Our emergency services are available free of charge to all in need. We provide hot meals, grocery assistance, clothing and other vital services to men, women and families and overnight shelter, showers and laundry to men.
Programs and Services
Our Men’s New Life Recovery/Discipleship Program is for men who want to make a positive life change. The focus of the program is on recovery, rehabilitation and preparation for a return to productive living through the power and love of Jesus Christ.
Fairhaven Rescue Mission serves the community by providing meals, clothing and shelter, and sharing hope through Jesus Christ.
Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter meals provide many who would otherwise spend these days alone a special time of enjoyment and encouragement.
Fairhaven Rescue Mission provides women with Living Skills Classes and a Bible Study one day a week at the mission. The women have breakfast and lunch and enjoy a time of fellowship while learning various living skills as well as participating in life-application Bible studies. Fairhaven offers support services for women and families in many areas.
Fairhaven Rescue Mission’s Thrift Store is located on the corner of Ninth Street and Philadelphia Street in Covington. The store receives small household appliances and clothing on a regular basis. Hundreds of items are available to our clients at no cost. Our clients receive vouchers from the mission and can shop for their needs and the needs of their families. The clients can receive vouchers on a monthly basis.
Fairhaven Rescue Mission uses many volunteers on a regular basis. If you are interested in volunteering at the mission, please call Mark at 859-491-1027.
Stories of Change
The homeless and hurting depend on Fairhaven to meet their physical and spiritual needs … many have no one else. They come here looking for a helping hand and a loving heart – someone to care. I hope these words of appreciation from our clients will bless you.
“If it was not for Fairhaven Rescue Mission, me and my kids would not have food for Christmas and if it wasn’t for the mission Thrift Store we would not have clothes. We are thankful for all the people who help families every year. God Bless to All.”
“Thank you for everything you provide for us. A lot of people don’t care about others but I am glad you take time out to help people like myself. I am grateful for everything you do. God Bless. Thank you.”
“A gracious thank you to those of you who think of us at Fairhaven. I have only been coming to the mission for about a month, but the feeling of family here has really touched my heart. God bless all of you and thank you.”
“I appreciate the mission because it feels real nice to have a place that I can fit in and not be judged or ridiculed. I have no family and here I really feel wanted and like I belong.”
“I just want to say thank you for all the help we receive throughout the year. Thanks for letting us come to Fairhaven and learn and study the Bible. I really appreciate the Thrift Store in these troubled times. We need all the help we can get. Thanks for being patient with us. I look forward to another year with God and your blessings.”
“Fairhaven has been a very special place for me, especially in my hour of need. I wish to thank anyone connected with helping me as well as helping others. We are all hurting at one time or another. The holidays are coming and of course the mission will make sure that it is a joyous time. May God bless and keep those who help and donate to the mission. GOD REALLY IS LOVE.”
Incorporated in 1984, Fairhaven Rescue Mission serves the Northern Kentucky / Greater Cincinnati area. Filling a vital community role, Fairhaven Rescue Mission provides Christ-centered programs and services that respond to the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of homeless and hurting men, women and children.
Statement of Faith
We believe in one God, eternally existing Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the virgin birth and absolute Deity of Jesus Christ.
We believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross as a substitutionary sacrifice for our sins and that His shed blood is the only means for the remission of sins.
We believe that the Scripture of the Old and New Testaments are the inspired Word of God and that they are the supreme, final and only authority of faith and life.
We believe that man was created by God in God’s image; he sinned as recorded in Genesis, causing physical and spiritual death.
We believe sin entered into the world by Adam and as a result, the entire human race is born with a sinful nature and spiritually dead.
We believe that when a person receives by faith the Lord Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit regenerates that person into the family of God.
We believe in a future Heaven for the saved and that it is not obtained as the result of good works, but we believe in the maintenance of good works, and holy living as a result of salvation.
Board of Directors
Tracy O’Keefe – President
Cliff Daly – Vice President
Cameron Parker – Treasurer
Ronald “Lefty” Pegg
Alan Johnson – Executive Director
Mark Martin – Director of Men’s Ministries
Darcy Dierig – Office Manager
Kathi Blackburn – Office Assistant
Ryan Johnson – Development Coordinator
Scott McDaniel – Men’s Program Coordinator
Sandy Nash – Food Coordinator
Terry Williams – Assistant Food Coordinator
James Chapman – Overnight Men’s Supervisor
vacant – Weekend Overnight Men’s Supervisor
Bryon Harvey – Evening Men’s Supervisor
James Nixon – Weekend Evening Men’s Supervisor
Lois Brockman – Thrift Store Manager
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Make 2023 a year of giving
The new year brings many things. January carries a sense of renewal, a brand new chance to improve upon the previous year. A chance to learn and grow and become better. A chance to interact with the community and contribute. A renewal of commitment. A fresh slate in which to move forward toward a better and more blessed life.
We spent the last two months in a period of gratitude and giving. It is a wonderful time of year that many of us long to hold on to. But the Lord’s grace is eternal; and the season of giving doesn’t have to end with the year. In this time of new beginnings and excitement for what the year may hold, we are excited to see what the Lord has in store for Fairhaven.
We are incredibly thankful for your prayers for the men at the mission, both in our residential New Life Program (NLP) and in our transient beds. The Bible tells us to pray for those who are suffering, and to pray for one another. Your faith and prayers hold much more importance than some realize; the faithful prayer of a righteous person is powerful and can accomplish much.
The homeless and hungry depend on Fairhaven to meet their physical and spiritual needs. They come to us looking for someone to care—someone to lend a hand—as many of them have no one else. It’s because of your faithful contributions that we are able to successfully provide these needs and lead our ministry in the right direction.
We are grateful to God for all He has done to help serve and guide this mission. There will surely be many blessings to come, but there will always be hardships. Despite these challenges we may face, we are still able to nourish and minister wounded souls with the help of friends like you. Thank you once again for your sacrificial giving and powerful prayers.
We look forward to the many blessings the Lord will provide for Fairhaven Rescue Mission, this year and beyond.
In His Service,