The Association of Gospel Rescue Missions (AGRM), formerly known as the International Union of Gospel Missions, is a nonprofit organization in the United States, founded in 1913. AGRM's member missions work to provide emergency shelter, permanent housing, food, youth and family services, and education and job training programs. In addition, AGRM member organizations operate rehabilitation programs for drug addicts and alcoholics, and provide assistance to the elderly poor and at-risk youth. If annual cash contributions to all member missions were combined, the Association would be among the ten largest nonprofit organizations in the United States. Each year, AGRM's network of some 300 rescue missions serve approximately 66 million meals, provide more than 20 million nights of shelter and housing, assist some 45,000 people in finding employment, provide clothing to more than 750,000 people, and graduate nearly 17,000 homeless men and women from addiction recovery programs into productive living. Rescue missions have been providing hospitality to impoverished people in America since the 1870s. Rescue mission staff members provide effective care for men, women, and children who are hungry, homeless, abused, or addicted. AGRM is North America’s oldest and largest network of crisis shelters and rehabilitation centers.