Haven of Rest was founded on faith by Rev. Charles C. and Marjorie Ruth Thomas in a small storefront on North Howard Street.
Ground was broken for a new building with a clinic for those suffering from alcohol abuse on East Buchtel Avenue.
Construction of a modern, more functional Rescue Mission was completed.
Rev. Charles C. Thomas, founder, passed away and was succeeded by his son, Rev. Curtis Thomas.
An increase in female homelessness created the need for a separate facility to meet the needs of women and children—our Marjorie Ruth Thomas Harvest Home was opened under the direction of Eileen Thomas.
Homelessness continued to increase, and additions and renovations to both the Rescue Mission and Harvest Home became necessary.
Additions to Harvest Home were made and completed—increasing our capacity by 50%
Haven of Rest observed its 50th anniversary.
Client Services Center opened to meet the growing need for comprehensive programs for men and women.
Marjorie Ruth Thomas passed away at the age of 88 after 33 years helping thousands of men, women and children in need.
After 90 combined years of service, Rev. Thomas and his wife, Eileen, retired. Rev. Ben W. Walker was asked to succeed Rev. Thomas as Executive Director.
Rev. Walker announces his retirement.
Rev. Kaiser began his service as Executive Director.
After decades of changes, one thing remains constant at Haven of Rest: our unwavering commitment to serve and glorify God through Christ-centered outreach.