About The Mission
The Yamhill County Gospel Rescue Mission (The Mission) is a non-profit 501(c)3 Christian organization founded in 2004 by a small group of individuals that saw a need for emergency shelter in Yamhill County. The heart and mission of Yamhill County Gospel Rescue Mission is to provide food, shelter, and hope through the love of Jesus Christ.
Currently, we house up to 17 individuals or families (men, women, and children). The duration of stay depends on the needs of the guest and resources available. The Mission is a member of the National Association of Gospel Rescue Missions and works closely with YCAP, Henderson House, Love Inc., UGM in Salem, Simonka House, and many other organizations/ministries to provide the best options for each guest.
Our daily operations consist of 10 employees and additional volunteers. We are always looking for volunteers to help fill the gap with shift work or other areas of need. Bible studies are offered for all guests in each facility. A computer lab is provided at The Mission to teach job skills, and other classes are offered at various locations to give each guest an opportunity to become self-sufficient. Programs are being developed for individuals that have a heart to serve the Lord and want to work for The Mission.
The Mission continues to meet the needs of the people who come to us for help and through the love of the Lord Jesus Christ we provide a hand up, not a hand out.
The Mission initially began as the Yamhill County Bed & Bread Outreach in 2003. After a few employees of the 911 center saw a need to help the homeless get off the street, they began to pray for the Lord’s direction on how to help.
Members of the outreach began going to various camps in Yamhill County sharing the Word of God, praying with individuals, and meeting needs physically and spiritually. A lunch along with a Bible study was provided in a McMinnville park every Saturday and Thursday to feed the hungry and share the Gospel.
After seeing what the Lord was accomplishing in the lives of men, women, and families, donors began helping financially. As the winters grew cold, the community saw a need for a cold weather shelter and an organization to run it. The Seventh Day Adventist offered their building on Logan Street to be used for that purpose and YCGRM took on the challenge. The shelter then transitioned into a full time Gospel Rescue Mission and after a couple of years, The Mission was able to purchase the building.
From the very beginning, God has been confirming His will for The Mission and continues guiding the Mission through His grace.
The Yamhill County Gospel Rescue Mission (The Mission) will continue to labor and expand to better serve men, women, and families. The objective is to provide a Christ centered facility that will disciple and train anyone that the Lord sends our way.
Our goals include finishing all 3 phases of the expansion which increase capacity from 17 to 69 individuals. A jobs program will allow for soft skill and technical on-line training to provide a trade and an income for those seeking to gain independence.