Chattanooga Rescue Mission

Giving Hope To The Homeless


Giving Hope to the Homeless Since 1975

The Chattanooga Rescue Mission is a non-profit 501(c)3 faith-based organization that believes that God’s Word has all the answers to man’s sin problem.  It is our goal to share God’s saving grace with all of our guests.  One of the first steps in this process is providing food, shelter and clothing to those in need.  As we meet these basic needs, we pray that God will open their hearts to any spiritual needs that they may have.  Ninety-six percent of our funding comes from individuals within and around our community who believe in the work of the mission.  An additional 4% comes from supporting churches and local businesses.

It is our desire to reach people whom others would consider unreachable. We are dedicated to ministering to the needs of the homeless and transient population in our area. Our shelter guests are treated with love, kindness, respect, and compassion. All our shelter guests are provided hot, balanced meals, showers, clean beds, and safe shelter for the night. We endeavor to provide a healthy alternative to the temptations of street life. Our goal at the Chattanooga Rescue Mission is to show the love of Christ to a lost and dying world.

Hours of Operation

The Mission is open for clothes donations and to the general public on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10 am to 4 pm.  Saturday and Sunday we are closed until shelter time.

The shelter entrance walk gates are open from 5 PM to 8 PM daily during shelter time.

How You Can Help


There are needy individuals who come to the Mission door each day. Sharing a food bag with them may be the first step in making a positive impact in their lives. You can join us in this ministry by clicking on this link.

Give Needed supplies for the homeless

The Mission shelters are in need of everyday items to that are given directly to the homeless. You can click on this link see the list and help.


You can give to the ministry of the Chatanooga Rescue Mission with this link.

Contact Us

Many people contact us with questions about the homeless in Chattanooga and what services we provide. You can contact us with questions by clicking below.

Recent Posts

Thanksgiving Thank You

A big thank you to all of you who supported us in prayer, giving, and volunteering during our Thanksgiving Day outreach. We served 1,332 meals on Thanksgiving Day!  This was done through three avenues.  Homeless and neighbors came in to eat with us. Volunteers delivered meals.  We also had our third successful year of distributing meals through our drive-through.  Pictured are some of the 490 meals that were delivered to local low income housing facilities. 

Turkey Update

We are grateful for the turkeys being donated for Thanksgiving Day!  We have received 75 turkeys and 16 hams from individuals, churches and the community!

Unique Role

Melissa plays a unique role as one of our volunteers. She volunteers remotely and helps to run our email marketing campaigns. She works on special projects and has been helping with communication for our big Thanksgiving Day event. We are very grateful for her investment in the Mission ministry!