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New Name…Same Mission!


We are now excited to be called Louisville Rescue Mission (formerly Jefferson Street Baptist Center)! In the midst of changing our name, we want everybody to know that our mission stance has not changed. We continue to exist to extend gospel-centered mercy to homeless and hurting people of the greater Louisville KY area. Changing our name has not changed our mission focus and we hope that our name change will increase our ability to better fulfill our mission and to care for more people. Our core values continue to be Community, Transformation, and Christ and our desire is to help encourage our guests to move forward in each of these areas. Our Mission continues to be firmly grounded in the Word of God, and we have the privilege of teaching our Day Shelter guests and our LifeChange men that Christ is the Way, and the Truth, and the Life and that no man comes to the Father but through Him (John 14:6). Please pray that we would continue to have boldness preaching and teaching God’s Word to those that are hurting in the city of Louisville, while we seek to meet their physical needs.

About Us

Founded in 1881, Louisville Rescue Mission (LRM) is America’s fourth oldest homeless rescue mission. For over 130 years, LRM has been caring for the physical and spiritual needs of Louisville’s most vulnerable citizens.

Thanksgiving LifeChange Graduates

We are grateful to Christ who brought us Dwayne Horne, Michael Andrews, Nirayo Tesfazgy, and Brett Charney so that we could teach them that Christ is able to change our hearts which in return changes our lives forever. Congratulations to these four wonderful men for graduating our program!

Kroger Community Rewards Program

Please visit our Kroger Community Rewards page to see how the program has changed and how you can get involved!