Visalia Rescue Mission

Visalia Rescue Mission


Mission Statement

Visalia Rescue Mission exists to confront the life-controlling circumstances of homelessness and addiction with Christ-centered services, programs, and resource counseling to build hopeful futures.


To get involved, please use the linked contact information on the right to get in contact with the Volunteer Coordinator.

Visalia Rescue Mission (VRM) is a faith-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has been serving homeless and economically disadvantaged individuals and families in Visalia and the greater Central Valley for the past 37 years. The Mission was established in 1981 by a group of community members as an overnight shelter and soup kitchen for the homeless in Visalia. Today, it has become the county’s largest privately-funded non-profit organization addressing the complicated issues of poverty, homelessness, and recovery. The Mission has a four-star rating from Charity Navigator. As we ease the suffering of hurting individuals and help them achieve independence and self-sufficiency, we build up individuals and families in the community and as a result, the whole community benefits. All services and programs are provided free to all individuals and we are funded entirely by donations from individuals, local organizations, churches, businesses, and foundations in our community.