Reading proficiently by the end of third grade is considered a predictor of future success. In fact, children who are strong readers by the time they enter fourth grade are more likely to graduate from high school, and pursue college or vocational training.

Reading Proficiency

At Raleigh Rescue Mission, we are committed to advocating for the children who are in our care. We conduct individual assessments of each child, and tailor counseling and tutoring programs to get them to grade level expectations. Giving a child a chance for success is one of the best ways we can begin to break the cycle of homelessness.

Hear Our Clients Stories

  • Adverse childhood effects (ACEs) had devastating consequences for Kenny
    Watch his video to find out what Kenny found at the end of his 35-year struggle. 
    Kenny's Story
  • She worked up her courage to leave a public housing neighborhood
    Thanks to our New Life Plan Program, she has a job and recently moved with her children into a home of her own.
    Lashanda's Story
  • What seemed too good to be true indeed turned out to be too good to be true.
    Our New Life Plan is helping him turn things around
    Greg's Story
  • After 24 years in the military, Ivan found himself Homeless
    Ivan needed help when he could not cope with post-traumatic stress disorder.
    Ivan's Story
  • From homeless as a child to Biomolecular Engineer Graduate
    Alexandra came to the Mission as 9-year old child with her mother.
    Alexandra’s Story
  • April needed a new beginning and new life for her and her children.
    Raleigh Rescue Mission's New Life Plan offered all the support she needed to begin again.
    April's Story
  • At 60 years old, she unexpectedly was jobless and struggling to pay rent
    God led her to Raleigh Rescue Mission, just in time for Thanksgiving.
    Brenda's Story
  • Felix's mother chose her abuser over her own children.
    Because of support from friends like you, Felix took life and job-skills classes from the Mission, and found work during the night shift at a nursing home.
    Felix's Story
  • Ila grew up in poverty that’s hard to imagine
    The legacy of this kind of deprivation during childhood is often dropping out of school, having children young and passing on the suffering of poverty to the next generation.
    Ila's Story
  • Growing up in foster care, she became the next generation of homelessness
    Thanks to caring friends like you, Lisa and her baby found food, shelter and life-changing hope at Raleigh Rescue Mission
    Lisa's Story