The Atlantic City Rescue Mission (ACRM) was founded in 1964 by John Fink and provided hot food and shelter to a few homeless men from a small storefront in Atlantic City. Since that time, the Mission has added or expanded programs over the years in response to the growing and changing needs of the people we serve.
The Atlantic City Rescue Mission is set apart by the Spirit of God to preach the Gospel and meet the physical, emotional and other basic needs (through the provision of shelter, clothing, food, counseling, referral and structured programs) of the poor and those who are bound and bruised by addictive lifestyles in Atlantic City and the surrounding communities.
Fifty-Seven Years of Service
Today ACRM helps over thousands of homeless and working poor people per year and is the largest provider of comprehensive services to about 25% of the entire state of New Jersey’s homeless population. ACRM is also unique in that it serves unsubsidized clients.
We have added programs to meet the increase in the number of people requesting help. In 2018, ACRM provided services to 1387 individuals. 989 men, 395 women, others 3, and additional numbers reflect mothers with children.