Founded in 1878

About Us

Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission is the second oldest Rescue Mission in the country.

Helping the HUNGRY, Homeless and Hurting

Founded in 1878, we have reached out to the homeless in Philadelphia for more than 140 years. Originally named the Sunday Breakfast Association, our name was changed a few years ago to reflect our expanded services as a Rescue Mission. Rescue Missions are similar to a traditional homeless shelter, but focus on caring for the spiritual needs in addition to the practical needs of people.

Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission serves those experiencing homelessness in Philadelphia.  The Mission offers an array of homeless day services and clinics to men and women.  Additionally, the Mission has a 30- day men’s emergency shelter, offers a 12 month transitional housing program to men, and a permanent supportive housing program for men 65 years of age and older.  The Mission relies on the generous contributions of caring individuals, families, churches and businesses.





Our Mission

Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission exists to minister in the name of Jesus Christ to the spiritual and practical needs of homeless and disadvantaged people in the Philadelphia area.

Our Identity Statement

We advance our mission of transforming lives by the power of God and seek to activate God-given potential by serving homeless, hungry, and hurting adults in Philadelphia through loving, compassion-based programs and services.  Emphasizing our competitive advances of an authentic Christian community experience, lowest-barrier entry, and safe space focused on excellent programs and partnerships, we are sustainable by the faithful stewardship of resources provided by the generosity of God’s people through our donors.

Statement of Faith

Based on our adherence to the inspired, infallible, inerrant, and authoritative Word of God in Scripture, we profess with the Christian Church throughout time for over 1,700 years and around the world, the faith expressed in the Nicene Creed.

Our Core Values

  • Christ Centered We seek for Christ to be the center of all we say and do.
  • Integrity We will strive to operate according to the highest moral, ethical and Christian standards.
  • Compassionate Service We will show sensitivity, respect, and uphold dignity by demonstrating the love of Christ in all we do.
  • Faithful Stewardship We are stewards of resources entrusted to us and seek to use all of them wisely.
  • Bible Based We believe the Bible to be the inspired, infallible and ultimately authoritative Word of God, which is applicable to all of life.

Unconditional Giving

Next Level Transitional Housing

In addition to meeting basic life needs for men, the Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission enables those men who are committed to a positive life change to address their problems through a 12-month transitional housing program

Group Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities for groups with Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission take place at our Center City and Germantown locations.

Get Help Now

Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission would like to come alongside you in this difficult stage of life. Be sure to visit the Mission at 13th and Vine or call our Homeless Services Team at (215) 922-6400 ext. 1050.

Best Christian Work Place

Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission is committed to transparency in our daily operations, as we seek to be wise stewards on behalf of our donors.

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