Northlands Rescue Mission is a Christian place of hope and transformation. We try to guide everyone who comes through our doors to rescue, rebuild and restore their lives, no matter their needs or challenges. For the homeless living on the streets, we’re a hot meal, a warm bed and a second chance. For the mentally ill, we are a safe harbor that offers compassionate care. For an impoverished family in crisis, we are a source of help and hope.
If you (or someone you know) are considering seeking help at the Mission, these are some of the requirements and expectations that you (or they) can expect to find at the Mission.
- You must be 18 years or older to reside in the Mission building.
- Every person must be able to care for themselves, including showering daily and doing laundry regularly.
- Panhandling (asking for money)
- Fraternizing (holding hands, hugging, kissing, etc.)
- Violence or aggressive behavior
- Profanity, sexual or racial remarks, behaviors, or harassment
- Theft or destruction of property
- Residents may not be in sleeping areas between 8:00 am-4:00 pm.
- Alcohol or illegal drugs
- Personal locks
- Prescribed medication in lockers or personal baggage (can be stored in the front office)
- More that one bag of belongings (maximum weight of 50 pounds)
- DVD players or “R” rated movies or electronic games
- Computers and internet enabled devices unless approved
- Sleeveless shirts, tank tops, or provocative clothing
- Weapons, tools, or scissors
- If you are unable to pay for your stay, you may be assigned a daily detail (i.e. washing dishes, sweeping, mopping, or other help around the Mission), and everyone will be assigned a floor chore. Failure to complete the detail may result in a suspension.
- Everyone must breathalyze for alcohol between 8:00 pm and 10:45 pm at the front office. Everyone must be in bed by 11:00 pm.