News & Stories

Sadly, a man had to be a bit resourceful and make this ordinary shopping cart into a makeshift wheelchair for his wife; it was lined with a soft, pink blanket[…]

My computer faces the window and every so often I gaze across South Pearl Street. Sometimes there are children running by, two people having a discussion, or George watering the flowers.[…]

At the New Faith Program, many of our ladies are in their transition phase where they begin to look for employment. At the present time, the ladies who are work-ready[…]

“Rags to Riches” is a common phrase but one that has special meaning to the Rescue Mission. It can mean more meals, more medical care, more learning opportunities and more[…]

It is hard to believe that two years have passed since we first opened the first floor of apartments in the Transitional Living Program (TLP)! Now we have three floors filled and[…]

It was about 5:45PM this past Thursday.  LeRoy and I met on the sidewalk.  He had just gotten off the bus from work and still had his Albany Med ID[…]

Devin was deep into his alcohol addiction, estranged from his family and didn’t know where else to turn. His sister, a former participant and graduate of the Rescue Mission’s women’s[…]

The other day, a man from Nepal, (I’ll call him “Nai”) came into my office — you could almost literally say he was at the end of his rope.  Nai[…]

My first stop on the way to work today was with a faithful friend of the Rescue Mission, who is at home in hospice care.  She opened her eyes and[…]

Last week, I awaited the arrival of former New Life Programmer, Austin.  Austin graduated from our recovery program last year and came up from New York City so we could visit[…]