The Gospel Rescue Mission is for homeless and at-risk men, as overnight guests.
Open at 3:30 p.m. daily
First 3 nights per month are free, then it’s $7 per night
Shower, fresh change of clothes, clean bed
Dinner and breakfast, plus two snacks
Evening chapel, plus available counseling and spiritual guidance
Come to: 214 Magnolia St., Lakeland, FL or telephone: 863-687-4076
Life Learning Program
Men & Women
The comprehensive, values-based approach provides direction, encouragement, and accountability for residents as they live their lives under the leadership of Jesus Christ seeking to recover from their addictions, destructive lifestyles, and homelessness.
Located on our central campus
Meets the needs of the whole person – body, mind, soul
Safe and structured 14-24 month program
Food, shelter . . . . and accredited preschool for children of resident moms
Academic education (GED and beyond), memory and comprehension skills using the NOVA Innovative Learning System – computer-based curriculum taught in the George W. Jenkins Center of Learning
Life skills training (anger management, budgeting, parenting, decision making, etc.)
Spiritual growth – Family Integrity Training, Bible studies, church, and chapel
Paid internships to gain work experience, reintroduction to the work environment
Resume building, job hunting, interviewing
Located at each of our thrift stores – Brandon, Plant City, Lakeland, Auburndale, Winter Haven – these centers minister to those in need across west central Florida.
Prayer, spiritual support, identification of needs
Material aid may include food, clothing, household items, children’s toys, furniture
Free case management, plus referral services
Contact the Family Store listed below that is most convenient for you for an application
We accept donated goods like clothing, furniture, and household items, then offer the items at low prices. Proceeds help fund our resident interns who exercise industry by working there.
Brandon Family Store: 535 E. Brandon Blvd.
863-687-4076 ext. 231
Plant City Family Store: 2410 W. Baker St.
863-687-4076 ext. 248
Auburndale Family Store: 3094 Havendale Blvd.
863-687-4076 ext. 247
Lakeland Family Store: 711 N. Florida Ave.
863-687-4076 ext. 256
Family Life Center
We offer a preschool, plus an after school program for school-aged children.
Young children of our resident moms attend our onsite accredited preschool
Parents outside the resident Life Learning Program may enroll their young children on a space available, fee for service basis
We also offer a kidcare after school program for older children: homework, tutoring, and tech skills within our Hobbs Foundation Kids Technical Center, as well as counseling, peer interaction, games and crafts