City of Refuge ARK Ruth House Thrift Store

Rescue Mission Facilities

City of Refuge

City of Refuge, located in down town Idaho Falls, provides services to homeless men 18 years old and older. It was actually the genesis of the Idaho Falls Rescue Mission. City of Refuge was established in September of 1999 as a men’s emergency shelter offering shelter, meals and clothing. Over the years, City of Refuge has evolved to a community resource serving the evening meal to the hungry in Idaho Falls. We also provide food boxes, hygiene products, shower and laundry facilities to those in need. City of Refuge currently has 20 beds available in two dorm areas. We also have a classroom, a full commercial grade kitchen and our Sonshine Room where we serve dinner every evening to as many as 120 hungry folks from our community. The Sonshine Room also serves as our location for evening bible studies.


Thrift Stores

We have 2 Thrift locations. 1570 N. Holmes Ave and 830 Park Ave in Idaho Falls. We accept donations at our Holmes Ave. location. These items help the homeless and needy in our community either by being given to them free or by the proceeds from our Thrift sales being used to support the Idaho Falls Rescue Mission. We are currently in need of household item donations! So please consider us when you are looking to donate items that still have a lot of life left in them. Stop in and browse - you're sure to get exceptional value, while helping the IFRM operate and serve the hungry and hopeless men, women and children in our community. Your donations make it possible for someone to have something they need or would not ordinarily be able to afford.