Welcoming All Who Enter

Cookeville Rescue Mission has been changing the story of homelessness for 45 years now. Through Christ-centered rescue, recovery, and restoration, we empower the homeless and destitute. By addressing the essential needs necessary to regain confidence and self-worth, something quite remarkable happens. LIVES ARE CHANGED. Relationships are formed. Community is built.

Helping the Impoverished Since 1976

Who We Are.

Founded in 1976, Cookeville Rescue Mission has been committed to meeting the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of the homeless and hungry within reach of our ministry.

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Our Mission.

To serve Christ by addressing the physical, spiritual, emotional, and social wellbeing of the impoverished and destitute by providing Christ-centered rescue, recovery and restoration to those whom God leads to our doors.

What we Do.

Through the demonstration of the love and teachings of Jesus Christ, we seek to restore broken lives by providing a safe and reputable haven of hope for all who enter. We glorify God through helping shape and transform lives, in the name of Jesus Christ, by meeting people at their physical, emotional and spiritual points of need with the goal of returning them to society as productive, self-sufficient citizens.

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How You Can Help



Donate Online

100% of our ministry is funded by donations from people like you. We can't help without you!


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Donate Items

We provide food, clothing and other goods to those in need. We always welcome donations! Click to see our current needs.

Legacy Giving

Planning a legacy gift to Cookeville Rescue Mission is a powerful way to communicate your values and inspire loved ones!

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