Please feel free to explore the many different ministries Toledo Gospel Rescue Mission offers to help restore, rebuild, and support those in need throughout Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan!
TOLEDO GOSPEL RESCUE MISSION MENS SHELTER
1917 JEFFERSON AVE.
At the mens shelter we provide night-to-night shelter for homeless men who are over eighteen years of age. Men desiring to stay in the shelter must be sober & cooperative and in by 6:00PM. Each night they receive a message of hope in a chapel service, eat a nutritious balanced meal, shower, and sleep in a clean, warm bed. In the morning, they eat a solid breakfast before they leave. Also offered is the Work Skills Program under which selected men receive life skills training, work ethics training, and work therapy. Men involved in this program also have midday devotions offered to them throughout the week in conjunction with their lunch. For more information call 419-242-6642.
124 20th St.
This shelter from the storms of life offers a safe haven for mothers with their small children. Rebekah's Haven is not set up to accommodate intact families of any persuasion. The women may stay in during the day with their children while they get their lives in order and seek to find permanent housing. Most of the children are pre-schoolers, however, many early elementary students have started the school attendance from Rebekah's Haven. TPS school buses pick them up and bring them home. Making these children feel safe and secure in the midst of a crisis is our goal. The children have their own space which we call their Activity Center. The children love having their own space where they can relax and enjoy just being children. This is where they learn and have crafts and games to help reinforce the lessons. They also enjoy the fenced-in playground with swings and slides that it provides. We celebrate birthdays and holidays with the children as any family would do. These women and children are not planning to be homeless. Often they leave their homes with the clothes on their backs or what they can carry in a small bag. They have no idea where to go for help. The staff at Rebekah's Haven are able to give them referrals to other local agencies for things like housing and transportation, as well as dental, legal, and health services. Not re-inventing the wheel, we work with existing agencies that are already in place and functioning in the downtown area. Mothers in need of shelter can call 419-243-0403 and speak to Jacque.
TGRM MISSION MALL
117 W. Woodruff @ Putnam St.
The TGRM Mission Mall operates in a unique fashion. Every Saturday from Noon-2:00pm shoppers can get a specific number of items for FREE. They can come back each week, but each week they are asked to take only the specified number of items. This gives everyone in need the opportunity to get what they need. Those wanting more than the specified number of items will be asked to give a small donation. These monetary donations are used to help cover the expenses of the building where the Mission Mall is housed. ANYONE may shop at the Mission Mall. Referrals and I.D. are not required. Shoppers can usually find just about anything they might need at the Mission Mall. However, we cannot guarantee the availability of any given item at an specific time. The Mission Mall is also open Monday-Friday from Noon-4:00pm for shoppers that do not need free items. Shopping is done on a donation basis on those days. People in need of specific items such as furniture, appliances, beds etc. must come in and speak to the Manager on duty. He will know what is available and how many people are on the waiting list. To speak to the manager you may call 419-241-6579, extension 102 and leave a message. To arrange the pick up of large donations you may call the truck driver message phone at 419-241-6579, prompt 4.
TGRM OUTREACH CENTER
670 Phillips Ave. @ Vermaas
TGRM reaches out to the community-at-large in several ways at the Outreach Center. Community-wide free meals are held on Saturdays at 6:00pm except the second Saturday when the Outreach Center is closed. On the first and third Saturdays a Christian worship service is offered at 7:00pm. Kingdom Run Church Service every Sunday at 5:30pm. All are welcome. Anyone in need of clothing may go to the mini-mall located in this facility on the open Saturdays from Noon-2:00pm. Bible Studies are held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7:00pm and are open to anyone in the community. Narcotics Anonymous holds meetings in this facility on Wednesday at 7:30pm, on Friday at 7:00pm, and on Sunday at 9:30am for individual searching for freedom from addictions. Kids Club, on Saturday afternoons from 12:30-2:00pm, is a fun and educational time for kids to study up on school work and the Bible. Crafts, snacks, and a good time is had by all who participate. For more information on the services provided at the TGRM Outreach Center call 419-478-1005 and speak to John or Terri Nealy.
Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to serve with us to better the lives of men, women, and children. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!
Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, donating clothing, or spreading by word-of-mouth information about Toledo Gospel Rescue Mission's ministries, thank you! You are the reason lives are impacted through Toledo Gospel Rescue Mission!
-Rev. Tom Clapsaddle, TGRM Executive Director
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Administrative Office: (419)241-6579
Men's Shelter: 419-242-6642
Rebekah's Haven: 419-243-0403
Outreach Center: 419-478-1005
P.O. Box 1020
Toledo, Ohio 43697-1020