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 & career assistance
  • discipleship.


Basic services provided include food, shelter, clothing, overnight provisions and limited casework.


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 is here for those who are in 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.

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


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

The Academy consists of three cohesive segments:

  • Biblical Essentials
  • Life Essentials
  • Service Essentials


The Mission offers Biblical counsel and case management to all clients who seek services at the emergency shelter.