Helping children stay and succeed in school.


Did you know that approximately 87% of kids experiencing homelessness drop out of high school? That’s why at Raleigh Rescue Mission we are committed to More Than a Backpack this school year.

Not only are we providing backpacks filled with school supplies to our client’s children, we’re providing other critical resources and services, because we know that giving a child a chance for success is one of the best ways we can begin to break the cycle of homelessness.

Children are thoroughly assessed to help in determining their specific counseling needs. These counseling sessions can assist with improving social and behavioral skills needed for the classroom environment.



We partner with Sylvan Learning to create individualized learning plans based on each child’s academic needs. Independent and guided practice includes vocabulary, comprehension, grammar skills, math, work habitats, homework help … whatever is needed.


ClothesPhysical Needs:
Each child is provided a safe place to sleep, play and study, daily meals and weather appropriate clothes.




ChildcareChildcare and Enrichment:
We provide care and enrichment for children from birth to age 18. Along with nursery care for infants, we have a preschool with educational curriculum for children aged 2-1/2 – 5 years of age. For the children in school (age 5-18), our before and after school and evening enrichment activities are key to promoting a healthy, positive experience.



Our goal for 2019 is to prepare 120 children to succeed in and stay in school. Please consider making a donation to help us achieve this goal. Together we can continue to break generational poverty for the children in our care.