Founded in 1878, we have reached out to the homeless in Philadelphia for more than 140 years. Originally named the Sunday Breakfast Association, our name was changed a few years ago to reflect our expanded services as a Rescue Mission. Rescue Missions are similar to a traditional homeless shelter, but focus on caring for the spiritual needs in addition to the practical needs of people.
Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission serves the homeless through two locations in Philadelphia: a meal service program serving three meals a day to anyone in need and men’s shelter in Center City and a transitional home for women in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia. The Center City shelter also houses a long-term recovery program for men. The Mission does not receive government funding and relies on the generous contributions of caring individuals, families, churches and businesses. Donations are supplemented with income from two thrift stores.
Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission, a non-profit organization, exists to minister in the name of Jesus Christ to the physical and spiritual needs of homeless and disadvantaged people in the Philadelphia area.
Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission aims to transform lives by the power of God; so that those who have been loved, rescued and trained would become those who love, rescue and train.
Day Room for Guests, Food Pantry for the Public, Emergency Shelter for Men, Clothing Store/Distribution, Low Barrier Campus, Sex Offenders Permitted, Onsite Meals for Guests
Transitional Housing for Women, Transitional Housing for Men, Housing Placement Services
Residential Life-Transformation Programs
Children and Youth
Medical Clinic, Mobile Health Services
Literacy Classes, Life-Skills Training
Job Placement, Job Readiness Programs, Specific Career Training
Other Programs and Services
Ex-Offender Reentry Program, Community Garden/Food Production, Legal Services