On March 30, 2015, Hiway 80 Rescue Mission - Gateway to Hope opened its doors from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. to meet the basic needs of the homeless in Tyler.
Services provided through the day center include access to showers, laundry, haircuts, phone, mail, and computer access for those in need. Throughout the week different volunteers come to help by distributing supplies, assisting guests on the computers, cutting hair, sharing the Lord, or sometimes just taking time to be an encouragement and a friendly ear to listen.
May 27, 2015, we opened for afternoon hours that are a focused class time. Each day guests who desire to participate in that afternoon's class arrive at 1:00 p.m. There is a half hour chore time before the class for the day begins.
Our current class schedule is as follows:
- Monday – Art Therapy
- Tuesday – Bible Study
- Wednesday – UT Health Northeast - Health Class
- Thursday - Bible Study
- Friday – Goals Management
Everything we have been able to do at Hiway 80 Rescue Mission - Gateway to Hope has been made possible through the support of volunteers and donors in the Tyler area. We are certainly blessed. If you would like more information on how you can get involved, please see our “Ways to Help” page or contact Dawn Moltzan, Director in Tyler, at (903) 617-6097.