Mission Statement

The Boston Rescue Mission transforms lives by empowering individuals experiencing homelessness or who are at risk of becoming homeless to achieve and sustain life skills necessary to become more self-sufficient.


We operate an emergency overnight shelter for more than 1,500 women and men every year. We offer healthy and hearty meals, basic necessities, and bathroom and shower facilities. We provide sober living and life growth shelter communities for men in recovery transitioning from homelessness to independent living. Our Safe Haven group home has helped hundreds of chronically homeless veterans transition to independent living.

Our mission is to

  • Offer resources that prevent and end homelessness

  • Support the recovery, health, faith, and independence of those with a history of substance use, incarceration, and homelessness

  • Raise awareness about the root causes of homelessness, addiction, and incarceration

  • Serve our guests and residents and each other with respect, integrity, and grace

  • Continue to learn, grow, and excel in our services

  • Be good stewards of the resources entrusted to us by our supporters