About Our Ministries


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At the Central Coast Rescue Mission, we pride ourselves on the level of service we provide to our homeless neighbors. Whether that is a hot meal, grocery assistance or long-term care, it is the compassionate care of our dedicated staff and volunteers that makes the difference.

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Every day we are reminded of how blessed we are to be a part of our community. From the children who stop in to our mission to bring gifts for other children, to the corporate donors, leaders, friends and families who have made caring for the homeless an ongoing tradition, we simply could not do what we do without you. If you or your organization would like to partner with us, please reach out to Larry at lcooney@erescuemission.org.

About Homelessness in Santa Maria


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Santa Maria has the second highest number of homeless people in the county. And, is the city with the county’s highest percentage of increase in the homeless population over the last four to five years. Local police state, stricter code enforcement in San Luis Obispo County has pushed more homeless toward Santa Maria.

In January 2015, the Common Ground Homeless Survey counted 1,455 homeless people in Santa Barbara County. Santa Maria is home to at least 324 of them, 81 more than in the 2011 count, which is particularly concerning because most other areas in the county reported a decrease in the annual homeless count. Of those counted, 80% of the homeless were identified as at risk for early mortality, nearly two-thirds reported a mental health condition, more than half report alcohol abuse, and over half reported experiencing violence or trauma on the streets.

Poverty and homelessness are often accompanied by hunger, malnutrition, physical or mental disabilities, substance abuse issues, untreated infectious disease, and other illnesses and chronic health problems. Without comprehensive assistance in overcoming barriers to healthy and financially secure lives, our clients would be unable to break out of a continuous cycle of economic distress, homelessness, and a wide range of physical, mental, and social issues.


How Your Donation is Used - The Rescue Mission Alliance is firmly committed to the highest standards of financial and institutional integrity. We are a member in good standing with the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA), are “Certified Excellent” by the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions (AGRM), and have received the highest rating of four out of four stars from Charity Navigator. You can trust your donations are used wisely to assist the poor and needy.

Rescue Mission Alliance Functional Expense

Our Financial Commitment to You

We abide by the Standards for membership in the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. To download a pdf copy of these standards, click here.

  • Rescue Mission Alliance is tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
  • Employer Identification Number: 23-7278002
  • You may access our IRS Form 990.

2014 - 2015 Fiscal Information

Mission History

Financial Integrity

“We are so glad we can say with utter honesty that in all our  dealings we have been pure and

Statement of Faith

Being a “Faith Based” organization, we proudly display our Statement of Faith.

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, infallible,


To view all open positions within the Rescue Mission Alliance, please view our employment listings. Employment Listings
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