2021 Charity: Hendersonville, NC Rescue Mission
To learn more about Rev. Anthony McMinn, the Hendersonville Rescue Center, it's services and how you can also volunteer, click here.
"I have attended 3 Singles Labor Day Retreats in a row. It’s just that good!!"
—Rev Tom Harris, Raleigh, NC
Collecting for 2021:
You can start now to collect needed items to donate to the Hendersonville Rescue Mission. Items specifically needed are:
About the Mission: Feed the hungry
The food services at the Mission are quite unique in that the food is delicious and the entire public is welcome to join us for a meal, not just those staying in our living quarters. Our cooks pride themselves on serving a square, hot meal that includes salad, meat and two veggies, as well as dessert, and in the summertime, you may find us outside having a cookout. This may be the only real meal some people get in a day, so we want people to walk away from us satisfied, nourished, and ready to deal with the challenges of their day.
When someone arrives at the Hendersonville Rescue Mission, our counselors meet with guests immediately to determine the length of stay necessary. The minimum is a 3 night stay, which gives us an opportunity to do further counseling and evaluation so we can help that person make the next best decision.
Men's Quarters: Our men's quarters are modest, yet clean and includes a comfortable bed, access to hot showers, and clothing as needed. All counselors and employees working in this area are also male.
Women and Children Quarters: This area also features clean, comfortable beds, showers, and access to clothing as needed. In addition, these quarters have been made suitable for young children who are under the guardianship of their mother.
Ann's Place: Making a life change is a very challenging experience, and success can be difficult without continued support and gradual transition in to a new lifestyle. That's why we have Ann's Place. Ann's Place is our transitional housing located off campus that is strictly reserved for women who have gone through our 6 month program with children and are ready to move toward total independence.
When a mother and her children move into the duplex, one side designed for a smaller family and the other for larger, the case worker still visits and supervises just enough to ensure the parent is able to cope in the more independent environment.
Note: A large number of the men, women, parents are single adults.
21-Day Program: After guests of HRM have been with us for three days, the majority choose to enter our 21-day program. During this three week period, participants enjoy a study of the Gospel of John and work with an individual case manager to develop a daily action plan that includes applying for at least three jobs per day. For those who have no experience with applying for employment online, we provide instruction with the help of Goodwill Career Connection Center. That person is then required to bring a daily report back to their case manager. It's about making each person's time with us productive and requiring some form of accountability. If they are found to be negligent in their duties, they cannot remain at HRM.
Six Month Program: When a guest completes the 21-day program and has found employment, they move into our 6 month program. This time at HRM includes completing our money management program (including establishing a savings goal and budgeting instruction), further counseling, and establishing a connection with a local church. It is also at this point when women with children in our program will receive parenting classes and transition to Ann's Place as their next step toward independence.
Turning Point Recovery Program: One out of every two men that come to HRM seeking help are also struggling with drug and/or alcohol addiction. Because of that, we offer our 8-month Turning Point program in an effort to break the addiction and set participants on the road to success.
For the first ten weeks of the program, clients receive counseling and spiritual guidance but are not permitted to leave the premises without an escort. From that point, we ease them into looking for work and introduce our money management program, and allow more individual time with accountability and approved visitors. As with the six month program, our goal is to move clients toward healthy, independent, productive lives with a spiritual base to guide their way.
**All those participating in any of our programs must be declared mentally stable and taking any prescribed medications in order to say at the Mission. A mental health professional from Blue Ridge Community Health Services visits clients every week.
Clothing Closet: Our clothing closet, located in our main building, depends on the generous donations of those in the community with items to share. Very often, guests at HRM come to us with nothing more than the clothes on their backs. It's essential that we have clothing available in all shapes and types to accommodate their needs to preserve their dignity.
This special ministry is also available to serve the public. Anyone in the community in need of clothing items is welcome to partake of this special ministry. For hours of operation, call 828-697-1354. Code Grace PolicyCode Grace procedures for cold weather shelter begin at 32 F. degrees or on any evening forecast to reach those temperatures. Code Grace shelter is only available for people who have resided in Henderson, Polk and Transylvania Counties for at least six months prior to shelter intake.
I am so thankful to The Singles Network Ministries and the singles at the Labor Day Weekend retreat in 2019 for your generous gift to Seeds of Goodness Ministries in Albania. We were able to feed so many people and love them in Jesus. We paid our workers, purchased some new equipment, paid for training plus so much more. Praise Jesus.
—Vera Molla, Albania