Who We Are

Hello Friend,

Welcome to

As the Rescue Mission’s Executive Director, I want to give you a “virtual tour.” Since 1965, the Bay Area Rescue Mission has been caring for the homeless and impoverished of the Bay Area.

At the Bay Area Rescue Mission, we offer help for the “whole person”:

  • Food, shelter, warm showers and fresh clean clothes for the body
  • A gospel message of eternal hope for the soul
  • Biblical studies, computer-aided learning, and GED preparation for the mind
  • Job skills training in culinary arts, warehousing, heavy equipment operation, office work, construction, security, janitorial service, and automotive sales and service for the hands
  • Parenting classes, job preparedness, anger management, counseling, and personal financial management classes for the character
  • Compassion, friendship, fellowship, retreats, outings, and prayer meetings for the heart

It is our hope that your visit to our website will inform you about what the Bay Area Rescue Mission is doing to provide real help to the homeless and impoverished. We hope this will be an uplifting exploration, and that you will be motivated to join us in “Changing Lives for a Brighter Tomorrow.”

The Bay Area Rescue Mission is a IRS recognized 501(c)3 nonprofit, in good standing and is privately funded. We receive no federal, state or local government funds. Your support may be used as a tax-deduction. Our Federal Identification Number (EIN) is 94-6124054.

Your partner reaching out to the homeless and impoverished,

Rev. John M. Anderson

P.S. If you have any further questions after you have explored this website, please feel free to drop me a line at