Much more than just “three hots and a cot” your Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley is a safety net for lost and hurting neighbors in need. We offer three tracts for clients: transitional, workforce development and discipleship.


Basic services provided include food, shelter, clothing, overnight provisions, limited social service casework, personal information entered in Homeless Management Information System (HMIS).


Two full meals are served daily to the public at our Emergency Shelter located at 962 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Youngstown.

  • Breakfast: 6:15 a.m.–7:15 a.m.
  • Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.


The Mission turns no one away who is need of a warm bed for the night. During our severe Ohio winters, The Mission has literally been a lifeline for those with nowhere to seek shelter. We provide three full meals to everyone staying at the shelter.

Individuals and families who stay at The Mission, whether just for a night or for longer periods, find that life there is orderly and filled with purpose. The Mission has firmly established rules and regulations concerning on-site provisions for our clients.

The Mission is a drug-, alcohol- and tobacco-free environment. Residents and Staff are subject to random testing for all three. Further, everyone staying at The Mission has a daily work assignment, with designated areas of responsibility and accountability throughout the facility. Privileges and penalties are applied without bias.

The Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley provides non-denominational chapel services and Bible studies. Residents are encouraged to learn more about Jesus Christ and His teachings on love, compassion, and mercy.

If you are in need of emergency shelter or know of someone who is, please call 330-744-5485 and ask for a Client Advisor.


This results-oriented program seeks to give our emergency shelter clients a way up and out of homelessness. It provides sufficient housing as the client works to achieve his or her transition plan objectives.

The program provides basic services plus:

  • transportation assistance
  • social service casework
  • legal aid
  • veterans aid (when applicable)
  • skill assistance in job search, personal financial management, and household management


The Discipleship Academy is a comprehensive, transformational education program designed to provide clients with spiritual and academic resources to obtain the knowledge needed to successfully transition back into the community and lead a productive Christ‐centered life.

The Academy covers 42 courses totaling 429 hours in the classroom and consists of five cohesive segments:

  • Biblical Education
  • Adult Educational Studies
  • Associates of Arts in Liberal Studies (San Diego Christian College)
  • Service Duties
  • Academy Internships


Because of one licensed social worker on staff and our experience with YSU, KSU and a number of online colleges – we enjoy the help of several social work interns at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Add to that the collaboration in the house of Catholic Charities, D&E Counseling, Turning Point Counseling, the Veterans Administration and Legal Aid we are able to continue to serve a population in need.