The primary concern of Astoria Rescue Men’s Mission House is seeing lives saved and introducing people to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, helping them develop a relationship with HIM.

We serve all who come to us, physically, spiritually and emotionally, sharing the Love of Christ with everyone. We have daily Bible studies and chapel services, provide counseling, encourage higher education, provide community service through our “Reasonable Stewardship” program, and when each individual is ready we help them acquire and maintain employment.

We provide showers and 3 meals a day each day for everyone. Laundry may be washed and clothing may be acquired once a week.


  • Housing
  • 3 Meals a Day: Breakfast- 7:00am Lunch –12:00noon Dinner–6:30pm
  • Free Clothing daily from 11:00am – 5:00pm
  • Laundry Facilities: one load each week Between 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Showers: daily 4:00 pm-6:00 pm
  • Bible Studies: Monday – Friday
  • Chapel Services: every day
  • “New Life” Discipleship Program


Hi, my name is Richard Swank. I worked at Pacific Power and Light for twenty years in I.T. Services, working my way up to lead computer operator. When PP&L merged with another company they decided to downsize. After 20 years I lost my job. Soon following, I found myself divorced after eight years of marriage. I got a job with family members who owned a motel until they sold the business. Once again I was out of a job. I saw no prospects and no real reason to motivate myself to get another job.

In spite of this my ex-wife and I were considering remarriage in 2010, when she was suddenly found to be in the late stages of cancer and passed away. As a result, I went into a cycle of depression and turned to alcohol for escape. My life was going nowhere. I was staying at my sister’s home staring at the walls with no direction in my life and no friends.

At my sister’s urging, I came to the Astoria Rescue where I have found people I can call family. People that truly care. The depression I was suffered from is gone. Through the daily Bible studies, fellowship and church I have found a continuing peace and contentment with God.