Search + Rescue
Because God first rescued us.
Those experiencing homelessness will find the best shelter they can, perhaps under a bridge or in a brushy area. Others will join makeshift camps in various areas, often in conditions that are dangerous and unsanitary.
John 3:16 Mission reaches out to these neighbors through its Search and Rescue Program. Several times a week, specially trained Mission staff search out areas where homeless people may be living. We enter these camps to check on the welfare of those living there. We encourage them to come to the Mission for meals, shelter, care, and recovery, and we help provide casework to connect them with other social services.
Search and Rescue operations have resulted in many men and women coming to the Mission for assistance, and some have successfully completed our recovery programs.
Do you know of a hidden homeless encampment?
Please let us know where the location is so we can check on our neighbors.