Charlotte Rescue Mission is transforming lives in the name of Jesus Christ by serving people impacted by addiction to equip them to thrive in the community.
Charlotte Rescue Mission was founded in 1938, originally serving people experiencing homelessness and sharing the gospel of Christ. Over the years, many of the people the Mission served were struggling with addiction.
In 1990, the Mission hired a Christian staff trained in professional substance abuse recovery services and launched a 90-day residential program empowering individuals to move beyond cycles of homelessness and addiction. This program is now known as Rebound and has helped thousands of men over the years. In 2016, this program was expanded to a 120-day program.
Rebound served men struggling with addiction and homelessness, but despite a staggering community need, there was no similar program for women. In 1992, Charlotte Rescue Mission launched the Dove’s Nest program. Like Rebound, Dove’s Nest provides comprehensive addiction recovery services for women.
In 2008, Dove’s Nest women’s addiction recovery program expanded from a 12-bed facility to a 120-bed facility. In addition, for the first time in its history, the Mission was now able to serve children as well as their mothers. The doors of this new facility opened in July 2012.