Life Change Starts Here
The Ithaca Rescue Mission provides an emergency shelter, a drop-in day center, and permanent and transitional supportive housing. The day center, called the Friendship Center, provides a safe place out of the elements that is open to all. Three meals are served weekly there, and our community food pantry is open five days a week. (See hours below.)
The shelter and residence offer case management, employment resources, spiritual care and support services necessary for individuals and families experiencing homelessness to move forward to greater stability and independence.
For information on emergency shelter and food pantry services, contact the Friendship Center during business hours.
Ithaca Rescue Mission
618 West State Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
The Friendship Center is open Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm.
Food Pantry hours are: Monday – 2 pm to 4 pm, Tuesday through Friday – 9 am to 11 am and 2 pm to 4 pm.