About LVRM 2017-10-05T11:02:30-07:00

About the Mission

Founded in 1970, The Las Vegas Rescue Mission (LVRM) started with a small storefront building that included the chapel, kitchen and a shelter that could house a few men. Today, LVRM campus takes up two city blocks in downtown Las Vegas, helping hundreds of men, women and children daily, and providing approximately 30,000 meals each month.

Our campus includes:

  • Dining and Training Facility
  • Shelter of Hope – Houses women and children
  • Men’s Facility – Includes a section for single fathers with children
  • A Chapel
  • A Thrift Store
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As a nonprofit Christian organization, the Mission receives no government support, except for a small grant specifically for food. We rely solely upon the contributions and support of concerned individuals, churches, corporations and other organizations. The Mission provides services to all people without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, age, gender, religion or disability.

Mission Campus

Las Vegas Rescue Mission Campus Map

LVRMDining & Training Facility

Added in 2009, this 10,800-square-foot multi-purpose dining and training facility seats up to 300 people at one time. The dining area can be divided into classrooms, and the second floor houses a computer lab and an additional classroom, providing space for training of Mission guests.

LVRMShelter of Hope

With 72 beds, the Shelter of Hope is home to women and children in need of emergency shelter, as well as women in our residential recovery program. A well-equipped playroom for children provides a sense of home.

LVRMMen’s Facility

This two-story, 15,000-square-foot building houses up to 112 men in dormitory-style housing. There is an educational wing with a library and classrooms for recovery classes, personal study, resume preparation, calling prospective employers, and more.

Men’s Home & Shelter

Named for LVRM’s Founding Director, the Rev. Edward H. & Beatrice G. Compton Men’s Home & Shelter houses 110 shelter beds. The second floor is transitional housing for residents that have completed our recovery program

Chapel & Administrative Building

Built in 1991, classes and church services are held here; it also houses administrative offices.

Thrift Store

In-kind donations are prepared for sale in the Thrift Store, or given out free of charge to those in need. Proceeds from our Thrift Store help fund our free programs and services for our guests.

Thrift Store Giveaway Building

A former residential home acquired by the Mission now hosts our Thrift Store giveaways. Free clothing and daily essentials, such as shoes, eyeglasses, diapers, hygiene kits, etc., are given away Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 am to Noon.

Mission Campus

Dining & Training Facility

Added in 2009, this 10,800-square-foot multi-purpose dining and training facility seats up to 300 people at one time. The dining area can be divided into classrooms, and the second floor houses a computer lab and an additional classroom, providing space for training of Mission guests.

Shelter of Hope

With 72 beds, the Shelter of Hope is home to women and children in need of emergency shelter, as well as women in our residential recovery program. A well-equipped playroom for children provides a sense of home.

Men’s Facility

This two-story, 15,000-square-foot building houses up to 112 men in dormitory-style housing. There is an educational wing with a library and classrooms for recovery classes, personal study, resume preparation, calling prospective employers, and more.

Men’s Home & Shelter

Named for LVRM’s Founding Director, the Rev. Edward H. & Beatrice G. Compton Men’s Home & Shelter houses 110 shelter beds. The second floor is transitional housing for residents that have completed our recovery program

Chapel & Administrative Building

Built in 1991, classes and church services are held here; it also houses administrative offices.

Thrift Store

In-kind donations are prepared for sale in the Thrift Store, or given out free of charge to those in need. Proceeds from our Thrift Store help fund our free programs and services for our guests.

Thrift Store Giveaway Building

A former residential home acquired by the Mission now hosts our Thrift Store giveaways. Free clothing and daily essentials, such as shoes, eyeglasses, diapers, hygiene kits, etc., are given away Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 am to Noon.

History

Director Ed Compton

LVRM Founding Director Ed Compton unveils plans for the new women’s family shelter.

LVRM was founded in 1970 by a pastor and six businessmen who had a calling to help those who were homeless and hungry. Together, they secured a tiny storefront at 414 West Bonanza Road. By God’s grace, they provided sandwiches and drinks, along with mats and blankets for men to eat and sleep away from the elements.

We are more than just a shelter; we stand as a beacon of hope. We continue to adapt to meet the needs of men, women and children in an ever-changing society. Through effective, innovative Christian recovery programs, the Mission provides a path for those who want to escape the despair of the streets.

Chapel Construction 1991

New chapel/administrative building under construction in 1991.

Ed Compton and Staff

Ed Compton and staff sorting much-needed donations.

Director Ed Compton

LVRM Founding Director Ed Compton unveils plans for the new women’s family shelter.

LVRM was founded in 1970 by a pastor and six businessmen who had a calling to help those who were homeless and hungry. Together, they secured a tiny storefront at 414 West Bonanza Road. By God’s grace, they provided sandwiches and drinks, along with mats and blankets for men to eat and sleep away from the elements.

We are more than just a shelter; we stand as a beacon of hope. We continue to adapt to meet the needs of men, women and children in an ever-changing society. Through effective, innovative Christian recovery programs, the Mission provides a path for those who want to escape the despair of the streets.

Chapel Construction 1991

New chapel/administrative building under construction in 1991.

Ed Compton and Staff

Ed Compton and staff sorting much-needed donations.

Having lived in Vegas since a young age and attended UNLV, it’s especially important to me and my family to continuously support our neighbors that may be less fortunate or just down on their luck for the time being. The Las Vegas Rescue Mission has been a great partner to Capriotti’s. My favorite example is Thanksgiving, our partnership with the Las Vegas Rescue Mission allows us to help ensure that even more people in the valley get to celebrate. There are many ways in which corporations can get involved with the Las Vegas Rescue Mission and organizations like theirs. I strongly urge other area businesses to participate in making our city a better place to work, live and play.

~ Capriotti’s – Ashley Morris

Leadership

Board of Directors

Officers

Ron McMenemyChairman
Owner
McMenemy Investment Services
Craig KirklandSecretary
Executive Vice President
Nevada State Bank

Directors

Robert Dejong
President & CEO
Credit One Bank
Merrill Kanouse
Pastor
Community Church of Henderson
Cynthia Alexander
Attorney
Dickinson Wright Law Firm

Senior Staff

Harry Hinderliter IIIPresident/CEO
Don JamesDirector of Recovery
Tim SecessionDirector of Operations
Paula DelaneyThrift Store Manager
Sammy ChongExecutive Chef