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Boston Rescue Mission is a 501(c) 3

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Current Events


Bank of America Builds Opportunities for Mission Residents and Guests


Bring Healing in Boston or Clean Water and School Books in Haiti

For more than a century, we've helped to give people at risk the tools they need to restore a healthy balance in their lives. Thanks to support from Bank of America, hundreds of residents and guests at risk of homelessness, hunger, incarceration, and substance abuse can restore their own stability and bring economic opportunities to their families. When enough families strengthen their economic outlook,  a community of vulnerable people becomes strong and vibrant. We're grateful to the Bank of America Foundation for the generous support that strengthens individuals, families, and their communities.
On Sunday October 7, Mission President John Samaan strives to complete the third of 3 Boston Athletic Association races that make up the Distance Medley. After running a 5K this spring and a 10K this summer, a half marathon through Boston's Emerald Necklace park system will complete the circuit. Along with the Boston Marathon in some of the most miserable conditions, this year's races have been a great test of will.
A message from John:
Through 26 years of serving the urban poor at the Boston Rescue Mission, I’m humbled to see all of the healing we bring to those in need. I cannot thank you enough for your support and generosity which makes this life-giving work possible.
If you'd like to support John's run this fall, please follow this link and select either 2018 Half Marathon - Boston to give to the Mission's outreach and programs, or select 2018 Half Marathon - Haiti to buy books for school children and extend clean water supplies to more residents of L'Asile in Haiti. Thank you so much!

John and Dennis on Mix 104.1

Mox 104.1 New England Lifestyles Jan 21 2018 - Unknown Artist
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This winter, the Mission welcomed WZLX and iHeartRadio personality Sue Brady to the Mission volunteer team. Sue's passion for people who are homeless and in need led her not only to shifts in the Mission kitchen, but to connect further with Mission residents and guests and present them with opportunities in the community.
In her travels, Sue led Mission President John Samaan and Food Service Manger Dennis Gaskell to Mike Mullaney, host of the New England Lifestyles program airing on Boston's Mix 104.1. The link above plays a 30 minute segment with Mike, John, Sue, and Dennis (left to right below) speaking about homelessness, addiction, life on the streets, and how the Mission transforms lives at risk. 

A Note of Kindness


We're blessed by our supporters in so many ways...sometimes with kind words, like these from Marge and Jack:

Thanks for your thanks. We have been regular contributors to Boston Rescue Mission for many years. I remember vividly what first convinced us of the value of your Mission. It was an invitation to come to the BRM facility and see how our contributed dollars are being put to work.

Seeing the rooms, the beds and the other facilities and hearing how they are used on a regular basis made us realize how important our dollars were to helping the unfortunate among us. We intend to continue our contributions and we wish you well in your mission.

It's faithful givers like Marge and Jack that reach those in the greatest need. And please contact us at if you would like a personal tour of our downtown headquarters. We'll be glad to show you around!

Wear Hope on Your Sleeve!


You asked for 'em. We got 'em. New Mission t-shirts!

We kept the same great classic designs on the front and back for a simple, understated look. This time we added two new colors - a royal blue and an Irish green in addition to black and orange.

Shirts are $10 apiece and available in sizes small through 2XL. Contact Mauricia at (617) 338-9000 ext. 1230. or

Pickup only please