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Founded
1990
Size
Large
Creating solutions for homelessness, hunger, and poverty
The mission of Preble Street is to provide accessible barrier-free services to empower people experiencing problems with homelessness, housing, hunger, and poverty, and to advocate for solutions to these problems. In 1975 Preble Street was founded as a neighborhood center to involve and empower homeless and low-income residents. As ideas for a more unified community resource center emerged, Preble Street launched a unique collaborative partnership of private and public agencies working together to meet the immediate and long-term needs of the homeless and low-income residents of Greater Portland, consolidating three soup kitchens, a food pantry, the City of Portland Homeless Healthcare Clinic, a day shelter, social services, a housing location program, and a homelessness prevention program.
Founded
2003
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Small
Initiatives to end homelessness
Mission: Tedford Housing works with people in their communities to find lasting solutions to the challenges of homelessness. We provide shelter, housing and services that empower adults, children and families in need. Founded in 1988, Tedford Housing believes that everyone deserves to have a safe and affordable home. Over the years, the organization has evolved from providing emergency shelter to adults in Brunswick to offering shelter, supported housing and homeless prevention services in 33 towns. People who are homeless often face numerous obstacles in their lives, so Tedford staff partner with various agencies depending on an individual's or family's specific circumstances.
Founded
1981
Size
Medium
Serving those struggling with poverty
The Upper Valley Haven is a private not-for-profit organization, founded in 1980, providing temporary shelter and educational programming for homeless families and adults as well as food and clothing to anyone in need. For 33 years the Haven has fostered independence through our programs. The Haven is open 365 days per year and never charges for any of its services. We serve over 11,000 people from Vermont and New Hampshire per year generally from within a 45-mile radius of White River Junction, Vermont. Our clients are poverty level to low-income, as defined by the percentage of clients at or below 200% of the national poverty level. The Haven operates with 33 employees (25.4 FTEs), 641 community volunteers on regular shifts, and over 35 crucial community partnerships.
Founded
1984
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Medium
Because everybody deserves a home
Mission Statement: COTS provides emergency shelter, services, and housing for people who are homeless or marginally housed in Vermont. COTS advocates for long-term solutions to end homelessness. Core Values: We believe: in the value and dignity of every human life; that housing is a fundamental human right; and that emergency shelter is not the solution to homelessness. The Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS) is the largest service provider for the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless in Vermont. COTS is a private nonprofit, governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.The nationally recognized nonprofit operates two family shelters, an overnight shelter and a daytime shelter for single adults, and four facilities providing permanent and transitional housing. The COTS Housing Resource Center is a homelessness prevention program that helps households in financial crisis avert homelessness or move more quickly into housing.
Founded
1932
Size
Giant
Transforming Lives at Risk Since 1899
Founded in 1899, the Boston Rescue Mission offers resources that prevent and end homelessness. We support the recovery, health, faith and independence of those who have a history of substance abuse, incarceration, and homelessness. We raise awareness about the root causes of these life risks, and serve everyone with respect, integrity and grace. We aim to reflect the teachings of Jesus and the love of God in all we do. At the Boston Rescue Mission, our programs and services focus a great deal on preventing homelessness. Our range of services also strives to meet the needs of a population of female ex-offenders. The goal of this re-entry program is to reduce recidivism, increase public safety, and help female ex-offenders to re-enter society as independent women living fulfilling and crime-free lives.
Founded
1974
Size
Giant
Ending homelessness in Boston
Pine Street Inn works to be a community of respect and hope for each guest it serves; to be a resource through which neighbors and friends can help to meet the basic needs of others; and to serve as a national leader in the fight to end homelessness. Our services include permanent supportive housing, emergency and transitional shelter, over 3,000 prepared meals served each day, street outreach, job training, and mental health support and substance abuse treatment. Founded in 1969, Pine Street Inn serves more than 1,300 homeless individuals daily and 10,000 annually, providing the full spectrum of services to help men and women reach their highest level of independence and get back to a place they can call home.
Founded
1976
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Large
A sanctuary for poor and homeless women
Since 1974 poor and homeless women have found an oasis of hope and nourishment at Rosie's Place. The mission of Rosie's Place is to help women maintain their dignity, seek opportunity and find security in their lives. With the help of people who believe change is possible and share our vision of justice, Rosie's Place has accomplished amazing things, both big and small. Each year: 74,000 nutritionally balanced meals are served in our warm and cheery dining room; 800 women choose free non-perishable food items and fresh produce from our groceries program each month; more than 500 women find safety and nurturing in our emergency and short-term housing; and advocates help more than 100 women find a home of their own and avoid eviction.
Founded
1983
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Small
The journey out of poverty includes homes, jobs, education. 'Love' is an action word.
Founded in 1981, Wellspring House empowers individuals and families to live more secure lives through basic needs assistance, education and job training. Our basic needs assistance program provides emergency shelter for families, housing search assistance for families living in motels, emergency homeless prevention funding and guidance, assistance for recently homeless families, permanent homes for 11 low-income people at our lodging house, and advocacy for affordable housing and issues related to homelessness. Wellspring House also offers education and job training opportunities through curriculums that are designed to make sure that adult students can access information in different learning styles, and respectful of the adult learner.
Founded
1986
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Medium
Opening Doors Out of Poverty
Lazarus House Ministries is spiritually based and welcomes all in the name of God. We provide a continuum of care encompassing, but not limited to: shelter, food, clothing, advocacy, education, work preparation, health services, a listening ear, a welcoming heart, and the restoration of dignity and self-respect to people who are poor and in dire need. Although we are a faith-based ministry, we are not affiliated with any church. We serve to empower our guests to move beyond poverty and crisis and to become productive members of their community.
Founded
1988
Size
Large
Providing homeless veterans with the tools needed for independent living
The New England Center and Home for Veterans (NECHV) was founded in 1989 and is one of the Nation's largest private resource providers for Veterans of every era who face challenges and/or are at-risk of homelessness.The Center currently houses approximately 350 male and female Veterans every night at its downtown Boston facility. It has a capacity to provide transitional and emergency housing for more than 300 Veterans who are working to escape homelessness; and permanent supportive housing units for 59 Veterans.NECHV is continually expending, refining and improving its programs of service to ensure it is able to address the complex challenges that Veterans may face. Collaborative partnerships with medical facilities, government agencies, educational institutions, the businesses community, and other community-based service providers have enabled NECHV to emerge as one of the country's largest private Veteran service providers.
Founded
1996
Size
Small
Safety, community, and advocacy for homeless women.
On The Rise's mission is to support the initiative and strength of women living in crisis or homelessness. In a physically and psychologically safe environment, we build the relationships and provide the tools that each woman needs to rise to her potential. On The Rise annually reaches and assists nearly 400 of the most highly marginalized and socially isolated women. We use a relational model designed to offer respect, dignity, connection, information, guidance and hope to women who have fallen through the cracks of our social service system. We meet each woman where she is, help her build on her strengths, and partner with her on her journey from surviving, to living, to thriving.
Founded
1999
Size
Tiny
Serving Christ, the homeless and the poor of our community since 1999.
The Providence Rescue Mission works to reach the homeless and needy of Rhode Island's urban centers with the Gospel of Jesus Christ while providing physical, emotional, educational and rehabilitative services at no expense to those in need. We conduct chapel service followed by an evening meal seven nights a week, provide overnight shelter for homeless men and women, a food pantry, clothing room, education and career center, and a one-year discipleship program for homeless men. Each of these services provides for specific needs of the community we serve.
Founded
1968
Size
Tiny
With the right ingredients, hope will grow!
Christian Community Action is a faith-based ecumenical social services agency in New Haven, Connecticut. Our mission is to provide emergency shelter and transitional housing, food, advocacy and leadership education and training and other support to those who are poor, in particular families that are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. CCA seeks to encourage these families and individuals in their efforts to attain economic self sufficiency and financial independence and to work with them to change systems that perpetuate unemployment / underemployment, homelessness, hunger, poverty and injustice and to promote community building and social change.
Founded
1986
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Medium
Finding the Way Home
The mission of Pacific House is to serve homeless men and young adults in lower Fairfield County, CT, including Greenwich, Darien, New Canaan and Stamford. Pacific House shelter, located at 597 Pacific Street, Stamford, provides overnight shelter and meals; support services for both men and women (day program) who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, and permanent housing in eight deeply affordable housing units developed and managed by Pacific House. Our goal is to help clients become self-sufficient and find appropriate, longer-term housing. Programs and services provided: recovery from substance and alcohol, job skills and job search training, counseling and case management, onsite healthcare provided by partner Optimus Healthcare, and veterans assistance.
Founded
1994
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Small
Fighting poverty from the inside out
Established in 1993, the Bridgeport Rescue Mission works to fight poverty from the inside out as we embrace the urban poor and addicted with the compassion of Christ, offering hope and healing for a changed life. It is our vision to excel in the provision of food, shelter, clothing, education, job training and residential discipleship for the urban poor and addicted. Bridgeport Rescue Mission demonstrates the love of God to hungry, homeless and addicted people throughout Fairfield County, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We provide a place of hope and dignity through a yearlong educational program, biblical counseling and case management.
Founded
1984
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Medium
Serving hungry & homeless Long Islanders with dignity, respect and love
Founded in 1983, The INN (Interfaith Nutrition Network) addresses the issues of hunger and homelessness on Long Island by providing food, shelter and long-term housing and supportive services in a dignified and respectful manner for those who seek our help. We are a volunteer-based organization with a dedicated staff, a broad base of community support and a commitment to educate the public about these issues. Anyone who comes to The INN's soup kitchens receives a hot, nutritious meal, a warm welcome and access to whatever additional support services are available. The INN has a total of 14 soup kitchens (in 21 locations), operating as part of The INN's network across Long Island. More than 5,500 people are fed each week. The INN also has three Emergency Shelters and a Long Term Housing Program (23 housing sites).
Founded
1994
Size
Tiny
These things we do, that others may live.
New York City Relief is BOOTS ON THE GROUND in the poverty stricken area of New York City and New Jersey. We lead an army of volunteers, 7,000 strong. We take poverty, addiction and despair head on. We go to the front lines of critical need, bringing relief and compassion to those falling through the cracks of society. The help we bring is many times the difference between life and death for these most vulnerable people groups. We don't just give a hand out, we also give a hand up by connecting the suffering to vital resources that can turn their lives around. Shelter, medical care, addiction recovery and job training are lifelines to many who are sinking. Our strategy is compassion and our mission is life transformation.
Founded
1939
Size
Giant
Rebuilding lives since 1879
The Bowery Mission (legal name Christian Herald Association) traces its roots back to 1879. The Bowery Mission's goal is to be the most effective provider of compassionate care and life transformation services for hurting people in New York City. We are called to minister in New York City to men, women, and children caught in cycles of poverty, hopelessness, and dependencies of many kinds, and to see their lives transformed to hope, joy, lasting productivity and spiritual wholeness. in 2015, The Bowery Mission's combined programs provided homeless men and women with more than 406,000 meals, 91,500 nights of shelter and 44,100 articles of clothing, as well as over 600 free medical and optometry appointments and nearly 300 crisis intervention referrals. We served 285 adults in our residential recovery programs and provided over 1,100 at risk children and youth with summer camp experiences and year-round mentoring and enrichment opportunities.
Founded
1981
Size
Large
Helping homeless men, women, and children
Coalition for the Homeless is the nation's oldest advocacy and direct service organization helping homeless men, women, and children. We are dedicated to the principle that decent shelter, sufficient food, affordable housing, and the chance to work for a living wage are fundamental rights in a civilized society. Since our inception in 1981, the Coalition has worked through litigation, public education, and direct services to ensure that these goals are realized. Every day the Coalition helps over 3,500 clients with the tools and support to reclaim their lives. The Coalition is a vocal and invaluable city and statewide resource for homeless people, at-risk populations, other advocates and service providers, policymakers and the public at large.
Founded
1994
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Small
Eliminating the root causes of homelessness
Founded in 1983, the Partnership for the Homeless is committed to building a just and equitable society and creating lasting community change through solution-oriented programs and policy initiatives that eliminate the root causes of homelessness. The Partnership developed the Home in the Community model - a groundbreaking programmatic approach that guides all of our work. Most important, our model gives primacy to our clients' right to determine the type of housing, neighborhood, and services that are best aligned with their needs and life choices. Our experience shows that this client-centric approach is very successful - our clients stay housed and find social and economic stability in their new communities.
Founded
1934
Size
Large
Hope Lives Here
The New York City Rescue Mission has been caring for the needs of the poor and the homeless of New York City for over 142 years. As the city has grown over those years, so has the homeless population. We remain committed to helping to be a part of the solution for this segment of the population.Goals of the NYC Rescue Mission:-To shelter, feed and clothe 160 men and 30 women each day/night-To provide case management for our overnight guests addressing issues underlying poverty and homelessness-To provide a residential recovery program for 60 men. Each will have an individualized learning plan to allow for better development. Men in the recovery program will leave the mission within 9-12 months with the following conditions met: employed, independent living, spiritual and emotional health.-To partner with like organizations to address and solve issues of poverty and homelessness in the NYC area.
Founded
1953
Size
Large
Impacting the city . . .One life at a time
The City Mission of Schenectady, founded in 1906, is dedicated to sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ in word and deed. The ministries are seeking to comprehensively meet the needs of the poor in a manner that dignifies and strengthens the individual, the family, and the community. In 2012 City Mission of Schenectady served 185,855 meals and provided 33,165 beds. Services provided by City Mission of Schenectady include: the Food Services Program; the Community Outreach Department; men's programs; women and children's programs; the Transitional Housing Program; the Learning and Career Center; a chapel; thrift store; and a medical clinic.
Founded
2003
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Small
To provide food, clothing, and shelter to the needy
Heartland Hope Mission (formerly Mission For All Nations) provides food and clothing and promote self sufficiency for people in need. We focus on serving the working poor and low income families while creating an environment where lives are being changed instead of fostering dependency. We provide a weeks' supply of groceries, along with hygiene products, clothing items, and household goods to the working poor. In addition we assist clients with various needs by providing eligibility screenings and referrals.
Founded
1948
Size
Large
Life Changing
The Rescue Mission Alliance of Syracuse works to share hope, end hunger and homelessness, change lives, and strengthen communities one person at a time. Founded in 1887, the Rescue Mission serves the communities of Syracuse, Auburn, Binghamton and Ithaca. Its programs include emergency shelter for those experiencing homelessness, meals and food for those at risk of hunger, case management, permanent and transitional supportive housing, and a range of support including employment and education resources, mental health screening and connection to healthcare and other services.
Founded
1947
Size
Large
Restoring lives since 1917
Founded in 1917, Buffalo City Mission exists to meet the spiritual and practical needs of the poor through the demonstration of the love and preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Buffalo City Mission's vision is to restore hope to the homeless and hurting of Western New York. We provide emergency shelter and nourishing meals to thousands of homeless men, women and children. With the strengths of our Men's Center and our new state-of-the-art shelter for women and children, Cornerstone Manor, Buffalo City Mission provides comprehensive recovery programs to help homeless men, women and children rebuild stable, healthy, productive lives. We will continue to expand our services and develop innovative programs as the complexities of homelessness change.
Founded
2006
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Large
Come inside and find belonging with Broad Street Ministry. We are waiting for you.
Broad Street Ministry (BSM) is a broad-minded Christian community that practices radical hospitality and works for a more just world through civic engagement. In 2005, Broad Street Ministry was formed as an alternative church community. BSM seeks to be dynamic in its expression of worship, embracing those both on the margins of faith and those who have enjoyed the embrace of the church. BSM also welcomes into its body not just those who are on the margins of faith but those who are on the margins of society.
Founded
2005
Size
Large
Strengthening the Midlands by empowering the homeless to transition from the streets to self-reliance
Transitions Homeless Recovery Center works to move people from homelessness to permanent housing. We also partner with many community agencies that use their expertise to help our clients reach their goals. Various strategies and types of housing are used to help stabilize individuals living on the street and enroll them in services designed to stabilize their lives, increase their income, and help them secure permanent housing.
Founded
2007
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Small
One Soul At A Time
The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation exists to combat issues that force families and individuals into economic despair. Through the funding and creation of programs and partnerships, we support innovative community efforts to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness. It is the organization's goal to recognize and maximize the human potential in those affected by poverty and homelessness by offering assistance in establishing programs that provide food and affordable housing while supporting social services and job training programs. The Foundation started its work through the localized efforts of the Philadelphia Soul Arena Football Team and its celebrity owners (which included Jon Bon Jovi). The Foundation quickly expanded its work to have a national presence in it's commitment to develop role models for our city on the individual level, corporate level, and community level by developing, promoting, and assisting in innovative and long-lasting solutions to rebuilding pride in one's self and one's community – one SOUL at a time.
Founded
2007
Size
Tiny
…preventing homelessness through housing, outreach, prevention, education
HOPE's mission is to prevent and reduce homelessness in Central Florida by equipping individuals and families to become self-sufficient through Housing, Outreach, Prevention and Education. HOPE addresses the issues facing individuals and families in crisis by networking with local agencies and organizations, partnering to become more effective, studying best and emerging practices, and developing innovative problem-solving ideas in a comprehensive, coordinated, and strategic fashion. We educate and transform the way people view and treat those in need, by providing awareness, and the opportunity to create change. HOPE is engaging communities to develop and plan long term solutions that address the problems facing those in crisis. Together we will make a difference in the lives of those in our community.
Founded
1951
Size
Medium
Supporting the needy in the Trenton area
Founded in 1915, the Rescue Mission of Trenton, New Jersey, is the agency in the City of Trenton that serves the truly needy men and women who have no place to turn for shelter, food, and clothing. The Mission provides a safe, clean, warm refuge for the homeless, the hungry, the transient, and the addicted. The Mission provides services and counseling to encourage individuals to reach their greatest potential and creates an environment where one can live with dignity, build self-esteem, experience love, responsibility, and hope. The belief in the intrinsic worth of each individual continues to motivate the Rescue Mission of Trenton to provide the highest quality care and to offer support, encouragement, and a sense of dignity to all who enter through its doors.
Founded
1942
Size
Tiny
Dare to Hope
Goodwill Rescue Mission will enable the poor, homeless, and addicted of Newark to encounter Christ through compassionate care that meets their immediate needs encouraging many to dare to hope for a life of dignity made possible through the Mission's spiritually rich and vocationally focused program of sustainable comprehensive life transformation.
Founded
1986
Size
Large
A hand up, not a hand out
Homeless Solutions, Inc. was founded in 1983 as Morris Shelter, Inc. Today, Homeless Solutions, Inc. provides shelter for 25 homeless men, 10 homeless women, 19 families and 20 Safe Haven guests. Our guests receive services including case management, transportation to work and necessary appointments, money management and employment assistance, housing search assistance and daily living skills training. Referral services for counseling, substance abuse intervention, and prevention are also provided. Our mission is to offer shelter, services, and supportive housing to homeless and low-income people.
Founded
1984
Size
Medium
Dignity is everything
Since 1982, thousands of women in Greater Boston have found refuge and welcome at Women's Lunch Place. Women's Lunch Place provides a safe, comfortable day time shelter, nutritious food, and vital services for women experiencing homelessness or poverty. We treat women with dignity and respect, and foster a community committed to meeting each woman's needs. We are open six days a week, year-round, to serve anyone who identifies as a woman, with no requirements to receive any service. In the words of one guest, "I was half a person in the street and they put me together."
Founded
1984
Size
Large
Shelter and rehabilitative programs for the poor and homeless
Founded in 1984, St. Francis House is New England's largest day shelter for the poor and homeless. We are nonprofit and nonsectarian, providing basic and rehabilitative services designed to help homeless adults establish lives independent of shelters and institutions. Our goal is to provide our guests with everything they need to reclaim their dignity and rebuild their lives: nutritious meals, clothing, access to medical care, counseling, vocational rehabilitation, and housing. Vocational rehabilitation, in particular, is a strategic institutional goal, focused on helping our guests re-enter the workforce and positively engage with the world, strengthening themselves, their families, and the social and economic fabric of our communities.St. Francis House provides 800 meals per day and is the only place in Boston where adults can receive a free breakfast and lunch every day of the year, no questions asked.
Founded
1984
Size
Small
Solving homelessness in our communities through supportive housing
Founded in 1984, Homes with Hope is a local grassroots response to the tragedy of homelessness. With a caring professional staff and the help of more than 400 volunteers, Homes with Hope assists people who have lost their ability to lead normal lives. Formerly known as the Interfaith Housing Association of Westport & Weston, Homes with Hope's mission is to provide facilities and supportive services in a structured environment that enable homeless people in the communities we serve to achieve an independent and self-sufficient life. We will accomplish this through permanent supportive housing, casework and supportive services, emergency shelter, food and meals and the life skills training critical in preventing homelessness from reoccurring.
Founded
1984
Size
Small
Shelter Support Success
The mission is to effectively address the causes and complexities of the homeless and working poor by providing shelter, food, clothing, case management services, treatment services, transitional planning for short and long term goals, subsidized housing, education, employment, and a path towards independence and success. The shelter provides 95 beds for men, women and families nightly, serving more than 250 individuals including 35 children with 28,500 bed nights annually. Street outreach touches the lives of 145 and serves more than 50 on an ongoing basis. The hot meal and boxed food program provides approximately 60,000 meals per month to individuals and families serving 12% of the working poor in the community. Housing is provided for individuals with health/mental health issues with case management support for more than 100 individuals and families. The shelter's commitment is to work with individual strengths to develop a plan to address the crisis that brought them in.
Founded
1986
Size
Medium
Breaking the cycle of homelessness
Cross Roads House opened its doors in 1982 to assist homeless individuals and families. We have since become the largest emergency and transitional shelter in New Hampshire, serving eastern New Hampshire and southern Maine. We currently house up to 96 people on any given night, and our emergency shelter is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Cross Roads House provides secure, transitional shelter and a proven program that helps our residents move with dignity and purpose to stable and decent housing.
Founded
1985
Size
Small
Committed to ensuring that everyone has a place to call home
Founded in 1981, the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless (MCH) is committed to ensuring that everyone has a place to call home. MCH's policy work and programs address this issue on three fronts. First, the Coalition provides bridges over short-term crisis, helping homeless and at-risk people to relocate quickly into new housing or avoid homelessness altogether. Second, MCH works to ensure adequate and appropriate shelter if homelessness is unavoidable. Third, MCH advocates for long-term solutions to the housing crisis, promoting government support for income and housing resources so that all Massachusetts residents can obtain and maintain safe, affordable housing. As MCH works to address the causes, not just the symptoms of homelessness, it remains committed to creating opportunities for families and individuals to advocate for their own needs.
Founded
1993
Size
Medium
Helping families break the cycle of poverty
Founded in 1998, HomeFront provides a comprehensive network of services for the poor and homeless in Mercer County, New Jersey. HomeFront programs provide emergency shelter and transitional and affordable housing. Our mission is to meet the immediate needs of food, shelter and safety and to help the troubled families break from the cycle of poverty. We work with single mothers, single fathers and families with histories of domestic violence, child abuse, drug abuse and intergenerational welfare. We also work with normal families who just cannot make ends meet in a declining economy. HomeFront programs support education and employment for both children and parents.
Founded
1992
Size
Tiny
Bringing the housed and homeless together in community
Founded in 1988, Bridges reaches out to the homeless in New York City, Newark, Irvington, and Summit, New Jersey every week. . On a typical Run, our truck is loaded with fresh, ready-to-eat meals in bags, sustainable lunches (long shelf life provisions), and soup, among other items of necessity, for those living on the street or in dire need. Our volunteers share conversation and bridge the gap between the housed and the homeless. Today, in addition to our street outreach, we provide case management services at St. John's Soup Kitchen in Newark, open our doors to Summit Neighbors in Need every Friday, and provide new backpacks and school supplies for more than 1,000 children eligible for free and reduced lunch in Summit and to sheltered children in Newark and Irvington.
Founded
1966
Size
Medium
Homeless can happen to anyone. Hope happens here.
Atlantic City Rescue Mission is a Christian social service ministry helping the poor and homeless in southern New Jersey since 1964. People who have no home receive practical help, counseling, and Christian compassion. Through effective, innovative, Christian-based recovery programs, people are brought from despair into a productive, good quality of life within the community. Because we believe that people should be fed, sheltered, and clothed, but they should also be given the chance to change their lives and become employed members of the community living in their own housing.
Founded
1942
Size
Medium
Helping the hungry, homeless, & hurting
Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission is the third oldest Rescue Mission in the country. Founded in 1878, we have grown over time to provide for the ever-changing needs of homeless men, women, and children in the Philadelphia area. Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission meets the physical, spiritual, emotional, and social needs of homeless and disadvantaged people in the Philadelphia area. It is our desire to meet the immediate needs of our clients and to create a therapeutic environment which inspires real life changes that will lead them to restoration and rehabilitation. To this end, we have developed ministries to address the specific needs of clients in their individual circumstances and help them gain perspective and purpose in their lives.
Founded
1941
Size
Medium
Sharing God's love since 1892
The Whosoever Gospel Mission is a Christian nonprofit organization whose purpose is to provide shelter, food, clothing, education, counseling, rehabilitation and other assistance to homeless and/or needy men, women and children in the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area. As the lighted sign on our rooftop proclaims each night, we seek to offer the love of Jesus and the hope of the Gospel in both word and deed to those who are hurting. We operate our residential New Life Program for homeless men year-round, and we anticipate opening Hannah's Place, a residential facility for homeless or needy moms and their young children, in the future.
Founded
1943
Size
Large
God's Work, Our Hands
Since 1914, Bethesda Mission has been a missionary arm of the local church, reaching out to men, women and children of all races, nationalities and creeds, providing the poor and homeless with shelter, food, clothing, sharing the good news of Jesus Christ and disciplining them in the Christian life. Our sevenfold ministries include a Men's Shelter; Women & Children's Shelter; Youth Center; Mobile Mission; Medical/Dental Clinics; Transitional Living; and Rural Outreach. Each fall into two overall categories; first, Samaritan services that offer necessities and encouragement for basic survival; and second, long term rehabilitation and mentoring programs, for men and women struggling with addiction and abuse, providing the opportunity for a new life of stability and fulfillment, and, for positive influence and development of our children and youth.
Founded
1989
Size
Giant
None of us are home until all of us are home
The mission of the Project HOME (Housing, Opportunities for Employment, Medical Care, Education) community is to empower adults, children, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, to alleviate the underlying causes of poverty, and to enable all of us to attain our fullest potential as individuals and as members of the broader society. We strive to create a safe and respectful environment where we support each other in our struggles for self-esteem, recovery, and the confidence to move toward self-actualization. Project HOME achieves its mission through a continuum of care comprised of street outreach, a range of supportive housing, and comprehensive services. Project HOME is committed to social and political advocacy.
Founded
1941
Size
Giant
Changing one life at a time
Since 1905 our purpose has been to advance the kingdom of God through the gospel of Jesus Christ and to do missionary, relief, and rescue work of all kinds. As the only year-round emergency shelter in Lancaster, PA, we believe homes, jobs and support are three critical answers for individuals who find themselves in the traumatic crisis of homelessness. However, to truly end cycles of homelessness, we have a vision to help individuals come to know lasting, life transformation. Then, they can break out of lifestyles that may have led to their homelessness.
Founded
1959
Size
Medium
Ending homelessness one person at a time
For more than a century, the Allentown Rescue Mission has addressed the changing face of homelessness, tackling the root causes of homelessness, and helping to end homelessness one life at a time throughout the Lehigh Valley. Thousands have come to us and received life-changing help throughout the decades. The Mission continues to reinvent itself to address the increasingly complex root causes and issues of homelessness. Many of our clients experience dual-diagnosis; they have both a chemical addiction and some form of mental illness. Staff is educated and experienced, professional and compassionate. For more than 100 years, the Mission has been a place where men have begun to experience restoration with God, their families, and their communities.
Founded
1968
Size
Medium
Serving the needy since 1962
York Rescue Mission (YRM) is a religious organization that has been in existence for over forty-six years. The Mission began with the objective to offer food, clothing, shelter and spiritual guidance for the poor and needy of York County. Since early 1962, the developing of this goal has continued. There are ten buildings used to shelter, feed, clothe, teach and educate men, women and children. Three additional buildings serve as our Economy Stores which supply needed items for clients and others in the community. There are three ministries at YRM: the Women's Ministries, the Men's Ministries, and the Lighthouse Youth Center Ministry. Every ministry has its own characteristics and programs.
Founded
1969
Size
Medium
Where Action Matters
The Action Center's mission is to provide an immediate response to basic human needs and to promote pathways to self-sufficiency. We do this through our continuum of services to families and individuals of Jefferson County. Since 1968, the Action Center has been providing essential stabilizing services to the people in Jefferson County who are in danger of becoming homeless, or attempting to move out of homelessness. It serves as a haven of hope for the thousands of homeless, near homeless, and working poor who come through our door every year. People can receive assistance with a five-day supply of food, clothing for the whole family, necessary household items, and medical care.
Founded
1969
Size
Medium
Offering Hope in a Hurting World Since 1955
The Mission exists to pursue the passion of Jesus Christ to lift up the homeless, hungry, abused and addicted. The Life Recovery Program is called to be total recovery through spirit, soul and body. Men, women and children are taken into a safe, comfortable environment where they are access to one on one life coaching, small/large group classes, essential life skills education, on-site medical/dental services and vocational training in various fields including merchandising, janitorial services, maintenance, office support, heavy machinery operation, and culinary arts. After the initial assessment period with their assigned Life Coach, they are encouraged to make life-altering decisions to change their life by joining either the temporary Guest Program, Work Program, Housing Program or Discipleship Program. Each program works to provide our guests with the tools and resources they need to secure full-time employment, become grounded in Christ and succeed in independent living.
Founded
1971
Size
Small
Building Relationships, Overcoming Homelessness
Since 1970 Open Doors has been helping individuals and families in housing crisis to gain housing and stability through affordable housing and support for employment, education and sobriety. We serve 92 households at a time in our Residence Community and 60 young adult men and women annually in our temporary shelter and employment program. Two thirds of our temporary shelter guests and 90 percent of our affordable housing community residents successfully transition from housing crisis to stability.
Founded
1971
Size
Giant
Restoring hope and dignity one person at a time
SOME (So Others Might Eat) was founded by Father Horace McKenna, S.J. and an interfaith group of priests, ministers, and lay persons in 1970 to help feed the city's destitute citizens. Today, SOME is an interfaith, community-based organization that exists to help the poor and homeless of our nation's capital. We meet the immediate daily needs of the people we serve with food, clothing, and health care. We help break the cycle of homelessness by offering services, such as affordable housing, job training, addiction treatment, and counseling, to the poor, the elderly and individuals with mental illness. Each day, SOME is restoring hope and dignity one person at a time. We invite you to join us.
Founded
1971
Size
Medium
The road to a new life starts here
Founded in 1955, Hiway 80 Rescue Mission Ministries has been reaching out and touching lives for over 50 years. We are commissioned by our Lord to help the poor and needy not only when it is convenient, but when the needs arise. Therefore, in our community of East Texas, we hear the cries of the alcoholics, drug addicts and the battered single women or mothers that do not have an advocate. Hiway 80 Rescue Mission continues to provide emergency shelter for men, women and families who are homeless and in need of help.
Founded
1972
Size
Tiny
Providing food, clothing, shelter
Founded in 1969, the Community Action House works to provide area families and individuals with food, clothing, shelter, and the opportunity to build the necessary skills to achieve a stable and prosperous life. Additionally, we provide case management and educational services for individuals in need of such services.
Founded
1972
Size
Medium
Restoring broken lives since 1972
Founded in 1972, the Rescue Mission of Salt Lake exists to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the homeless, addicted and/or poor through humanitarian efforts and faith and maturity in Jesus Christ. We help those in need throughout the State of Utah regardless of their station in life, race, religion, or any other determining factor. We seek to help all those who ask help of us, just as the Lord Jesus would.
Founded
1970
Size
Medium
Serving those in need by providing hope and life change since 1970
The Las Vegas Rescue Mission was founded in 1970 by a group of six businessmen who had a burden to help those who were homeless and hungry. Today, the Rescue Mission is composed of various buildings, taking up two city blocks near downtown Las Vegas. Through feeding the hungry, support, care, and an introduction to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, we provide redemption, recovery, and re-entry to the homeless, addicted, and those in need. We now serve approximately 30,000 meals a month. The Mission stands as a beacon of hope. Through effective, innovative Christian recovery programs, the Las Vegas Rescue Mission provides a path for those who want to escape the despair of the streets. We continue to add, update and/or change programs to meet the needs of men, women and children in an ever-changing society.
Founded
1973
Size
Large
Offering refuge, recovery, and restoration with the support of the community
The Rescue Mission Alliance (RMA) is a 501©(3) non-profit organization incorporated in 1972. To accomplish the goal of Changing Lives for Good, RMA provides a safe haven for men, women, and children who are in desperate need of food, clothing, shelter, and support to resolve hunger and homelessness across Ventura, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and San Bernardino Counties. Through a wide range of services – a food bank, three emergency shelters, five residential recovery programs, transitional housing, and job training – RMA supports people in need and helps them lead healthy, self-sufficient lives.
Founded
1974
Size
Small
Soup Kitchen. Food Pantry. Shelters.
Founded in 1974, New Horizons for New Hampshire, Inc., works to provide food and shelter to the people in need and offer supportive services to achieve self-sufficiency. On site, clients have access to case management services, referral services, medical and mental health services, substance abuse counseling, Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and Narcotics Anonymous meetings. Angie's Shelter for Women provides a safe structured, home-like environment where clients have access to the support and services they need while working to rebuild their lives. The soup kitchen serves breakfast for shelter guests daily, and the food pantry provides groceries to impoverished families and individuals in Manchester.
Founded
1973
Size
Large
Bringing hope
In the spirit of Jesus Christ, Christian Community Action (CCA) ministers to the poor by providing comprehensive services that alleviate suffering, bring hope, and change lives. When a family is hungry, tired and has no place to go, it is hard for them to help themselves. Since 1973, Christian Community Action has been feeding, sheltering, educating and training families in need within 42 communities throughout Collin, Dallas, Denton, Tarrant and Wise counties. In one year, CCA assists more than 12,000 individuals. We distribute more than $1.4 million of food and see more than 4,000 low-income patients in our health center each year. We have more than 1,660 people taking educational and vocational training programs at our facility annually.
Founded
1941
Size
Medium
Restoring individuals, families, and communities
The Erie City Mission is a Christian social outreach program created in 1911 by the famous evangelist Bill Sunday. Located in Erie, Pennsylvania the Mission encompasses two buildings at 1017 and 1023 French Street. The Mission has many programs to serve the local community and continues to expand its care programs. The 1017 Building contains Hope Center Addiction Treatment Services. It is a fully licensed in-patient drug and alcohol program for men and out-patient program for women and men. Hope Center also treats gambling addiction. In the 1023 building we house the Men's New Life Program and serve the general public a meal at noon each day.
Founded
1953
Size
Medium
Existing to share Christ, to shelter, to heal, and to restore the homeless to independent living - without discrimination
Founded in 1941, Washington City Mission exists to share Christ, to shelter, to heal, and to restore the homeless to independent living - without discrimination. Last year alone, the Washington City Mission provided all of these crucial, life-giving services: more than 124,000 nourishing meals for mission residents and low-income, walk-in guests; 600 food baskets; over 28,000 nights of safe shelter for our community's homeless men, women, and children; furniture for over 1,400 families and individuals; medical intervention for over 4,400 transportation assistance for over 200 individuals; professional and supportive counseling for addiction, mental health, and spiritual restoration; and emergency food, care, and transportation for victims of natural disasters and the needy. City Mission Motto: Ending Homelessness One Life At a Time.
Founded
1953
Size
Medium
Life Sustaining. Life Changing
As a ministry of Jesus Christ, Light of Life Rescue Mission will provide a home for the homeless and food for the hungry, and will build disciples for the Kingdom of God among the poor, addicted, abused and needy. Founded in 1952, Light of Life Rescue Mission is a non-denominational Christian organization providing food, shelter and a life transforming recovery program designed to help people rebuild their lives. Our comprehensive recovery program provides education and employment training, addiction recovery, life skills counseling and many other services.
Founded
1997
Size
Small
WE OFFER A HAND UP, NOT A HAND-OUT.
HEARTH provides transitional and permanent housing housing to homeless women with children who are homeless. Our mission is to provide a range of supportive services and housing that empowers homeless families, who are survivors of domestic violence to become independent, self-sufficient and adequately housed; to foster low income housing opportunities, to prevent homelessness, and encouage safew, affordable housing.
Founded
1979
Size
Tiny
Striving to meet the basic needs of those who come to us for assistance
Eastside Community Ministry began in 1958 as an outreach program of Central Presbyterian Church to the youth on the east side of the city of Zanesville, Ohio. What began as a place for youth to hang out and be provided with constructive activities has, over the years, become much more. We currently offer an after school program for youth K-12 grades, an emergency food pantry, clothing bank, and emergency relief program. Eastside Community Ministry strives to meet the basic needs of those who come to us for assistance. But we are also aware that there is often a greater need than the one that is the initial reason for coming to us. Our goal is to be able to provide individual care and to listen and try to understand the underlying issues that trap people in need and poverty.
Founded
1984
Size
Small
Changing lives
Fairhaven Rescue Mission provides for the physical and spiritual needs of disadvantaged men, women, and children of Northern Kentucky. We provide housing, clothing, and food to homeless and destitute people, while teaching them how to provide for themselves. Additional services provided by Fairhaven Rescue Mission include: family emergency assistance; computer instruction; teaching living skills; reading and tutoring classes; nightly chapel services for men; weekly bible study for women; personal spiritual guidance; and home and hospital visits.
Founded
1985
Size
Medium
Security. Dignity. Community.
Tender Mercies transforms the lives of homeless adults with mental illness by providing security, dignity, and community in a place they call home. Security means a housing environment where residents' personal safety is a priority. Dignity means a housing environment that allows residents to develop personal, social, and economic strengths. And community is a regular, predictable housing environment that offers a sense of family, while affirming the individual. We achieve our mission by maintaining 134 units of permanent supportive housing and 16 units of transitional housing in 6 buildings in Over-the-Rhine. Our model of housing is based on the belief that by addressing the root causes of homelessness, we can help an individual break the cycle of homelessness once he or she leaves Tender Mercies.
Founded
1986
Size
Small
Moving Central Ohio families from homelessness to hope filled futures
Founded in 1986, The Homeless Families Foundation (HFF) educates and nurtures children while empowering families to achieve stable housing and self-sufficiency. Programs include housing assistance, holistic case management, and a children's education center (Dowd Education Center) for afterschool and summer tutoring and enrichment for children in kindergarten through middle school. HFF operates as a Housing First agency: most families, with some help, are capable of living independently and can best work to address their issues when they are in a stable, long-term home environment.
Founded
1979
Size
Large
Homelessness ends here.
The mission of Downtown Women's Center (DWC) is to provide permanent supportive housing and a safe and healthy community fostering dignity, respect, and personal stability, and to advocate ending homelessness for women. DWC's overarching goal is to end the cycle of homelessness for women in Los Angeles. Founded in 1978 and located in Skid Row, DWC is committed to providing critical services in the most high-need area. We implement all activities through four streams of programming- Day Center, Housing and Supportive Services, Health and Wellness, and Job Readiness and Supportive Employment. Our innovative, holistic, and individualized approach to ending homelessness for women addresses all dimensions of participants' needs. In 2016 we will provide 100,000 meals, 6,000 case management sessions, on-site and community-based housing to over 257 women, and an array of job readiness, and health services to over 3,000 chronically homeless and extremely low-income women.
Founded
2002
Size
Tiny
Savannah's Five Star Gospel Rescue Mission
Old Savannah City Mission is a Gospel ministry with a mission "To change lives through preaching the Gospel, feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, rehabilitating the addict, and restoring the ex-offender. Programs include Gospel services Mon-Sat @ noon and 7:00 pm with lunch served at 1 pm and dinner served at 8 pm; two Bible Study and/or Life Skills classes taught Mon-Fri 7-7:50 am and 8-8:50 am; emergency shelter with 91 beds; Urban Training Institute-the Mission's residential recovery/transitional programs: CLEAN START-Assists men with alcohol and drug addictions, FRESH START-Serves men from prison who come to faith in Christ; 3 nutritious meals served daily to men, women & children; weekly distribution of meals to inner city children; Families in Crisis-food and clothing program with clergy/agency referrals; two Bargain Centers with all proceeds funding the Mission's programs. Old Savannah City Mission does not apply for nor receive any federal, state, county or city funding.
Founded
1985
Size
Large
Empowering the Homeless and Working Poor.
Harbor Interfaith Services empowers the homeless and working poor to achieve self-sufficiency by providing support services including shelter, transitional housing, food, job placement, advocacy, childcare, education and life-skills training. Each year, we assist approximately 12,000 people by providing the comprehensive services they need to lift themselves out of poverty and onto the road of self-sufficiency. A majority of those we serve are families.
Founded
1994
Size
Tiny
Helping our neighbors in need break the cycle of homelessness and poverty
Founded in 1992, The mission of St. Vincent de Paul Village is to prevent and end homelessness one life at a time. On any given night, almost 850 adults and children who are homeless sleep safely at the Village and then engage in community programs designed to end their homelessness as quickly as possible. The services provided by the agency are housing, supportive services, permanent supportive housing, and community lunch line.
Founded
1998
Size
Tiny
One of the largest providers of homeless services in the Coachella Valley and Riverside County
The mission of Martha's Village & Kitchen is to serve our neighbors by responding to their needs with food, clothing, shelter and an opportunity to become self-sufficient by affirming their dignity with love, compassion and respect. Martha's Village & Kitchen is one of the largest providers of homeless services in the Coachella Valley and Riverside County. Martha's began in 1990 when the founders served meals to their homeless neighbors. Today, from its campus in Indio, CA, Martha's Village offers unique life-changing programs based on the nationally-recognized “continuum of care model” breaking the cycle of homelessness.
Founded
1950
Size
Medium
Rescuing, restoring, releasing . . .serving God one life at a time
Since 1947 Cherry Street Mission Ministries (CSMM) has served homeless and low-income individuals. The doors are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to provide food, clothing, shelter, and other vital services including, literacy and vocational training, resource networking and job readiness assistance. Our mission is to serve all who come to us in need, and to provide purposeful discipleship by rescuing the downtrodden, restoring hope to the hopeless and releasing God's greatness to those we serve.
Founded
1983
Size
Small
Empowering homeless women through building a strong work ethic
Founded in 1983, ACCESS is dedicated to addressing the plight of homeless women and children in our community. ACCESS encourages the development of self-esteem and the attainment of self-sufficiency through its commitment to providing a holistic, safe and supportive environment, and through its programs of housing, advocacy and empowerment.
Founded
1989
Size
Medium
Building community, strengthening lives.
Family Promise of Greater Cleveland is an organization formed from the merger of Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cleveland and New Life Community. Our mission is to inspire and empower homeless families to transform their lives, become self-sufficient, and fulfill their promise. Our mission is to inspire and empower homeless families to transform their lives, become self-sufficient, and fulfill their promise. Over 100 families each year benefit from our work thanks to the generous support of the Greater Cleveland community. We rely on our dedicated and talented volunteers, individual supporters, congregations, businesses, foundations, and government funders to make our mission a reality.
Founded
2000
Size
Small
Making a difference one life at a time
Founded in 1999, Warren Family Mission is a Christ-centered rescue mission which provides food, shelter, clothing, spiritual and drug and alcohol rehabilitation help free of charge to participants from Trumbull County and its surrounding area. We work to serve our community in a way that helps people; recover from addictions, get back on their feet, rebuild broken relationships, restore families and become a vital part of a growing community with a positive influence. The mission has a six month program that includes mental, physical, financial, and spiritual guidance.
Founded
1962
Size
Tiny
The New Way to a Better Tomorrow
Founded in 1893, the purpose of the Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley is to serve and glorify God through Christ-centered outreach of love and compassion that responds to the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of disadvantaged men, women, and children without regard to race, color or creed. In the last ten years, we've served over 1,300,000 meals to those in need. But just as importantly, we house, feed, counsel and educate hundreds each year through our residential program, helping them to get back on their feet and become productive again. They commit to turning their lives around, and we help them fulfill that commitment. We enable, encourage and equip people to improve their lives and ultimately, our community.
Founded
1937
Size
Medium
Providing compassionate rescue services to the poor and needy
Muncie Mission Ministries purpose, to the glory of God, is to provide compassionate Rescue services on an immediate and/or long-term basis to the poor and needy of Muncie and East Central Indiana. We share the love of Jesus Christ to all who come to Muncie Mission Ministries. We provide for the needs of the impoverished and destitute of East Central Indiana through shelter and food services, rehabilitation programs, spiritually based counseling, education, and job skills.
Founded
1942
Size
Giant
Changing lives in central Indiana since 1893
Wheeler Mission Ministries is a non-denominational, Christian, social services organization, which provides critically needed goods and services to homeless, poor, and needy of central Indiana without regard to race, color, creed, national origin or religion. Founded in 1893, Wheeler is the oldest continuously operating ministry of its kind in the state of Indiana. With seven locations, dozens of ministries, a budget of $8.5 Million, and about 120 employees, Wheeler is the also the largest and most diverse ministry of its kind in the state. Please note, that on October 1, 2015, Wheeler Mission Ministries officially merged with Backstreet Missions. Wheeler Mission Ministries will assume day-to-day operations.
Founded
1967
Size
Medium
Seeking to transform hearts, minds and lives
Hope Ministries was initially founded as Hope Rescue Mission in 1954 by Tobe E. Schmucker under the direction of the Mennonite Board of Missions. Hope Ministries seeks to transform hearts, minds and lives by engaging families and individuals in a Christ-centered, grace-based process of examining their current realities, envisioning their future possibilities, and enabling action to achieve their desired futures. Hope envisions a community in which every adult and child has access to the love, support and resources they need to be healthy mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Founded
1908
Size
Medium
A home for the homeless, food for the hungry, and hope for their future
Fort Wayne Rescue Ministries has been faithfully serving God's love to the area's needy since 1903, never charging fees to those who come for help. Daily crisis shelter is provided for up to 150 men, women, and children, as are breakfasts, lunches and dinners for hungry people off the streets. The six-month to two-year restoration programs designed to address the issues that caused their homelessness, include a series of classroom experiences, counseling groups, case management sessions, daily work in our Computer Learning Center, and, of course, many Bible studies and Chapel services. Rescue Ministries today includes The Rescue Mission for men, Charis House for women and their children, and Bargains Galore, our thrift store.
Founded
1978
Size
Small
Giving hope to the hopeless
Since 1953 Kokomo Rescue Mission (KRM) a non-denominational Christian social service agency, has provided a Christ-centered response to the problems of poverty and homelessness in North Central Indiana. Kokomo Rescue Mission's purpose is to minister the love of Jesus Christ to the whole person through rescue ministries. Services include men's shelter, women and children's shelter, public dining room, free clothing, and holiday outreach programs. KRM helps over 250 people each day, and cooperates with other social services, mental health and judicial agencies.
Founded
1990
Size
Small
From shelter for a day…to stability for a lifetime
Horizon House is a full-service agency that connects our homeless neighbors with integrated, comprehensive services. We provide a safe place and basic services for our community's homeless, serving them with dignity and respect, as they take steps towards a more stable life. Horizon House will be a model community advocate and direct service provider offering comprehensive support services to meet our homeless neighbors' unique needs resulting in self-sufficiency and permanent, stable housing.
Founded
1989
Size
Large
Providing life-changing services to each of our guests
The Center for the Homeless is not a homeless shelter. While we have provided more than 700,000 safe nights and over 1.5 million meals to more than 45,000 men, women and children since our opening in December 1988, our focus is on providing not just life-saving, but life-changing services to each of our guests. Our innovative service model offers homeless families and individuals an on-site structured, step-by-step process to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency. This revolutionary program relies on partnerships with every sector of the community and has been endorsed by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Founded
1943
Size
Tiny
Serving the Needs of Transient and Needy Since 1890
The Light House Mission was established in 1890 to minister the love of Jesus Christ to the Least, the Last, and the Lost of our Community through the provision of assistance in the areas of guidance, counseling, education, job training, shelter, food, clothing, health care and independent living communities. The Mission has expanded its range and geographic scope of services to include 19 counties in Western Indiana and Eastern Illinois. We have a working relationship with the law enforcement agencies, welfare departments, government agencies, state prison system, and many churches in these counties who refer people in need to us.
Founded
1962
Size
Medium
Michiana helping her own
Faith Mission of Elkhart is an inter-denominational Christian social service agency which provides food, shelter, clothing and other services for needy individuals. Guided by the core values of faith, hope, compassion, integrity, and relationships, Faith Mission of Elkhart provides faith-based programs and services that minister to the homeless and other individuals so they may have positive life changing opportunities.
Founded
1993
Size
Medium
Caring and sharing the love of Christ
MorningStar Mission Ministries is a non-denominational organization dedicated to relieving the spiritual and physical hunger of the poor. We do this by providing food for the hungry, clothing for the needy, shelter for the homeless and the Gospel of Jesus Christ for all. Ministering to men, women, children and entire families, MorningStar Mission has served the less fortunate of Joliet and the surrounding Will County area since 1909. Whether it's through a one-time meal or a long-term recovery program, we're committed to offering hope for the hurting.
Founded
1978
Size
Small
Helping the Homeless Find a Way
PADS Lake County is dedicated to providing emergency shelter, permanent supportive housing, and comprehensive resources to families with children and individuals experiencing homelessness in Lake County, Illinois. Founded in 1972 as a 24-hour telephone crisis hotline, PADS' (Providing Advocacy, Dignity and Shelter) mission has evolved as the needs of Lake County Illinois' most vulnerable have grown over the organization's thirty-five year history. Today, as the only 24/7 emergency shelter system in Lake County, PADS operates fourteen emergency shelter sites, one fixed site (The Family Center), veteran's housing, and provides numerous supportive services. We assist individuals, families with children, the mentally ill, and veterans regardless of their reason for being homeless.
Founded
1984
Size
Small
Connecting at the crossroads since 1976
The Night Ministry compassionately provides housing, health care, outreach, spiritual care, and social services to adults and youth who struggle with homelessness, poverty and loneliness. We accept individuals as they are and offer support as they seek to improve their lives. We invite others to join this hope-filled work.
Founded
1984
Size
Medium
Because Everyone Deserves Dignity
Hesed House is the second largest shelter in the State of Illinois, and the largest shelter outside of the city of Chicago. With the help of professional staff, alliances with outside agencies and 6,000 volunteers from 70 area churches, almost one thousand individuals (including 188 children) are served each year through Hesed House's shelter and three housing programs. Hesed House sees 16 newly homeless individuals each week – that's one new homeless individual every 10 1/2 hours. Hesed House strives to get 16 or 17 individuals out of homelessness each week.
Founded
1984
Size
Small
Fighting for the human right to housing since 1980
Community organizers, public policy specialists and legal aid attorneys advocate for and with people hurt by homelessness - including mothers with children, unaccompanied youth, low-wage workers and ex-offenders. Together, the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless (CCH) advocates for a shelter safety net, affordable housing, jobs with fair wages, and access to quality public schools. A new campaign, HomeWorks, advocates with Chicago housing providers for more family housing and organizes homeless families to push for better school services. Regular outreach at 30 shelter and street programs reaches 7,000 youths and adults a year. A Statewide Network organizes in nine communities, focused on Aurora, Rockford and Waukegan. The Speakers Bureau reaches 4,500 people a year and organizes students to advocate with CCH. The Law Project and its mobile legal aid clinic, Youth Futures, close more than 400 cases a year, 93% on behalf of homeless students or youth with civil legal needs.
Founded
1989
Size
Medium
Serving vulnerable women, children, and men
The CornerStone Rescue Mission, established in 1981 in Rapid City, South Dakota, serves the physical and spiritual needs of more than 500 people everyday and we've impacted the lives of thousands more over the years. Many have gone on to lead fulfilling, independent lives and contribute to the community in many ways. The Cornerstone Rescue Mission is the main provider of shelter and the only ongoing and free source of meals for the homeless in the Black Hills region.
Founded
1985
Size
Large
Hope. Help. Heroes
Stephen Center partners with the community, families and individuals to overcome homelessness, addiction and poverty. The HERO Program is a substance abuse treatment center that is extremely affordable, making access to treatment available to a wide variety of men and women. Our Emergency Shelter is open on an emergency basis from a few nights to two weeks or longer depending upon the situation. The Emergency Shelter provides a gateway to a variety of supportive services including the opportunity to enroll in the Stephen Center HERO Substance Abuse Treatment Program or Transitional Living opportunities. Our Stephen Center Thrift Shop provides jobs and training for our clients.
Founded
1987
Size
Medium
We open doors for women experiencing homelessness.
Deborah's Place is Chicago's largest provider of supportive housing exclusively for women and is recognized as an innovative leader among homeless service providers locally and nationally. Since our founding in 1985, we have worked collaboratively with our participants, offered a range of high quality services and tried new approaches - putting Deborah's Place at the forefront of agencies making a difference to those in need in Chicago. Deborah's Place opens doors of opportunity for women who are homeless in Chicago. Supportive housing and services offer women their key to healing, achieving their goals and moving on from the experience of homelessness.
Founded
1986
Size
Giant
A compassionate response to the needs of the poor
Founded in 1985 by Mary Jo Copeland, Sharing and Caring Hands is a compassionate response to the needs of the poor. We are set up to be a safety net organization to help with whatever needs are not being met. This includes but is not limited to providing meals, clothing, showers, shelter, transportation help, rent deposits, rent help, medical assistance, dental care, furniture, school expenses, funeral assistance, and other miscellaneous needs. Sharing and Caring Hands provides these with dignity, while affirming God's love for all his people regardless of their circumstances. We reaffirm the self-worth of each individual and want to assist in that person reaching his or her greatest potential.
Founded
1986
Size
Large
Giving Flight to Hopes and Dreams
The mission of WINGS Program, Inc. is to provide housing, integrated services, education and advocacy to end domestic violence. Vision: WINGS Program, Inc. will help create a society in which every domestic violence survivor has a voice and the resources to break the cycle of domestic violence. WINGS provides safe, secure living environments, through transitional and permanent housing and emergency shelter, in residential neighborhoods that allow women to go to school, work, and achieve financial and emotional independence. Our residents are women and children who are victims of domestic violence and need temporary safe shelter or who become homeless due to other extreme hardships. Comprehensive support services include life skills development, safety counseling, budget planning, children and family services, support groups, crisis management, volunteer mentoring, access to vocational counseling and follow-up services. In addition, we provide outreach counseling to women and men.
Founded
1989
Size
Medium
Restoring people, rebuilding communities
Restoration Ministries' mission is to restore hope to people while bringing lasting change to the community. We have youth development programs for at-risk, underprivileged youth. These programs include Homework Help & Tutoring, Kids Cafe, Bread for the Head Reading Program, Chess Club, the Harvey Boxing Club, a visual and performing arts center, and Summer Day Camp. We also operate two free Christian-based 18-month residential programs for men and women with histories of addiction, and a food pantry and assistance programs for families, individuals and senior citizens struggling in poverty. In addition, we have two thrift stores that provide revenue for our organization and job training and employment for residents of our recovery programs.
Founded
1988
Size
Small
Helping families build strong foundations
Solid Ground is an award winning nonprofit organization whose proven, holistic approach helps families build the strong foundations they need to emerge from homelessness into a brighter future. Through safe, affordable housing and innovative supportive programming, Solid Ground helps families transition to a higher-level of self-sufficiency and break the cycle of homelessness and poverty for the next generation. Solid Ground currently runs five programs in suburban Ramsey and Washington Counties housing over 100 families annually.
Founded
1994
Size
Small
Catalyst for Self-Reliance
In an atmosphere of dignity and respect, Inspiration Corporation helps people who are affected by homelessness and poverty to improve their lives and increase self-sufficiency through the provision of social services, employment training and housing. Each year, Inspiration Corporation works with nearly 2,500 Chicagoans who are characterized by chronic homelessness, unemployment or underemployment, mental illness, substance abuse, and social isolation. These individuals all share the strength to move beyond their current situation and toward self-sufficiency.
Founded
1991
Size
Small
When someone believes in you, everything can change.
The mission of DuPage PADS is to end homelessness in DuPage County. The solution to end homelessness is more complex than providing individuals with food and shelter. Founded in 1985, DuPage PADS is the largest provider of interim and permanent housing, coupled with support services in order to help individuals work toward becoming self-sufficient. These vital support services enable the individuals we help to receive case management and life coaching, employment support such as GED courses and job coaching, as well as engagement with employers-effectively stopping the cycle of homelessness.With the support of more than 130 congregations and organizations, 4,000 volunteers and numerous community advocates and other service organizations, we were able to offer hope for more than 1,398 families and individuals in our communities through housing programs and support services.DuPage PADS IS the solution to end homelessness-because when someone believes in you, everything can change.
Founded
1990
Size
Large
Connecting homeless families to a better future
Bridge Communities is a dynamic, grassroots organization committed to transforming the lives of homeless families through partnering with talented, resourceful individuals and groups in our community. Our program of housing, mentoring and empowering families focuses on moving them towards a goal of self sufficiency. Since its founding in 1988 Bridge Communities has become a regional and national leader in the service to homeless families, as well as the surrounding issues that lead to homelessness, such as lack of affordable housing and well-paid labor jobs. Bridge Communities has counseled and mentored many non-profits, churches and lay-person organizations on establishing a transitional housing program based on our innovative model.
Founded
1992
Size
Large
Rise and Create Change
Breakthrough partners with those affected by poverty to build connections, develop skills and open doors of opportunity.
Founded
1994
Size
Small
A faith-based hunger relief and outreach program
The Mission of Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach is to serve the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of Lincoln's working poor, and homeless through outreach, advocacy, education and the provision of food and shelter.Matt Talbot provides beyond basic needs to embolden people to have hope. Everyone is welcome to walk through our open doors and get a hot meal two times a day. Nevertheless, Matt Talbot is about much more than food. We are a dedicated and united front of staff and volunteers who help the homeless and near homeless find possibilities when things seem impossible. Annually Matt Talbot provides over 100,000 nutritious meals to the hungry in Lincoln and more than 25,000 homeless prevention services such as housing, drug & alcohol evaluations, life skills classes, nutrition counseling, and help with obtaining vital identification documents. Our vision is to defeat hunger and homelessness and restore hope!
Founded
1966
Size
Large
Rescue. Recover. Restore.
The Rockford Rescue Mission (RRM) shares hope and help in Jesus' name to move people from homelessness and despair toward personal and spiritual wholeness. First, the Mission meets the physical needs of our guests by providing nutritious food, safe shelter, and clothing needs. Then, the real heart of the problem -- the need for Jesus Christ in their lives, is addressed. By sharing the love and grace that only Jesus can provide, RRM is able to help our guests realize what real hope is! Finally, clients are encouraged to join the year-long life recovery program where they will receive medical and dental care, become part of an educational program to help them develop marketable skills for employment.
Founded
1924
Size
Small
Serving the homeless and hungry with Christ's love since 1917
Founded in 1917, Home Sweet Home Ministries serves Christ by providing food, shelter and hope to the hungry, homeless and hurting. We provide case management and other supportive services to the homeless such as shelter, hot meals, clothing and toiletries, addiction recovery, and children's programming. We also offer educational and vocational training, counseling and weekly worship services. Our goal is to help people find independence, restore their hope and share the love of Jesus Christ with them.
Founded
1957
Size
Medium
Practical Christianity in action
In the past fifty years Peoria Rescue Ministries has grown from doughnuts and coffee on the street to serving men, women, and children in our community in five different facilities. Peoria Rescue Mission is a residential program ministering to the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of hurting men. Victory Acres, a farm in rural Peoria County, seeks to help men find a productive Christian lifestyle as they deal with alcohol and substance abuse. The Women's Pregnancy Center was opened to minister to the needs of women who experience an unplanned pregnancies or post-abortion trauma. At Barnabas Center caring, trained counselors offer free Biblical counseling to scores of clients of all ages. The need for an in-house, long-term facility for women and women with children was met when Esther House was opened.
Founded
1945
Size
Medium
Shining the Gospel light since 1905
The City Rescue Mission of Saginaw is a faith-based organization that provides emergency assistance to people of Mid-Michigan in their time of need. The alcoholic, drug abuser, unwed mother, domestic violence victim, and homeless can find a safe haven for a fresh start at the City Rescue Mission. Our purpose is to glorify God by serving people in need, proclaiming the Gospel, and establishing disciples among disadvantaged people. We accomplish this by providing immediate needs of lodging, meals, and clothing 365 days a year to whoever may inquire. We continue the process by offering programs that provide Christ-centered teaching, preaching, counseling, work therapy, and computer skills training.
Founded
1960
Size
Medium
Compassion Demonstrated.
Our mission is to demonstrate the compassion of Jesus Christ toward the hungry, homeless and hurting of the greater Grand Rapids area. Since 1900, Mel Trotter Ministries has dedicated its ministry to feeding the hungry, lifting the fallen, restoring the broken and healing the hurting. Every year, thousands of women, children and men experience the love and compassion of Jesus Christ through Mel Trotter's primary services: Emergency Shelter, 4x4 Program that transitions individuals and families out of homelessness by finding them stable employment and permanent housing, Community Food Services, Public Inebriates Program and Thrift stores. At Mel Trotter, we believe God has called us to use our faith to help those in crisis. In partnership with the community, we provide hot meals, warm beds, educational opportunities, job training, dental, vision and chiropractic care, emergency food boxes, clothing, personal-care items, diapers and many other needed items.
Founded
1967
Size
Medium
Seeing lives changed through the power of the Holy Spirit
Carriage Town Ministries is a Christian Social Services organization established in 1950 to represent Christ in the Flint, Michigan area as it reaches out to the needy or our community. The mission's purpose is to share the Lord Jesus Christ with the homeless women, children, and men of our community through providing food, shelter, clothing and education while encouraging accountability, growth, and ultimately service back to God. While many changes and improvements have taken place since the inception of the mission, there is one thing that has not changed, the desire to reach out to the last, the least, and the lost with the message of hope through Jesus Christ. The purpose of the mission has always been to see lives changed through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Founded
1980
Size
Giant
Rebuilding the inner city, one life at a time
Founded in 1909, Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries (DRMM) is committed to sharing the gospel of the love of Jesus Christ, providing hope to the hopeless, disadvantaged, abused and homeless men, women and children of our community. By ministering to the total person - body, soul and spirit - we help them become faithful Christians, discipled into a local church, rehabilitated, employed and living productive lives in restored families. DRMM annually provides: one million meals to the hungry; more than 160,000 nights of emergency shelter; transitional housing and substance abuse treatment; transitional housing for teen moms and their children; and spiritual guidance and empowerment to more than 1,000 people daily.
Founded
1960
Size
Tiny
Food. Shelter. Hope.
The City Rescue Mission of Lansing is a dedicated to meeting the physical and spiritual needs of men, women, and children in Michigan's capital area. In 2014, we celebrated over 100 years of service to our community and provided 55,188 nights of shelter, 109,374 meals, 1,856 hygiene (personal needs) kits, and 571 biblical counseling sessions. We provide several ministries to low income or homeless individuals and families, with our main areas of focus being food, shelter, and hope.
Founded
1985
Size
Small
Transforming lives, restoring hope
Serving 400-500 individuals daily, Dégagé Ministries offers help and hope to homeless and disadvantaged individuals in their community. Dégagé Ministries was founded in 1969 and provides responsive programming that is designed to address immediate and long-term needs such as overnight respite for women in crisis, food, referral services and hygiene facilities. These programs include: overnight shelter for women in crisis, low-cost and free meals, hygiene facilities such as showers, laundry and haircuts, lockers to safely store belongings, identification through the State Identification Program, supportive services to meet housing, employment and other goals, pro-bono legal services, support groups and Bible studies, and consumer choice food pantry.
Founded
1985
Size
Tiny
Neighbors helping neighbors
Founded in 1974, North Kent Community Services is a Christian organization that helps our struggling neighbors with basic life needs and guides them to self-sufficiency. There are many ways to describe North Kent Community Services: food pantry, clothing pantry, resource center.
Founded
1980
Size
Small
Working with the homeless and needy
The Jackson Interfaith Shelter is a 90-day emergency shelter for men, women and children whose mission is working with the homeless and needy giving them emergency shelter, prepared meals and assisting with other physical, emotional and spiritual needs when possible.
Founded
1983
Size
Medium
Helping homeless people help themselves
The Coalition On Temporary Shelter (COTS) was founded in 1981 to address Detroit's growing crisis of homelessness. Today, COTS manages three 24-hour facilities. Annually we serve approximately 2,000 Detroit area homeless people in our Emergency Shelter and approximately 260 individuals and families in our transitional and permanent housing programs. Through case management and a wide array of supportive services and housing programs, COTS helps homeless individuals and families break the cycle of homelessness by addressing the causes of their homelessness.
Founded
1989
Size
Medium
Providing compassionate and practical help to those in need.
Founded in 1987, Hope Clinic, an interdenominational Christian organization, provides compassionate and practical help to those in need, ministering to the whole person with dignity and respect. We offer medical care and dental care to the uninsured and underinsured, plus a variety of social services to minister to the whole person.
Founded
1986
Size
Large
Rebuilding Lives
Ministry with Community works to improve lives by providing food, daytime shelter and other services to people in Kalamazoo struggling with homelessness, poverty, mental illness and other challenges. Ministry with Community was founded in 1978 by a small group of people led by Dorothy Markusse. The mission continues: to improve lives by providing food, daytime shelter, and other services to people in Kalamazoo struggling with homelessness, poverty, mental illness and other challenges. Through community cooperation, we provide these services in an atmosphere of dignity, hope and unconditional acceptance.
Founded
1986
Size
Small
Take a moment. Take action.
Guiding Light Mission exists to create a healing experience that allows individuals to discover a new life in Christ. We expect re-engagement in community. We provide food and shelter to all and resources to men that support their social, physical, spiritual, and intellectual needs.
Founded
1946
Size
Medium
Serving those in need since 1942
Grace Centers of Hope is Oakland County's oldest and largest homeless shelter providing hope and help since 1942. Today, Grace Centers of Hope is considered one of the leading faith-based organizations in Southeastern Michigan daily confronting issues of homelessness, addiction, poverty and spiritual emptiness. On any given night, Grace Centers of Hope will accommodate between 150-200 men, women and children. Each year we serve over 100,000 meals and provide over 55,000 nights of stay. Grace Centers of Hope is a Christian organization committed to positively changing the lives of the homeless, addicted and unwanted through the Gospel of Jesus Christ, personal accountability, life skills education and work-related programs.
Founded
1983
Size
Small
Connecting individuals and families to resources that promote self-sufficiency and prevent future homeless episodes
Established in 1981, Homeless Connections has adapted to meet the needs of people both homeless and at-risk of homelessness in the Fox Valley community. Our mission is to end homelessness by connecting individuals and families to resources that promote self-sufficiency and prevent future homeless episodes. Homeless Connections is a leader in the fight against homelessness in the Fox Valley, working collaboratively to improve the quality of living for the people we serve as well as the community as a whole.
Founded
1984
Size
Small
Preventing Homelessness, Ending Hunger
Middleton Outreach Ministry (MOM) was established in 1980 by a local church in the community to care for the basic needs of some of the area's residents. In 2007, with demand continuing to increase, MOM transitioned into a business-based organization both at the Board and leadership levels. Through the support of business partners, area schools and faith communities, as well as numerous individuals and service organizations, MOM provides - free of charge - food, clothing, housing assistance, emergency financial assistance, and senior transportation and chore services. Together, MOM is leading a community-wide effort to prevent homelessness and end hunger for people throughout Middleton, West Madison and Cross Plains.
Founded
1999
Size
Small
Lives Rescued. Rebuilt. Renewed.
Hope Gospel Mission exists to offer Christ-centered, life changing help to the homeless and needy in Western Wisconsin. We help them by meeting their basic needs without enabling them, requiring them to work and help support themselves, providing them a safe and orderly place to stay, addressing the root causes of their situation, offering them a complete life change through our Renewed Hope Program, sharing with them the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Biblical values, involving them in local Bible-believing churches, keeping them accountable for their actions, showing them both care and correction.
Founded
1929
Size
Giant
Our Mission is changing lives!
Founded in 1902 in Saint Paul, Union Gospel Mission Twin CIties has responded to the needs of those experiencing homelessness, poverty and addiction in the Twin Cities metro area for more than 110 years. Primarily known for its work with homeless and chemically dependent men, the Mission also has a long history of providing practical assistance for women and children. We provide comprehensive support services and education programs focused on techniques and habits for promoting long-term success. Our investment in each person is a precursor of his or her own investment in a more vibrant future. Our goal is to encourage people to value themselves as God values them, to see the value they have to offer the world, and to seek out a bright future as a fully contributing member of our community.
Founded
1974
Size
Small
Offering food, shelter, dignity and hope
Churches United in Ministry (CHUM) is a human services agency sponsored and governed by 39 Duluth congregations. CHUM began in 1973 when ten Central Hillside congregations pooled resources to assist low-income people in Duluth. The organizational goals are to provide basic needs services for homeless and marginalized members of our community while working to effect changes which will eliminate the need for our services. CHUM provides core social safety net programs which include emergency food, shelter, advocacy, and outreach to over 7,000 hungry, homeless and low-income people each year. Housing advocates and street case managers provide stabilization services through case management programs for homeless or imminently homeless families and single adults. CHUM's congregational outreach and community organizing efforts center on social justice issues relating to homelessness, poverty and employment.
Founded
1992
Size
Medium
We furnish homes with hope.
Bridging, serving the greater Twin Cities, is the largest furniture bank in North America. Providing furniture and household goods to families and individuals transitioning out of homelessness and poverty, Bridging gives hope–and for many–a leap toward financial stability for the first time. With locations in Bloomington and Roseville, Bridging is driven by volunteers and donations of furniture and household goods from the community. Since 1987, Bridging has furnished over 60,000 homes, and every year, reduces landfill space by 7 to 10 million pounds.
Founded
2007
Size
Medium
Serving the poor and homeless, transforming lives, and sharing God's love
The Lamb Center is a group of caring and determined problem-solvers who want to make a difference. Our mission is to serve the poor and homeless, transform lives, and share God's love. Counseling is our core program and encompasses spiritual, psychological, life and employment dimensions. We partner with local groups and organizations who have a passion for serving the homeless.
Founded
1989
Size
Medium
To feed the hungry, to clothe the poor, to shelter the homeless, to lead them to Christ
Since 1938, The Gospel Mission in Sioux City has been a lighthouse for the homeless, the downtrodden, the poor and the needy. We relocated to 500 Bluff Street in 2009 and with the Lord's blessing, the $1.8M mortgage is now paid in full, just as our sins have been paid in full by our Savior.The Gospel is at the core of our name as well as our ministry. Chapel services are provided by partnering churches, youth groups, lay leaders and Mission staff and are required for overnight guests. The goal of the Mission is to utilize the resources we have to lead our guests into a relationship with our Savior. The Mission offers a life skills program as one such resource for our guests who wish to improve themselves spiritually, socially, and vocationally.For 2012, we served 369 meals/day, provided 76 beds/night, assisted our guests in finding 115 day-jobs/week, gave away $1229/week from our thrift store, helped 126 families/week with food baskets, and distributed 38 bibles/month to our guests.
Founded
1998
Size
Large
Providing low-barrier shelter, meals and support services.
Since 1992 Central Iowa Shelter & Services' mission is to provide low-barrier shelter, meals and support services at no cost to adults experiencing homelessness and to facilitate their move toward self-sufficiency. Approximately 2,000 women and men experiencing homelessness have received emergency shelter and supportive services to help them move beyond homelessness each year. In September 2012, CISS opened its new facility. The facility grew from being 8,000 square feet and 96 beds to 207 beds and 42,000 square feet. It is equipped to provide expanded emergency shelter (150 beds); expanded transitional housing for Veterans (19 rooms); and 38 Project Based Section 8 Voucher efficiency apartments. Along with expanded housing capacity, CISS also provides an on-site health clinic, food pantry, clothing closet, classrooms, and a 30-foot growing dome. All guests and residents are provided evening and breakfast meals; access to shower and laundry facilities, a weekly medical clinic, and group counseling; as well as individualized case management, life skills instruction, and referrals to other community services/benefits.
Founded
2001
Size
Large
Giving hope. Changing lives.
Hope Ministries has been serving those who are homeless in Des Moines and central Iowa since 1915. We are a Christ-centered, faith-based ministry that provides programs and services for homeless and hungry men, women and children. We are one of the largest non-denominational collaborative efforts in Iowa focused on homelessness and hunger issues. We reach out to the unsheltered and displaced by offering food, clothing, shelter and support through emergency and long-term recovery services.
Founded
1942
Size
Large
Healing, help, hope
Sunshine Ministries is a non-denominational Christian ministry to the homeless and needy of St. Louis. We serve the men, women and children of our near north side community through Sunshine Mission, our Youth and Family Center and Eagle Lodge. Sunshine Ministries is committed to providing high-quality Christian social services to the poor and needy of St. Louis by offering healing from the past, help for the present, and hope for the future. Since 1903, Sunshine Ministries has been transforming lives . . .helping men, women, and children discover their God-given potential and learn to live a life of meaning and purpose.
Founded
1977
Size
Small
The largest 24-hour emergency shelter for single women in Missouri
Gateway180 :: Homelessness Reversed is a valuable resource for women and children experiencing the unimaginable burden of homelessness. We provide safe, nurturing emergency shelter services designed to get families into transitional or permanent homes in under 30 days. Our Vision is to end homelessness in the St. Louis region one family at a time. Once clients arrive at the shelter they begin to work Gateway180's highly structured housing program. 84% of people placed into transitional or permanent supportive housing will never become homeless again. In 2011, Gateway placed 356 individuals into housing. In 2010, we placed 341 people.
Founded
1981
Size
Tiny
Strengthening the Social Service Community through Information Systems, Training, and Advocacy
The Mid America Assistance Coalition (MAAC) was created in 1985 from the merger of emergency assistance agencies with a history of community service dating back to 1974. With the mission to strengthen the social service community through information systems, training, and advocacy, MAAC is a national model for effective coordination of emergency assistance organizations and homeless service providers. Its role is to make a complex social service system as efficient and accessible as possible. With the help of the community, this is done by applying creative ideas and technology to find solutions to community needs. Throughout its 25 years, MAAC is a proven leading agency supporting social service communities.
Founded
1963
Size
Medium
Offering freedom from the past and hope for the future
Since 1950, the Kansas City Rescue Mission (KCRM) has helped people in need. Whether they turn to us because of bad choices, bad breaks or both, we welcome the poor, homeless, hungry and hurting. Through a proven path from relief to recovery to re-entry, KCRM offers freedom from the past and hope for the future. We believe that the love of Jesus Christ can change lives. We see it happen here every day. Good food, safe shelter, comfortable beds, clean facilities, case management, a proven recovery program, job and life-skills training; all these things and more are why hundreds of people come through our doors each year. KCRM is a Christ-centered community offering freedom and hope to the poor and homeless, empowering them to reach their full potential.
Founded
1991
Size
Small
Loving Our Neighbors
Springfield Victory Mission began in 1976 when Reverend and Mrs. Everett Cook started serving sandwiches and coffee from the back of their station wagon, as they reached out with the Gospel to homeless men and women on the town Square. Today the Mission serves the greater Springfield area as an evangelical Christian organization. Our job is to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ, as we provide families, men, women and youth with emergency, with transitional and educational services that lead to long-term rehabilitation, restoration and re-entry into society as functional, productive individuals.
Founded
1989
Size
Medium
Empowering people. Ending homelessness.
reStart Inc. is an interfaith ministry with homeless persons committed to providing shelter and supportive services to homeless men, women, youth and families with the goal of helping them move toward independence and self-sufficiency and ending homelessness in our community. reStart Inc. is the outgrowth of an overnight emergency shelter established by an inter-faith group in 1981 at Grand Avenue Temple United Methodist Church in downtown Kansas City. A non-profit corporation for the purpose of serving homeless persons was created in 1984. reStart provides more than 110,000 bed nights of emergency, transitional and permanent shelter to approximately 11,000 homeless men, women, families with children and unaccompanied youth.
Founded
1989
Size
Small
A hand up, not a hand out
Community LINC works to end homelessness, impact poverty and remove barriers to self-sufficiency for the families we serve. We believe in a holistic approach to homelessness by providing a safe, stable place to stay and comprehensive services to equip our families to transform their lives. We teach core competencies in coaching, budgeting, and mental wellness counseling supplemented by employment services, financial education, life skills training, and exposure to health lifestyles. Since 1988 Community LINC has served 3700 families with over 11,000 individuals and 8,000 children with shelter or programming.
Founded
1946
Size
Giant
Your City, Your Mission
Since 1924, City Union Mission has provided warm beds, nutritious food and a place of safety for thousands of poverty stricken and homeless men, women and children. Founded by Rev. and Mrs. David Bulkley, the Mission's staff has been uncompromising in their commitment to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with the hurting and the lost. City Union Mission is an evangelical Christian ministry committed to sharing the Gospel and meeting the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of men, women, children who are poor or homeless. Last year, 429 guests committed their lives to Christ at City Union Mission. City Union Mission served over 277,431 meals for the hungry and provided over 151,811 beds for the weary in 2011.
Founded
1956
Size
Tiny
Where hope begins
Northlands Rescue Mission is a place of rescue, relief and restoration for all who come here, no matter their needs or challenges. For the homeless living on the streets, we're a hot meal, a warm bed and a second chance. For the mentally ill, we are a safe harbor that offers compassionate care. For an impoverished family in crisis, we are a source of help and hope. Our Christian-based nonprofit ministry provides homeless men and women in 21 counties in North Dakota and Minnesota with shelter, meals, clothing, spiritual guidance and case management, all delivered in a safe environment, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Founded
2011
Size
Large
Helping the hurting of Middle Tennessee
Providing hope for today, hope for tomorrow, and hope for eternity to the hungry, homeless, and hurting.Since our founding in 1954, we have desired to provide not only meals and beds, but also support and long-term treatment for men and women with addictions and other debilitating problems.
Founded
1934
Size
Small
A vital part of the Lincoln community for over 100 years
The People's City Mission (PCM) has been a vital part of the Lincoln community for over 100 years. We were founded in 1907 by a number of local churches in the city. They wanted to demonstrate Christ's love to people who were impoverished and homeless by providing them with emergency assistance of food, shelter, and clothing. Over the years, our purpose has remained the same: bring the good news of Jesus Christ to the poor and homeless, and demonstrate His love for them by meeting basic human needs. Over the years, more than five hundred thousand people have been assisted by our ministry.
Founded
1957
Size
Large
Breaking the cycle of homelessness and poverty
Open Door Mission is a Gospel Rescue Mission founded in 1954 committed to breaking the cycle of homelessness and poverty. Each day, Open Door Mission's campus offers 816 safe, shelter beds to homeless men, women and children, serves over 2,000 hot, nutritious meals and provides preventive measures to more than 275 people living in poverty
Founded
1978
Size
Small
Collaborating to End Homelessness
Together is a local, independent non-profit that was initially conceived in response to the tornado disaster in 1975 that struck the metropolitan area in 1975 and left hundreds of families homeless, hungry and in great need. The leaders of Countryside Community Church, Dundee Presbyterian, Temple Israel, Kountze Memorial Lutheran, Trinity Cathedral, First United Methodist, St. Cecilia's Cathedral, and many others organized the “Together” cooperative effort to meet the immediate needs of the hundreds of families that were struggling with the basic necessities of life: food, clothing, and shelter. However, our founders soon realized that thousands of families in Omaha need relief every day and opened the FREE services of Together to the community year round. This effort provided for ongoing human needs, primarily, the basic necessities of life: food and shelter.
Founded
1991
Size
Large
Nebraska's largest shelter serving homeless men, women, and children for over 30 years
Serving the Omaha and Council Bluffs metropolitan area since 1975, Siena/Francis House creates an environment in which people can find the motivation needed to precipitate adult behavioral change, moving in small, manageable steps. The first step is to get our guests off the streets. Next we encourage sobriety in our recovery program, a traditional 12 step recovery process. Then we move to training in social and job skills, education and self-esteem, and finally to independent living training in transitional housing. The primary goal of the Siena/Francis House is to work towards successfully ending the homeless cycle rather than providing only short-term, stop-gap treatments.
Founded
1988
Size
Small
Bringing glory to God through the helping of people
The Crossroads Center was established in 1983 with a vision to serve the hungry and needy as they sought assistance. What started out as a soup kitchen serving one meal a day with only one bed, has evolved into a state-of-the-art facility providing unparalleled services in Central Nebraska. We offer so much more than a hot meal and a warm bed. We offer a Christ-centered, four-phase program of recovery to homeless men, women and children. We provide free food, shelter and clothing to our guests while they are completing our four-phase program. We served 43,829 meals last year to our guests and people in the community who were hungry.
Founded
1956
Size
Large
Faith with its sleeves rolled up
The Topeka Rescue Mission is a homeless shelter which has served Topeka, Kansas for more than 59 years. TRM is dedicated to providing food, shelter, clothing, training and hope to homeless and impoverished men, women and children. In 2011, TRM sheltered 2,201 different people and provided more than 524,585 meals.
Founded
1969
Size
Medium
Restoring hope and protecting dignity.
United Methodist Open Door provides for basic human needs, promotes positive life changes, restores hope and protects dignity. United Methodist Open Door began in 1965 as United Methodist Urban Ministry of Wichita by a group of Methodist clergy and laity who sought to respond to the issues of poverty, including issues of racial justice, raised by the turmoil of that time. Today, Open Door serves approximately 38,210 unduplicated people each year through six programs located at three sites: Community Food Ministry, Commodity Supplemental Food Program, Klothes Kloset, Homeless Resource Center, Vision Quest homeless prevention program, and the Transitional Housing Program.
Founded
1983
Size
Tiny
Rescuing and Restoring Lives!
The Salina Rescue Mission is a faith-based, nondenominational facility changing lives one at a time. Our ambition is to give more than the basic needs by providing Christian ministry to persons in need of food, shelter, clothing, or other basic needs, and to rehabilitate through teaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Salina Rescue Mission has responded to homeless men and countless others for over 35 years. The number of beds have more than doubled since the ministry was founded in 1981. Over 40,000 meals are served yearly.
Founded
1993
Size
Large
Serving the homeless, addicted and impoverished
Sunday Breakfast Mission serves the homeless, addicted and impoverished through Christ-centered programs to meet their spiritual, social and physical needs. Our primary goal is to restore people to right relationship with God, their families and society. We Shelter for more than 280 homeless men, women, and children nightly. We also offer long-term substance abuse programming for 90 homeless and addicted men and women. In 2001 we provided hungry men, women, and children over 319,000 nutritious meals and provided over 59,000 nights of safe shelter for people who would otherwise be sleeping in alleys, abandoned buildings, cars, or other dangerous and inhospitable places.
Founded
1937
Size
Medium
Now It's Up To Us!
Helping Up Mission provides hope to people experiencing homelessness, poverty or addiction by meeting their physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs.Since 1885, Helping Up Mission has been coming to the aid of men in the City of Baltimore and surrounding region. Those struggling with homelessness have been receiving the help they need to start a new life. Today, most of the men who come to us have a drug and/or alcohol addiction problem. We know that men battling homelessness and/or addictions can get well if he gets the right kind of help. This is what the Mission's Spiritual Recovery Program is all about. At Helping Up Mission, we provide a vast array of services to an even more diverse group of men: providing over 1,200 meals each day, 182.500 nights of shelter, over 175,000 pieces of clothing and toiletries distributed annually, and 2,750 chapel services and educational classes conducted each year.
Founded
1959
Size
Small
Providing room and board for needy people
Four States Christian Missions provides room and board for needy people and provides work through refurbishment of donated items sold in the mission stores. In addition, Four States Christian Missions furthers the Christian aims in the community. We have facilities to shelter approximately 60 men. Food, clothing, personal care items, medical referrals and Biblical counseling are also provided free of charge. A soupline provides a free hot meal every day for street people and bags of groceries are given to families in need. Our ministry to children includes a free day camp for children every summer and a Bible correspondence course and our ministry to women includes a weekly Bible study where ladies also receive bags of food.
Founded
1967
Size
Medium
Changing lives now and for eternity
The Frederick Rescue Mission is a Christ-centered ministry providing residential programs to the homeless and chemically dependent, food to the hungry, and clothing and furniture to the needy, and connection within our community through relationships. The Mission serves the community both through emergency services and transitional shelters. The emergency services we provide help to change and bring hope to lives NOW, while our transitional shelters not only help for today, but bring about life changes that last for ETERNITY.
Founded
1974
Size
Large
More than housing ... homes
Jubilee Housing is a faith based organization founded in 1973 to provide affordable housing and supportive services to economically disadvantaged residents of the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC. Today in the Nation's Capital, as in so many other areas of the United States, there is a growing dearth of safe, affordable housing. As the District of Columbia is in the midst of near-record level growth and development, the availability of quality affordable housing is threatened like never before. But thanks to so many partners and supporters, Jubilee Housing exists as an alternative to current trends and market forces. Neighborhoods and communities can preserve affordable options for all of their residents. Affordable housing and supportive community can be sustained even in the most stressed housing markets.
Founded
1975
Size
Giant
A community of empowerment and recovery for women
Founded in 1972, N Street Village is a community of empowerment and recovery for homeless and low-income women in Washington, D.C. With comprehensive services addressing both emergency and long-term needs, we help women achieve personal stability and make gains in their housing, income, employment, mental health, physical health, and addiction recovery. Nearly 900 women use our programs each year, which include a drop-in day center, wellness center, education and employment center, clinical services, case management, and four residential programs ranging from temporary shelter to transitional and permanent supportive housing.
Founded
1963
Size
Tiny
Reaching out and touching lives since 1892
Established in 1892, the goal of the Springfield Rescue Mission is to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the hungry, homeless, addicted and poor by introducing them to Christ and helping them apply the Word of God to every area of their lives. The Emergency Shelter on Taylor Street meets the immediate and basic needs of homeless men. Each guest is encouraged to enter a local or regional rehabilitation program to deal with the issues that led them to homelessness. The Transitional Living Program meets basic life needs while allowing the guest to work on the next phase of rehabilitation; such as finding gainful employment, budgeting their money, obtaining an apartment, returning to family, or returning to college as well as taking actions necessary to become a productive citizen.
Founded
2002
Size
Tiny
Supporting Individuals. Empowering families. Transforming communities
Interfaith Works, formerly known as Community Ministry of Montgomery County, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency and a non-sectarian interfaith coalition of more the 165 affiliated congregations of diverse faiths, working together to meet the needs of the poor and homeless in Montgomery County, Maryland. Founded in 1972, our programs shelter, clothe, and feed our neighbors in need and provide supportive services with the goal of helping them achieve self-sufficiency.The programs of Interfaith Works provide not only basic needs but also a hand up to those struggling in our community. Case management and supportive services are built into our program models to make sure that we are equipping those we serve with the tools they need to achieve long-term success.
Founded
1983
Size
Large
Preventing and ending homelessness in the United States
The National Alliance to End Homelessness is a nonpartisan, mission-driven organization committed to preventing and ending homelessness in the United States and is a leading voice on the issue of homelessness. The Alliance analyzes policy and develops pragmatic, cost-effective policy solutions. We work collaboratively with the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to build state and local capacity, leading to stronger programs and policies that help homeless individuals and families make positive changes in their lives. We provide data and research to policymakers and elected officials in order to inform policy debates and educate the public and opinion leaders nationwide.
Founded
1984
Size
Small
A safe, caring place for tonight; support, hope and change for tomorrow
Calvary Women's Services offers housing, health, employment and education programs that empower homeless women in Washington, DC to change their lives. Founded in 1983, our programs carry out our mission to offer "a safe, caring place for tonight; support, hope and change for tomorrow." These programs include transitional and permanent housing, personalized case management, life skills and education opportunities, job training, health and wellness services, on-site therapy, and daily addiction recovery meetings. At Calvary, we believe that every woman has the strengths and gifts she needs to be successful. Each woman in our programs identifies and builds on her strengths, meeting her goals for safe housing, good health, and financial independence. We know that our programs work: every five days, a woman moves from Calvary into her own home.
Founded
1985
Size
Small
Together, we can end chronic homelessness in DC.
Miriam's Kitchen works to end chronic homelessness in Washington, DC. We advocate for permanent supportive housing as a long-term solution, while meeting short-term needs by providing healthy meals and high-quality social services to 5,000 homeless individuals each year.
Founded
1985
Size
Large
Providing healing and hope for Washington's homeless since 1985
Christ House is in its 31st year of providing comprehensive health care to sick, homeless men in Washington, DC. Our 34-bed facility provides 24-hour medical care, case management, housing placement assistance, meals, clothing, and a full range of other supportive services. Our goal is that patients will leave with improved health and a new ability to live independently in the community. We served 237 admissions in 2015 and provided a total of 10,885 patient-days of care. In addition to the primary illness(es) for which they were admitted, 90.5 percent of our patients acknowledged a history of alcohol or drug abuse, or had a diagnosed mental illness. Twenty-four percent had all three (alcohol, drug, and psychiatric concerns). Seventy percent of our patients were African-American, 60 percent were over age 50, 42 percent had no income or monthly income under $250, and 62 percent were chronically homeless.
Founded
1985
Size
Medium
A Place to Nurture the Spirit
Paul's Place is a catalyst and leader for change, improving the quality of life in the Washington Village/Pigtown neighborhood and the surrounding Southwest Baltimore communities. They serve as a gathering place where young and old, children and families are welcomed, treated with respect, offered a hot meal support, and given the opportunity in shaping a strong, stable community. Paul's Place provides programs, services, and support that strengthen individuals and families, fostering hope, personal dignity and growth.
Founded
1985
Size
Tiny
Together Meeting Needs, Changing Lives
Since 1983, Shepherd's Table has been a necessary and effective resource welcoming and serving those in need in Silver Spring. Our mission is to provide help to people who are homeless or in need by providing basic services, including meals, social services, information and referrals, medical support, clothing, and other assistance in an effective and compassionate manner. Shepherd's Table offers a wide range of services. We provide breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the week, and brunch and dinner on the weekends, a Clothes Closet, which allows individuals to select from among our donated clothing items each week, to our Resource Center, which is open every day to help homeless people collect mail, make phone calls, or receive assistance with social services, and our Eye Clinic, where individuals can get free exams and prescription glasses. Shepherd's Table serves the community's most vulnerable populations with compassion and dignity.
Founded
1986
Size
Tiny
Helping people who are homeless or in need to help themselves
We are a faith-based community partnership – bringing together our neighbors who face poverty, homelessness, or other debilitating challenges – with partner leaders, donors, volunteer and paid staff in a shared ministry that improves the lives of all throughout the Washington area, one next step and neighbor at a time. Specifically, we seek to empower our participants to develop capacities and address barriers they face in order to live sustainable purpose-driven lives, guiding them to set goals, and take “next steps” to meet those goals. We engage our partner churches and schools to share in this ministry by offering their time, talent and treasure, cultivating relationships that nurture both their missions of community outreach and the mission of the Samaritan Partnership as a whole. We identify the basic, systemic, and unmet needs of our community that underlie poverty – and engage in organized, collective education, and action to address those needs.
Founded
1986
Size
Large
Combating homelessness and addictions. Rebuilding lives.
Established in 1985, Samaritan Inns provides structured housing and recovery services in an environment of support and accountability that will give homeless and addicted men and women the opportunity to rebuild their lives. Samaritan Inns' Recovery Continuum Program has proven results in its unique holistic approach to recovery treatment. Samaritan Inns' Intensive Recovery Program is a component of our Recovery Continuum Program serving men and women ages 18 to 60 years desiring freedom from a life of homelessness and addictions. Single Residency Occupancy (SRO) is the final element of the Recovery Continuum Program. SRO is designed to assist residents with applying acquired tools to live a wholesome, alcohol/drug free life on their recovery road.
Founded
1987
Size
Tiny
At the Heart of a New Start
Founded in 1986, Thrive DC works to prevent and end homelessness by providing vulnerable individuals a comprehensive range of services to help stabilize their lives. Their programs include: Daily Bread/Daily Needs; Links Program; Real Opportunity Training and Employment Support; and a Computer Lab. They envision a city in which the community unites to ensure that vulnerable individuals have the necessary support and resources to lead a fulfilling and stable life free of homelessness.
Founded
1988
Size
Small
Building communities, strengthening lives
Family Promise is committed to helping low-income families nationwide achieve lasting independence and to redress the underlying causes of poverty and homelessness. We accomplish our mission through four program areas: Interfaith Hospitality Networks (IHNs) - provide shelter, meals, and comprehensive support services to homeless families; Family Mentoring - helps prevent homelessness by training volunteers to be advisors and advocates to low-income families; Just Neighbors - an interactive educational program, raises awareness of the root causes of poverty and homelessness as the first step in establishing community-based responses; and Community Initiatives - fosters local IHN outgrowth programs, such as transitional housing, job training, childcare, and literacy.
Founded
1989
Size
Tiny
Lawyers working to end homelessness
The National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty (NLCHP) was established in 1989 by Maria Foscarinis, a lawyer who has been working to end homelessness at the national level since 1985. The mission of NLCHP is to prevent and end homelessness by serving as the legal arm of the nationwide movement to end homelessness. To achieve its mission, the organization pursues three main strategies: impact litigation; policy advocacy; and public education. NLCHP strives to place homelessness in the larger context of poverty. By taking this approach, the organization aims to address homelessness as a very visible manifestation of deeper causes, including: the shortage of affordable housing; insufficient income; and inadequate social services.
Founded
1942
Size
Large
Serving neighbors, changing lives
Established in 1884, Central Union Mission is one of America's oldest social service ministries. Our mission is to glorify God through proclaiming and teaching the gospel, leading people to Christ, developing disciples, and serving the needs of hurting people throughout the Washington Metropolitan Area. Central Union Mission will transform the lives of the people we serve into Godly, productive members of society by meeting their physical, spiritual, and emotional needs. All of our highly regarded, life-changing services and programs are provided free of charge.
Founded
1947
Size
Large
God's people doing God's work
Founded in 1892 by a group of Christian businessmen, the Union Mission Ministries has served as a beacon of light to needy people for over 120 years. From its humble beginnings as a small shelter in downtown Norfolk, Virginia, to its present status as the capstone of nine different vital ministries in Norfolk and Virginia Beach, the Mission has remained true to its original purpose: to aid the poor and needy; to reform the erring; to help those that are out of the way; to feed the hungry; to shelter the homeless; to preach the gospel; and to rescue the perishing.
Founded
1954
Size
Large
Helping hurting people in Jesus' name
Since 1948, the Rescue Mission of Roanoke has continued a tradition of comprehensive care to those in crisis. The Rescue Mission is a Christ-centered, grassroots organization offering programs to help people physically, psychologically, socially and spiritually. The programs are holistic and involve the elements of personal responsibility, self-determination and an internal transformation of values and vision resulting in a restoration of self-respect. The homeless, the hungry, the sick, the addicted, the abused and the hopeless have all found a warm welcome at the Rescue Mission. Men, women and children have found a safe place and compassionate friends in their darkest moments.
Founded
1958
Size
Small
Helping those who want to help themselves
For 62 years, the Haven of Rest Rescue Mission has ministered to the homeless, hungry, and hurting of Bristol and the Mountain Empire, providing hope, spiritual renewal, and restoration. Relying on the generosity of people just like you, the Haven of Rest has helped transform the lives of thousands of men and woman, through the sharing of the gospel, while meeting their physical and emotional needs. The focus of the Mission is to "help those who want to help themselves". We provide a safe, drug free environment where our residents basic needs can be met so they are free to confront and overcome the difficult life circumstances that have brought them here. Donors and staff are on the front lines together helping to restore those who truly want, and will make the effort necessary to be restored.
Founded
1988
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Small
From shelter to stability
Incorporated in 1987, CARITAS mobilizes Greater Richmond through its congregations to protect individuals and families in crisis and empowers those who strive for housing independence. We have served many people in need and have brought together thousands of members in our community that might otherwise continued to live estranged from one another spiritually, geographically, socially, and economically. We remain confident that CARITAS will continue to evolve and improve as people of faith partner with people in crisis for the betterment of one another.
Founded
1989
Size
Medium
Breaking the cycle of homelessness and poverty for families and children
ForKids is a non-profit agency founded in 1988 with a mission to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty for families and children. Today, ForKids is the largest service provider for homeless families in the state of Virginia. ForKids currently serves up to 165 families on any given day with over 350 children throughout South Hampton Roads. The agency provides housing, education and vital services for families experiencing homelessness or at imminent risk of homelessness. Services include counseling, tutoring, field trips, summer camps, classes in life skills, parenting, budgeting, and case management. Additional education and outreach services are provided through the ForKids in Schools program and ForKids' Regional Housing Crisis Hotline. Over the last 12 months, ForKids received over 18,000 calls from those seeking assistance in Hampton Roads.
Founded
1990
Size
Tiny
Opening Doors for People in Need
FACETS opens doors by helping parents, their children, and individuals who suffer the effects of poverty in Fairfax County. FACETS envisions a day when everyone in Fairfax County has access to adequate and affordable housing and nobody is homeless. We seek to engage and educate our community in providing long-term solutions and resources to break the cycle of poverty for our neighbors in need. FACETS values our clients and treats them with dignity and respect regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, political belief, religion or mental or physical disability.
Founded
1991
Size
Medium
Ending homelessness through shelter, services, education and advocacy
Carpenter's Shelter is Northern Virginia's award-winning homeless program, dedicated to offering housing and hope through respect, responsibility and results. In the beginning, we provided little more than bedding on cold nights in Alexandria churches. Since our doors opened in 1988, Carpenter's has helped children, families, and adults stabilize their lives, overcome homelessness, and become contributing members of their communities. We fulfill the needs of more than 700 children, families and adults each year as they work towards a better tomorrow. We operate a day shelter, the official Winter Shelter for the City of Alexandria, and an emergency shelter with comprehensive case management and education classes focused on life skills.
Founded
1991
Size
Tiny
To Strengthen and Enrich the Community Life of the Homeless
Richmond Friends of the Homeless was formed in 1986 to strengthen and enrich the community life of the underprivileged and homeless in Richmond, Virginia. We provide a nutritious, hearty lunch seven days a week through three program sites around the Richmond community. Richmond Friends of the Homeless, in conjunction with Cross-Over Clinic and other volunteers, provides on site health services free of charge to those in need. The umbrella program for our Children's Services is Camp Camille. It is a unique ongoing experience for the children we see through our lunch programs. Children are registered, then mentored. They receive all necessary school supplies along with a book bag and groceries are provided to their families so there is always plenty of nutritious food at home.
Founded
1992
Size
Tiny
Ending homelessness in Arlington
Founded in 1991, Arlington Street People's Assistance Network (A-SPAN) provides life-sustaining services for Arlington's street homeless. Their mission is to secure permanent housing for one of Arlington's most vulnerable populations through outreach and relationships built on trust and respect. A-SPAN provides emergency services, supportive services as well as housing and shelter services.
Founded
2003
Size
Small
Ending family homelessness.
Founded in 1999 by Paul and Phyllis Fireman and family, One Family, Inc. is dedicated to ending family homelessness in Massachusetts. This mission grows out of a core belief that no parent and child should be without a place to call home in such a richly resourced state. One Family works for change by collaborating with elected officials, faith and community leaders, businesses and foundations, and higher learning institutions to develop and implement innovative programs that reverse the widespread, chronic effects of poverty and strengthen lower-income and homeless families.
Founded
1958
Size
Tiny
Providing resources, education, and assistance to rescue ministries across North America
The Association of Gospel Rescue Missions (AGRM) exists to proclaim the passion of Jesus toward hungry, homeless, abused, and addicted people; and to accelerate quality and effectiveness in member missions. AGRM provides faith-based training, spiritual encouragement, and Christian resources for directors and staff at rescue missions. These missions promote the gospel of Jesus Christ to destitute individuals and families through services that include food, clothing, shelter, addiction recovery programs, GED tutoring, vocational training, and more.
Founded
1963
Size
Medium
Helping the needy of West Virginia
Since 1911, Union Mission has been a ready, active hand of help to the needy of West Virginia. Our mission is "helping hurting people in Jesus' name," and as such, we unabashedly share the gospel of Jesus Christ even as we minister to the physical needs of the downtrodden. We have seen God work in amazing ways through our various ministries to improve lives and draw people closer to Him. All over our state, the Union Mission has gained a reputation of being there for those who have nowhere to turn.
Founded
1951
Size
Large
Residential substance abuse programs for men and women struggling with addiction, poverty, or hopelessness.
Founded in 1938, Charlotte Rescue Mission has a long history of reaching out to the homeless and to those battling addictions. Today, the mission provides a free 90-120 day residential program to men at the Rebound Campus and to women at the Dove's Nest campus. Charlotte Rescue Mission is transforming lives in the name of Christ by serving people struggling with addiction, poverty, or hopelessness with the goal of returning them to society as productive, self-sufficient citizens.
Founded
1973
Size
Large
People of faith working together to meet human needs.
The mission of Greensboro Urban Ministry is to express the love of God to people in need in the Greater Greensboro area. To accomplish this mission, Greensboro Urban Ministry works to meet the needs of individuals in crisis in our community. Whether through food, housing, employment, or case management assistance, we meet these individuals where they are and work with them to rebuild. With their cooperation, input, and support to ensure success, Greensboro Urban Ministry provides the tools and support needed until they can again become self-sufficient.
Founded
1968
Size
Medium
Caring since 1967
The Winston-Salem Rescue Mission is a non-denominational, Christ-centered ministry established as a response to hundreds of homeless men wandering the streets of Winston-Salem. Since 1967, the Rescue Mission has been actively involved in meeting the physical, spiritual, emotional, and social needs of destitute people. Through programs offered, the Mission is able to reach out and effectively care for over 100 men each day, enriching men's lives with nurturing and recovery services. Such services and programs provide clients with shelter, food, clothing, and personal-care items, along with job training, Christian counseling, work therapy, and life-skills and financial management classes.
Founded
1980
Size
Small
To Provide Rescue, Recovery and Restoration in Jesus' Name
Western Carolina Rescue Ministries has served our community faithfully since March of 1981. Over thirty years, we have seen God move mightily in the lives of the men and women we serve. Some women and men come in for food and shelter, while others benefit from out one-year residential recovery program which offers freedom from the chains of addiction. People are at the heart of our mission, and they need God's love. Our mission is to Provide Rescue, Recovery and Restoration in Jesus' Name. Each of the three components of our Ministry, Rescue, Recovery and Restoration, is about meeting people in crisis where they are, caring for them with dignity and restoring them to healthy, productive lives.
Founded
1986
Size
Small
Moving Men Home
Our mission is to provide safe emergency shelter while working to end homelessness for each man.
Founded
1986
Size
Medium
Food for the body, hope for the soul.
Samaritan Ministries is an interdenominational, volunteer-based Christian ministry that serves Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. Our Soup Kitchen and Samaritan Inn Shelter are open 365 days and nights a year to serve people in need. Providing hope and healing by sharing food, shelter and guidance with the hungry, homeless and people in need through Christian love and service, for the benefit of all. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat. . . I was a stranger and you invited me in. Matthew 25:35
Founded
1988
Size
Small
Putting God's Love Into Action
Rowan Helping Ministries is a continuation of Rowan Cooperative Christian Ministry, a ministry begun in 1967 by several of Salisbury's downtown churches. Our programs include: the Overnight Shelter, Soup Kitchen, Clothing Center, Food Pantry, Crisis Assistance Network, Transitional Housing Programs, Rowan Helping Ministries-West, and New Tomorrows. We have a full-time staff of nineteen and a part-time staff of twelve. We rely on 30-35 volunteers daily, and without them, Rowan Helping Ministries wouldn't be possible.
Founded
1987
Size
Small
a hot meal. a warm bed. a return path to housing.
Good Shepherd Center began as a modest soup Kitchen in 1983, when a local church opened its parish hall to serve the homeless a lunch of soup and a sandwich. From this small beginning, the program has grown to include a weekday breakfast and lunch available to anyone in need of food, as well as a dinner meal 7 nights a week for guests of the Night Shelter. The mission of Good Shepherd Center is to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, and foster transition to housing.
Founded
1988
Size
Tiny
Food. Housing. Healing. Hope.
Open Door Ministries works to serve, empower, and minister to clients in order to prevent and end hunger and homelessness through advocacy, education, housing, and coordination of services. Open Door Ministries was established in 1995, as a merger of High Point Urban Ministry and Open Door Shelter. We are one of the primary organizations in the greater High Point community that provides immediate assistance in the areas of food, housing, and emergency financial assistance to low-income, indigent, and homeless persons.
Founded
1993
Size
Large
Dedicated to bringing the community together to end homelessness
Love thy neighbor. That's the sentiment at the Urban Ministry Center where we see 500-600 of our homeless neighbors each day on our campus. They come to relieve their hunger in our Soup Kitchen, enjoy art or other community programs, to get treatment, to connect with our housing programs - to eventually take steps out of homelessness.
Founded
2004
Size
Tiny
Housing. Help. Hope.
Founded in 2002, CaringWorks strives to end homelessness. We go beyond one-size-fits-all housing and services to provide care that is carefully tailored to each client, respecting their dignity and seeing their inherent potential for success. apply a "housing first" model, meaning we believe that a safe place to live is the first step to stability, then work with our clients to help them discover and address the issues that resulted in homelessness in the first place. Our approach is individualistic, because each client's issues are different, and their goals are different as well.
Founded
1962
Size
Medium
Hope for the poor and homeless
Raleigh Rescue Mission was founded in 1961 to minister to the growing needs of homeless and hurting men, women and children in our community. The Mission offers both a long-term recovery program and emergency shelter. Raleigh Rescue Mission provides safe housing, clothing and three healthy meals a day, as well as recovery, Christian counseling and other support services to help them achieve their goals and ultimately make a successful transition back into the community. The Mission provides free medical care services to residents through our on-site Medical and Pediatric Clinic and preschool age children receive teaching and loving care in our Children's Development Center. Residents receive job and computer skills training, as well as life skills and educational classes, such as GED, in our Adult Learning Center.
Founded
1962
Size
Small
Transforming lives since 1960
Haven of Rest Ministries exists to see those bound by life-dominating problems “rescued, restored, and released” while experiencing the love of the Lord Jesus Christ. In October 1960, Haven of Rest Rescue Mission was founded as a place for homeless men to receive food, shelter, and help. It was started by a group of Christian businessmen who were concerned about the homeless wandering the streets in Anderson. The ministry began in a small building with 6 donated bunk-beds. Today, Haven of Rest is a Christ-centered ministry that provides hope, healing, and recovery for men and women facing life-dominating problems, such as homelessness and addiction. The Haven has grown to accommodate an average of 90 men and women in its facilities. Programs are free of charge to men and women who need help.
Founded
1958
Size
Giant
Providing shelter, food, and hope to the Upstate since 1937
Miracle Hill Ministries exists to ensure that persons most in need receive food, shelter, and compassion while hearing the gospel of Jesus Christ and becoming productive members of society. In 1937, a group of Greenville businessmen established a small rescue mission in response to the devastation caused by the Great Depression. That small mission eventually became Miracle Hill Greenville Rescue Mission. Today, the mission provides shelter for hundreds of people each year - including homeless men and their families. It is also home to a highly successful, Christ-centered, drug and alcohol treatment program, Overcomers.
Founded
1967
Size
Large
Rescuing and rebuilding lives since 1888
Oliver Gospel Mission strives to see that the broken and homeless are sheltered, given the gospel of Jesus Christ, and equipped to live responsibly. We minister to the community's homeless by providing meals, shelter, and spiritual direction. Our Christ-centered Leadership Development Recovery Program (CLD) is designed to help men escape their addictions to drugs and alcohol. This program is devised to transform men's lives from within through biblical teaching, counseling, educational assistance, and guidance in choosing a career and finding employment. For over 120 years Oliver Gospel Mission has done more than feed and shelter the hungry and homeless. The Mission works to transform lives.
Founded
1947
Size
Giant
Ending Homelessness
Atlanta Mission (formally Atlanta Union Mission) was established in 1938 as a refuge for homeless and hungry individuals displaced by the Great Depression. Over the years, the Mission has grown from a single shelter in downtown Atlanta to six facilities, which provide emergency food and shelter, residential recovery programs and transitional housing. Atlanta Union Mission is a Christian ministry that brings Christ's healing power to any person in crisis through programs of rescue and recovery. The Mission serves as many as 1,070 men, women and children every day of the year.
Founded
1982
Size
Giant
Mending Shattered Lives Since 1974
The Durham Rescue Mission is a faith-based, non-profit organization. Our primary goal is to share the gospel of Jesus Christ and His redemptive work on the cross. The Durham Rescue Mission is achieving this goal as we minister to the homeless and addicted in central North Carolina. Our Mission is to meet through the power of Jesus Christ the needs of the whole person: spiritual, educational, emotional, physical, social, and vocational, so that those who are hurting may become fully functioning members of society.
Founded
1983
Size
Small
Food, Shelter and a Future
The mission of Urban Ministries of Durham (UMD) is to provide food, clothing, shelter and supportive services to our neighbors in need. Our core values are to carry out this mission while providing a welcoming, caring and compassionate environment that affirms the dignity of our guests, volunteers and staff. Urban Ministries of Durham was developed and is partially supported by a diverse group of faith communities as well as many individuals, foundations, corporations, and levels of government. UMD distinguishes itself from other organizations that care for Durham's homeless and impoverished neighbors by serving as a comprehensive service provider of food, shelter, clothing and supportive services for over 6,000 men, women and children annually.
Founded
1985
Size
Small
Working to solve family homelessness
Charlotte Family Housing is a shelter-to-housing program for homeless families. We hold a deep belief in the strength and the capability of our families. We build upon our families' strengths to help them forge a path back to self-sufficiency. Our model is designed to produce healthy, deep, measurable and lasting change. While we primarily serve single mothers with children, we are also one of the limited options for single fathers with children and two-parent families. Our social workers are trained to partner in all aspects of a family's life to give direction on reaching their goals, especially with financial literacy, vocational counseling, children's education and health and wellness.
Founded
1987
Size
Medium
A Childcare and Support Center for Homeless Families
Our House breaks the chains of homelessness by providing quality early childhood education and comprehensive support services for families who are experiencing homelessness. Our House founders envisioned offering homeless parents more than free childcare: they wanted to provide a loving, safe haven where a parent could confidently leave her child while she sought employment and permanent housing. They realized that without reliable childcare, homeless parents, especially single women, were trapped in the cycle of unemployment, poverty and homelessness.
Founded
1988
Size
Tiny
Helping homeless families achieve self-sufficiency
Nicholas House operates a transitional housing shelter as well as scattered apartment sites for homeless families. We assist homeless families in making the transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency in a structured but home-like environment. Nicholas House is committed to assisting its families attain three goals that form the basis of self-sufficiency: earning a living wage; maintaining the physical, mental and social health of parents and children; and maintaining safe and stable housing. Nicholas House understands that providing basic subsistence - food and shelter - is necessary but not sufficient to prevent most homeless families from becoming homeless again.
Founded
1993
Size
Large
Serving our neighbors in need
MUST Ministries is a faith-based organization which for forty-five years has been dedicated to providing services to persons and families in crisis while maintaining their dignity. MUST is a place where one's faith can be put into action and where we can minister to the poor, the brokenhearted and those who are in crisis. Founded in 1971 and rooted in the Christian tradition, MUST addresses the basic needs of individuals, families, and children in eight county throughout Metro Atlanta. MUST brings people of many faiths together to respond to God's challenge to minister to others with compassion and love, without judgment of the beliefs, background or circumstances of those who serve or of those being served.
Founded
1995
Size
Tiny
Restoring life's possibilities to metro Atlanta's homeless children and mothers since 1993
Founded in 1993, Children's Restoration Network (CRN) focuses on the plight of homeless children in our community. In addition to meeting basic needs, CRN conducts special events to provide a broad range of positive experiences for the children and their mothers to promote healthy and happy community interaction. During its productive twenty year history, CRN has dedicated its efforts to fulfilling its mission and vision statements working with 134 shelters and group homes throughout metro-Atlanta, serving over 3,000 children each day, and 6,000 each year. While children are our main focus, we also realize that assisting the mother is usually the best way to help the child. Programs are therefore directed towards both children and their mothers to ease their transition through homelessness. Education is CRN's main focus. We provide new book bags filled with school supplies, do one on one weekly mentoring during the school year, and award New Hope Scholarships to deserving students.
Founded
1998
Size
Tiny
Providing a hand up, not just a hand out
SafeHouse Outreach is an urban outreach committed to affecting real change in the lives of those in the margins of society, by providing a hand up, not just a hand out. SafeHouse provides practical, emotional, and physical assistance to those living in the margins, and help integrate them back into society - to lead healthy, functional lives. Our programs are designed to meet individual needs, while instilling the principles of personal responsibility and accountability - with unconditional acceptance.
Founded
1995
Size
Large
Breaking the cycle of homelessness, poverty and domestic violence.
Founded in 1991, Rainbow Village works to transform lives for homeless families with children of North Metro Atlanta through a community based transitional housing program that promotes self-sufficiency. Our program invites families to move into a complete furnished home for one to two years. Upon entry into the Rainbow Village program, families are assessed in terms of financial status and available resources, career development, education attainment, life skills, available support systems, and mental/physical health, all of which are used to establish a baseline from which to create a realistic plan for achieving self-sufficiency. The end-goal is the same for all families, the ability to lead healthy and sustainable lifestyles on their own.
Founded
1996
Size
Large
Offering both life saving resources and life building tools
The mission of City of Refuge (COR) is to bring light, hope and transformation to the last, lost and least of Atlanta. City of Refuge offers both life saving resources and life building tools to individuals and families in Atlanta who are living on the margin. We understand the need for programs that span multiple areas of need - from food, clothing and shelter to job training, placement, housing, healthcare and education. Our goal is to provide access to and information about the best possible opportunities for success to those who are willing to work hard for positive change.
Founded
1958
Size
Medium
Make us your Mission
The Rescue Mission of Middle Georgia (formerly the Macon Rescue Mission) is a faith-based organization providing residential programs and services to those facing homelessness, domestic violence, addiction and poverty. We seek to provide a path of hope, redemption and empowerment through Jesus Christ and exemplify His love in our community. Our programs include the Men's Life Recovery Program, a Women's Program for female survivors of domestic violence and their children, and community outreach services, including daily meal program for the transient homeless population throughout the year, a Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter Holiday Dinner for anyone in need, and delivery for elderly or disabled who are not able to leave their home. In addition we provide assistance with clothing, furniture and household items to those in need in the community.
Founded
1956
Size
Medium
Lives Rescued, Rebuilt and Renewed.
City Rescue Mission (CRM) was established in 1946 by a group of Christian businessmen who saw a need to help alcoholics in the Jacksonville, Florida area. Their goal at the time was to offer soup, soap and salvation. What has evolved over all these years is a privately funded organization whose mission is to rebuild the lives of the homeless and needy through life building programs and the love and compassion of Jesus Christ. City Rescue Mission provides food, clothing, shelter, emergency services and residential recovery programs to homeless men, women and women with children.Each year CRM serves approximately 300,000 meals and provides nearly 90,000 nights of shelter to those in need. Volunteer opportunities are available. CRM receives no local, state or federal government funding. We rely solely on individuals, foundations, and corporations for funding.
Founded
1955
Size
Large
Bringing the hungry, hurting, and homeless to new life, new goals and a new future in Christ
The Orlando Union Rescue Mission has been caring for the hungry and hurting in the Orlando area since its founding in 1948 by a group of Christian businessmen. Orlando Union Rescue Mission is a faith-based organization, whose mission is to provide those in need with food, shelter, clothing, and other resources to help the homeless build their lives and achieve self sufficiency. The foundation of our work is Biblically based to bring people to know the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. The mission provided 82,100 nights of lodging for clients in 2007.
Founded
1972
Size
Tiny
The place where people of faith come to serve neighbors in need since 1971.
The Christian Service Center for Central Florida is a service agency which, since 1971, has provided the hurting of our community with programs designed to meet physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Millions have been served regardless of race, religion, financial status, or the nature of their need. In addition to food and clothing, Christian Service Center for Central Florida provides rent and utilities to those in immediate need; gasoline vouchers for transportation to and from a job; travel vouchers for emergency cases; employment counseling and referral; drug and alcohol addiction referrals; phone calls; adult day care programs; after school tutoring; and non-residential mentoring program such as Fresh Start. Our newest program (Love Pantry) addresses food insecurity of children by putting an emergency food supply directly into schools.
Founded
1975
Size
Large
Hope Is Here
For over 40 years, Metropolitan Ministries has served poor and homeless men, women, and children in the Tampa Bay region. The Ministries has gone from a single room food pantry, to one of America's most effective and innovative caregivers. With onsite transitional housing for 100 families and serving as many as 150 families daily through Homeless Prevention and Housing Programs, the Ministries remains committed to breaking the cycle of poverty. Metropolitan Ministries' mission is to care for the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless in our community through services that alleviate suffering, promote dignity and instill self-sufficiency...as an expression of the ongoing ministry of Jesus Christ.
Founded
1975
Size
Tiny
Seeking the least, the last and the lost
Panama City Rescue Mission is a privately funded organization. We provide an environment where the compassion and love of Jesus Christ can empower people to overcome and prevent life's adversities. We receive no direct city, county, state or federal funding and is not currently an affiliated agency of the United Way (however, United Way contributors can designate their donations to the Mission). All funding comes from grants, foundations, businesses, churches, and members of the community, plus proceeds from The Bargain Center and other work training/enterprise programs.
Founded
1978
Size
Small
Hope that changes lives
Founded in 1977, Lighthouse Ministries is set apart by the Spirit of God to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet the physical, emotional and other needs of the poor and at risk population. Our vision is for rehabilitated individuals to achieve an overall outcome of God's peace, life purpose, and fulfillment of potential. Lighthouse Ministries programs and services include: Lighthouse Men's Gospel Rescue Mission, Lighthouse Men's Emmanuel Program, Jay and Eloise Troxel Family Life Center for Women and Children, Lighthouse KIDCARE, Lighthouse Adult Learning and Career Center, Lighthouse Community Preschool, H.O.P.E. Outreach to Families in Need, Lighthouse Thrift Shoppe of Lakeland and Plant City, and Project Green Thumb.
Founded
1978
Size
Giant
No One is Homeless
Miami Rescue Mission has been serving the homeless and needy of South Florida since 1922. It is our mission to reach out to the least, the last, and the lost of our community to inspire hope with human compassion and the love of God. We empower men, women and children to become successful in life, reunite families, restore lives, find employment, acquire housing, and build new futures. Our doors are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to provide food, clothing and shelter, along with recovery programs and education for those who want to change their lives. Our ministries include the Center for Men, a Community Activity Center, the Center for Women and Children, and the Jeffrey A. Tew Education Center. Thrift Stores provide gift-in-kind as well as revenue for our programs. The Mission also operates centers in Hollywood and Pompano Beach (Broward County). Over 1,300 men, women, and children are helped each day.
Founded
1983
Size
Large
Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness
The Lord's Place is a non-sectarian organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of homelessness by providing innovative, compassionate and effective services to men, women and children in Palm Beach County. We offer comprehensive programs designed to end homelessness and enhance the delivery of health and human services throughout the county. At each stage of our development, our aim is to provide client-focused programs that help break the cycle of homelessness once and for all. The Lord's Place has been changing the lives of homeless families and individuals for over 30-years -- evolving as an agency, keeping the needs of our clients in sharp focus and preserving the integrity of our mission.
Founded
1985
Size
Large
Helping Palm Beach County families become self-sufficient
Adopt-A-Family was founded in 1983 by three Palm Beach County women who recognized the need to help families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless due to a financial reversal, illness, divorce, death or other extenuating circumstances. The organization serves residents in Palm Beach County who meet any of the following criteria: homeless children and their families; lower income, working families in search of affordable housing opportunities; working poor who do not earn enough to support their families and are at risk of becoming homeless; and families in a short-term situational crisis putting them at risk of homelessness.
Founded
1987
Size
Large
Helping People Help Themselves
HEP is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Since 1986, our Mission has been to provide homeless and low-income individuals and families, including veterans, with housing, food, clothing, and support services necessary to obtain self-sufficiency and improved quality of life.
Founded
1987
Size
Large
Journey Home.
Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida was created in 1987 by a group of concerned citizens who noted a growing problem of homelessness in the community. The Coalition is now the largest provider of homeless services in Central Florida. We help to transform the lives of homeless men, women and children by providing crucial services to end their crisis of homelessness. Our goal is to return our residents to self-sufficiency through counseling, job training, and educational programs. While our clients work to reestablish productive lives, we provide transitional housing and daycare for their children until they are ready to move back into the community.
Founded
1992
Size
Tiny
Providing Hope, Envouragement, Love, and Prayer to the unemployed since 1992!
Christian HELP Foundation's mission is to prevent homelessness by helping people find jobs while providing for them materially and spiritually. Our vision is to see God honored by providing for the vocational, material, and spiritual needs of those who are unemployed and actively seeking employment. Christian HELP was founded in 1992 by Dick and Madge Wilson. The ministry has grown significantly over the years and continues to add services and programs that help job seekers find work while offering hope, encouragement, love and prayer.
Founded
1992
Size
Small
Changing Lives One Family at a Time
We provide emergency and transitional shelter for homeless families from Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin, and Okeechobee Counties. Our facility can accommodate eight families in the Emergency Shelter and eleven families in the Transitional Shelter, for a total of 72 individuals that we may serve on any given day. We partner with a dedicated group of volunteers, local businesses, and the United Way to provide services for our clients such as children's programs, employment training, budgeting, meal planning, parenting, and life skills. Our mission is to provide opportunities for homeless families to end homelessness by achieving self-sufficiency through education, living wages, and permanent housing.In 2012 HFC started A Second Chance Thrift and Retail Training Center just 100 yards north of HFC. It provides on-the-job-training in retail for our families. It also provides clothing and furniture for our homeless families, as well as recycling used goods.
Founded
1994
Size
Large
The way home
Since 1995, Sulzbacher Center has grown to become a center of services for the homeless in downtown Jacksonville. Sulzbacher Center is Northeast Florida's only provider of comprehensive services for homeless men, women and children. We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We serve nutritious meals and offer safe shelter. But that is just the beginning. We provide outstanding health care and high-quality children's programs. Our job placement assistance and life skills programs equip men and women for employment and for success. We offer something simple, but important - hope.
Founded
1996
Size
Medium
Where compassion takes action
Turning Points, founded in 1995, aims to provide, coordinate, and facilitate services to the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless in Manatee County, Florida. Our Turning Points team located at the Bill Galvano One Stop Center provides friendly, caring, compassionate assistance to people that come for help with a wide variety of issues. The great appeal of the integrated approach to service delivery practiced at the Bill Galvano One Stop Center is people have their physical, emotional and spiritual needs addressed by a caring team of paid staff and volunteers who work closely together.
Founded
1945
Size
Medium
Food for today. Skills for life.
For over 100 years, the Clara White Mission has helped Jacksonville's at-risk individuals gain new perspectives on life. Founded by a former slave whose compassion for her fellow people moved her to action, the Mission has been the one-stop community center stimulating economic development through job training in educational programs, daily feedings, advancement and more. The Clara White Mission offers more than meals for the hungry and shelter for the homeless. We offer hope and a way out of the misery of a life on the streets. Yes, we provide food and shelter, but we also offer vocational programs to put people to work. Our goal is to restore those in need to meaningful, dignified lives in the community.
Founded
1962
Size
Giant
Providing hope for people in need
The purpose of the Wayside Christian Mission is to respond to human need of the poor and homeless by providing temporary housing, shelter, food, clothing, nurturing, spiritual and social enrichment. We also provide support services and skills that would permit and encourage a return to a state of self sufficiency so that human dignity can be restored and the love of God can be shared.
Founded
1989
Size
Small
Seeking help. Finding hope. Moving forward.
Our Mission is to help homeless men address barriers to self-sufficiency and housing so that they may leave homelessness for good. By providing shelter, social services, supportive housing, and serving as a hub with partner agencies, St. John Center is where homeless men “seek help, find hope, and move forward.” Our Vision is a city where all homeless men have the resources and support they need to leave homelessness for good.
Founded
1994
Size
Tiny
A Caring Place to Be
The Daniel Pitino Shelter was organized in 1993 with the expressed purpose of creating emergency and transitional housing for the growing number of homeless persons in Owensboro-Daviess County region. The Shelter is a non-denomination organization which offers both emergency and transitional housing, provides nutritional food, primary physical and mental health care, essential services, and educational enhancement including life skills, legal aid sources, and computer training within the same building. The Supportive Housing Program (SHP) serves as a safe and secure place, a sanctuary for homeless families, where the healing process can begin, rehabilitation directed, and independent living guided.
Founded
2001
Size
Tiny
Reaching Hearts. Changing Lives.
We exist to serve and glorify God through Christ-centered ministry that meets the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of hurting people in the greater Lexington area. Every day, we see people struggling to survive. People who are hungry. People who are homeless. People who are incarcerated. People who are on the brink of losing everything. Starting with practical assistance, we get to know our guests. We get to know their stories, their struggles, and their pain. And we offer hope.We encourage them. We pray with them. We counsel them. And we offer the help they need - food for the hungry, transitional housing for men who homeless, training and mentorship for those in jail, and financial assistance for families on the brink of eviction or utility shut-off. Most importantly, we invite people into the presence of Jesus, who promises true rest for all who are weary and heavy-laden. Through Him, lives are transformed…today and for eternity.
Founded
2004
Size
Medium
Exceptional Youth, Strong Families, Full Lives
The ministry that is now known as Martha O'Bryan Center began in 1894, when Miss Martha O'Bryan organized The Gleaners Society at First Presbyterian Church, Nashville to assist her in delivering food, clothing and furniture to families in need. On a foundation of Christian faith, the Martha O'Bryan Center empowers children, youth, and adults in poverty to transform their lives through work, education, employment and fellowship. Martha O'Bryan Center services are targeted to the 1,856 residents who live in 720 apartments in the James A. Cayce Homes, Nashville's oldest and largest public housing development, as well as residents of surrounding East Nashville neighborhoods. Joining Martha O'Bryan Center in service to the families of East Nashville is the CWA-Cayce Learning Center, which serves families in Cayce and the CWA Plaza Apartments.
Founded
1951
Size
Large
Ministering to the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of men, women and children
Founded in 1945, Memphis Union Mission ministers to the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of men, women and children who are homeless, addicted, and in crisis. The ultimate objective for clients is for them to: become mature disciples of Jesus Christ; achieve freedom from substance abuse; reunite with family and loved ones; and reemerge as self-sufficient members of the community. Of the men who enter our 30-day Awareness Program, 79 percent graduate onto the long-term recovery program at Calvary Colony. And 59 percent of those men graduate from the recovery program. Of the women who enter Moriah House, 80 percent graduate from that program.
Founded
1964
Size
Medium
Restoring lives in Jesus' name
Knox Area Rescue Ministries was formally established on December 8, 1960 by five local pastors. Recognizing the necessity for a permanent ministry effort to meet the needs of the growing population of the homeless in Knoxville, these men forged the vision as well as established the first ministry center located in the heart of the downtown area on Fifth Avenue. Today, Knox Area Rescue Ministries is more equipped and prepared than ever before to fulfill its mandate and pledge to the hurting and homeless of the greater Knoxville area. Our mission is to seek to rescue the poor and needy of the Knox Area by providing services in Jesus' name.
Founded
1989
Size
Tiny
Provide aid to the poor, sick, and destitute.
Good Samaritan Ministries is a faith-based ministry that provides for those in need through education, mentoring, and social services. We serve the poor, the needy, the destitute. We seek to serve the homeless and to reach out to prevent homelessness in the six counties of east Tennessee. We do this by providing essential goods and services to those experiencing both temporary and long-term financial hardship. Yes, we meet the basic needs of food, shelter, and clothing, but also seek to empower the escape from poverty. We recognize the God given dignity of each individual and participate in a ministry of restoration: one that enables wholeness as people realize their full potential in Christ. We do not work in isolation from the community. We work within a continuum of care alongside churches, individuals, agencies, as well as local, state, and federal government as we provide a combination of relief and long-term solutions to poverty and homelessness in our region.
Founded
1990
Size
Medium
Compassion. Accountability. Results.
Founded in 1987, the mission of the Volunteer Ministry Center is to facilitate permanent supportive housing for those who are homeless and to provide services to prevent homelessness. At the center, individuals can access services such as counseling, appointments with social workers, a dental clinic, laundry, phone, computer and mail services. The Volunteer Ministry Center also provides referrals to community agencies for food, shelter, medical and legal services. Subsidized apartment units are also provided for qualified individuals.
Founded
2000
Size
Medium
Preventing, reducing, and intervening in family homelessness
Safe Haven Family Shelter empowers Middle Tennessee homeless families with children to achieve lasting self-sufficiency. We are a shelter-to-housing program which accepts entire homeless families and provides comprehensive services. As our name implies, we have an emergency shelter program, but we also offer a Transitional Housing Program and Rapid Rehousing Program. Safe Haven Family Shelter's comprehensive approach is one of service, compassion, trauma-informed care and evidenced-bases practices.
Founded
1946
Size
Large
Ministering to the spiritual and physical needs of the poor and hurting in Jesus' name
Since 1944 The Jimmie Hale Mission has been a shelter for the homeless, a rest stop for the weary, a feeding station for the hungry, and a sanctuary for the hurting. For many, the Mission has not been their last stop but the first step toward a changed life. Our purpose is to minister to the spiritual and physical needs of the poor and hurting in Jesus' name. It all began with Jimmie Hale, who used to be known as the town drunk. After becoming a Christian and sober, his desire was to have a Mission, which he founded with his wife. Since then the Jimmie Hale Mission has grown considerably. What started as a storefront chapel now includes: Jessie's Place, Royal Pines Center, Mission Possible Bargain Centers and the Shepura Men's Center.
Founded
1979
Size
Medium
A heart for the homeless
The Downtown Rescue Mission, an Alabama organization, is a place of refuge - offering different charities for the homeless of our community. Whether it is a man, a woman or a child, they can find a warm meal and a safe place to stay in one of our homeless missions. Since 1975, the less fortunate have been coming through our doors and finding help and hope for their problems. The Men's Ministry has been a part of the Mission since its inception. The Men's Dormitory can hold from 150 to 170 program and transient men and is used for a variety of ministries. The Women's and Children's Shelter provides food, clothing, shelter and education to women and children in need for both long and short-term care. There is also a separate apartment for families in need whether it is a man with young children or a mom with teenage boys.
Founded
1960
Size
Small
Offering the exchanged life of Christ
Founded in 1948, Gateway Rescue Mission exists to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the homeless. People come to us looking for a haven of rest. Gateway introduces the possibilities of a new life based on Jesus Christ. The first step is to get a good, hot meal in a person's belly. One must be shown the love of God before being told of His love. Food, a hot shower and clean clothes and safe shelter allow the seed of life to be sown. Our desire is to see a broken individual transform into a new person and ultimately re-engage with society and then share God's love with others. Gateway Rescue Mission offers life changing hope in the Gospel of Jesus Christ to homeless men, women and children through programs to deliver food, shelter, counseling and discipleship.
Founded
1982
Size
Medium
Faith meeting needs in our community
Founded in 1981, Stewpot Community Services provides thousands of men, women and children with hot meals, groceries, clothing, shelter, childcare, mentoring and other programs to nurture them and help them get back on their feet. Stewpot, which began as a simple soup kitchen, has developed into an organization offering 17 series - from shelter, to clothing, to counseling, to children's programs. We recognize the giftedness in everyone who walks through our doors and affirm the importance of inter-faith and ecumenical cooperation.
Founded
1987
Size
Tiny
Breaking the Shackles of Bondage Through the Living Word
The mission of Christian Services, Inc. is to break the chains of bondage, bring hope, and change lives through the practical demonstration of God's love- through feeding programs, emergency financial assistance, a residential homeless and recovery program, low-cost thrift store, grocery distribution, and special community events.
Founded
1992
Size
Tiny
Breaking the cycle of poverty through relationships, one person at a time
The mission of Cary Christian Center (CCC) is to actively proclaim and demonstrate the Gospel of Jesus Christ in order to enable individuals to attain their full potential in Christ. We believe God has called us to break the cycle of poverty in the lives of those we serve. Poverty is a destructive lifestyle that sets limits and boundaries on an individual that prevents that individual from reaching their full potential. To break the cycle of poverty, we must build relationships that are based on biblical principles. We build relationships with individuals through the various ministries by becoming involved in their lifestyles which ultimately lead them to making healthy choices. CCC began as a clinic in 1971 and eventually became a ministry with a broad range of services.
Founded
1993
Size
Giant
Empowering the Homeless
Since 1995, Chapman Partnership, formerly Community Partnership for Homeless has been assisting homeless men, women and children in transitioning off the streets of Miami-Dade County and on their way to attaining greater stability and self-sufficiency in their lives. As the private sector partner of the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust, we have continually been recognized as a national model for our comprehensive approach to helping the homeless. Our program's main catalyst for success - the Homeless Assistance Centers - operate as one-stop temporary care entry points that provide not just food and shelter, but comprehensive case management, health care, dental care, psychiatric care, day care, job development and training, job placement, permanent housing assistance and other help from a variety of social service agencies - all under one roof.
Founded
1984
Size
Large
Ending homelessness with housing, training and hope
Homeward Bound of Marin's mission of opening doors to safety, dignity, hope and independence is coupled with a vision that everyone deserves a place to call home. Homeward Bound is Marin County's chief provider of shelter and residential services for homeless families and individuals, serving approximately 1,200 people per year in 15 inter-related residential programs. Our overarching goal is to end homelessness in Marin County. To that end, we offer supportive services designed to end homelessness in the life of every person served, whatever their circumstances. Our residents have built an admirable record of success in one of the country's toughest housing markets: in 2015-16, 83% of families served and 63% of adults completing our programs moved to stable housing despite enormous personal and economic challenges.
Founded
1959
Size
Small
Restoring hope. Rebuilding lives.
The Union Rescue Mission (URM) has been the primary service provider to the homeless, domestically abused woman and children and the desperate addict for nearly 60 years. Our mission is to provide an environment where the love and compassion of Jesus Christ can help people overcome and prevent life's adversities. We have the Dorcas House that provides a 9 month long residential program for women and children coming out of domestic violence situations, as well as, a program for women needing drug and alcohol treatment.For the men, the Nehemiah House provides a drug and alcohol program, a work program for working homeless men and a homeless shelter.
Founded
1988
Size
Large
Hope for the Working Homeless
Our House provides working homeless adults and children with housing, job training, education, and children's programs in order to equip them with the skills to be successful in the workforce, in the community, and in their own families. Our House has a licensed child development center for homeless children in Arkansas. There are also out of school-time programs: after school, summer, spring break, and more. State-licensed adult education instructors teach in the Adult Learning Center. Job training, financial literacy and other programs are available for all residents. Families stay connected to Our House for a year after moving out. We serve over 1,400 men, women and children each year. Of those, at least 75% move out of homelessness.
Founded
1992
Size
Small
Breaking the homeless cycle one family at a time
Providence House is a residential development center for homeless families with children, providing comprehensive support services for improving the family structure and moving the family into independent living to break the homeless cycle. The singular aim of the program is to break the cycle of homelessness by helping families gain the resources necessary to move permanently into independent living. The Providence House program has a beginning and an ending. It is structured, yet flexible. In our holistic approach we evaluate all areas of each family's life and develop a plan with the family that will move them to their highest level of self sufficiency.
Founded
1962
Size
Large
A center for transformation
Since 1960, City Rescue Mission has been a center for transformation, changing lives plagued with addiction, poverty, mental illness and homelessness to lives filled with stability, health and hope. Our emergency relief services meet the immediate physical needs of men, women and children who are homeless: nourishing food, a hot shower, clean clothing and a safe night's rest. For some, this help is all they need to get back on their feet. Our recovery program provides opportunities for men, women and families to address life issues-addiction to drugs, alcohol and gambling, domestic violence, lack of education and job skills, mental illness, spiritual bankruptcy-and to gain the confidence and knowledge to become productive members of our community.
Founded
1954
Size
Large
Reclaiming lives, restoring hope
John 3:16 Mission is an interdenominational Christian ministry that provides food, shelter, clothing and rehabilitation services to Tulsa's homeless and at-risk population. Founded in 1952, the Mission has served thousands of homeless men, women and children through the decades, showing them the way to a better life through Jesus Christ. Our shelter provides a safe refuge from the street each night for up to 150 men. We also serve around 550 meals each day to the homeless and to men enrolled in our recovery program. Additionally, the Mission operates a Family and Youth Center (FYC) located in north Tulsa. The FYC provides material, spiritual and educational support to at-risk, low-income families living in inner-city environments.
Founded
1999
Size
Large
Providing safe refuge and resources for self-sufficiency
The mission of the Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless is to provide a safe, healthy environment for people who are homeless and to provide opportunities and to encourage participation for homeless people to achieve self-sufficiency. The Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless is Tulsa County's only daytime shelter for people who are experiencing homelessness. The Day Center offers a safe daytime refuge to people living on the streets of Tulsa County. Our basic human services provide immediate assistance to women, men and families in distress. While the Day Center is the only organization in Tulsa providing shelter during the day, we also provide night shelter for approximately 116 of the most vulnerable and at-risk segments of the homeless population.
Founded
1941
Size
Giant
Dedicated to meeting the needs of homeless men, women and their children
Founded in 1907, Star of Hope is a Christ-centered community dedicated to meeting the needs of homeless men, women and their children. Positive life changes are encouraged through structured programs which focus on spiritual growth, education, employment, life management and recovery from substance abuse. On any given day, there are approximately one thousand homeless men, women and children being helped at the Men's Development Center, the Women and Family Emergency Shelter, the Transitional Living Center for Women & Families and New Horizons. The key to the success of Star of Hope Mission is its comprehensive approach to addressing the diverse issues, both immediate and long term, that impact homeless individuals and families.
Founded
1985
Size
Large
Overcoming Homelessness
San Antonio Metropolitan Ministries, founded in 1983, is an interfaith ministry whose mission is to help the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless attain self-sufficiency. SAMMinistries does this by providing transitional housing, employment development, education assistance, and San Antonio's largest resource for homeless prevention services to families and individuals in Bexar County. SAMMinistries also provides volunteers opportunities to be renewed and fulfilled as they serve.
Founded
1989
Size
Small
Love in action
Manos de Cristo was founded in 1988 and is committed to empowering low-income individuals regardless of age, gender, race, or religious preference by promoting dignity and self-reliance. Inspired by the Christian ideals of service and compassion, Manos de Christo's services empower homeless individuals and the working poor of Austin to builds self-esteem and self-confidence and the ability to participate fully in the life of the community. Manos is a safe place for the homeless and working poor of Austin to come for emergency food and clothing, oral health care, and education.
Founded
1958
Size
Large
Providing food, clothing, shelter, medical care, and spiritual guidance
The Rescue Mission of El Paso serves as a member of the local body of Christ in proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the poor and displaced while demonstrating the love of Christ in assisting persons with physical needs of food, clothing, shelter, counseling, education and vocational training and placement. Rescue Mission of El Paso aims to teach all people encountered how to take care of themselves and their families by becoming productively employed members of society. In addition, Rescue Mission of El Paso also operates a furniture shop for the purpose of developing work skills and habits in people who have been unemployed and homeless.
Founded
1998
Size
Tiny
The key to preventing homelessness
The mission of Metrocrest Social Services is to provide emergency assistance and comprehensive programs to move families toward self-sufficiency; serving residents of Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Addison, Coppell and city of Dallas in Denton County. Metrocrest Social Services assists families dealing with crisis situations and assist them in making plans for the future. Through their assistance with rent, utility payments, food, clothing, medical prescriptions, and more, Metrocrest Social Services truly prevent families from being homeless.
Founded
1981
Size
Medium
From hurt to hope
Established in 1958 as Faith City Mission, Wichita Falls Faith Mission's purpose is to provide a life-changing ministry in which men and women are encouraged to pursue a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and other believers in a Christ-centered church of their choice. The Mission encourages and helps build or rebuild a strong work ethic by coordinating and providing skill training. This service assists the individual in transiting back into society as a responsible community member. Faith Mission ministers to clients by providing for immediate physical, spiritual, social, emotional and educational needs through ministries of charity. This focused Christ-centered ministry assesses individual needs, receives clients into Mission ministries, and determines their personal areas of capability from which to nurture their growth process.
Founded
1985
Size
Medium
Helping those experiencing homelessness
The Samaritan Inn began in 1984, and today is the largest residential homeless program in Collin County. We serve the mission "We are a comprehensive homeless program that helps willing people regain dignity and independence". The Samaritan Inn teaches self-sufficiency and life skills through its Transitional Residential Shelter Program to help people regain sustainable employment and permanent residency. In 2014, we sheltered 624 individuals, 218 children and 406 adults.
Founded
1987
Size
Giant
Ending homelessness one individual at a time
Since 1984, the Presbyterian Night Shelter (PNS) in east Fort Worth has served the needs of Tarrant County's homeless. The largest provider of services for the homeless, PNS is the only free area emergency shelter without length-of-stay restrictions. Located in the shadows of downtown Fort Worth, the Shelter believes in respecting the dignity of its clients, while supplying meals, beds, and basic human care to an average of 704 homeless men and women every night and approximately 3,040 annually. PNS also provides counseling and resources (proper identification, permanent housing, employment, financial assistance, etc.) enabling clients to reenter mainstream society.
Founded
1985
Size
Medium
To empower families in crisis to break the cycle of poverty.
Interfaith Family Services (formerly Interfaith Housing Coalition) was founded in 1985 to provide transitional housing and support services to homeless families. Through the years, a broad coalition of individuals, foundations, churches, and service groups have joined the ministry. Initially designed to help families with situational homelessness stabilize and move forward within 90 days, the Interfaith Housing program has evolved to provide an in-depth approach to address the root issues of generational poverty and homelessness with families now staying up to 12 months depending on their specific needs. Our programs promote family stability, teach skills to break the poverty cycle, and build a strong sense of community in the process.
Founded
1986
Size
Medium
Helping homeless families become self-sufficient through housing, supportive services and education.
For over 25 years, Family Gateway has worked to help break the generational cycle of poverty and homelessness by providing individualized care to homeless children and their families to restore the dignity, stability, and self-reliance of the family unit through housing, social services and education.
Founded
1987
Size
Small
Where homeless kids get a chance to soar
Vogel Alcove is a non-profit childcare facility that serves homeless children ages six weeks to 12 years old. We provide early childhood education; dedicated developmental and therapeutic services; after-school and summer camps; and a safe and nurturing environment in which to learn and grow-all at no cost to families. Vogel Alcove is the only free comprehensive early childhood education program in the city of Dallas whose primary focus is to provide free childcare and case management for children and their families referred by local emergency shelters, domestic violence shelters, housing programs and organizations that serve homeless families.
Founded
1988
Size
Medium
Change a life. Change a city.
Reconciliation Outreach was founded in 1986 by Dorothy Moore as an outreach to inner city kids and has grown as a leader in urban services to men, women, and children and one of the largest providers of rehabilitative faith-based residential services in the city of Dallas. Our mission is to establish a strong viable community within the inner city of Dallas and to provide a safe, loving environment for healing lives, restoring families, individuals and at-risk children and youth to a productive lifestyle. Reconciliation Outreach provides services in Old East Dallas to the homeless, the addicted, the impoverished and working poor.
Founded
1994
Size
Medium
Restoring Hope, Sharing God's Love, Changing Lives
The Community Enrichment Center (CEC) provides programming, support and tools that will empower individuals to become independent, self-sufficient with a focus on families while helping restore hope and self-esteem. This is best summarized through our mission to restore hope, share God's love and change lives in our community. A faith-based non-profit organization serving Tarrant County since 1988, the CEC has become a diverse resource for low-income families, homeless families, victims of domestic violence and under-served individuals in the community including seniors and the under-employed. Resources provided by the CEC include: transitional and affordable housing, food assistance, GED education, employment and financial coaching, and a senior citizen network. The main goal of our programming is to provide individuals and families with the resources they need to help them move from crisis to stability and self-sufficiency.
Founded
1995
Size
Small
Ministering to the homeless
Opened in 1954 as the Dallas Rescue Mission, the Dallas Life Foundation is designed to meet the needs of homeless men, women, children and families in the Dallas metropolis. For over 50 years now we have had a profound impact on thousands of people as we reach out with kind, compassionate Christian love toward those in desperate need. Dallas Life Foundation has developed a series of programs designed to help those assisted to return to a productive role in society. Each program targets a different group of Dallas Life Foundation residents. Programs are available to each resident once a referral has been made through our intake case management staff.
Founded
1994
Size
Medium
Helping members of our communities who are facing hunger, homelessness, and other urgent needs.
Founded in 1995, Frisco Family Services is a 501(c)(3) non-profit tax-deductible organization who for 22 years has helped members of our communities who are facing hunger, homelessness and other urgent needs improve their quality of life and achieve self-sufficiency in the Frisco and Frisco ISD (which includes Frisco, Little Elm, McKinney and Plano) communities.
Founded
1966
Size
Giant
God's healthy place to end homelessness, one person at a time.
In 1888, Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County (UGM-TC) was established to coordinate the relief efforts of local churches to aid the poor and dispossessed. Since then, the mission has grown to a 6 acre campus, with programs for men, women, and families and a free primary care clinic. We are a local united Christian organization and ministry dedicated to providing love, hope, respect, and a new beginning to the homeless. Because lasting life change is not possible without a change of heart, we stress the importance of holistic care, including physical, emotional, educational and spiritual needs. We will serve over 217,000 meals and provide service to more than 75% of the homeless population of Tarrant County this year. Working in collaboration with many local agencies and organizations, we facilitate access to services and benefits available in the community to augment and compliment Mission programs.
Founded
1985
Size
Medium
Transforming Lives Through Recovery, Healing and Learning.
Open Door Mission is a faith and evidence based recovery and rehabilitation facility dedicated to transforming the lives of the most severely addicted, destitute, homeless and disabled men in our community.The Mission's goal is to help each person heal holistically - mentally, physically and spiritually. We do this with three programs:RECOVERY: The Alan and Ann Craft DoorWay Alcohol and Drug Recovery Program is an intensive, 9-month, life-transforming residential recovery program with a curriculum of self-discovery and spiritual renewal, EEG OC Biofeedback. After graduation, a transition program is in place in order to transition the men to independent living.LEARNING: The Education Center offers free GED classes, adult literacy and computer classes for our residents. All classes are open to the community.HEALING: The Russell M. Scott, Jr., M.D. Convalescent Care Center (RMSCCC) is a clean, secure place where men can recover from accidents, illnesses or surgery.
Founded
2001
Size
Large
Promoting health, hope and dignity for Houston's homeless through accessible and comprehensive care
Founded in 2000, Healthcare for the Homeless - Houston's mission is to promote health, hope and dignity for Houston's homeless through accessible and comprehensive care. Healthcare for the Homeless - Houston serves a vulnerable and marginalized population of homeless men, women and children. A sub-population served by the organization includes homeless mentally ill individuals incarcerated in the Harris County Jail. Our purpose is to provide long-term care for those who are unable to navigate a larger system of care; provide interim care for those who can transition into the public healthcare system; and provide medical street outreach to those who live on the streets and in single-night shelters.
Founded
1992
Size
Large
Helping homeless families and individuals rapidly return to stable housing and long-term self-sufficiency.
LifeMoves, formerly IVSN, is the largest and most effective non-profit committed to ending the cycle of homelessness for families and individuals in Silicon Valley. As a results-driven organization, since 1987, our mission has been to provide interim housing and supportive services that create opportunities for homeless families and individuals to rapidly return to stable housing and long-term self-sufficiency. LifeMoves operates 17 major facilities, providing emergency, interim, and permanent supportive housing to the area's most vulnerable citizens. Underpinning all LifeMoves programming is our innovative therapeutic service model continuously proven to break the cycle of homelessness by driving transformation at the source of homelessness rather than treating the symptoms. LifeMoves envisions a world in which homelessness is eradicated and every person, regardless of their background and experience, is given equal opportunity to achieve a stable and sustainable lifestyle.
Founded
2004
Size
Small
Where hope blossoms
The mission of Lotus House is to improve the lives of homeless women, youth and children by providing sanctuary, support, education, tools and resources that empower them to improve the quality of their lives on every level, achieve greater self sufficiency, and build safe, secure lives. In their dreams come true, we enrich our community with the fruit of their potential realized. To support our mission, we also advocate on behalf of homeless women, youth and children to raise awareness of their special needs; inspire innovative, holistic solutions that truly break the cycle of childhood abuse, domestic violence and homelessness; and advance research and enlightened social policies for greater understanding, social inclusion and resources for homeless women and children.
Founded
1964
Size
Medium
A beacon of hope since 1963
Great Falls Rescue Mission is a non-profit Christian organization committed to serving North Central Montana. Our mission is transforming the hungry, hurting and homeless through Jesus Christ's love.
Founded
1987
Size
Medium
A refuge for rebuilding lives
The Gathering Place (TGP) is metropolitan Denver's only daytime drop-in center for women, children, and transgender individuals who are experiencing poverty or homelessness. In addition to providing a safe refuge, TGP services and programs meet basic needs and provide resources for personal growth. TGP serves some of the most vulnerable in Denver and they tend to face a complex set of circumstances (e.g., unsafe living situations, physical or mental health issues, disabilities, lack of access to resources or technology). To meet as many needs as possible, TGP is many things to many people. To the mother interested in earning a GED, TGP is a place to study while her kids play in the family area. To the artist who needs to earn some cash, TGP is The Card Project. To the woman dealing with health issues and barely able to make ends meet, TGP is a trusted source for nutritious meals. To the newly homeless woman, TGP is a safe refuge where she can begin to rebuild.
Founded
1988
Size
Medium
Food, shelter, hope
It is the mission of the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless to provide safe shelter, food, support services, and an avenue to self-sufficiency for homeless adults in our community. We believe that all people deserve the basic necessities of life, and that the community in which we live is called to serve this purpose. Winter Sheltering services are available from October 1 through April 30 for any adult in need. Transition Program residents work closely with Shelter case managers to determine what has led them to homelessness, and what steps they must take to overcome their situation. Additional programs include morning services, Boulder County Cares, and Boulder County Housing First.
Founded
1998
Size
Tiny
Rescuing from Crisis. Restoring Hope.
Mercy's Gate began 35 years ago as a food pantry called Northern Churches Care. Our mission was to join together to love our neighbors in Colorado Springs by helping with their physical, financial, emotional, and spiritual needs. Over the years, we've seen the city's boundaries change and the needs of our community grow. As a result of the increased need, we've grown, expanded our services and programs, and have spread out into three different locations. Every week, through our member churches and faithful volunteers and staff, we provide much-needed food, clothing, help with utilities and rent, medical assistance . . . and most importantly, spiritual care and emotional support. The need is great.
Founded
1996
Size
Medium
Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Springs Rescue Mission is a human services agency serving homeless and hungry men, women and children, impoverished families and those battling addiction in Colorado Springs. We serve approximately 40,000 families every year with critical needs like emergency food, clothing, and assistance.We engage many of the most vulnerable individuals in our community by ministering to the whole person. Our purpose is to change the quality of our community one person at a time, transforming broken lives with the good news of Jesus Christ. In the past decade, Springs Rescue Mission has provided more than 1,500,000 meals to the hungry and homeless, to those living below the poverty line, to veterans, and to service members and their families stationed in El Paso County. Springs Rescue Mission is the second largest distributor of emergency food in Colorado Springs. We have served hundreds of individuals through our addiction recovery program, family crisis center and other restorative programs.

Founded
1998
Size
Medium
Meeting people where they're at
Bridge House's mission is to address immediate survival needs of homeless and low income individuals and provide resources which lead to employment, housing, personal stability, and healing. We believe that it is crucial to provide basic services like access outreach case management, and food to homeless and low income individuals of our community. But we use these services to connect people to our transitional services like Ready to Work and outreach case management in hope of engaging them in discussion about what they need to get on their feet. We meet people “where they're at” and use a variety of tools and resources to help them work toward a better quality of living. We invest in opportunities.
Founded
1999
Size
Small
Providing food, shelter, clothing, counseling, rehabilitation, and hygienic services to the homeless and indigent.
The mission of Father Woody's Haven of Hope is to provide food, shelter, clothing, counseling, rehabilitation and hygienic services to the homeless and indigent men and women in Denver; we are here to serve, not to judge. We treat each guest with respect, dignity and a friendly face.
Founded
1931
Size
Giant
Meeting people at their physical and spiritual points of need
Denver Rescue Mission is changing lives in the name of Christ by meeting people at their physical and spiritual points of need with the goal of returning them to society as productive, self-sufficient citizens. Denver Rescue Mission is a leader in building and strengthening the community; one person at a time. Founded in 1892, the Mission is the oldest, full-service, faith-based non-profit organization serving the poor and homeless in the Rocky Mountain region. The Mission has four core strategies for addressing homelessness: emergency services, rehabilitation, transitional programs and community outreach. Through meals, shelter, restroom and shower access, health services, and laundry facilities our homeless neighbors who are struggling can access these basic services. The Mission's New Life Program is offered for men and women to overcome addictions and hardships. For working individuals and families experiencing homelessness the Mission offers a transitional program as well as mentoring programs to help them reach self-sufficiency. Lastly, people who are struggling to put food on the table and pay bills can utilize community outreaches including a food pantry, clothing, furniture, diapers and hygiene distribution.
Founded
1991
Size
Small
Homelessness Ends Here.
Save the Family equips families to address poverty, overcome homelessness and achieve self-sufficiency.
Founded
1995
Size
Large
Providing pathways out of poverty
The Primavera Foundation provides pathways out of poverty through safe, affordable housing, workforce development and neighborhood revitalization. The Primavera Foundation began in the early 1980's as a response to the growing numbers of homeless individuals on the streets of Tucson. Primavera has expanded its services and advocacy work over the past 27 years to include: workforce development programs that help people return to work; develop job skills and provide special assistance to former prisoners; rental housing that provides stable, long-term and affordable solutions to the community's lack of affordable, safe housing; Financial Education, Home Ownership and Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention workshops that help families work towards financial security; Neighborhood Revitalization programs that help neighborhoods become communities of choice; and proactive Community Engagement that provides communities with sustainable solutions to issues.
Founded
1997
Size
Tiny
Providing assistance to the economically and emotionally disadvantaged
The Crossroads Nogales Mission was founded in October 1995 by Ben and Bert Wenke. It is a Christ centered recovery program serving the needs of individuals, developing life skills, giving the disadvantaged, homeless and poor a better quality of life and providing a full range of opportunity for restoration to obtain a productive and stable life. The Mission started with a homeless shelter for men and women. A few weeks later a community lunch program was started and today we have four shelters, five programs for men and women, a domestic violence shelter for women and children, holiday meals, and Bible clubs for children five times a year. Last year we were able to feed over 35,000 individuals thanks to the financial generosity of our donors. Our newest addition is the Crossroads Family Fellowship Center which was dedicated February 18, 2009.
Founded
1996
Size
Medium
To be the presence of Jesus Christ
Our mission is to be the presence of Jesus Christ, sharing his life-transforming hope, love, and power among distressed families of urban Phoenix to ignite their passion for God and His Kingdom. Our outreach programs meet our community's most basic needs including food and clothing and youth programs. Our empowerment programs provide case management, academic support, and workforce development. Neighborhood Ministries is a great place for urban mission opportunities for individuals, churches, and other groups.
Founded
1960
Size
Large
Transforming lives. Transforming our city.
The Phoenix Rescue Mission was founded in 1952 by six businessmen from the Phoenix area. In the beginning, they ministered to migrant workers and vagrants. Homelessness was not yet a term that was associated with persons who had unfortunate circumstances. The Mission has expanded its services to offer three meals daily, a 24-hour walk in center, showers and clean clothing, up to 150 emergency shelter beds nightly, a 21-bed Residential Addiction Recovery Program, a Career Education Center, Chapel services, and referral information. Hope Coach is a van sent out daily providing lunches, bottled drinks, Christian literature, blankets and a friendly word of encouragement to the homeless on the streets. Last year we:* Provided 11,293 bed-nights of shelter;* Provided 14,503 hours of classroom programming for men in our recovery program;* Served 285,812 meals* Distributed 9,614 cases of water; and* Partnered with 7,364 volunteers.
Founded
1965
Size
Large
Support and shelter for overcoming homelessness
The Road Home, formerly Travelers Aid Society, is a social service agency established in 1923 in Utah to assist stranded travelers, unescorted and runaway youth, and other disconnected persons. Today, the Road Home provides support and shelter for overcoming homelessness. We have a wide variety of programs that provide services to people. The Road Home operates out of The Salt Lake Community Shelter, the largest homeless shelter in Utah. We begin by providing people with basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter, while immediately working with them to develop a plan for housing. Our programs are designed to connect people with resources and help integrate them back into the community.
Founded
1981
Size
Large
Existing to aid the poor, needy and homeless
St. Anne's Center exists to aid the poor, needy and homeless by providing them food, shelter and critical emergency services. We provide a hand up rather than a hand out. Our goal is to transition residents from shelter to housing; encouraging their sense of independence, self-sufficiency and self-confidence. We are committed to carry out this mission while treating those who come to us with compassion, dignity and respect.
Founded
1991
Size
Large
Sheltering women, children, and their pets
Since 1990 The Shade Tree has served homeless and abused women and children, victims of domestic violence, victims of elder abuse, victims of street violence, female veterans, homeless youth and the physically disabled. The mission of The Shade Tree is to provide safe shelter to homeless and abused women and children in crisis and to offer life-changing services promoting stability, dignity, and self-reliance. The Shade Tree is the only 24-hour accessible shelter designed specifically to meet the needs of women and children in Southern Nevada. With 364 permanent beds, The Shade Tree provides some 80,000 nights of shelter each year. To remove any barrier that might prevent a woman from accessing necessary services for herself and her children, 100% of our services are provided completely free of charge, regardless of the length of stay.
Founded
1940
Size
Medium
Providing help and hope to men, women and children who need shelter, food, and assistance.
The Rescue Mission was founded in 1912 to address the physical and spiritual needs of transient men drawn to Tacoma by the lumber and maritime industries. The Rescue Mission now serves homeless women and homeless families with children, as well as homeless men. In addition to providing emergency shelter and meals, the Rescue Mission addresses some of the issues that cause homelessness. Programming helps people who are homeless to transform their lives, leaving homelessness for self-sufficient and productive lives in the community.
Founded
1977
Size
Small
Reaching hearts & changing lives of people in need
The Union Gospel Mission of Grays Harbor is here for one reason. To help those impacted by homelessness, poverty, despair, and crime. As a Rescue Mission, we chart a path for homeless or near homeless men, women and children from hopelessness to hope by addressing the main problems they struggle with. As a Rescue Mission, we chart a path for homeless or near homeless men, women and children from hopelessness to hope by addressing the main problems they struggle with. Union Gospel Mission has developed an effective program of recovery for men, women and families. Through an individualized Biblical approach to recovery, this innovative program connects the individual with needed community services, and designs a personalized plan for helping them work through the issues that caused their homelessness or addiction.
Founded
1963
Size
Small
Dedicated to improving the lives of homeless and at-risk individuals
Fifty years ago, the Everett Gospel Mission was established in downtown Everett to help homeless and "down and out" men turn their lives around and re-enter society. Today we are the largest Faith-Based Organization for homeless men, women and children in Snohomish, Skagit, Island and San Juan counties. Currently the only organization to provide emergency shelter to single men, we are also the larger of only two organizations providing emergency shelter to single women. At each of our four facilities, we promote accountability, motivation and Spiritual growth for those who wish to make long term life changes. We help women and men break the cycle of homelessness, poverty and dependence, and move toward a life of hope and promise. Everett Gospel Mission is open 365 days a year, offering three nutritious meals as well as overnight shelter to those who are in need.
Founded
1964
Size
Medium
Saving Lives, Restoring Hope, Impacting Community
Tri-City Union Gospel Mission began serving Benton and Franklin counties over 57 years ago, providing rescue ministry to the broken, bruised, and needy in the Tri-Cities and surrounding communities. Our desire is still the same today-to minister to the spiritual, physical, and moral needs of transient and destitute individuals and assist the poor and needy. We serve as advocates for the homeless, poor and discarded members of our community, with an emphasis on presenting a realistic and compassionate picture of their unique needs, especially homeless women and children. We believe the gospel of Jesus Christ can positively impact the lives of these men and women for lasting change.
Founded
2006
Size
Tiny
Reducing the impact of poverty and homelessness
Operation Nightwatch reduces the impact of poverty and homelessness, in keeping with Jesus' teaching to love our neighbors. There are not enough shelters in Seattle. Many nights each month, Nightwatch must turn people away after filling up all the area shelters. Responding to this need, Nightwatch funds overnight shelter for 100 men and 40 women on the floors of other daytime programs and a downtown church. When all the shelters are filled to capacity, clients are offered a blanket, a Metro bus ticket and a prayer.
Founded
1993
Size
Large
Everyone has a home and the opportunity for a healthy, fulfilling life
Building Changes believes everyone in Washington can be stably housed. We strengthen the leaders, organizations and systems that make it possible. We pull together government, philanthropy and nonprofits in a collective effort to impact family and youth homelessness in Washington state. Building Changes unleashes the power and unlocks the potential of our partners to advance emerging strategies for impacting homelessness. We support the following models: Diversion, Employment, Rapid Re-Housing, Coordinated Entry and Supportive Housing.
Founded
2005
Size
Large
Building hope. Restoring lives.
Vision House was incorporated in 1990 to provide safe and confidential transitional housing and services for homeless single mothers and their children, and separately for homeless men recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. Over 950 men, women and children have benefited from Vision House services. Our mission is to assist the poor and homeless and help them transform their lives, maintaining quality housing and programs for our residents while providing healing, hope and the opportunity to rebuild their lives.
Founded
1996
Size
Small
Restoring hope. Transforming lives.
The Olympia Union Gospel Mission began its work with the homeless and needy in 1995 through a street ministry outreach. Sandwiches and hot drinks were offered in an atmosphere of love and acceptance. Our goal was and still is to share God's love in practical ways. Today, the Olympia Union Gospel Mission has numerous programs. Hundreds of men and women are served each week and OUGM is still sharing God's love in practical ways. At the same time, we work to help individuals break the cycle of homelessness and poverty. Meals, hygiene and addiction recovery services are ways we reach out to make a difference in people's lives. Hot meals is one of the most powerful tools for sharing the Gospel with people in need because food is a tangible way to show God's love (Luke 10:27).
Founded
2005
Size
Small
Restoring dignity and hope
Bread of Life was founded in 1939. The Mission exists to overcome the cycle of homelessness in people's lives through a Christ-centered complete recovery model with God's help. Our core values are to: restore dignity and hope; share the gospel and encourage and respect all who come to the mission.
Founded
1979
Size
Medium
Feeding the hungry and sheltering the homeless without discrimination during the day
Incorporated in February 1979, Bean's Café is a stand alone, non-sectarian, 501(c)(3) non-profit agency. We are a community based and supported program. Since 1979, we have maintained a center where the hungry and homeless are provided with hot nutritious meals, a warm and safe day shelter, information and referral assistance to health and human service programs. We target the poorest people in our community, the street people, the homeless, the chronically mentally ill, and the needy elderly. We also serve families in temporary crisis, the seasonally unemployed, and assist various local agencies in the feeding of children. Bean's Cafe exists to provide the most basic of human needs without discrimination or cost to anyone requesting assistance.
Founded
1968
Size
Small
50 years of lifting spirits & restoring hope.
William Temple House restores hope and renews strength in individuals and families in a welcoming and respectful atmosphere. Since 1965, William Temple House has served Portland by providing help where it is needed on behalf of the disadvantaged and distressed in the community. William Temple House outgrew its Marshall Street facilities and moved into the Mackenzie House on Northwest Hoyt Street in 1971. William Temple House offers low-cost mental health counseling, emergency social services including food and children's clothing, and pastoral care to those who come to our door.
Founded
1955
Size
Large
Providing food and shelter to the homeless in Eugene and Lane County.
The Eugene Mission provides emergency housing for men, women, and children as well as extensive Christ centered case management. Three meals are provided, Monday through Saturday, two meals on Sunday. Provisions include beds, clothing, showers, haircuts and day services. After three nights, work is required to stay overnight. $2 may be given in place of the work. There are three shelters on the same site: one each for men, women and mothers and children. Chapel services are held each evening at 7 PM. In 2010, approximately 187,000 meals were served, and 102,000 nights of shelter were provided.
Founded
1983
Size
Medium
Proclaiming Jesus Christ to the needy of Josephine County
Since April 1983, the Gospel Rescue Mission of Grants Pass has been serving the Community of Josephine County by meeting the spiritual and physical needs of all whom we have opportunity to serve. We are concerned with changing lives not just the completion of a program. We provide every opportunity for a sincere individual to see the Lord make the necessary changes to allow re-entry to society as a changed individual. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided to our residents, as well as to anyone who is hungry. We serve, on average, 214 meals daily. The only requirement to receive a meal is to be hungry.
Founded
1993
Size
Tiny
Connecting the street to a home
JOIN was founded in 1992 in order to bridge the gap between homeless and housed members of the community. JOIN exists to support the efforts of homeless individuals and families to transition out of homelessness into permanent housing. Our efforts are directed at individuals sleeping outside or in their car in the Portland Metro area. Our service provision is grounded in an innovative blend of harm reduction and mutual relationships that emphasize strengths rather than deficits. Our operational priority is to rapidly re-house individuals and families and stabilize them in their new homes. Our services include outreach and engagement, housing retention, a basic services center, and immersion programs.
Founded
1954
Size
Medium
Serving the least, the last and the lost
Since 1949, the Fresno Rescue Mission has been helping homeless and at-risk individuals with not only physical needs of food, clothing and shelter, but providing spiritual support that comes from the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Everything we do is Christ-centered. We're more than a soup kitchen or flop house. The Fresno Rescue Mission is a Christ-centered organization open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. No fees are ever charged for services to the homeless. The Fresno Rescue Mission endeavors to glorify God by meeting the spiritual and physical needs of the least, the last and the lost in our community.
Founded
1958
Size
Giant
Real life, real hope, real change
Cityteam serves the poor and homeless in San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, Portland, Philadelphia, and has partnerships in many countries around the world. Since 1957, Cityteam has provided life-saving food, shelter, clothing, recovery programs, community outreach, discipleship and other essential care 365 days a year. Cityteam reaches out to one person at a time to help meet their immediate needs and introduce them to the hope that only God can provide - so they can truly make real changes in their life. Each person we help can be the key to ending the cycle of poverty, homelessness and despair for a whole family.
Founded
1968
Size
Medium
There's new life at the Good News Rescue Mission
Founded in 1964 by a group of concerned Christians, the Good News Rescue Mission offers a hand up and the opportunity for New Life to thousands of men, women and children in our community. The purpose of the Good News Rescue Mission is to bring Good News to the poor, homeless, or needy of Shasta County by: Sharing the love of God exemplified by the life and ministry of Jesus Christ; Providing emergency subsistence services (food, shelter, and clothing); Providing long term recovery services; and Educating and equipping the people of Shasta County to effectively minister to needy people.
Founded
1970
Size
Medium
Working to prevent homelessness and hunger since 1970
Founded in 1970, Sunnyvale Community Services (SCS) is an independent emergency assistance agency. Our mission is to prevent homelessness and hunger for low-income families and seniors facing temporary crisis. As the safety net agency for Sunnyvale and the Alviso neighborhood in north San Jose, SCS provides financial aid, food, case management, and other support for the most vulnerable in our local community. SCS services include financial aid for rent, utilities, and other critical needs; 22 days of food distributions each month; onsite referrals to benefits and services; Kids' "Head to Toe" Backpack, Food, and Shoes Summer Program; Community Holiday Center; Supportive Services for Veteran Families across all of Santa Clara County; WorkFirst Sunnyvale Program for homeless individuals; and Intensive Case Management for families and seniors who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Founded
1983
Size
Small
Providing hope and restoration through Jesus Christ
We believe God calls us to care for the poor, homeless, abused, and addicted and doing so brings hope to our community. We're grateful for a generous community that links arms with us in reaching those in need and breaking broken addiction cycles, in order to restore lives and families.Since 1981, VRM is a faith-based, non-profit organization providing hope and restoration to individuals suffering from homelessness, addiction, and other situations prohibiting independence and self-sufficiency, such as the career limitations caused by a criminal record. We achieve this by providing programs, services and resources to help individuals become stable, thriving members of society. 2016: - Serve meals every day in our Community Kitchen: 115,649 served- Operate overnight homeless shelters for men and women (including children): 591 men and women and 106 children- Provide a 12-month residential recovery program - Life Change Academy: 22 graduates from our Life Change Academy
Founded
1987
Size
Tiny
The family shelter
The Family Emergency Shelter Coalition (FESCO) is an organization comprised of over 30 churches and community members in the Hayward, Castro Valley, San Lorenzo and San Leandro, California area that reaches out to serve homeless families with food, shelter, clothing, counseling and links to community resources. The 24-bed shelter, Marquis House, is open all day, every day, and houses approximately 100 families with children each year (about 120 adults and over 200 children). The four-unit Transitional Housing project provides low-cost rental housing with supportive services. FESCO offers a full range of basic and support services to help families get off the streets, off welfare, and on their feet. FESCO also operates a multi-unit community living center called Banyan House.
Founded
1989
Size
Large
Because everyone should have a home.
Established in 1989, Abode Services' mission is to end homelessness by assisting low-income, un-housed people, including those with special needs, to secure stable, supportive housing; and to be advocates for the removal of the causes of homelessness.
Founded
1992
Size
Large
Moving families from crisis to community
The mission of Raphael House is to help at-risk families achieve stable housing and financial independence while strengthening family bonds and personal dignity.Since 1971, Raphael House has been at the forefront of providing homeless and low-income families in the San Francisco Bay Area the personalized family-centered solutions they need to build brighter futures. Raphael House is a 100% privately funded and community-supported organization. Our success rate is unmatched: more than 85% of all Raphael House families go on to achieve long-term housing and financial stability.
Founded
1954
Size
Medium
Refuge. Recovery. Restoration
Since 1948 the Modesto Gospel Mission has provided nutritious meals, warm beds, and a place of safety for thousands of poor and homeless men, women, boys and girls. The Mission's staff is committed to sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and meeting the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of every man, woman, boy and girl who comes to the Mission for help. Five meals are served every day of the year. The Mission shelters approximately 2,000 men, women, boys, and girls each year. Besides providing clothing for the men, women, and children who are sheltering with us, the Mission's Community Distribution Center is open for distribution of clothing and small household items to needy families. There are also various medical programs available at the Mission.
Founded
1964
Size
Medium
Saving lives and souls. Since 1962.
Since 1962 the Union Gospel Mission has provided food, clothing, shelter and a life-changing Gospel message to the homeless and the poor of Sacramento. The Mission has grown to serve more than 9,000 meals monthly. Every night, we shelter 84 men. Our Women's Clothing Closet offers Bible study and a huge variety of essential items such as clothing, purses, shoes, and sundries to assist them with their daily needs, help them prepare for work; and for their children. We offer haircuts, mail service and showers, continuously. We provide food baskets to families and the elderly. Nightly nondenominational services and volunteer outreach programs give support for those who rarely hear an encouraging word from the Gospel. Our 9-month drug and alcohol rehabilitation program is free of charge and accommodates 24 men with a Bible structured curriculum. A vocational training and job placement program helps men find new beginnings, restoring dignity to broken lives, and providing hope.
Founded
1965
Size
Tiny
Help and hope for the homeless in Santa Rosa and Sonoma County
Redwood Gospel Mission serves Sonoma County and the Santa Rosa metropolitan area. The Mission has been offering help and hope for the homeless, hungry, and those caught in addictions since 1963. More than just a soup kitchen, we are located on four sites in Santa Rosa, which encompass a men's mission and homeless Shelter, a women's mission, a women's homeless shelter, and our administrative offices, the Ministry Support Center. In addition, we have a thrift store, open six days a week. We are a proud member of the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions.
Founded
1966
Size
Medium
Helping the homeless and impoverished since 1965
Since 1965, the Bay Area Rescue Mission has been caring for the homeless and impoverished of the Bay Area. At the Bay Area Rescue Mission, we offer help for the whole person by providing food, shelter, warm showers and fresh clean clothes for the body; a gospel message of eternal hope for the soul; Biblical studies, computer-aided learning, and GED preparation for the mind; job skills training in culinary arts, warehousing, heavy equipment operation, office work, construction, security, janitorial service, and automotive sales and service for the hands; parenting classes, job preparedness, anger management, counseling, and personal financial management classes for the character; and compassion, friendship, fellowship, retreats, outings, and prayer meetings for the heart.
Founded
1934
Size
Giant
The Midnight Mission offers a way to self-sufficiency for men, women and children that are experiencing homelessness
Established in 1914, The Midnight Mission (TMM) is one of the oldest continuously operating human services organizations in the Los Angeles region. TMM offers a way to become self-sufficient to men, women and children who have lost everything. Our emergency services, 12-Step recovery program, job training, education and work programs offer a compassionate bridge to productive lives. we remove obstacles and provide the accountability and structure that people who are experiencing homelessness need to rejoin their communities. Our conviction and commitment to their success define us.
Founded
1935
Size
Giant
The way home
Union Rescue Mission (URM) is dedicated to serving people experiencing homelessness. Established in 1891, URM is one of the largest rescue missions of its kind in the United States and the oldest in Los Angeles. We provide a comprehensive array of emergency and long-term services to our guests, including: food, shelter, clothing, medical and dental care, recovery (life transformation) programs, transitional housing, legal assistance, education, counseling, and job training to men, women, children, and families. We embrace people experiencing homelessness with the compassion of Christ, giving hope and healing for a changed life, helping them to find their way home.
Founded
1957
Size
Large
Extending God's love to the homeless, abused, addicted and poor
The oldest program of its kind in San Diego, the San Diego Rescue Mission opened its doors in 1955. Since then, the San Diego Rescue Mission has grown to help thousands of men, women and children get back on their feet. Through valuable programs like one to one counseling, drug recovery and relapse prevention, and continuing education, the San Diego Rescue Mission reaches out to hurting people with real solutions. We provide hope to the helpless by forging the best clinical practices with the transforming love of Jesus Christ to yield powerful life-changing results. Our programs and services include a 12-month holistic rehabilitation program for men, women and their children, and Nueva Vida Haven, an emergency shelter for women and their children.
Founded
1953
Size
Small
The largest provider of comprehensive homeless and addiction recovery services in the Bakersfield area.
The Mission at Kern County is one of the largest Missions of its kind in the United States. The Mission was founded in 1952 by a group of men who wanted to help change the lives of homeless and hurting families in Bakersfield. During the early years, staff and volunteers offered food, clothing and ministry support to anyone who needed it. Today, The Mission continues that work, expanding its efforts to feed both the body and the soul, helping individuals and families break the cycle of poverty and achieve life success!
Founded
1972
Size
Giant
Serving the least, the last and the lost of Orange County
The Orange County Rescue Mission's goal is to minister the love of Jesus Christ to the least, the last, and the lost of our community through the provision of assistance in the areas of guidance, counseling, education, job training, shelter, food, clothing, health care and independent living communities. The Mission was formed as a faith based organization in 1963. Since that time the Mission has shared hope through Jesus Christ to those without hope in Orange County. Our programs are designed to give comprehensive services that move homeless men, women and children to self-sufficiency.
Founded
1972
Size
Large
Serving the least, the last, the lost
Since 1971, Coachella Valley Rescue Mission (CVRM) has been an oasis, a place of refuge for the homeless and needy in our valley. We are a safe haven, a place of rest for the weary, and a place where daily physical and spiritual needs may be met. Over the years the mission has continued to meet the ever growing needs of individuals, who for a variety of reasons, have found themselves without the basic necessities of life. A dedicated staff and volunteers serve more than 80,000 hot meals annually and provide shelter to thousands of men and women with children. Food, clothing, and showers are also provided for those who do not shelter with us.
Founded
1972
Size
Medium
Helping make Long Beach a better place for all
Since 1972, the Long Beach Rescue Mission has opened its doors to thousands of men, women and children. The mission provides food, clothing, shelter and spiritual guidance to the homeless and less fortunate people of the community. The Long Beach Rescue Mission stands dedicated to helping individuals overcome the homeless cycle. We achieve long term goals and make a world of difference in today's society. The Long Beach Rescue Mission is comprised of two facilities. The Samaritan House serves as a home for men while Lydia House offers a safe haven for women and their children.
Founded
1997
Size
Giant
The Crossroads of Hope
The Los Angeles Mission exists to provide help, hope and opportunity to men, women and children in need. We see each individual as a spiritual person of worth and dignity and worthy of assistance in their journey. Our vision is to see individuals and families set free from addictions and homelessness, transformed by God to become physically and spiritually healthy; educationally equipped to participate in society and sustain housing; and encouraged to create relationships of love and service to others. We seek to help those who have been abused and neglected to find a better life. We seek to help those who have become addicted to understand their addictions, to expect physical healing and to live in ways that are healthy to soul, mind and body.
Founded
1978
Size
Medium
Personalized care for the Orange County community
Founded in 1970, Share Our Selves (SOS) has grown to become a model nonprofit organization providing the highest quality comprehensive safety net services to the homeless and low-income populations in Orange County. Share Our Selves was established to provide for the most serious concerns of the poor residing in Orange County, including food, clothing and emergency financial aid for housing, transportation, prescriptions and children's needs. SOS has since expanded to include medical and dental care. SOS acts as a caring and non-discriminating servant and works for increased awareness and systemic change in response to the needs of thousands of homeless and financially disadvantaged in their community.
Founded
1987
Size
Large
Housing + Employment + Life Skills
Union Station Homeless Services is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to help homeless men, women and children rebuild their lives.We are part of a premier group of agencies in Los Angeles County that are leading the way to end homelessness. We are the San Gabriel Valley's largest social service agency assisting homeless and very low-income adults and families. Since 1973, Union Station has helped rebuild the lives of thousands of people who were once homeless and without hope.The vision expressed four decades ago by the community volunteers who founded this agency still rings true today - every person deserves a life of dignity and a safe place to call home.We proudly offer a full continuum of eight programs in seven locations. Our services include intake/assessment, shelter, housing, and employment.
Founded
1985
Size
Medium
Changing lives through jobs
Chrysalis is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a pathway to self-sufficiency for homeless and low-income individuals by providing the resources and support needed to find and retain employment. Since our start in 1984, we have helped over 55,000 individuals change their lives through jobs. Chrysalis' three main service centers are located where homelessness and pockets of poverty are most pervasive: in Skid Row in Downtown Los Angeles, Santa Monica, and in the Pacoima area of the San Fernando Valley. We currently help over 4,000 people a year change their lives through jobs.
Founded
1985
Size
Giant
Shelter Partnership, a catalyst for change
Shelter Partnership, Inc. is a nonprofit organization collaboratively solving homelessness in Los Angeles County through policy analysis, program design, resource development, and advocacy in support of agencies and local governments that serve the homeless. Since its founding in 1985, Shelter Partnership has been a leader in the fight against homelessness in Los Angeles County. Since its founding, Shelter Partnership has continued to provide a variety of support to hundreds of agencies, free of charge. Shelter Partnership also serves as a resource to public agencies, the business community, local and national media, and community members involved in the issues of homelessness and the creation of permanent, affordable housing.
Founded
2001
Size
Small
A place to be safe, a place to belong
My Friend's Place assists and inspires homeless youth to build self-sufficient lives. In 1990, the doors of a facility called My Friend's Place were opened, providing sack lunches to the homeless youth of Hollywood, social services and creative opportunities. Today, My Friend's Place is the most frequently visited drop-in Resource Center for homeless youth in Southern California serving 1,000 youth ages 12 and over and their children, each year. In addition, we offer a free comprehensive continuum of care that combines emergency necessities with therapeutic, health and education services through three program areas: safe have program, transformative education program, and a health and wellbeing program.
Founded
1966
Size
Large
Rebuilding Broken Lives
The Santa Barbara Rescue Mission (SBRM) is a ministry of Christian people bringing physical, emotional, educational and spiritual resources to men, women and children in need, particularly those struggling with addictions. Since our founding in 1965, we have grown into an organization that provides immediate help--in the form of food and shelter 365 nights a year to those with no place else to go. SBRM provides lasting hope in our 12-month residential recovery program for men and women desiring to break free from cycles of addiction, poverty, homelessness and crime. This care is given by an exceptional staff, most of whom have been there and bear witness to the fact that God's love can rebuild lives and transform even the most desperate circumstances.
Founded
1982
Size
Medium
Providing respite for those who are unsheltered and solutions that transform lives
The Institute for Human Services (IHS), founded in 1978, provides respite for those who are unsheltered and solutions that transform the lives of homeless and at-risk people. IHS remains the only 24-hour walk-in, emergency shelter on Oahu and continues to provide a full range of services to men, women and families with children who are homeless and in danger of becoming homeless. In FY2008, IHS provided services to over 2,800 individuals in our community. Our two emergency shelters, one for single women and families with children, and the other for single men provided 113,230 bed nights to a total of 1,538 unique individuals and served 255,703 meals to shelter guests and other individuals in need. Our Housing Placement Program served 761 unduplicated persons in 172 families.