The PRM Path


We Believe

A different approach to poverty alleviation

Poverty isn’t merely a lack of material goods that can be alleviated by providing food and shelter or even by helping folks secure jobs or permanent housing. Poverty is a breakdown in the four fundamental relationships of life; our relationship with God, self, others and the rest of creation, something we all experience at some level.

We believe the answer to alleviating poverty for all of us is Jesus, who came to restore and renew our relationships with God, self, others and creation.

Through Jesus, we can flourish in the life God intends; a life of loving God and serving others, a life of understanding our purpose and a life of joyful work that provides for ourselves and others.

Our ministry is focused on partnering with supporters to promote relationships and providing services that can lead to a flourishing life.

Bring good news to the poor ... proclaim that captives have been released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free, and that the time of the Lord’s favor has come.

Luke 4:18-19

We Provide

CRISIS (Emergency Shelter)

Through our Compassionate Crisis Care we offer a safe place for men and women to gain stability as a gateway toward transformation.

TRANSFORM (Renewal Programs)

For men and women challenged by abuse, addiction, homelessness, re-entry from prison or other life controlling circumstances who desire transformational life change through Jesus we offer a variety of renewal programs and communities.

TRANSITION (Post Program Re-Entry)

1212 Community House
A community living opportunity for graduates of our men’s renewal programs that enables residents to work or attend school, allowing them to grow deep roots of faith and following while enabling them to prepare financially for sustainable and permanent housing.

the results


At Peoria Rescue Ministries, our goal is to create pathways out of poverty through Jesus with our neighbors in need, and our initial outcomes and stories of life change are encouraging. To learn how successful this pathway is, or explore ways you can join us in this ministry.



Peoria Rescue Ministries offers community advocacy and support through Empower Life Center and Barnabas Counseling Center:

Empower Life Center

Empowering women and men to thrive in their pregnancy and parenting decisions and inviting all to flourish as God intended.

1825 Knoxville Ave
Peoria, IL 61603
(309) 688-0202

Barnabas Counseling Center

Providing “decidedly Biblical yet clinically excellent” counseling care for those struggling with emotional, psychological and spiritual challenges.

1821 Knoxville Ave
Peoria, IL 61603
(309) 688-9282


PRM partners with businesses in opportunities that provide valuable training, skill acquisition and revenue for the ministry. In addition, PRM aligns with training and employment partners to help place clients in sustainable employment.

Pallet Recycling & Mulch

As part of our men’s renewal program at Victory Acres, we recycle thousands of tons of wood annually into refurbished pallets and premium quality landscape mulch. Graduates from the program earn a Fork Truck Certification.

9015 W McCullough Rd
Peoria, IL 61607
(309) 697-1277