Goodwill Rescue Mission

Goodwill Rescue Mission provides meals, shelter, clothing and more seven days a week, 365 days a year to the poor, homeless and addicted of Newark. In order to effectively combat the epidemic of homelessness, Goodwill Rescue Mission (Newark) and New York City Rescue Mission joined forces with The Bowery Mission. Leveraging more than 400 years of combined service, three historic organizations became one. In collaboration last year, we provided 429,500 meals, 104,000 nights of shelter, 27,600 articles of clothing and 67,500 emergency showers. Currently, we are in a new season where we have the opportunity to redevelop the Mission's campus. Over the next 2-3 years, we will work with a real estate developer to replace the Mission's current buildings with a newly constructed space, purpose-built to serve the critical needs of men, women and families in Newark. This means direct services have temporarily been suspended and the Mission plans to reopen.

Charity Navigator Ratings

Overall Rating

(2/4)|73.27 Score


(1/4)|67.33 Score

Accountability & Transparency

(3/4)|81 Score



Headquarter Address

79 University Avenue
Newark, NJ 07102