Life-changing opportunities

Success takes on a new meaning.

Success at The Mission happens in so many ways.

Sometimes, success happens after many failed attempts. Occasionally, it occurs with a step backwards, followed by a few wavering steps forward on a long journey. Every so often, it begins when a major realization allows us to see ourselves in a new light.

Here are some of those success stories:

New Direction Program Graduates

[Video] The New Direction Program

This transformative three-week experience helps individuals in recovery see new possibilities for themselves – and create a plan to achieve their own success. Watch our video on how individuals in the inaugural class created changes for themselves.

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New Direction Program Participant

Creating A New Direction

Can people who are in recovery break out of the repeating loops of poverty, prison, substance use disorder and find a new direction in life? At The Mission, we think so. And have a plan. You can read the story here on NJ.com.

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Bernard

The Meaning of Life

As he walked up to the podium at the Commencement Ceremony for the Inaugural Class of The New Direction Project, Bernard Herrman looked out at the audience, where his mother and godmother sat with the New Jersey Department of Human Services Commissioner and Assistant Commissioner, as well as representatives from Drug Court, the State Parole Board, the City of Trenton,

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A mother and daughter at the Mission Food Pantry

Why Do We Need a New Food Pantry in Trenton?

“We have never before felt the need to open a food pantry. Since the onslaught of the pandemic, however, that need rose unmistakably from our community,” said Barrett Young, Chief Executive Officer of The Mission. He added, “The pandemic has made it clear that those we serve are experiencing new levels of turmoil and suffering. When we reopened The Mission’s

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Governor Murphy speaks about the Mission's work

[Video] Gov. Murphy Speaks About The Mission’s “Tremendous Work”

We are honored that Governor Murphy spoke about The Mission’s “tremendous work, which in addition to feeding those in the community who need a healthy meal, also offers healthcare, housing assistance, addiction treatment and job training.” “Last year,” he said, “the Rescue Mission – under the leadership of that guy, a very good friend and outstanding CEO, Barrett Young –

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Following Guidelines of the CDC, Testing Regularly, Then Repeating

“It has been an entire year now in which we have been following the guidelines of the CDC, and having daily conversations with Dr. Eric Williams, The Mission’s Medical Director, and Dr. Rachael Evans, Chief Medical Officer at Henry J. Austin Health Center,” said Barrett Young, Chief Executive Officer of The Mission. During this long year, the guidelines we have

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