About Us


Raleigh Rescue Mission began when local businessmen Charlie Morton and T.W. McDaniel began inviting the homeless to their revival meeting. Those who attended lacked the basics they needed to survive. The two founding visionaries rallied community leaders and others to fill the gap in services they had discovered.

Since officially opening the Mission’s doors in 1961, nearly 1 million men, women and children have passed through our doors!

Our focus is on assisting those who are ready to make the commitment to turn their life around. Most of our clients spend up to a year under our roof. For others who need emergency shelter we work with our Coordinated Entry partners to find the right place to meet their needs. We are a place with a long-term purpose and steadfast strategy to break the cycle of poverty and assist people in rebuilding their lives. Learn more about our New Life Plan.

Decades of experience working with homelessness tells us that implementing true change takes time, and dedication. We are dedicated to assisting those willing to commit to the task of achieving self-sufficiency. We work diligently with our clients to prepare them to re-enter the workforce, earn a living wage and build the skills for a fulfilling career and life. Our end goal is to provide stability, and a means to earn an income so that clients can move into their own rental housing, and eventually purchase their own home.

In these ways and more, your support truly transforms lives and ends homelessness right here in the Greater Raleigh area. You may also want to: