Crystal Eckman, community ambassador of the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley, gave an overview of the shelter to the Boardman Rotary Club on Tuesday, May 3. 
The Rescue Mission, the only homeless shelter in the Mahoning Valley, focuses on three areas: providing meals for the hungry, provide emergency shelter for those who need it, and discipleship of and growth in Christ. Eckman discussed the processes that the individuals entering the Mission go through, the scripture-based life skills that are taught, and the perceptions of those who use their services versus the reality of who they are.
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