Since the Mission opened its doors in 1911, it has given hope, recovery and an opportunity to thousands of our community's most vulnerable men, women and children.
In order to help individuals, families and communities impacted by the effects of addictions, poverty, homelessness and lack of hope the Erie City Mission has developed 12 programs that effectively meet both the immediate and long-term challenges of those seeking the Missions help. These programs include emergency shelter, meals and groceries, addictions recovery, mental, emotional and spiritual counseling, life skills and job training and educational opportunities designed for children and adults.
The Mission is part of a national association of 275 “Gospel Rescue Missions". Rescue missions, unlike government entities, can focus on local needs without a community-wide consensus to begin their work. Membership provides access to a variety of networking and professional resources and collaboration with other rescue missions throughout the nation.
Our commitment to our residents, staff, volunteers, donors and community drives our vision to be a leader in the field of rescue and recovery; providing a continuum of innovative programs and services that encourage and support personal, educational and spiritual growth.