Lakeshore Rescue Missions

The information on this page was last updated 3/17/2023. If you see errors or omissions, please email: [email protected]


At Gateway Mission, we believe God has called us to serve as a gateway to a whole new life for hurting people across West Michigan.

We see the pain of our neighbors who are struggling with hunger, homelessness, poverty, addiction and other challenges.

And with love and respect, we offer these men and women - and their families - help discovering God's plan for them and a more hopeful future. Learn more about our mission to be a gateway to help for our community.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Lakeshore Rescue Missions
661 E. 24th St
Suite 300
Holland, MI 49423


Phone: 616-396-2200

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 381734763

CEO/President: Jay Riemersma

Chairman: Bryan Linn

Board size: 12


Ruling year: 1998

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end:

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1990


To equip each person we serve to follow Jesus and live as productive citizens.

Mission statement

To declare and demonstrate the love of Christ by providing housing and programs for the homeless and less fortunate.

Statement of faith

People We Believe: In the intrinsic nature of human beings as created in the likeness of God. Every person should be treated as Christ himself.

We Demonstrate: With high standards of quality for our facilities and programs.

Grace We Believe: In Grace. Grace is a foundational principle taught and demonstrated by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

We Demonstrate: By offering it openly and never wavering in our commitment to it.
br> Effort We Believe: Everyone we serve must be committed to their own recovery and improvement.

We Demonstrate: By setting high expectations for our guests through programs that require a commitment to work and a productive path forward.

Education We Believe: Learning is foundational to life change.

We Demonstrate: By offering a wide range of educational opportunities that are continually evaluated and improved.

Community We Believe: To be effective, we must be a vital part of our community.

We Demonstrate: By maintaining strategic partnerships with individuals, businesses, churches, and other community organizations.

In accordance with Federal Fair Housing Law, Gateway Mission does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin. Gateway Mission is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. ECFA Accredited.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

This ministry has not been rated.

Financial ratios

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Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 3/17/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


Program accomplishments

96,606 Nourishing Meals Served Yearly

33,601 Safe, Overnight Stays Provided v

Thousands Of Items Of Clothing Distributed

30 People Participating In Gateway Program

1,500 Hours Of Educational Instruction

Thousands Hours Of One-On-One Guidance