The City Rescue Mission was founded in 1911 and has a rich evangelical history. Today, the Mission exists to meet the physical, emotional, relational and spiritual needs of hurting people in western Pennsylvania. As a Christian ministry, we stand uniquely apart from other social service agencies. Our services are provided based on need, rather than ability to pay. All services are gifted to our neighbors and guests in need that seek help for their physical and spiritual needs. Through faith-based programming, our guests often experience an inner change resulting in many experiencing a renewed and better life.
The City Rescue Mission's ministries are funded 100% through donations from private sources. The City Rescue Mission receives no governmental support and operates with the highest degree of financial stewardship and accountability. The Mission is accredited annually by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) and adheres to its “Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship.” The City Rescue Mission's certification through Citygate Network confirms the Mission's commitment to excellence and ensures good stewardship of the Mission's resources. In addition to accreditation with ECFA and certification through Citygate Network, the City Rescue Mission registers annually with the Pennsylvania Bureau of Charitable Organizations.