COVID-19 Current Updates

August, 2020

The Jersey Shore Rescue Mission is all about help for today plus healing and hope for tomorrow.  We are committed to service and continue to make health and safety a top priority for our guests, residents, volunteers and staff during this current crisis.  We are following established social distancing guidelines; including frequent hand-washing, daily temperature checks, Zoom meetings instead of face-to-face and masks when social distancing isn’t possible.  We’re grateful the virus never impacted the Program during the mandated shelter in place orders.  Daily chapel, the Relapse program, Sober houses, personal and group counseling, maintenance and facilities, legal & medical assistance, work therapy and the food service programs were only minimally disrupted.

While we’re very appreciative of the hundreds of volunteers who serve each year, during this phase of operations we are limiting – and in some cases suspending – in-person volunteer opportunities.  This would include the Thrift Store, tours of the Mission and family visitation.  Volunteers are asked to stay connected for virtual assignments that emerge from time to time.   

Meals continue to be served “to-go” style at the front door of the Mission. Dinner can be picked up between 5:00pm – 5:30pm.

The shelter is open on a referral basis with proof of a negative COVID test.  Hospitals and agencies should first request a copy of the intake requirements prior to assignment.

Our Thrift Store is open from 9:30am – 5:30pm, Tuesday – Saturday. Donations can be dropped off at our donation dock located at 701 Memorial Drive, Asbury Park. Please refer to the Thrift Store page for details about shopping and donating.

 

Thank you for your interest in the Jersey Shore Rescue Mission.  Click here for details on how to support our vital work.   

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