As a ministry of Jesus Christ, Light of Life provides a home for the homeless and food for the hungry, and builds disciples for the Kingdom of God among the poor, addicted, abused and needy.

Founded in 1952, the Mission was known as Harbor of Hope Rescue Mission where it served as a refuge for transient men. In 1957, it was named Light of Life Rescue Mission. Eventually, programs were expanded to include women and children. In 1979, the Mission purchased buildings on the North Side where the bulk of its programming is still conducted. In 2012, Light of Life purchased 635 Ridge Avenue, the proposed future site of Light of Life programming.

The Women and Children’s Program embraces single mothers and their children whose lives have been ravaged by homelessness, addiction and abusive relationships.

Men’s Residential Program:
Whether paralyzed by the grip of addiction, poverty, mental health issues or any combination of these, homeless men find hope in the Men’s Residential Program.

Food and Emergency Shelter (Samaritan Ministries)
Light of Life’s Samaritan Ministries provide critical points of entry for the poor, homeless and addicted seeking help for immediate needs.

To learn more about Light of Life Mission, call 412-258-6100 or visit