Emergency Women’s Shelter

In response to the influx of homeless women and homeless women with children from down river counties, the Blue Water Area Rescue Mission has committed to opening a Women’s Emergency Shelter Facility located at 2315 Bancroft Street in Port Huron.

The Women’s facility will mirror all phases, programs, and structure of the Men’s shelter program.

BWARM will initiate a women’s shelter program to open by April 1, 2019. This emergency shelter facility will provide two meals a day for all residents of the emergency shelter as well as a sack lunch for the women of the shelter program who are working. BWARM is committed to providing a clean, safe, warm place to sleep and live, as well as showers, and laundry facilities for the residents between the hours of 4:00 PM until 9:00 AM daily. BWARM will also provide vocational, educational, life skills, and peer drug and alcohol recovery programs to the women of the emergency shelter program. BWARM is a State of Michigan, Licensed Drug and Alcohol Peer Recovery, and early intervention program providing drug and alcohol recovery programming at the 2315 Bancroft Street in Port Huron Michigan.

BWARM will provide to the residents of the women’s program religious study classes, Computer literacy classes, Employability and Resume writing classes, as well as life skills and financial accountability and financial savings program. Each of the programs offered by BWARM will structured as remedial reading programs as well as providing the targeted skills of the class.

The Blue Water Area Rescue Mission will offer a holistic faith based approach to addiction recovery that treats the body, mind, and spirit. Individuals will live in a congregate setting for up to 90 days and are required to attend life skills classes, participate in specified community service projects, and provide weekly proof of job search efforts. While the Blue Water Area Rescue Mission incorporates the core tenets of Christianity in all aspects of our recovery work, we are open to people of all faiths and people of no faith. The end goal of the mission recovery program is for individuals and families to have their lives and relationships restored, and to be reengaged with society in a meaningful way.

BWARM will not discriminate against anyone on the basis of age, race, color, creed, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, or family status.


Christmas Gift for the Homeless

The Blue Water Area Rescue Mission has seen dramatic growth in the number of people coming to the mission for shelter services, and we expect to see record numbers again this winter season.

B-WARM is moving forward in our efforts to build the new bathroom and shower facility before the end of winter. God has opened doors for the mission that no one else could ever do. Our Architect is ready to go. The mission is having a fund raising event on Q-Country Radio, 107.1 FM, from December 3rd through December 18th. A generous donor has stated that they would match the first $4,000 donated for the expansion project. If you would like to be a blessing to the mission’s building project your support is most welcome.

Help us help others in their time of need. For your tax-deductible contribution, please select the DONATE button at the top. Please also select Expansion if you want your donation to go to the Expansion Project, if not your donation will be used to provided food and shelter services.

As stewards of God’s blessings we must count that cost and be diligent in our service to the Lord (Luke 14:28). We have seen the need, we have counted the cost, and we ARE MOVING FORWARD. 

From Our Family to Your Family ,Thank you very much for your kindness and generosity. We are the Lives that have been changed because you cared. Have the Merriest of Christmases and a Very Blessed New Year.


On Any Given Day

On any given day 88 million people are held captive by drugs and/or alcohol in America. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) tells us that in America 52,000 people lost their life to a Drug Overdose in the 2016. If we were losing 1,000 people a week in automobile accidents, there would be an outcry from consumer groups so loud that the car companies would surely take action. If we were losing 1,000 people a week to some exotic disease, there would be such an outcry from families who lost love ones, that our medical community would take immediate action. Yet we are losing 1,000 mothers, fathers, son, daughters, and friends each week, yet no one cries out for this crisis to be addressed.
But, this is just the tip of the iceberg, we are seeing children being born, addicted because their mothers used drugs while they were pregnant. With the mothers not being unable to take care for the baby, the babies are being placed in our foster care system. This is not only a financial burden, but possibly the seeds of the second, and perhaps, third generation of drug addicts; the drug epidemic has gone generational.
We are also seeing communicable diseases like Hepatitis A, Aids, and HIV, spreading almost unchecked because of illicit drug use. Yet, there is no outcry from the community for a solution. How long can we stand by, how long can we be silent as this drug epidemic consumes our nation. I cannot be silent, I can’t stand by, I can’t watch another family bury yet another young person because of a drug overdose.
I have committed the resources of the Blue Water Area Rescue Mission to fight this epidemic in our community, but, it is not enough. I need your help. I need you to write, call, or e-mail your state and local officials, and demand that they do something to fight this drug epidemic. I also need your financial support.
BWARM needs to expand our current facility to meet the growing needs within our community. BWARM offers a holistic faith based treatment program that treats the body, mind, and spirit. Even though BWARM incorporates the tenants of Christianity in every aspect of our programs, we accept people of all faiths and people of no faith. We want to be a positive force for change within our community, and we need you help to do it. Please consider a gift to the rescue mission, there is no gift to big, or to small, God will bless and use each one to His Glory.

Rev Arnie Koontz
Executive Director
Blue Water Area Rescue Mission