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We are an emergency shelter empowering people experiencing homelessness, housing instability, or food insecurity to live more stable lives.

"A Victim of Circumstance"
Joe Trankina was no stranger to homelessness - he had experienced it himself as a child. It gave him a determination which, paired with an unwavering faith in God, set him up to carry out some of the most impactful missionary work in North Dakota's history. Discover the origin of Northlands Rescue Mission...Joe's story.
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Welcome to our first full-size autumn newsletter! Inside, read about the Mission's family shelter, a special gift supporting our substance abuse therapy program for clients, a letter from Executive Director Sue Shirek, and more!
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About Northlands Rescue Mission

Since 1942, we’ve reached out with God’s love to men and women who are homeless and seeking a hand up from their desperate situations. Many have lost their livelihoods because of decades of addiction. Others could no longer support themselves when job opportunities dried up. Still more are victims of broken or abusive relationships that forced them from their homes. Because of people like you, we are here to empower these people and help them rebuild their lives.
We are a Christian-based emergency shelter serving adults and families experiencing homelessness and hunger. We are committed to helping people live healthy and stable lives. We work with our community to Fight Poverty, Reach Out to people in need and help them get a Stable Start through our Client-Led Engagement. Click a button below to learn more!

Key Statistics in 2022

Food Assistance
5150 meals served per month
475 food boxes per month
20,000 Backpack Program meals
8116 nights of shelter
Average Stay: 28 days
129 clients achieved positive housing outcomes