News & Stories

My name is Connor. I am 23. I experimented with drugs in high school, and became addicted to heroin and suboxone by the time I was 20. Soon I felt trapped in my addiction, without hope, even though I had survived a serious car crash with only injuries and several drug overdoses. My cousin encouraged[…]

“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” – Romans 8:28 One of the busiest times of year for our administrative offices here at the Rescue Mission is the weeks leading up to Christmas. After 13 years, I still feel like a[…]

I think we can all agree that whether it is a sitcom, drama, or even a reality show, there is always that element of acting or playing to the audience or camera. In our 9-month New Life Recovery Program classes, oftentimes the men use role-play and act out certain situations to help each other work[…]

Matthew 17:20 says, “…Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.“ Fifty year-old George, a member of our New Life Recovery Program, showed me a growth on the side[…]

I nearly missed it.  Do you ever find yourself running late?  Have you ever been speed walking towards the bus stop only to see your bus pulling away from the curb?  You are sure the driver saw you in his rearview mirror as he left you running after him, waving frantically.  But you missed it. […]

If you look up hero in the dictionary there very well may be a picture of 94 year-old veteran, Harold Williams next to it. I am left mesmerized each time I have the privilege of listening to his stories. You see, Harold was assigned to the 62nd Armor Battalion of the 1st Infantry Division in World[…]

Life can throw all kinds of curve balls our way and most people never think they will end up losing everything, and become broken and homeless. Thank God for Capital City Rescue Mission and the programs offered free of charge to men and women. People from all walks of life enter the doors of the[…]

Recently, as you may have heard on the news, Governor Andrew Cuomo has called on New York shelters to improve their facilities and services to the homeless. Some shelters are dirty, smelly, and unsafe. They have not kept up their standards and they need to be held accountable. However, here at Capital City Rescue Mission, we[…]

In my many years of volunteering as the Director of Blessingdale’s, the Rescue Mission’s clothing distribution center, I have had the opportunity and the privilege to work with and mentor so many of the volunteers entrusted to me. They come from so many different backgrounds that have all lead to the crossing of our paths,[…]

The other day, I was taking a visiting pastor for a tour around our campus and we ran into one of the women who is a participant in our New Faith Program. She is nearing the end of her stay with us and was excited about what God has done in her life just in[…]