What We Do

The Idaho Falls Rescue Mission’s focus is on the “Three R’s”




  We have 2 emergency shelters:

City of Refuge Mens Shelter
Ruth House Womens Shelter

Our Evening Meal

We offer an evening meal 365 days out of the year to whomever wants to join us. It is at our City of Refuge location in the Sunshine Room.

This meal is prepared by volunteers and serving time is 5:45pm.

If you would like to volunteer with us by cooking a meal please visit our VOLUNTEER page to learn how to sign up and we will be in contact with you soon to get you plugged into this ministry.


Our Thrift Stores

We have two thrift store locations.

830 Park Ave.  &  1570 N. Holmes Ave. in Idaho Falls

The proceeds from these stores go to support the IFRM and our guests are welcome to use the clothes donated if they are in need of clothing.

Our thrift stores are highly dependent on our volunteers that come in and sort items and help run the stores.

If you would be interested in helping to serve in this way please visit our VOLUNTEER page and fill out our Volunteer Application and we will be in contact with you soon to see how you can help serve in this way.


We are funded by the faithful and generous donations of business owners, churches and individuals who desire to make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate.

All gifts given are tax-deductible and can be given ONLINE, over the phone (208-552-5575), in person (840 Park Avenue, Idaho Falls ID), or automatically each month via ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFER.