Q: How long has Good Samaritan Rescue Mission been in Bay City?
A: Founded in 2005, Good Samaritan Rescue Mission is one of the largest homeless service providers in the Bay area. Learn more about our history
Q: Which communities are served?
A: Guests primarily come from the Bay area; however, there are no geographic restrictions. Each year a few guests are even referred from northern Michigan.
Q: What is the purpose of Good Samaritan Rescue Mission?
A: The Rescue Mission is a channel of Christian charity through which temporary shelter, meals, clothing, and discipleship is provided.
Q: Who is helped by Good Samaritan Rescue Mission?
A: The rescue mission serves men, women, and children from all walks of life. The recovering substance abuser can find assistance for their addiction, temporary shelter is provided for the single parent in their time of crisis.
Q: How are people referred to the Rescue Mission?
A: The Department of Human Services, churches, community agencies, police, area businesses, and individuals frequently make referrals. Prospective guests are encouraged to visit the warm, clean facilities.
Q: How are people helped?
A: In addition to emergency shelter, meals, and clothing, the Rescue Mission provides one-on-one assistance. Women staff provide personal guidance to female guests who often come from traumatic situations. Likewise, male staff provide guidance for male guests. Our program is tailored to the individual.
Q: Who provides the service?
A: A well-trained, experienced staff provides the core of assistance. Some have degrees in social work, theology, and education. Volunteers and pastors supplement staff efforts.
Q: Who pays the bills?
A: Charitable donations from individuals, churches, civic groups, foundations, and businesses provide for operating expenses. All gifts are tax-deductible and subject to an annual, independent audit by a certified public accountant. Donate now
Q: Who governs the Rescue Mission?
A: The Good Samaritan Rescue Mission is under the guidance of Rescue Ministries of Mid-Michigan, governed by a Board of Directors that consists of volunteers selected to represent a variety of denominational and vocational perspectives.
Q: Does the rescue mission provide equal opportunity for guests?
A: The Good Samaritan Rescue Mission holds a non-discrimination policy. Guests are accepted without discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, or physical handicaps.
Q: Can I visit the facility even if I don’t need the mission’s services?
A: We welcome visitors. Tours are available Monday through Friday during regular business hours, or if work prevents those times, we’d be glad to schedule an evening or weekend tour. Schedule a tour
Q: How long can a person stay at the mission?
A: All guests receive seven days of emergency shelter. After seven days, the length of time a person stays is based on their case management plan.
Q: Do guests have to attend chapel services to stay at the rescue mission?
A: Those receiving emergency shelter are encouraged to attend our chapel services but it’s not a requirement to receive services.
Q: Is it safe at the mission?
A: Our facility is staffed 24/7, has well-lit parking, secure living quarters, and a security system/cameras
Development Associate, Marlene Mika
Email | Phone: 989.893.5973 ext 221