In 1932, a number of Dubuque area churches explored the possibility of providing a ministry to the less fortunate. Originally, there was a need to minister to the transients who traveled the nation during the Great Depression. From these beginnings, the Dubuque Rescue Mission was born. 75 Years of Service – THANK YOU!Through the years, the Dubuque Rescue Mission has been able to meet many of the ever-changing needs of the less fortunate. What has made our ministry a success? The people, churches and organizations who help us with financial gifts and donations of food and goods. Because of the generosity of these individuals and organizations, we can serve those who are less fortunate than ourselves. We thank them for their support. Learn more.