What is unique about the way Lima Rescue Mission works with the homeless? We know that it can be challenging — and overwhelming — for people to finally face and begin to work through issues that they have been struggling with. Our beliefs guide us as we provide support and care to those who are facing a time of crisis.
More than just food and shelter
While we place an emphasis on physical care, including providing food, shelter, and clothing, we believe that true healing and recovery requires more than just physical needs being met.
Getting to the heart of the problem
We meet with each individual to get to know them better, and learn what has led to them seek help at the Mission. As we get to know each person, we are able to connect them to resources that will be helpful for their specific needs.
We offer on-site classes, with topics including finances, life skills, recovery, and Bible studies. We also provide support for individuals interested in obtaining a GED. In addition, job coaching, literacy tutoring, and several off-site learning opportunities are also available. Transitional housing is available to those who are working.
We work with individuals to set achievable goals, and give encouragement and support as they work toward them. No two cases are exactly alike — the problems each person is going through vary greatly, and the level of care and length of stay at the Mission are different for everyone. In some cases, individuals are connected with other agencies that are able to provide help with specific needs.
Supporting, but not creating dependence
At Lima Rescue Mission, we provide a safe and caring environment for individuals as they take steps to get their life back on track. We promote independence and provide services with the understanding that they are temporary in nature. We expect to see individuals making positive changes and working toward becoming independent, and we provide support, guidance, and encouragement as they do so.