Daily Activities

Meeting an Immediate Need

Cookeville Rescue Mission offers temporary emergency shelter to anyone who has need of it. Many local housing and assistance programs have waiting lists for their services, which means that those who have an immediate need for help would be left in the cold if not for a temporary place to stay. That’s where we come in.

We’re open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, including holidays, and provide regular meals, along with a devotional at 7 p.m. each evening and church services on Sunday. While our residents are here, we try to connect them with various local agencies that can provide housing assistance, job placement, health services and other social services.

We offer the following programs and facilities:

  • Three-day program
    For single males needing a clean place to stay for a few days
  • 30-day program
    For single males who have found a job and need a place to stay until they can accumulate enough money to move out or travel on
  • Lighthouse Family Lodge
    Provides emergency housing for entire families
  • Ladies’ Dorm
    Located in the Family Lodge; a safe place for single ladies

Residents have access to a laundry room and a hair salon and are offered free dental care through our in-house dental clinic. We also offer residents the opportunity to generate immediate income as day laborers in our local community.