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Visalia Rescue Mission

We believe God calls us to care for the poor, homeless, abused, and addicted and doing so brings hope to our community. We’re grateful for a generous community that links arms with us in reaching those in need and breaking broken addiction cycles, in order to restore lives and families. 

Since 1981, Visalia Rescue Mission is a faith-based, non-profit organization providing hope and restoration to individuals suffering from homelessness, addiction, and other situations prohibiting independence and self-sufficiency, such as the career limitations caused by a criminal record. We achieve this by providing programs, services and resources to help individuals become stable, thriving members of society. 

  • We serve meals every day in our Community Kitchen: 115,649 served in 2016 (increase of 9,688 from 2015)
  • We operate overnight homeless shelters for men and women (including children): 591 men and women and 106 children (increase of 156 from 2015)
  • We provide a 12-month residential recovery program - Life Change Academy22 graduates from our Life Change Academy (increased to 12-months from 8-months in 2016)

All services and programs are free to all individuals and we are funded entirely by donations from local organizations, churches, businesses, and individuals in our community.

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