Atlantic City Rescue Mission - Emergency Shelter

2009 Bacharach Blvd
Atlantic City, NJ 08404

609-345-5517 Visit Website
Class of Housing/Services: Homeless Shelter, Meals, Addiction Recovery Services, Family Shelter Programs, Counseling

General Information:
The Emergency Shelter provides emergency shelter for individuals and families in need. The Mission also provides meals, clothing, and advocacy. For more information contact Altantic City Rescue Mission or visit the Altantic City Rescue Mission website. If you are homeless in the southern New Jersey area and need a safe place to stay, please call the Atlantic City Rescue Mission at (609)345-5517 and ask to speak with a counselor or chaplain. The Mission is open, and someone is here to help you, 24/7. Meals If you are located in the Atlantic City area, you may come to the Mission for breakfast and dinner at no charge. Breakfast is available from 7:00 AM to 7:30 AM. Dinner is open from 4:15 PM to 6:00 PM. If you live in Atlantic County, New Jersey in your own housing and need food, please call our kitchen at (609)345-5517 and ask for an emergency food basket. Programs Meals, shelter, and clothing are a homeless person's immediate needs, but they also need services to help them get back on their feet again. Counseling and Case Management  The first step is to sit down with a Chaplain or Counselor and talk about why they became homeless. Together, the individual and counselor put together a case plan to help overcome the obstacles that led to homelessness.  This might include referrals to other social service organizations or enrolling in one of the Mission's programs. Family Life Center Program  The Family Life Center is a haven for homeless moms and children.  Up to 11 families can stay as long as they need to until they can move back into permanent housing.  Safe shelter, meals, counseling, parenting classes for the moms, and homework help for the children are all available. Work Readiness Program  For those guests who haven't worked in some time, they need a jump-start on getting back into working mode. For 120 days, they work a shift in the Mission 6 days per week doing cooking, cleaning, security, maintenance, or office work.  They also attend daily classes in life skills, money management, or Bible study.  There's a graduation ceremony for those who complete the program, and then they can move on to employment, transitional housing, HOPE Program, or Overcomers. Overcomers Program  Some of our guests have become homeless due to addiction issues. Through the Overcomers Program, they receive one year of residential recovery. They continue to work a shift in the Mission to boost their employability, and they attend intensive group and individual counseling for addiction. After graduating, they move on to employment, transitional housing, or the HOPE Program. HOPE Program  Homelessness Overcome through Programmed Employment (HOPE) helps those who have graduated from the Work Readiness or Overcomers Programs to build a resume, find a job, and save money by continuing to live at the Mission until they have enough to move to their own housing.


Helpful Definitions For Atlantic City Rescue Mission - Emergency Shelter:
Transitional housing is affordable supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless or who are close to homelessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficient to move towards independent living on their own. Transitional housing locations are oftentimes called Halfway Houses. The naming of the two (Halfway House OR Transitional House) is oftentimes interchangeable.

Many Transitional Housing programs are subsidized and are income based. Income based transitional housing generally charges 30% of your income for rent when you do have income. Contact the transitional housing facility to see if this applies.

Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistance, job training, domestic violence assistance, etc. The assistance provided varies, but it is generally affordable and low cost housing. Read the descriptions of each of the transitional living locations for more detailed information. Transitional housing facilities also may or may not assist with alcohol and/or drug substance abuse treatment.

How To Volunteer at Atlantic City Rescue Mission - Emergency Shelter:
Be a volunteer. Call Atlantic City Rescue Mission - Emergency Shelter at 609-345-5517 for current volunteer work opportunities.

As A General Note About Listings: does our best to provide listings that are free of cost. Many of the homeless shelters and services are free of charge. Some do charge small fees. We always urge the users of our website to visit the websites of the providers listed, OR give them a phone call to find out complete details.

In furtherance; Halfway Houses, Transitional Housing, and Substance Abuse Treatment Centers for the most part charge a fee. Most of the substance abuse resources we provide are low cost, Medicaid or sliding scale fee. We provide as much information as possible on the website of these locations.

Rooming and Boarding Houses do charge fees. We list them where we find them. They are a nice low cost option for housing.

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