Who We Are
Since 1953, the Kokomo Rescue Mission has been proclaiming the Good News and demonstrating the compassion of Jesus Christ to the homeless, hungry and hurting in North Central Indiana. KRM’s mission is to see the homeless, hungry and hurting achieve wholeness through Christ-centered programs and services.
Kokomo Rescue Mission
321 W Mulberry Street
Kokomo, IN 46901
Phone: (765) 456-3838
Fax: (765) 457-5794
Open Arms Shelter for Women and Children
Phone: (765) 456-3077
Care & Share Store Thrift Store
314 W. Mulberry Street, Kokomo
Phone: (765) 456-3838
Kokomo Rescue Mission exists to proclaim the Good News and demonstrate the compassion of Jesus Christ to the homeless, hungry and hurting in North Central Indiana.
The vision of Kokomo Rescue Mission is to see the homeless, hungry and hurting achieve wholeness through its Christ-centered programs and services.
- Van C. Taylor, Executive Director
- M. David Boss
Chief Operating Officer
- Pam Givens
Director of Retail Operations
- Sally Ripley
Director of Development
- Ron Visser
Director of Men’s Ministry
- Kemberly Howell
Director of Women’s Ministry
Board of Directors
Patty Cohee, Fiat Chrysler Group
Judy Golitko, Attorney
Katelyn Kingseed, LaFayette Park Elementary School
Tarita Brown, Community Volunteer
Dottye Robeson, Retired CPA
Jim Gunlite, Kokomo Housing Authority
Andy Hardie, Hardie Group Real Estate
Mike Fox, Coca Cola of Kokomo
Michael Tarrh, Tipton Sheriff Department
Shan Sheridan, Clinton County Chamber of Commerce
Curtis C. Welke, McIntyre, Hilligoss, Vent & Welke
Riley Case, Retired Pastor
Tom Wilson, Self Employed
Susan Black, Purdue University
Antonio Stewart, Riverview Health and Pastor of the Reformation Faith Ministries
Dear Friends of the Kokomo Rescue Mission,
Our purpose statement says that The Kokomo Rescue Mission “exists to proclaim the Good News and demonstrate the compassion of Jesus Christ to the homeless, hungry and hurting of North Central Indiana.”
At the Mission, we believe that restoring lives can begin with a single meal . . . and then allowing the broader Body of Christ to minister and interact with people. We believe that all people should have an opportunity to experience a saving relationship with Jesus Christ.
There are several ways you can help change people’s lives as they move toward a walk with Christ. You can donate money, clothing or household items. You can give as a tribute to a loved one, or include the Mission in your estate planning. You can volunteer for any of our special events, or just come and serve a meal. Most of all, you can pray for all who walk through our doors — the residents who seek shelter or a hot meal, and the outstanding staff that serves every day.
We appreciate all who support KRM. The real measure of the ministry cannot be measured in dollars and cents, but in such intangibles as hope restored, lives changed, and faith restored. Only God can keep an accurate record of such things, but the testimonies of those served and the evidence of lives touched give us assurance that God is blessing the ministry.
We praise God for the ministry and thank all of our donors and staff members for their service to Him.
President, Board of Directors