Our History

Trinity Rescue Mission's History

We've been helping the homeless & hurting in Jacksonville, FL since 1962.

Trinity Rescue Mission was established in 1962 by the congregation of Trinity Baptist Church and church leaders as an expression of their burden for the homeless and hurting people on the streets in Jacksonville.

Today, Trinity Rescue Mission operates as an independent, Christ-centered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Although now a separate entity, Trinity Baptist Church remains as key ministry partner of Trinity Rescue Mission.

Time Line:

1962-Trinity Rescue Mission opens on Bay Street in downtown Jacksonville, Florida

1970-Trinity Rescue Mission opens Freedom Farm, a long-term substance abuse program in St. Johns County, to meet the community's increasing need for a residential drug and alcohol recovery program.

1997-Trinity Rescue Mission moves from 901 West Bay Street, to a new 12,000 square foot facility at 622 West Union Street. The new facility increases the capacity and effectiveness to accomplish the mission's goal to help more people better.

2006-Trinity Rescue Mission opens the 14,000 square foot Women and Children’s Center on Union Street. The facility's modern design was created to meet the specific needs of homeless women and mothers with children, an under-served demographic of homeless in Jacksonville and Northeast Florida.

Today-Trinity Rescue Mission programs are working daily in four locations in the Jacksonville area with a ministry wide program capacity of 273 beds, which equates to over 110,000 shelter nights per year.


As we continue to provide Christ-centered, life-transforming solutions to the least of these, we are humbled to be a member of a generous community mobilized to transform lives and end hunger and homelessness.

Help Save a Life in Jacksonville

Trinity Rescue Mission

622 West Union Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Trustworthy Cause

Trinity Rescue Mission is a 501 (c)(3).

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