Welcome to the Jersey Shore Rescue Mission! I’m glad you’ve taken some time to learn more about our ministry to Asbury Park – and I hope you’ll visit again and again to stay updated on the hurting lives that are being radically transformed by God’s grace here every day.
Since 1889, the Mission has been a refuge for those facing poverty, homelessness and addiction. In fact, it was a visionary woman who, together with her husband, saw the great need for a free residential program for men struggling with alcohol. To help, they opened the doors at 9 Market Street – and the Mission has been serving those in need ever since.
Since we opened the doors because of the generous, passionate support of our community, the Mission has been a refuge for those facing poverty, homelessness and addiction. When we opened our doors for the first time, we were struck immediately by the critical needs of men, women and children who came for help. And our doors have been open ever since to keep serving those in need here in Asbury Park.
Today, our residential program and many other services are offered freely to anyone who comes here seeking the help to overcome huge challenges in their lives and find the hope for a brighter future.
On the pages of this website, we’ve provided all the information you’ll need to get to know us better, whether you’re someone looking for a hot meal, or someone looking for a way to serve others in need through service as a volunteer or by donating to the Mission. As you have questions about our programs or service opportunities, I invite you to reach out to our staff using our Contact page.
On behalf of our staff, and all the local men, women and children being served here at the Mission daily, I want to thank you for your prayers, your support and your encouragement of this ministry.
G. David Scott