Following our centennial anniversary in 2017, Evansville Rescue Mission’s Board of Directors and Leadership team are excited to officially recognize the construction of ERM’s upcoming, multi-purpose Centennial Center.
ERM’s Centennial Center, totaling 10,878 square feet, will sit directly adjacent to Evansville Rescue Mission’s Residence Center serving three purposes: 1) to function as a day shelter space for homeless men, 2) to offer adequate space for community programming and services for our homeless guests and the general public, and 3) to provide transitional housing space; specifically, twenty private rooms, for graduates of Evansville Rescue Mission’s long-term program, named PACES, on the Centennial Center’s second floor.
Construction for ERM’s Centennial Center will begin this spring with an anticipated construction timetable to last 6-7 months, concluding later this fall.
Evansville Rescue Mission’s President/CEO, Tracy L. Gorman states, “The new Centennial Center will be a tool that will enable us to assist many additional people from our community. For many years, we’ve worked to bring this vision to fruition, and now we’re able to move forward to extend the Evansville Rescue Mission’s outreach footprint into the Tri-State.”
More than $1 million has already been raised to build ERM’s Centennial Center through private donations and grants, along with ERM’s endowment, with $450,000 left to be raised.
Contributions can be directly earmarked for ERM’s Centennial Center either by mail to Evansville Rescue Mission, 500 E. Walnut St., Evansville, IN 47713 or online on our website.