Downtown Rescue Mission

The Downtown Rescue Mission is a nonprofit organization serving the homeless throughout northern Alabama and southern Tennessee. For more than 30 years, they have saved numerous lives and have had a profound impact on thousands of others by providing Christ-filled, enriched, and compassionate services to those in desperate need. DRM provides emergency services, recovery services, and transitional services:

  • Emergency Services - Available free of charge to all in need, especially the homeless. Provides hot meals served three times a day, overnight shelter, clean clothes, showers, free laundry services, toiletries, temporary baggage storage, and the opportunity to join the DRM recovery program.
  • Recovery Services - Biblically based 12-month Residential Recovery Program is designed to help men and women achieve life-long change and freedom from problems, such as: alcoholism, drug addiction, and emotional mental and physical abuse. The program ministers to the whole person and seeks to restore individuals through teaching and modeling solid, Biblical principles and truths in which they can rebuild their lives.
  • Transitional Services - DRM assists graduates in finding housing, provides household items such as small appliances, cookware, furniture and groceries, and further aides in their employment search. Thanks to the DRM ministry directors, graduates also have assistance in finding employment. The DRM goal is to see every graduate move back into society and live a successful life in Christ.

Specific Prayer Request:

  • Pray that God will provide the donations and funding support for DRM to continue to support the physical needs of the homeless as a path to minister to their spiritual needs.

  • Pray that God will touch the hearts of the DRM homeless diners with His love as exemplified through the staff and volunteers and that these men and women will be led to seek Him through the DRM recovery program.

  • Pray that God will give strength, courage, and faith in Jesus Christ to the DRM Recovery students to overcome their addiction problems and re-establish their lives with a daily sober walk with Him.


  • The new Owen's House (facility for women and children) is now open!!  Volunteers are needed in many areas including serving meals.  Contact Corey Buckner, Director of Volunteers and Church Partnerships at (256) 713-4316 for more information.