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Our Difference

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 them to 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.

Purpose, Vision & Values

Our Purpose

The purpose of Lima Rescue Mission is to glorify God by sharing His love with people in need through Christ-centered programs and services.

Our Vision

To see the lives of everyone we serve transformed, helping them to become independent and productive members of society by providing for their spiritual, physical and emotional needs.

Our Values

  • We believe the Gospel of Jesus Christ transforms lives.
  • We believe that homelessness may be a symptom of deeper spiritual issues.
  • We will provide a safe and secure environment which promotes healing and recovery.
  • We will be financially responsible with the resources entrusted to us.
  • We will continually evaluate and improve programs and services, operational procedures and overall effectiveness.
  • We will keep Christ at the center of all that we do.