more than just a meal

changed lives

Our free residential programs provide drug and alcohol recovery, job training, continuing education, and Biblical discipleship to men and women. We are dedicated to teaching the skills necessary for a life transformed.

The Albuquerque Rescue Mission's residential programs operate longer than any other of their kind - 12 to 22 months - in Albuquerque.


Your online gift today will go to work immediately providing meals, shelter, medical care and long-term recovery for adults.

Using the link below, you can designate your gift to go where needed most or specifically to our work with men, women, or to a special project.

Thank you for being a vital partner in this work. Your generosity is transforming lives!

Emergency food services

schedule to resume on june 1

Beginning Monday, May 2nd, 2016, the Albuquerque Rescue Mission will suspend food services for the public. Food services are scheduled to resume on June 1, 2016. Due to the construction at the 525 2nd street facility, the Dining Room, Lobby and Washrooms, Donations Processing Center, Welcome Center, and Courtyard will be closed during this time.

While the Albuquerque Rescue Mission’s food services are suspended, other local community partners will be providing food services to those in need.

The Mission's Donations Processing Center will be moving to 2021 2nd Street (2nd and I-40). Hours are Monday – Friday, 8am – 4pm. The DPC is closed on weekends and Holidays. All clothing, small appliances, and other donated items must be dropped off at the new location. All food items should continue to be dropped off at the 525 2nd Street facility.

“We are growing” says Pastor John Hill, Executive Director of the Albuquerque Rescue Mission “We are more than doubling the capacity of our residential programs and our ability to get more people off Albuquerque’s streets.”

The expansion project began at the Rescue Mission began in early spring and is scheduled to continue through the summer.

Administration offices will remain open during normal business hours and can be reached at 505.346.4673.

new life

The Albuquerque Rescue Mission has been serving the homeless, hungry, and struggling for over 60 years.

Since 1954, the Mission has provided meals, shelter, and medical care that lead to residential programs that offer men and women the opportunity to transform their lives.

We exist to end homelessness in Albuquerque for anyone who wants a better life. 

Restoration Programs

Did you know there are about 120 organizations in Albuquerque that provide food to hungry people?

The Albuquerque Rescue Mission exists to end homelessness for anyone who wants a better life. We are focused on seeing lives changed by the power of Jesus Christ. He can forgive the most shameful sin. He can restore the most hardened heart. Jesus makes people new. 

Yes, we feed hungry people every day. In 2014, we served over 371,000 meals. A meal is temporary. A meal has no power to liberate anyone from destructive addictions. A meal cannot restore a family. 

The Albuquerque Rescue Mission's recovery programs for men and women are making a life-transforming difference in the lives of hurting people in Albuquerque.

They are offered FREE of charge to our guests.

Call 505.346.4673 now to talk to us about our programs.

from the streets to college