When you’re homeless,
your days can be as dark as your nights.
The Rescue Mission not only provides shelter for a safe, sound sleep tonight but also opportunities to find a brighter, secure tomorrow.
The Emergency Shelter, at 120 Gifford Street, serves local homeless men age 18 and older. The 120-bed program is certified by the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance.
In order to maintain a safe environment that supports clients recovering from addictions, no drugs and alcohol are permitted and random drug screening is conducted. Anyone with drug and alcohol issues who desires to change will be referred to appropriate agencies for help
- Open 5 p.m. to 7 a.m.
- 120 beds
- Case managers
E-mail: Carol Lewis
1920s – Rescue Mission begins sheltering people in its East Washington Street location in Syracuse.
1976 – The Rescue Mission relocates to 120 Gifford Street in Syracuse. The new building includes a shelter for 25 men. Once the Rescue Mission acquired the 155 Gifford Street facility, the shelter was relocated there with a total of 48 beds.
1998 – 19 additional beds were added to meet the community need for a total of 67 beds. Because there was no room to expand the shelter to house the growing number of homeless men, the emergency shelter was moved back to the 120 Gifford Street facility and eventually expanded to two floors and 120 beds.
Today, our Emergency Shelter has 120 beds to house the growing number of homeless men in our community.