Who We Are

Since 1953, the Kokomo Rescue Mission has been proclaiming the Good News and demonstrating the compassion of Jesus Christ to the homeless, hungry and hurting in North Central Indiana. KRM’s mission is to see the homeless, hungry and hurting achieve wholeness through Christ-centered programs and services.

Contact Us

Kokomo Rescue Mission
321 W Mulberry Street
Kokomo, IN 46901
Phone: (765) 456-3838
Fax: (765) 457-5794

Open Arms Shelter for Women and Children
Phone: (765) 456-3077

Watered Garden Shelter for Women
Phone: (765) 319-3660

Care & Share Store Thrift Store
314 W. Mulberry Street, Kokomo
Phone: (765) 456-3838

Mission Statement

Kokomo Rescue Mission exists to proclaim the Good News and demonstrate the compassion of Jesus Christ to the homeless, hungry, and hurting in North Central Indiana.


Vision Statement

The vision of Kokomo Rescue Mission is to see the homeless, hungry, and hurting achieve wholeness through its Christ-centered programs and services.


  • Van C. Taylor
    Executive Director
  • Jessica Sinning
    Chief Operations and Outreach Officer
  • Pam Givens
    Chief Development Officer
  • M. David Boss
    Chief Ministry Officer
  • Kemberly Howell
    Director of Open Arms
  • Anna Brown
    Director of Watered Garden

Board of Directors
Officers 2019-2021











Susan Black, Purdue University
Riley Case, Retired Pastor
Patty Cohee, Retired FCA Chrysler Group
Mike Fox, Coca Cola of Kokomo
Judy Golitko, Attorney
Andy Hardie, Hardie Group Real Estate
Jim Hubenthal, Volunteer and Retired Engineer (not pictured)
Scott Maple, Maple Farms
Lee Miller, Retired Pastor
Dottye Robeson, Retired CPA
Antonio Stewart, Consultant and Pastor of the Reformation Faith Ministries (not pictured)
Katelyn Ward, LaFayette Park Elementary School
Curtis C. Welke, McIntyre, Hilligoss, Vent & Welke
Tom Wilson, Self Employed

A Message from Board President Mike Fox

Dear Friends of the Kokomo Rescue Mission,

Our purpose statement says that The Kokomo Rescue Mission “exists to proclaim the Good News and demonstrate the compassion of Jesus Christ to the homeless, hungry and hurting of North Central Indiana.”

At the Mission, we believe that restoring lives can begin with a single meal . . . and then allowing the broader Body of Christ to minister and interact with people. We believe that all people should have an opportunity to experience a saving relationship with Jesus Christ.

There are several ways you can help change people’s lives as they move toward a walk with Christ. You can donate money, clothing or household items. You can give as a tribute to a loved one, or include the Mission in your estate planning. You can volunteer for any of our special events, or just come and serve a meal. Most of all, you can pray for all who walk through our doors — the residents who seek shelter or a hot meal, and the outstanding staff that serves every day.

We appreciate all who support KRM. The real measure of the ministry cannot be measured in dollars and cents, but in such intangibles as hope restored, lives changed, and faith restored. Only God can keep an accurate record of such things, but the testimonies of those served and the evidence of lives touched give us assurance that God is blessing the ministry.

We praise God for the ministry and thank all of our donors and staff members for their service to Him.

Mike Fox

President, Board of Directors