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Sheltering

Men

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


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Life Learning Program

RESIDENTIAL:
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


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Outreach Centers

HOPE Centers

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


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Thrift Stores

Family Stores

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             

Lakeland Family Store: 711 N. Florida Ave.
863-687-4076  ext. 256              

Auburndale Family Store: 3094 Havendale Blvd.
863-687-4076  ext. 247  

Winter Haven Family Store: 840 6th St. NW
863-687-4076  ext. 234       


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Preschool

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