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The Homeless Architect Santa Barbara Rescue Mission Durham Rescue Mission Maui Rescue Mission Virginia Beach Resource Center Open Door Mission Glens Falls

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R Brian Nelson Architect

Specializing in Rescue Ministry Design

The Homeless Architect firm know what works because we have helped over 90 Rescue Ministry projects across the US, Canada, and Jamaica. We have the experience you need in putting together a Case for Support, getting the Board on board, and adapting the design of each facility to your community.

We understand the unique needs of Rescue Ministries having served on the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission Board of Directors for 10 years, Chairman of the Board for 2 years, Business Administrator/Executive Director for 2 years and on CityGate Network Board for 7 years. Brian Nelson is the co-founder of the Maui Rescue Mission and Chairman of the Board of 3 Rescue Missions. We take great pride in our nickname, "The Homeless Architect" having spent the last 35 years responding to the non-profit sector's need for high quality architectural design and consulting.
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Association of Gospel Rescue Missions

Citygate Network

Citygate Network exists to provide the envisioning, education, training, resources, guidance, representation, and nexus for missions and kindred ministries that are striving to move people in destitute conditions or desperate situations from human suffering to human flourishing through the process of gospel-powered life transformation. I was a board member from 2002-2009.

Facts about Homelessness

The Facts about Homelessness

As many as 30 million people in the United States go hungry every day, and estimates of homelessness range from 750,000 to 1 million individuals. Approximately 88 million Americans are held captive by drugs or alcohol. With the weakened state of the economy, the demand for services to those in need has vastly outgrown the supply. Gospel rescue missions have a long history of assisting the church by providing hot food, clean clothing, temporary shelter, and the possibility of a more abundant life through a personal relationship with Jesus.

From the Citygate website https://www.citygatenetwork.org