About Us

Our Mission
In the name of Jesus, The Dubuque Rescue Mission is a community offering hospitality, spiritual hope, food, shelter, clothing and job development to those in need.
Our History
During the Great Depression circa 1932, Rev. William Masters and Edward Beach encountered dozens of men in our community who had lost the ability to provide for  their shelter, clothing and food.  Rev. Masters and Mr. Beach began making soup to feed them and rented a house to provide overnight shelter. These were the humble beginnings of The Dubuque Rescue Mission.


For 81 years, the D.R.M. has served  the needs our brothers and sisters who are poor offering overnight shelter for 45 men; providing over 230 meals a day to those seeking food and fellowship and providing clothing and other material goods to those with no means to pay.
We have a small staff of 5 and depend heavily on the charity of others to meet the needs of all those who seek our services.
Providing Shelter
The Dubuque Rescue Mission has provided emergency shelter for men since 1932. Currently we provide 45 beds each night. This amounts to 16,000 bed nights each year.Stair to Domitory
Feeding the hungry
The DRM has provided breakfast, lunch and supper to those in need since 1932. Currently we serve over 230 meals a day to men,women and children.
If you, your service group faith community and interested in providing or serving a meal, please contact us (563) 583-1394.
The Dubuque Rescue Mission receives no government funds.  All monies come from faithful folks like you!Target Volunteer
Board of Directors

President: Todd Link

Vice President: Chris Even

Secretary: Jan Geertsema

Treasurer: Andy Wilberding

Executive Director: Rick Mihm

MaryAnn LoGuidice (Consulting Member)

Bernie Zenner

Jerry Vannorsdel

Sandy Meier

Steve Boston

Shirley Hansen

Dr. Robert Badger

Mike McFarland

John Becker

Fr. Dustin Lyon

Tim Trenkle

Penny Minnihan