The Association of Gospel Rescue Missions (AGRM), formerly International Union of Gospel Missions, is an association of over 200 rescue missions and other ministries that help the needy.
Member organizations provide more than 33 million meals and 12 million nights lodging to homeless and poor people in the inner cities of the United States, Canada, and overseas each year.
Since 1913, AGRM member ministries have offered emergency food and shelter, youth and family services, prison and jail outreach, rehabilitation, and specialized programs for the mentally ill, the elderly, the urban poor and street youth.
Rescue missions helped keep Sam and me alive while we were on the streets. These Christian based organizations typically have drug rehabilitation programs which help men and women who suffer from severe addiction find the necessary help to begin on the path of recovery. Additionally, many of them have feeding kitchens which serve hundreds of meals 365 days per year to people in desperate need. Some of these organizations even provide mentoring programs for the men and women who reside within their walls.
Sam and I found that one of the biggest needs in the Homeless world is for people who aren't drug addicted or homeless to be present on the streets in order to offer support and encouragement to those who are there.
Check out the AGRM's website and find out how you can get involved and make a real difference.