By CSMS - Admin


By CSMS - Admin

Instill Hope, Empower Lives Campaign

By Crystal - CSMS

Phase I: Family Renovation & Campus Improvements

Our plan enlivens our campus and aligns our facilities with our mission. Nothing like this is currently available in Fort Smith to minister and serve the complex life needs of children, youth, and families.  The design removes any stigma of a “shelter” and replaces old images with a welcoming, safe, home-like environment families can call home during their life transition. 

We are blessed to say that we were able to follow through with this project 100% debt-free. We are thankful to the individual donors and multiple agencies who have supported and continue to support us in our vision to provide safe and suitable housing to the our area's families in need. We could not have done this without our wonderful donors, so a special thank you to those who have donated, prayed for us, or supported us in any way. We thank God for allowing us all to work together to be the hands and feet of Christ.

The capital campaign will seek three-year commitments from friends to provide funding for the renovation. If you have any questions about Capital Campaign, Phase I or Phase II, lease call us at 479-782-1443

Phase one is completed thanks to the generosity of donors.

Phase II Renovation of Main Building

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Board Members

By Crystal - CSMS

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 - Dr. Daniel Mwanza 

Goddard United Methodist Church  - Mike Mankin

Grace Community Church – Kathleen Halliburton

Harvest Time Tabernacle – April Phipps   

New Life Church - Kim Shaver

St. John’s Episcopal Church - Dr. Tony Flippin

St. Luke Lutheran Church - Debbie Andrews Kraus

St. Paul United Methodist Church – Charles "Tiny" Muehe  

Ss. George & Alexandra Orthodox Christian Church – Fr. Nicholas Roth

Wesley United Methodist Church – Norma Strang  

West-Ark Church of Christ – Shane Bocksnick


At Large Directors – Bert Lewis, Mike Miller, Garry Peevy, Curtis Sawyer 


Ex-Officio: Linda Billingsley, Robert E. Miller, Harley Strang, Ken Wallace, Abram Sopshire


By Crystal - CSMS

Community Rescue Mission is blessed to have wonderful volunteers. 
If you're interested in donating your time, please view the volunteer opportunities and volunteer application below. 

-Volunteer Application-

-Volunteer Opportunities-

From Our Case Manager...

Katy came to us seeking shelter in September.  Her eyes were lifeless.  She was depressed, discouraged and felt hopeless.  Because of years of substance abuse, she was now in drug court, and had lost her home and her relationship with her daughter.  Just before she came she found employment working second shift at a plant in Ft. Smith.  We met weekly and began to set goals she wanted to meet and talk through her struggles of the loss she had experienced.  Slowly she began to believe that the Lord was walking with her through every step of this process.  With each goal that she met, her face brightened and we could see her gaining confidence about her future.  Because she was at CRM, she knew she was safe. She was free from the worry of paying for rent and food and saved her paychecks so she could achieve her biggest goal of transitioning to her own apartment.  Last week she moved to her new residence.  Her eyes, so lifeless when we first met, were now full of anticipation, hope and joy.  Before she left, Katy was able to express her deep gratitude for the ministry of CRM and the role it played in her recovery and the new life she is now able to enjoy! 

Stories From Those We've Helped

K.H. Age 41

"I came here scared to death, because I have never been homeless, and did not know what to expect.  I believe God brought me here.  The staff and volunteers here are amazing.  With other residents, we are an adopted family so to speak.  We take care of each other as best we can.  I have never felt such overwhelming love in a community.  Thank you for your love and support of Community Rescue Mission."

S.C. Age 30

"At my lowest time, I found loving, accepting, caring people who welcomed me in with encouragement.  They gave me hope and brought me closer to God."

E.H. Age 29

"I was so scared, when I came to the Mission.  The Mission saved my life, and helped me look to God to save my soul.  You have truly helped us take a step forward." 

J.C. Age 53

"The Mission has given me a chance to start again, but this time I feel I can achieve more than I ever thought possible.  I have set several goals since arriving here at The Mission: 1) Get my Indian Card, 2) Learn to read and write better, 3) Find affordable housing.  Because of The Mission, and its staff, I feel I can achieve these goals with the Lord's help!" 

T.M. Age 50

"I have truly been blessed by everyone here.  God has carried me here to reunite me in faith, hope, honesty, peace, and love.  God has opened my eyes and humbled me." 

T.D. Age 29

"The Mission is a safe-haven to cope with all of my problems and transform them with solutions and better myself as a mom.  The staff treats us with respect, not as inferiors.  I never feel 'talked at' or 'talked down to.'  The Mission is not just a place to sleep, eat, and shower.  It is helping me step up the ladder, instead of shaking it while I climb!"

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310 North F Street
Fort Smith, AR 72901
(479) 782-1443
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