Mission & Vision



Mission statement: The Community Rescue Mission provides Christian based, life-transforming solutions to families and individuals facing hunger and homelessness. 

Vision Statement: To instill hope and empower lives, enabling our clients to move toward independent, successful and productive lives. 

Download the link below to view our full case statement.

Case Statement 2018 (pdf)


What does Community Rescue Mission do?

We are a homeless shelter. In fact, we are the only homeless shelter in the area who can take full families and keep them together, and we are known for being the go to place for single dads. We provide safe and secure shelter, free of drugs and alcohol. We provide individualized case management and life skills classes, as well as ensure that our residents are given three meals a day plus snacks, all of their basic essentials, and adequate clothing. This is just a brief overview, of course. What we really strive to do is help them to help themselves out of crisis and into a stable way of thinking and living.

Most families stay with us an average of 3 months, but that will vary from case to case. When a family follows our program guidelines, by the time they are able to move out into a home of their own, they should have a good amount of money saved, debts paid off, life skills learned, and connections to resources. While the staff at CRM end up loving the families who stay here, we hope that they become stable enough to never have to come back again... although we do love it when they come back and tell us how their lives are going. <3

There is nothing more heartwarming than seeing a family go from being in crisis to being successful, independent, and stable.  It makes every crazy day at CRM completely worth it.

Help Our Cause

Community Rescue Mission is a non profit 501 (c) 3 organization and your contribution is tax deductible.

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Contact Us

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Community Rescue Mission

310 N F St, Fort Smith, Arkansas 72901, United States

(479) 782-1443