M other Weaver moved from New Jersey to Sanford Florida in 1968, where she built her home on Dixie Way and established and pastored The Rescue Church of God, Inc.
She started the Rescue Child Care Center in 1970 and Mother's Kitchen, a restaurant located on 13th Street. Mother Weaver is the founder of the Rescue Outreach Mission of Sanford. This dream became a reality in 1987 as the Lord led her to build a haven to feed, clothe and shelter those that were homeless. The mission is just an extension of what Mother Weaver has done from her home for many years. She has always had a heart for the needy from an early age. In 1977 she founded the Open Door Shelter for Women and Children since the inception of the shelters over 20,000 individuals and families have been served.
The efforts of Mother Weaver have grown into the only emergency shelter of its kind that provides such services within Seminole County. The Rescue Outreach Mission provides emergency shelter to the homeless as well as three meals a day to the shelter residents and those that are hungry. The Mission provides clothing, food boxes, counseling, substance and drug abuse programs and the GED/Adult Basic Education Program. Because of Mother Weavers efforts and those that supported her, literally, countless lives of both citizens and transients have been saved in Seminole County and also has helped reduce the crime in our community.
Mother Weaver is recognized for her outstanding contributions to the well being of mankind in our city and community. She is the recipient of several Humanitarian Awards, including the Jefferson Award and the NAACP Community Award.
We salute Mother Weaver for all of her labor.
News and Updates
The Sanford Herald: Rescue Outreach Mission updates facilities, services
The most recent additions include a playground and learning center, as well as renovating the children’s playroom, all of which are inside the Open Door Shelter for Women and Children.
The Sanford Herald: Wicklow 11-year-old collects toothbrushes for homeless kids
John Loso spent his summer a little differently than most children his age. After a successful toothbrush charity drive at his elementary school in May, the 11-year-old decided to continue his efforts during the summertime.
The Sanford Herald: 7-year-old girl produces cookbook to benefit Rescue Outreach Mission
Another child has come forward with a mission to help Sanford with its homeless after viewing the episode of “60 Minutes” documenting the homeless of Orlando.
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