We are a local, non-profit homeless shelter that has served the El Paso community since February of 1952. Over the years, we’ve grown and developed into so much more than a shelter. we have seperated spaces for all our guests at the Rescue Mission including a Single woman’s floor, family floor, single men’s floor, Relapse Prevention floor and even medical rooms for those who come to use needing special attention. Aside from the basics like a bed and food, we also have counselors, a Registered Nurse, job search services, vocational rehabiliation program (Hallelujah! BBQ), Drug and Alcohol Relapse Prevention program, street outreach (Corner of Hope) and so much more! Anyone seeking to get out of homelessness can find the resources and support to do so at the Rescue Mission of El Paso!
Because El Paso is a border city, there has always been a migraant presence at the Rescue Mission, however this past year set some new records. Since September of 2022, the Rescue Mission has served over 7,000 migrants whether it be by providing emergency shelter, providing resources like food, water, clothing, toiletries, access to restrooms, showers and laundry machines at our Corner of Hope Street Outreach Center (130 N. Cotton, and/or transportation services to the airport/bus stations. We have almost doubled our capacity in response to the migrant situation and at our peak our kitchen was making over 1,000 meals a day. Currently, we have about 200 migrant men, women and children staying with us on any given day.
In April 2023, we were finally able to open our vocational rehabilitation program’s brick and mortar restaurant, Hallelujah! BBQ, which hires homeless men and women from local shelters as well as graduates of our Relapse Prevention Program and provides job training/experience and a safe and supportive work environment for those in recovery. We currently have 10 team members working at Hallelujah! BBQ, one of which recently purchased their own car!
These huge milestones in the Rescue Mission of El Paso’s 70 year legacy of serving the homeless are only possible because of people like YOU! Thank you for playing a vital role in ministering to those experiencing homelessness in our beloved city of El Paso and surrounding areas.