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What We Do

Men's Ministry

Physical Care
We provide care for basic physical needs. A free meal is served each night, and breakfast is served in the morning. Our overnight shelter is available to men who need a place to stay on a temporary basis. Clothing and personal care items are distributed to those who have need.

We offer transitional housing as a way to help others become independent. This opportunity is for men who have some income, but not enough to afford a place of their own. They are able to have a more private space, and learn to budget for monthly expenses while still being able to save for future goals. Many who secure jobs have gone from our overnight shelter to transitional housing to their own apartment.

Spiritual and Individual Care
When someone first comes to the Mission, our Men's Ministry staff meets with them to evaluate their needs. We provide Biblical counseling and discipleship, classes covering a variety of topics, and assistance in connecting with other agencies as needed.

Camp Roberts Summer Day Camp

Camp Roberts is a summer day camp operated by Lima Rescue Mission in Shawnee Township. Each summer, children who attend Lima City Schools in grades K-6th are invited to attend camp. The camp provides a safe haven for children who are facing difficulty. Many of the children come from broken homes, and our caring staff shares God's love as they spend time with every child.

The campground consists of a lodge, chapel, basketball court, swimming pool, large areas for baseball and soccer, and trails through the woods. Daily activities include chapel, lunch, games, swimming, walks through the woods and more.

Basic Services
  • Overnight shelter
  • Day shelter for inclement weather
  • Meals served daily
  • Clothing distribution
  • Personal care items, showers, laundry provided
  • Transitional/low income housing
  • Life skills, recovery, and discipleship classes
  • Daily chapel services
  • Group Bible studies
  • Camp Roberts summer day camp for inner-city youth
Target Audience
  • Poor and homeless men
  • At risk youth

Services are provided in Lima/Allen County with many individuals also coming from surrounding counties.

Key Statistics (Year ending 2023)
  • Years in operation: 117
  • Total regular employees: 11
  • Board members: 9
  • Volunteers (active): 50+
  • Meals served: 13,213
  • Nights of lodging in overnight shelter: 3,498
  • New guests: 98

DinnerWeb thumbMeals are served daily

ClassWeb thumbBible studies and classes are offered

DormWeb thumbSafe shelter is provided

CampWeb thumbCamp Roberts provides safe haven