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About the Binghamton Rescue Mission

Michael Ross, Director

At the Binghamton Rescue Mission, Michael Ross is dedicated to providing a space where individuals who have experienced homelessness can find hope and realize the potential their future holds. Prior to being named director, Michael was program manager.

He is a graduate of Fairmont State University and is pursuing a master’s degree in social science from Syracuse University. Michael is passionate about education and committed to engaging underserved individuals in Broome County.

Changing Lives in Broome County

The Binghamton Rescue Mission provides 32 beds to men who have previously experienced homelessness, or were referred to the facility through a community agency. Residents are offered three meals daily, case management, employment resources, spiritual care, transportation to employment and important appointments, and other support services needed to move out of homelessness and into lasting life change.

The Binghamton Rescue Mission also provides permanent affordable housing in a separate single family home, and is working to renovate a second house near its residence at 56-58 Whitney Avenue.

Rescue Mission staff, residents and volunteers serve a monthly community meal, open to all who are hungry, at the United Presbyterian Church.

From Outreach to Housing

The Binghamton Rescue Mission began an outreach service to homeless individuals on the streets in 2006, and opened its residence in 2010.  Since then, numerous men have taken shelter here, many going on to lead more stable lives, find employment and reconnect with family.