"I arrived at the Rescue Mission on September 25, 2002, from Troy, Alabama. At first I stayed in the shelter part of the Mission. It was the only place to go because I was hooked on drugs real bad and I was ashamed to be around my family. Joyce, the Emergency Shelter Coordinator, suggested I enter the Program at Vince’s Place. While I was in the shelter, three guys tried to talk me out of coming to Vince’s Place but I came anyway and I’m glad I did because I love it here. Vince’s Place is a good place and the people there are helping me with my recovery." — current resident/truck driver
The Rescue Mission of Trenton
to Rebuild Lives
The Rescue Mission of Trenton provides the only Emergency Shelter in Mercer County, New Jersey, licensed by the Department of Community Affairs (DCA), serving single men and women.
The Emergency Shelter is open 4 PM – 8 AM daily and is located at 89 Ewing Street, Trenton, NJ 08609.
Clients receive breakfast, dinner, snacks, clothing, winter coats, and personal hygiene necessities.
The Mission operates a daily Day Center providing respite from the elements, outreach services, and lunch daily.
Under the Emergency Services Program, the Rescue Mission also operates a weekend soup kitchen every Sunday and the fifth Saturday of the month.
Transitional housing is available on a limited basis.
Additional Emergency Services include free clothing and furniture to homeless clients or those referred by other social service programs.
The Rescue Mission’s Emergency Services are designed to serve Mercer County Residents. While a homeless client is in the shelter, staff members work to link the person to community programs that will address the pressing needs and issues contributing to their homelessness.
The Homeless Assessment and Referral (HAR) Program provides assessment to clients in the emergency shelter and referral to addictions, mental health and other crucial services. The program offers extended, supportive housing to adult, single men who are experiencing homelessness and are in need of assistance in obtaining social services and benefits in addition to living accommodations.“If it wasn’t for this program, I don’t know where I’d be today,” said one of the first clients assigned to the program. “It’s one of the best things I’ve heard of – since coming to Trenton – for people who need help. I don’t know why somebody didn’t do it before.” —former HAR resident