How can you be involved?
Please consider becoming a financial partner in donating today.
Please consider being a Prayer Partner and putting the Mission on your daily prayer list for: Our financial needs to be met daily, food donations, open hearts, minds, and soul to receive Christ as their Savior. Safety and wisdom and grace for the staff, volunteers, and those in the many programs here at the Mission.
Please consider becoming a volunteer today at the Hope House, Haven House, Main Mission, Kitchen, front desk, thrift Store, Take a Meal program by visiting our volunteer page or contact Sharon at 681-283-8146 or [email protected].
Hope Lives Here,
Pastor Tim Guerino
The Haven House is a ministry for Transitional Housing for Homeless Families. It is on the Main Rescue Mission campus at 604 W. King Street in Martinsburg. There are 6 apartments for 6 families. It is staffed 24/7, 365 days a year, with volunteers and paid staff. A family can stay up to 18 months or less and gradually transition into a permanent place to live and raise their family. While at Haven House, each family will receive daily case management and all the other resources currently in place for all that come to the Mission. The goal is to transition from homelessness and hopelessness to a new life in Christ, a permanent job, sobriety, stability, solid, loving family relationships, and a productive member of society.
The main purpose and the reason the Rescue Mission exists is to fulfill the Great Commission as outlined by Jesus Christ in Matthew 28:19, 20:
Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen. The general purpose of all residential rehabilitation programs is to prepare individuals to return to the mainstream of our society and become responsible, productive members of society.
To disciple individuals by equipping, educating, and empowering them to be Christ-like disciples therefore returning to the local Church and community as productive members of society.
“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
We believe that we first exist to glorify God and advance His kingdom; through grace we receive and through grace we share.
1 John 2:15-17
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.
We highly value and intentionally serve each other, our guests, and our ministry partners, leading by following Christs’ example.
Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant.
We invest in spiritual, personal, and professional development of one another; restoring and equipping each other for intentional living.
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
We are responsible for the time, talents and treasures entrusted to us by God and our ministry partners and strive to maximize the impact of these resources.
1 Corinthians 4:2
Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found trustworthy.
We strive to provide excellent services, achieve results, impact our community and be innovative and collaborative in our approach.
Commit your works to the LORD,
And your thoughts will be established.
We give honor. We set others up to win. We celebrate and champion those God has placed around us. What we honor is what we receive.
1 Peter 2:17
Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.
Martinsburg Union Rescue Mission is Trying to Keep Families Together
Shelter housing services are non-existent in the Eastern Panhandle for families. The Martinsburg Union Rescue Mission’s Emergency Family Transitional Housing will be the first of its kind. There is one shelter for men and one for women in Berkeley County. But, there is no dedicated shelter for families in Berkeley, Jefferson or Morgan Counties.
We own the structure at 604 West King Street but would need to renovate it into 6 separate family units. The Mission saw a need for struggling families and wanted to fill that need. Can we count on you for your support?
Learn more about the 604 Project in Martinsburg, WV