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 130 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 the homeless through two locations in Philadelphia: a meal service program serving three meals a day to anyone in need and men’s shelter in Center City and a transitional home for women in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia. The Center City shelter also houses a long-term recovery program for men. The Mission does not receive government funding and relies on the generous contributions of caring individuals, families, churches and businesses.

Our Mission

Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission, a non-profit organization, exists to minister in the name of Jesus Christ to the physical and spiritual needs of homeless and disadvantaged people in the Philadelphia area.

Our Vision

Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission aims to transform lives by the power of God; so that those who have been loved, rescued and trained would become those who love, rescue and train.

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

Men’s Shelter

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 an intensive 16-month program.

Women’s Transitional Home

The purpose of Wayne Hall, the women’s ministry of Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission, is to teach women how to restructure their lives according to the Word of God.

Group Volunteer Opportunities

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

Food Drive

Churches, schools, businesses, and other organizations can help the homeless and hurting men and women at the Mission by collecting non-perishable food items.*

*required field