Community Rescue Mission is a non-profit, faith-based organization that provides safe shelter, meals, and needed support to help people get back on their feet as quickly as possible.  We've been operating since 1981.  When people come to our door, most are broken and in crisis with no place to call home.  Imagine how you would feel if you did not know where you would lay your head tonight nor from where your next meal would come.  Multiply those concerns several times over if you had children in tow.  Whatever the circumstance, we are here to instill hope and empower lives while offering Christ-like hospitality and care.

It is important to note that Community Rescue Mission receives ZERO dollars from city, state, federal, or any government entity. We DO NOT receive funding from the United Way. We are completely supported by your generous contributions.

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Our Story

The Turning Point Before the Grand Plan...

It’s important in life to hear when God sends you a message and to trust that, if you trust in Him, He will provide a path for you and supply you with what you need to achieve His plan. Though it is natural to want to look ahead in life, we run the risk of missing the people or things God needs us to see at certain times. In 1980, the paths of two families intersected and because they had both followed their callings and listened when God spoke to them—they were able to be in the right place at the right time to join forces and create something amazing. Grand plans can unfold but you have to have faith as to how, when or where it will all come together.

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Your financial support will enable us to never turn any family away because of limited resources. There are many worthy causes in our community, but when you make a gift to Community Rescue Mission, you can be confident it is widely used toward your intended purpose.

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Community Rescue Mission is a member of the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions. To learn more about Citygate, visit their website by clicking the button below.

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Heather Sanders

Executive Director


Shanelle Livingston

Facility Coordinator/Office Manager


Patricia McMullin

Family Section Case Manager


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Board Members

City Christian Fellowship – Bill Stuckey
Covenant Presbyterian Church – Cheryl Cole
Evangel Temple – Charlie Murphy
First Lutheran Church – Brenda Acord
First Presbyterian Church – Dr. Mike Thames
First United Methodist Church - Marlin Fretheim
Goddard United Methodist Church - Mike Mankin
Grace Community Church – Jennifer Boster
Harvest Time Tabernacle – Zach Bettencourt
New Life Church – Michelle Vest
St. John’s Episcopal Church – Grant Purdy
St. Luke Lutheran Church - Debbie Andrews Kraus
St. Paul United Methodist Church – Charles "Tiny" Muehe
Ss. George & Alexandra Orthodox Christian Church – Fr. John Maxwell
Wesley United Methodist Church – Donna Moreton
Central Christian Church-Bill Fink
Immaculate Conception - Ron Haines

At Large Directors – Bert Lewis, Mike Miller, Garry Peevy, Jeanne Carroll, Phil White

Ex-Officio: Linda Billingsley, Robert E. Miller, Ken Wallace


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310 North F Street
Fort Smith, AR 72901
(479) 782-1443
[email protected]

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310 North F Street
Fort Smith, AR 72901
(479) 782-1443
[email protected]

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