Shelter for Men

Men’s Shelter – Wagner Hall

Dorms

Up to 30 Days

The 30 Day Dorm has 30 beds available for men who need a place to stay and have agreed to follow the rules of the Mission, filled out the DSC01856necessary applications and been approved by the Program Director. The dorm is designed to house residents for a maximum of 30 days. This 30 day period is designed for the staff and residents to build trust with each other. If a man has work when he moves in he may continue that work without interruption. Residents are not allowed to search for jobs during this period of time unless prior approval by a staff member is obtained.

If physically able, men are assigned house or Mission duties by the second day of residence. New residents must wait for 30 days before they can receive a pass to leave the building for extended periods of time to visit family or friends. This is to help men rest, reset, and to get focused on the task that lies before them.  If they choose to extend their stay they will move to a different dorm soon after their 30 days are up depending on bed availability. These 30 days function primarily as a means of learning about each resident’s (strengths/weaknesses) so that we can discover where the real work of change needs to take place. Watching a man interact in both social and work environments helps us learn more about his real needs rather than his perceived needs.

Over 30 Day – 

Any resident who wishes to stay more than 30 days must request to be placed in a special program. This program monitors the progress of each resident and is designed to get them integrated successfully back into the community as soon as possible.     There are six dorms designed for men who stay longer than 30 days. Each has its own unique size, shape and set-up. Once a man has completed the 30 day period he is required to schedule one full day a week to search for work. He is also free to request occasional passes to visit family or friends, but must request and obtain a pass 24 hours in advance.

Chapels & Church

All Mission residents are required to attend morning and evening chapel. In addition all residents are required to attend community church services every Sunday. 

Under 18

The Gospel Rescue Mission cannot house young men under the age of 18 at Wagner Hall.

Smoking and Drug Free Policy

The Mission enforces  ZERO tolerance for the use of nicotine and drugs.  Residents are subject to random drug and alcohol testing and removal from the Mission if nicotine, alcohol or illicit drugs of any kind that are found in their systems or possession.  The Mission does offer smoking cessation programs to all residents which includes free nicotine patches. More information on our smoking policy can be found here.

Progress Driven, Resident Program ONLY!


To help insure the protection of our residents and potentially their children, all of our services are reserved for those in our resident program. If you are, or know someone in need of change, please consider applying to our resident program.

Please visit the pages listed below to find out more information regarding both the male and female residences.

A Working Mission

Community Service and Work Crew

Job Search

Doctor Day

 

Shelter for Women & Children

Women & Children’s Shelter – Fikso Family Center

30 Day Dorm

The Mission has beds available for women who need a place to stay, have agreed to follow the rules of the Mission, filled out the necessary applications and been approved by the Program Director. The 30 day dorm is designed to house women for a maximum of 30 days.  If physically able, new residents will be assigned the same chores as other women who have been at the women’s shelter longer. ’30 Day’ residents are not allowed to search for jobs during this period of time unless approved by Mission staff. If they have work when they move in they may continue that work without interruption. Residents must wait for her 30 days before she can receive a pass to leave the building for extended periods of time to visit family or friends.

Over 30 Days

Any resident who wishes to stay more than 30 days must request to be placed in a special program. This program monitors the progress of each resident and is designed to get them integrated successfully back into the community as soon as possible.

Married Couples

The Mission does not have rooms for married couples. When a couple comes to the Mission the men must stay at the men’s shelter and the women must stay at the women’s shelter.  To be considered “married” a couple must show a marriage license.  

Single Women

 There are four bunk rooms designed for single women without children. Single women must follow all of the rules and responsibilities like other residents. 

 Rooms For Moms With Children

 There are 12 rooms designed for a mom with up to 4 children. If the mom has more than 4 children the Mission will work to accommodate her, depending on space. Every two rooms are connected and share a bathroom.

 Minors – Under 18

 The Gospel Rescue Mission shelters children under the age of 18 who are living with their mother or legal guardian. The mother or legal guardian must show proof of custody of a minor.

Visitation Rights for Fathers and Family Members

No Male visitors are allowed in the Women’s shelter at any time. Fathers, family members and friends must check in at the Men’s shelter. Visitations by males must be done off Mission property and must be scheduled and approved by Mission Staff.

Chapels & Church

All Mission residents are required to attend morning and evening chapel. In addition all residents are required to attend community church services every Sunday. 

Smoking and Drug Free Policy

The Mission enforces ZERO tolerance for the use of nicotine and drugs.  Residents are subject to random drug and alcohol testing and removal from the Mission if nicotine, alcohol or illicit drugs of any kind kind are found in their systems or possession.  The Mission does offer smoking cessation programs to all residents which includes free nicotine patches. More information on our smoking policy can be found here.

Progress Driven, Resident Program ONLY!


To help insure the protection of our residents and potentially their children, all of our services are reserved for those in our resident program. If you are, or know someone in need of change, please consider applying to our resident program.

 

Please visit the pages listed below to find out more information.

A Working Mission

Community Service and Work Crew

Job Search

Doctor Day

 

Bible Study

Daily Chapels & Bible Studies

 

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Morning & Evening Chapels and Sunday Church Attendance

All Residents of the Mission, both men and women, are required to attend one morning and one evening chapel Monday thru Saturday.  On Sundays residents are required to attend a church of their choice. Volunteer Chaplains are always needed for our men’s, women’s and children’s ministries. If you are interested in volunteering in this capacity, please fill our our volunteer form.

 

Garden

Mission Gardens

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Hard work, teamwork, and perseverance are showing in the stellar growth of our vegetable gardens. In 2013 we harvested almost 10,000 pounds of fresh vegetables. But all of this work would be meaningless without the grace of our Lord pouring out on us and with out His sovereign hand of blessing drawing the plants upward to be nurtured by His “green thumb”.

Kitchen

Mission Kitchen

        Kitchen

The Mission has two fully licensed Commercial kitchens. We cook approximately 6,000 meals every month.  Due to the abundant growth in our raised-bed gardens and donations from local markets and individuals the Mission has installed processing and packaging capability to our kitchen.

 

Thrift Store

Second Chance Thrift Store


Location: 429 S.E. 6th St., Grants Pass, OR 97526
Hours: 9:00-5:00 (Monday-Friday), 9:00-4:00pm (Saturday), and closed on Sundays.
Phone: (541) 479-9748

Our Goal:

To be a place for the Grants Pass community to bring used merchandise, to give our customers great deals, to provide monthly income for the Gospel Rescue Mission and to give Mission residents the opportunity to learn valuable life skills.

The Second Chance Thrift Store is always accepting your quality donations of:

Clothing
Dishes
Bakeware
Large and small appliances
Decor
Utensils
Sporting goods
Games and Puzzles
Books
Stationary
Tools
Lamps and lighting fixtures
Linens
Furniture
Mattresses
Bath chairs, wheelchairs, crutches, canes