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:

Warming Center

New Warming Center Opens

A new Warming Center will help keep up to 60 homeless individuals safe from the ravages of the pandemic and the equally threatening below-freezing winds of this winter. “We knew we had to do something different this year,” said Mary Gay Abbott-Young, Chief Executive Officer of the Rescue Mission of Trenton. “Traditionally, to keep warm, those who are experiencing homelessness

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How The Rescue Mission of Trenton is Responding to COVID-19

[Video] How We Are Responding to COVID-19

In the beginning of March, when the pandemic began to surge, the entire operation of The Mission had to be completely transformed – in ways that we never previously considered. Watch our video on what we had to do, and how, with your help, we continue to persevere.

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Robin Watkins

I Never Thought I Would Be Here

Just before knocking on The Shelter’s door, Robin Watkins said out loud, “Oh God, no, no, no, no.”  She did not want to go in.  But she had nowhere else to turn. She was hungry. And needed a place to rest her head. So, she knocked. Robin shared, “I worked my whole life. I’ve only been unemployed for two years.

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Who Can You Talk To If You’re Pregnant And Using Opioids?

Thomasine Gaines, a certified peer recovery specialist, is the first person that a pregnant or postpartum woman who is using opioids speaks to when she calls for help to For My Baby and Me, an innovative program in which The Rescue Mission of Trenton has partnered with Capital Health, HomeFront, Catholic Charities and Trenton Health Team to provide long-term recovery

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The Kitchen family in the workshop

From Homeless to Entrepreneur

“Five years ago, I was sleeping under a bridge,” Curtis said, glancing up, as if he could still see the cement overpass along Route 19 in Paterson. “Most nights, I fell asleep wishing I would not wake up in the morning,” he added. “I was so disappointed in myself, in my life. I didn’t want to go on anymore.” Shaking

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