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Month: September 2016

In honor of September being National Recovery Month, we want to help increase awareness about addiction recovery and how it changes lives. Addiction is one of the biggest contributing factors leading to homelessness, and recovery programs are essential to overcoming addiction. Treatment is effective, and people can recover from substance use disorders. At the Panama City Rescue Mission, our ultimate goal is to end the cycle of homelessness and help improve the lives of those …

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After 15 months in the addiction recovery program at the Panama City Rescue Mission, Jim Downs will leave at 7 a.m., Feb. 1, 2017, to embark on an eight-month hike from the front door of the Panama City Rescue Mission to Canada via The Appalachian Trail. Big Jim’s Walk will be filmed for a documentary by Leesa Robinson Productions out of Biloxi, Miss. The documentary will follow Jim’s hike along the Appalachian Trail and also …

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