Men's “Next Step” Transitional Program

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Men staying at the Peoria Rescue Mission now have the opportunity to take the “next step” in acquiring a sustainable life of self-sufficiency.  The “Next Step” transitional program requires a four-month minimum commitment, wherein men will learn the value of taking responsibility in all aspects of their life.

The “Next Step” program is designed to help individuals understand that they are worthy, valuable, and important in God’s sight.  Because of the complicated issues that many participants face, the program will be tailored to each individual’s needs.

The program includes life skill classes, one-on-one meetings with a case manager, round-table group discussions, financial responsibility lessons, and opportunities to serve and give to others.


goals of the program:

  • To teach and show men what it means to have a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ

  • To assist men in securing employment

  • To teach men budgeting skills and the importance of saving their income

  • To assist men in obtaining affordable housing

  • To encourage men in their service to others through work assignments and group meetings

Next Step
The “Next Step” program at the Peoria Rescue Mission has opened new doors for me. I’m blessed and I thank the Mission and God every day for everything that happens to me.
— "Next Step" Program Participant

participants must be:

  • Male, at least 18 years of age

  • Serious about making a positive life change

  • Willing to commit for a minimum of 4 months


first steps:

Questions about the “Next Step” program should be directed to Brian or Brent at (309) 676-6416.

Anyone interested in learning more or joining the program is welcome to come to a “Next Step” orientation, held every Wednesday at 4 p.m. in the Peoria Rescue Mission’s Chapel (601 SW Adams, Peoria, IL  61602).