The Norfolk Rescue Mission was founded in 1996 by Pastor Tom Beatty.
In 1997 the Mission acquired the building at 107 N 9th Street, which originally housed all the programs.
In 1999 the Hope House opened its doors, giving the Mission some much-needed space. All women’s ministries moved to the Hope House, and they exist there to this day.
In 2002 the Faith House was acquired, in order to give the men staying at the mission some more space. All men on our New Life Program moved into this building, which also allowed for much-needed family rooms in the original Mission building.
In 2004 the Administration building was built, which enabled the Mission to have a larger space for meals and chapel and also provided better office space for the staff.
Also in 2004, Pastor Tom moved to set up another Rescue Mission in Western Nebraska. Pastor Will Perrigan, the Associate Director, became the new Executive Director.
In 2012 the new dorm for men was opened, on the third floor of the Administration building, giving the men on our Overnight Guest Program and our Samaritan Program a nice, new facility.
Today, the staff of the Norfolk Rescue Mission continues assisting the hurting and the homeless in the name of Jesus. We continue to see many men, women and children in need of the life-changing power of Jesus Christ.