Helping restore lives through God's grace is our mission. Our calling. Our privilege.
Since 1893, we've worked with the hungry and hurting of Milwaukee, helping them restore their lives and their hope. As their needs have changed, we've changed to meet them.
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1893-1920: We open our doors to restore lives
On May 15th, 1893, the Rev. B. Faye Mills and a group of Christian businessmen organize Milwaukee Rescue Mission to help homeless and alcoholic men on the streets of Milwaukee. By working together, they meet the physical and spiritual needs of these hurting men.
They also begin a tradition of restoring lives and hope in Milwaukee.
1921-1945: Our Mission expands to include women and children
1946-1958: In the postwar years, we help men find meaningful work
New resources added include an electric organ, craft rooms with power tools, an alcoholic ward, X-ray services for detecting tuberculosis and radio broadcasts. We also help many men find meaningful work in the repair and upkeep of our facilities.