Water Street Mission

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The Water Street Mission was the first rescue mission to open in the United States. It was started by Jerry McAuley in 1872.[1]


  1. ^ Joyce Mendelsohn (2009). The Lower East Side Remembered and Revisited: A History and Guide. p. 261. The Bowery Mission, opened by Reverend and Mrs. A. G. Ruliffson at 36 Bowery in 1879, is the third rescue mission established in America. (Jerry McAuley's Water Street Mission, dating to 1872, is the first and, as the New York Rescue ...