View local and national results from the AGRM Snapshot Survey.

2016 Snapshot Survey
2015 Snapshot Survey

2014 Snapshot Survey

You may also visit the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions website for more information on homelessness nationally.

Baylor University Study

A recent study completed by Baylor University's Institute for Studies of Religion examines the faith-based response to homelessness in America. You can find more information and read the report at the Institute for Studies of Religion website.

Tours and Speaking Engagements

We offer tours of our facility to interested groups or individuals. Our staff is also available to make a presentation at your event. Please contact us to make arrangements. We look forward to sharing with you!

Service statistics

StatsTrends2007-2016Annual trends from 2007-2016
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The chart above shows annual trends for two main areas that we track, number of meals served and nights of lodging provided in our overnight shelter.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What causes homelessness? +

    There are many factors that can ultimately lead to homelessness, and it is different for every individual. Some causes include loss of job, mental illness, drug and alcohol addiction, and breakdown of relationships.
  • What is unique about gospel rescue missions? +

    Rescue missions see homelessness as a symptom of other issues, and work to address those with each individual. We believe a relationship with Jesus Christ is the first step toward true healing and recovery.
  • How many people are served each year? +

    In 2016, we provided 17,621 meals and 7,482 nights of lodging in our overnight shelter.
  • What are your sources of funding? +

    We are funded by donations; we do not receive government funds or funding from other agencies. In 2016, 76% of donations were from individuals, 13% from businesses, and 11% from churches.
  • How long has the Mission been operating? +

    Lima Rescue Mission was founded November 1, 1906, and has been operating continuously since that time.
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