The Philadelphia Brotherhood Rescue Mission has been helping the homeless and rebuilding lives since 1908. Dr. Russell Conwell of Temple University was one of the founding fathers of the Philadelphia Brotherhood Rescue Mission; formally known as the Temple Brotherhood Psycho-Therapeutic Institute. As Pastor of the Baptist Temple, Dr. Conwell saw the need to help men who were migrating to the Philadelphia area who were in need of food and shelter.

To answer the need, Dr. Conwell started the Mission which became incorporated in January of 1908. From the 1908 to the 1980’s the Mission operated as an emergency shelter for the homeless; providing food, clothing and shelter to those entering the doors. In addition, during the 1970’s the Mission also operated CAMP SANKANAC, a youth summer camp under the leadership of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph J. Yeske.

In the late 1980’s the Mission was seeing an overwhelming amount of men dealing with drug and alcohol addiction. To date, the Mission is still helping those overcome drug and alcohol addiction & homelessness to become self-sufficient and go on to live joyful and abundant lives.

During the 80’s the Mission saw the need to begin focusing on helping these individuals overcome their addiction.

The mission meets the needs of the poor and needy by providing the following:

Prepared Meals – Up to 450 meals are served daily at the PBRM Facility
Food Boxes – On Average, more than 347 food boxes are distributed monthly to needy families
Shelter – The Mission accommodates up to 100 men nightly
Clothing – Clothing is distributed daily to those in need in the Philadelphia area
Client Services – Client Services provides food, shelter, clothing, hygiene items, referrals to other agencies, and prayer.

Thank you for your part in helping those in need prevail over dire circumstances, and go on to live abundant lives. Your donation helps feed, shelter and provide critical services to the less fortunate in the Philadelphia and surrounding areas. Please give a gift today to help transform the lives of people who desperately need hope!