According to the Madison County Coroner, 1 out of every 5 deaths in the county this year has been due to opiate overdose. Mays says these figures don’t surprise him.
The Downtown Rescue Mission’s goal is to change people’s lives. And in order to change lives there needs to be a space to make the miracles happen.Tracy Gibson is the senior director of Owen’s House. The inside might look like your average building, however, it’s anything but ordinary.
The mission’s food box tradition has been going on for twenty years and started with 50 turkeys. Today their goal is one thousand turkeys.
They give a lot of credit to The Downtown Rescue Mission. “I love this place. The Downtown Rescue Mission saved my life.”
The rescue mission states they try to serve as many people as they can, and some nights that number climbs to well over 200.
These cold temperatures have us bundling up and turning on the heat, but some in our area are going without warm blankets or coats this winter. Downtown Rescue Mission offers refuge, meals, and clothing for those struggling with the cold.
The Downtown Rescue Mission Owen’s House is a place for women and children only. It’s been a project in the works for eight years, and now the doors are finally open.
The Downtown Rescue Mission’s Owen’s House is opening a door to a better life for hundreds of women and children.
A fresh haircut doesn’t just change your appearance, it can alter your attitude, improve your chance of getting a job and instill hope.
Two Men and a Truck along with businesses across Madison County are teaming up to make Mother’s Day special for the ladies at Downtown Rescue Mission’s Owen’s House, a new facility for women and children.
Huntsville Madison County Chamber of Commerce honored a thirteen local businesses and individuals last night at the thirty-third annual Small Business Awards.
Sugarland guitarist, Thad Beaty, volunteered at Downtown Rescue Mission on Friday ahead of the band’s scheduled concert at the Von Braun Center.
Superheros, princesses and unicorns all showed up at the Downtown Rescue Mission Friday. The Mission hosted its annual Fall Festival where children came dressed in their favorite characters.
“They’re just trying to figure it out, and they have probably gone without a meal for a day or two, and boy, it’s tough when you see a kid and they come in and they are very hungry,” shares, Keith Overholt, the CEO of the Downtown Rescue Mission.
For roughly 20 years, the Downtown Rescue Mission has handed out turkey boxes to those in need of some help around Thanksgiving.
“It’s a wonderful thing they do every year,” said Kathy Hill, who is currently staying at the Owens House. “It shows the love the community has for people.”
“I think Huntsville is a community of unity and I see the unification of people from all backgrounds come every year to donate their time and their spirit to help other people and that’s what life is all about is helping each other,” Roberts said.
The mission’s residential program is separated into four steps over a year, revolving around Christian faith. The mission believes they can break addiction through growing a relationship with Jesus.