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chain_02As the Tri-State area’s oldest (since 1917) and largest ministry of its kind, the Evansville Rescue Mission is a non-denominational, Christian social service organization reaching out to those often overlooked in society—the homeless (men over 18), troubled teenagers, disadvantaged youth and impoverished families, living at or below the federal poverty line.

With a total of 54 employees and an organizational budget of $3.4 million, the Rescue Mission oversees four ministry divisions located in southwestern Indiana: the Residence Center, the Youth Care Center, Camp Reveal, and the Evansville Rescue Mission Thrift Store.  Having these resources and ministry divisions allows us to offer a variety of ministerial services to our community.

Emergency Services: Helping Others in Need

Throughout the course of the year, there are at least 400 homeless individuals either living in shelters or transitional housing in Evansville, Indiana. This total does not include individuals or families living in abandoned buildings, along the riverfront, with accommodating family members, or in other unnoticed, neglected areas.

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Youth Services: Serving Evansville's Youth

Camp Reveal Where “Heaven Comes Down”

Owned and operated by the Evansville Rescue Mission, Camp Reveal is our year-round, 105 acre camping and retreat facility located just ten miles north of Evansville (click here to see a map of our camp’s location).
Our campground facilities can accommodate up to 150 campers in air-conditioned comfort. With the freedom to program your own camp or retreat weekend, along with our staff support, Camp Reveal is the ideal location for your next event.
Youth Care Center “A Continuum of Care”
Located at 727 Chestnut Street, the Evansville Rescue Mission’s Youth Care Center (YCC) is a juvenile detention center for boys and girls between the ages of 12-17 years-old living in Vanderburgh County and the surrounding counties. Founded by Roger C. Mason and Richard A. Alvis, the YCC began as a multi-faceted facility for residential services in 1982 and then transitioned into a detention center for juvenile males in 1995 with the girl’s detention center opening in 2007.

Family Services: Serving Evansville's Families

You have been a refuge for the poor, a refuge for the needy in his distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat. Isaiah: Chapter 25, verse 4.

This great verse applies to the Lord being provider for all of our needs, and the Evansville Rescue Mission is very grateful to be a vehicle for sharing God’s provision and the Good News to not only the homeless, but the poor of our community as well.


Throughout the year, the Mission has the privilege to assist families living at or below the federal poverty line.


Each and every day, ANYONE can receive a hot meal at our Residence Center for either lunch (served at Noon) or dinner (served at 6 p.m.) and that includes holidays; particularly, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.


Besides daily meals, we offer the following measures for families in need: