(704) 376-3695 | Front Desk Hours: 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., MWF

Charlotte Rescue Mission


Mission: Charlotte Rescue Mission is transforming lives in the name of Christ by serving people struggling with addiction, poverty, or hopelessness with the goal of returning them to society as productive, self-sufficient citizens. 

Population Served: At-risk men and women struggling with addiction.

History: Since 1938, Charlotte Rescue Mission has been a leader in providing free Christian-based residential recovery programs for both men and women as they struggle with drug and alcohol addiction. While some 12-Step programs refer to a “higher power,” the Rescue Mission programs are specifically focused on Christ, a fact which they believe contributes to a completion rate of more than twice the national average, as well as long-term sobriety among their clients. For men, the Rebound program offers a residential treatment program on West First Street. Dove’s Nest serves women at their West Blvd facility, and in many cases, the women have their children living onsite with them. The Dove’s Nest staff and programs focus on spiritual, physical, social, and psychological recovery to help women understand and deal with the core issues of their addictions.

Approach: Serving as a leader in providing Christian-based residential recovery programs, CRM’s approach is to lead with love, serve with gratitude and act with humility. Their residential drug recovery programs empower individuals to achieve long-term sobriety, find employment, stable housing, and restore and build healthy relationships –thus moving beyond the cycles of homelessness and addiction to becoming productive citizens in the community. Programs for both men and women start at 120 days, rather than the standard 30 or 60 days found in other residential addiction treatment centers.


Service Opportunities

Primary Contact: Margaret Rixham, 704-287-6870 or mcrixham@gmail.com.

Serving at the Mission allows volunteers to demonstrate the unconditional love and acceptance of Jesus to our residents, many of whom have lost their belief that they are worthy of such a gift. 

Donate: Charlotte Rescue Mission is always in need of new clothing and toiletry items.

The Rebound Program: Prepare and serve meals. Must be over 18. Help in the brand new Learning Center with tutoring, resume building, and basic computer skills. Visit cltrescue.volunteerhub.com for more information or to sign up.