The Wyoming Rescue Mission (WRM) began
ministering to the homeless in 1978. Founded by Rev. Munchler, Soul’s
Anchor, as it was then called, operated an emergency shelter from a
storefront on CY Avenue. In 1991 Soul’s Anchor moved into the newly
acquired and renovated the Park Street Hotel and opened the Central
Wyoming Rescue Mission. Rev. Dan Gorman was hired as the new Executive
Director in May of 1991.
In 1995, we purchased property
across from Park Street, and placed two modular homes for the
Discipleship Program, a Christ-centered transitional housing program for
men. The Discipleship Program provided an opportunity to offer more
in-depth services in addition to basic emergency services. One year
later, we opened Rescued Treasures Thrift Store to provide needed
funding, as well as, opportunities for program guests to learn valuable
work skills and job readiness.
Rev. Carl Wolosin took over as
Executive Director in 1998. The growing population of women and
children in need led to the opening of the Women's Transformation Center
in 2007. The Center houses the women’s Emergency Services and
Discipleship Recovery Programs.
Brad Hopkins was hired as the
Executive Director in 2012. In 2017, we launched another
needed expansion of our facilities and changed the name of
our organization to Wyoming Rescue Mission.
The Wyoming Rescue Mission restores with the love of Christ those
struggling with homelessness back to society as independent community
members. Wyoming Rescue Mission will nurture sanctuaries of radical
hospitality where the homeless and needy experience the transforming
love of Jesus thus propelling the church into the lead role alleviating
poverty in Wyoming.