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R Brian Nelson Architect

Specializing in Rescue Ministry Design

Having worked with over 75 Rescue Ministry projects across the US, Canada, and Jamaica, I know what works. I have the experience you need in putting together a Case for Support, getting the Board on board, and adapting the design of each facility around the special needs of the community.

I 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 AGRM Board Member for 7 years. I was the co-founder of the Maui Rescue Mission and Chairman of the Board of 3 Rescue Missions. I take great pride in my nickname, "The Homeless Architect" having spent the last 30 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

Association of Gospel Rescue Missions

AGRM is a gathering place and a voice for these rescue missions. Some 300 member organizations have discovered the valuable connections and multiple benefits AGRM offers. AGRM is North America’s oldest and largest network of independent crisis shelters and rehabilitation centers, offering radical hospitality in the name of Jesus. 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 AGRM website