family relationships, and to build strong a relationship with a local church, to help prevent relapse and ensure the participant’s continued growth and accountability.

Admission Procedure: The Transformation Program requires a commitment for change. All of the men enrolled have been screened through our Emergency Shelter.

Population(s) Served

Applying for entrance to the Emergency Shelter:

Must obtain a voucher from the Allentown Police station located at 1005 Hamilton Street.

Our doors open at 4PM…Dinner is served at 5:30PM

Para poder ser aceptados en esta MISSION tienes que hacer lo siguiente:

Tienes que obtener un boleto (voucher) de en la estacion de policia calle 10 Y Hamilton

La entrada a la Mission es de 4 P.M. (La comida sera servida a las 5:30 P.M.)

Not Just a Bed and a Meal... A Chance for a New Beginning

The Emergency Shelter receives men over the age of 18 who have exhausted all support and typically have multiple and long-term problems, many involving mental health and drug and alcohol.

The Emergency Shelter provides 72 beds for homeless men, in an air conditioned / heated dorm, with limited storage for personal belongings, shower facilities, medical clinic, case management, connection to outside agencies, and home cooked meals.

The Emergency Shelter’s operating hours are 4:00 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. Monday through Friday and we are open 24/7 on weekends

The Emergency Shelter offers up to a 30 day stay. During this time the men are encouraged to get a job and save money, connect with an agency to develop a plan to end their homelessness, or apply for the Mission’s long term transitional program called the Transformation Program.

Population(s) Served

The Clean Team is a program of the Allentown Rescue Mission that teaches clients how to work their way out of homelessness. Clean Team participants are paid above PA state minimum wage and perform real work in the community; while learning valuable life skills and workplace values that are essential to success.

Clean Team workers will clean it up, pick it up, spruce it up or haul it away. Here are some examples of what the Clean Team can do for you:

Office moves

Interior demolition

Light landscaping

Property cleanouts

Dumpsite cleanups

Carpet removal

Interior painting

Floor waxing

Anything labor related

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of meals served or provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Hours of volunteer service

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of bed nights (nights spent in shelter)

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Emergency Shelter

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Number of program graduates

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Transformation Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Allentown Rescue Mission is aiming to help men end their chronic homelessness.

Some need just a hand up, while others require more intensive, long-term assistance. The Mission is here to meet all their needs - both physical and spiritual - and to utilize the services of other community agencies as needed.

Here at the Allentown Rescue Mission we are a team of dedicated employees and volunteers who meet people where they're at and give them the resources to get where they're going.
Staff is educated and experienced, professional and compassionate.
The Clean Team is a program of the Allentown Rescue Mission that teaches clients how to work their way out of homelessness. Clean Team participants are paid above PA state minimum wage and perform real work in the community; while learning valuable life skills and workplace values that are essential to success.

The Allentown Rescue Mission has established a working relationship with the city of Allentown to clean the streets and other companies where the men on our Clean Team have secured jobs.
We here at the Allentown Rescue Mission are looking to get more people involved with helping us end homelessness through a new donor program and events that will raise awareness of the need for volunteers and funds to help us accomplish our goal.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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ALLENTOWN RESCUE MISSION INC

Board of directors
as of 7/29/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Stuart Smith


Board co-chair

John Hinkle

Tyler Powell

Bart Schenkel

David Schenkel

Tom Gibson