For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.
Guests are cared for in a safe, supportive environment where they can find refuge and rest. Once their most basic and immediate needs are addressed, resident partners work one-on-one with each individual to identify the next steps, including healthcare and treatment options with the goal of helping them change unhealthy patterns of behavior.
FOOD DISTRIBUTION& Community Meals
We partner with the local food bank, as well as grocers, stores, and other businesses that donated baked goods, meats, fresh produce, and other food items. The food distribution is open to anyone in the community currently needing food for themselves and their families.
Community dinner is served 7 days a week, 365 days a year at 5 PM. The dinner is not only open to those finding shelter at the Rescue Mission, but is open to individuals and families of the Winchester community.
Providing temporary shelter is one the Rescue Mission is most known for. By meeting these most basic and immediate needs, we provide hope for not only today but for the future in an environment that reflects the love of God in tangible ways.
Each night, men and women find a warm bed and safety from the streets at the WRM. Our men’s shelter can sleep up to 32 men while our current women’s shelter, the Stone House, can sleep up to six ladies. The Mission is currently in the process of expanding and opening a new women’s shelter where up to 15 ladies will be able to find shelter.
Restrooms, hot showers and personal hygiene supplies as well as laundry facilities are available to all of our guests.
The Winchester Rescue Mission’s shower and laundry facilities are also open to the community. Men can use these services Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:30AM to 1:30PM. Women seeking to use these services should contact the Mission to schedule a time to do so at our Ladies Shelter.