About Us

A BIG heart for the Bay Area’s homeless

We welcome our homeless neighbors by providing daily essentials like food, shelter, clothing and any other kind of critical care they need. We offer men and women the opportunity for complete life change through faith-based discipleship programs that heal hurting hearts… and empower them to rebuild their lives with God’s love as a foundation.

OUR PURPOSE: To share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the homeless and needy and empower them to change their world.

To present the means and opportunity for real and lasting change to the homeless and needy through:

  • Emergency Shelter
  • Meals and Food Distribution
  • Distribution of Clothing, Furniture, and Miscellaneous Items
  • Long-term Residential Discipleship Programs
  • Education
  • Job Skills Training
  • Life Skills Training
  • Job Placement
  • Family Reconciliation
  • Overcoming Financial and Legal Issues
  • Transitional Living
  • Medical Assistance
  • Youth Outreach Programs
  • Collaborative Relationships with Others
  • Informing and Involvement of the General Population
  • Spiritual Programs and Counseling
  • Bible Classes

Imagine this: Our homeless neighbors no longer living on the streets, alone and despairing, but instead, offered all the help they need to get back on their feet. Their hearts transformed from hopeless to hope-filled by God’s love. Their lives on track for a brighter tomorrow.

Your support makes this vision into a reality everyday at the Rescue Mission!

Meet Bram Begonia

Our President/CEO

Hello… and welcome to the Bay Area Rescue Mission. Whether you’re here today looking for a new way forward in life, or because you want to make a difference for hurting people in our community, I’m glad you’ve found us!

The most important thing you should know about our ministry is that we care deeply about our community. Our work is centered on the love and grace we have in God – and our mission is to share that hope across the Bay Area with all those who desperately need it.

There are so many who do need it, and for them, our door is open 365 days a year. We offer nourishing meals to meet people’s first and most basic need: hunger. Once their hunger has been filled, we offer them even more nourishment… for their hearts, minds and spirits. Every day we provide:

  • Daily essentials like shelter, showers and clean clothing
  • Healing through our 12-month discipleship programs
  • Job-skills training in a variety of areas, including the culinary arts, warehousing, construction and security
  • Practical life-skills classes to ensure a stable, independent future
  • Emotional restoration through counseling and care
  • Spiritual renewal through prayer and the Gospel message of eternal hope

I feel blessed that God led me here to a ministry with a strong foundation of service, a compassionate team and long-standing partnerships with community leaders.

Thank you for your prayers, your support and your encouragement of this ministry.

new President & CEO, Bram Begonia

Mahalo, and may God bless you,

Bram Begonia
President & CEO


P.S. If you have any further questions after you have explored this website,
please reach out to me or our staff using our Contact page.


It Starts with YOU!

A meal for a homeless man, woman or child is just $2.49



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