I am excited to be leading the team at Bridgeport Rescue Mission. God has been faithful to Bridgeport Rescue Mission since 1993, when our founders, Reverend Jim and Tammy Watson, started the Mission by providing sandwiches out of the back of their old station wagon. In 1996, the Mission acquired the Fanny Crosby home at 1088 Fairfield Avenue. We have been on a path of expansion and growth ever since. In February 2022, we moved into our new Community Care Center campus at 725 Park Avenue. The Care Center has enabled us to bring our services and programs under one roof and increase the number of people served. We now offer medical care and other support services on-site in our Resource Center through partnerships with medical professionals and human service providers.

Through the years, Bridgeport Rescue Mission’s goal and purpose have remained: To fight poverty from the inside out by expanding hope and rebuilding lives.

We exist to serve the poor and those in need in Connecticut and offer hope and restoration to those recovering from alcohol or drug abuse. It is a challenging ministry but with great satisfaction as we witness God change a life and give people hope for this world and the next.

Programs & Services

Maryann Gardner
Maryann GardnerDirector of Life Change Programs
[email protected]
(203) 918-2829
Tawanna Barnhill
Tawanna BarnhillDirector of Community Services
[email protected]
(203) 333-4087

People & Operations

Kenya Moales
Kenya MoalesDirector of Human Resources
[email protected]
(203) 414-8704
Mike Cobb
Mike CobbDirector of Operations
[email protected]
(203) 333-4087 Ext 105

Resource Center & Healthcare

Dr. Michael DeMasi DNP, FNP-BC, APRN
Dr. Michael DeMasi DNP, FNP-BC, APRNDirector of Resource Center and Health Clinic
[email protected]
(203) 916-0862