Winchester Rescue Mission
435 N Cameron St.
Winchester, VA 22601
The Winchester Rescue Mission provides shelter, support and advocacy to individuals experiencing homelessness and poverty in the Northern Shenandoah Valley. We provide comprehensive, wrap around services necessary to moving individuals experiencing homelessness to stable, appropriate housing. The goal of our outreach programs is to build relationship and determine additional needs of our outreach clients. By providing support to those with housing reduces the financial burdens thus allowing their limited income to be directed towards maintaining housing.The goal of the Winchester Rescue Mission is to transform lives and the comprehensive wrap-around program approach is proven successful and allows individuals who are homeless or struggling to begin to dream again and see a future.
Center for Men – Residential Shelter program for men experiencing homelessness includes shelter, meals and case management
Center for Women – Resdential Shelter program for women experiencing homelessness includes shelter, meals and case management
Transitional Housing – Housing for men who are working full-time and looking for independent housing
Community Meals – Free meals three times a day, 365 days a year to anyone hungry
Food Pantry – Distribute food boxes to anyone needing nutritional support
Community Showers -Anyone in need of a hot shower is welcome
Community Laundry – Anyone needing to wash clothes is welcome
Our services are provide free of charge to any in the community in need including individuals and families experiencing homelessness or struggling to maintain their housing.
I am the Development Director at the Winchester Rescue Mission and have served in this role since 2019. I love every day of my job as I get to see lives transformed for those who have struggled for so long. After moving to Winchester in 2015, I was looking for a way to give back to the community and get connected in the area and was blessed to have a chance meeting with the director. One unique aspect is that I am a full-time volunteer employee. After graduating from Virginia Tech, I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston working on cancer research projects. I worked in the cancer research field until having my first daughter and focused on my favorite job: being am mom. My husband’s job has taken us to St. Louis, Houston ( twice), Charleston, Charlotte and now Winchester. The benefit of traveling is having friends all over the country. I have been blessed so I believe it is my duty to bless others. Before moving to Winchester, we lived in Charlotte, NC where I as involved in my children’s schools and also volunteer Guardian ad Litem to advocate for children in foster care. I have been married to my husband for 27 years and have two wonderful girls, Hannah and Hailey. We are empty nesters and love going to Virginia Tech and Carolina Panther football games, hiking and traveling.