Provide services and care for men, women, children, and families experiencing homelessness in the Wenatchee Valley.
Our goal is to change the way homeless services are delivered. We focus on making the maximum positive effort for our community. Our Staff and volunteers provide the momentum that helps us affect CHANGE. Giving Help, Hope, and, Opportunity, we create solutions that make a long-lasting difference for all people experiencing homelessness and poverty in Wenatchee.
In 1984, Charles Hutchins (Hutch) came to Wenatchee to visit relatives. He befriended a homeless person and found no homeless shelters in the area. So, Hutch found an old abandoned hotel in south Wenatchee, signed a 25 - year lease on it, and moved into the back room with plans to renovate it into a homeless shelter. This was in November
In 1984, Charles Hutchins (Hutch) came to Wenatchee to visit relatives. He befriended a homeless person and found no homeless shelters in the area. So, Hutch found an old abandoned hotel in south Wenatchee, signed a 25 - year lease on it, and moved into the back room with plans to renovate it into a homeless shelter. This was in November, and with the winter approaching, people living by the river, underneath bridges, and in old cars heard about Hutch's hotel and quickly moved in.
Wenatchee Rescue Mission provides assistance and support that empowers individuals to become self-sufficient, rather than simply giving them resources or a meal without helping them develop the skills and means to sustain themselves in the future.
We do this by designing a program that meets the need of the individual rather than a blanket program.
As you may have heard, the Wenatchee Rescue Mission received funds to operate safe sleep for motor homes.
The funding only pays for the safe parks, NOT THE MISSION or its programs. So, what is Safe Park? Safe Park allows Wenatchee and East Wenatchee residents experiencing homelessness who live in trailers, motorhomes, and cars to receive the assistance they need to be successful. Currently, 2 Safe Park lots will hold approximately 40 vehicles and 66 people.
For further information or to speak to one our staff, please call. 509-663-4289
Project Safe Park 1
The Wenatchee Rescue Mission programs provide over seventy-seven thousand nights of sleep per year.
Eighty-two thousand meals are served per year.
Over forty-seven thousand showers and fifteen thousand articles of clothing are given each year.
Our team uses God's love to show people they are visible and cared for. Three hundred people were helped with our street outreach over the past year. Seventy have found shelter. We rely on our Volunteers to help us reach people in our community
People are experiencing homelessness for the first time more than at any time in Wenatchee's history. Wenatchee Rescue Mission is on the front lines changing lives one person at a time.