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



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


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

Wish List

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Our Latest News



Life Transformation Graduation

Cookeville Rescue Mission proudly announces Life Transformation Graduation! Join us as we celebrate the completion of the 12 month "Life Transformation Ministry" program by several of the dedicated and newly-transformed residents of CRM! The event will be held at the Stevens Street Baptist Church Fellowship Hall starting at 6:00 PM on Friday, August 23 2019. Mike Womack from Feed America First will be speaking and light refreshments will be served.


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Upcoming Events


Bell Ringing Kickoff

Our bell ringing season kicks off! We need your help during our most important fundraiser of the year! Please visit our Sound of Hope website to register.

Join us on Thanksgiving day at 11:30 AM to celebrate the kickoff and have a wonderful Thanksgiving meal!