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Andy Bales Speaks Out on Homelessness in Los Angeles

Posted: 11/30/2015
For nearly 20 years, Andy Bales has been the CEO of Union Rescue Mission in Los Angeles, skid rows oldest shelter. In those many years, Bales says Los Angeles is the worst hes ever seen it.

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Welcome to the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions

Since the late 1800s, rescue missions have been offering radical hospitality in Jesus’ name to people who are dealing with hunger, homelessness, abuse, and addiction. 

The Association of Gospel Rescue Missions (AGRM) serves as the network where leaders of approximately 300 agencies find the training, resources, and support they need to serve the individuals and families who arrive on their doorsteps every day of the year. If you are interested in volunteering at a place like this, our online directory will help you find a rescue mission in your area. The directory is also an excellent tool if you know of someone—a friend or a family member—who can use the kind of help that rescue missions provide. 

John Ashmen, AGRM PresidentWhile rescue missions in membership with AGRM incorporate the core tenets of Christianity in all aspects of their work, they are open to people of every faith or no faith. The end goal is for individuals and families to have their lives and relationships restored, and to be reengaged in meaningful ways with society.  

Thank you for taking a look at rescue missions and at AGRM.

—John Ashmen, President

Read John's interview in The New Evangelicals