Rating: 3 stars 2 2 reviews 784
601 South San Pedro Street Los Angeles CA 90014 USA
The midnight mission seeks to offer a bridge to self sufficiency for homeless people through advocacy, education, training and job placement, make available the necessities of life, offer the 12-step approach to recovery and provide for the homeless as an independent social service agency.
The midnight mission offers, for any person willing to receive help, a comprehensive, no cost, goal oriented, and highly structured healthy living program which uses proven recovery methodologies and industry-wide best practices. The program includes sobriety support, work therapy, education, life-skills training, and a state-of-the-art gym with innovative health and wellness services and activities. Our participants are taught skills to overcome barriers and achieve self-sufficiency and independent living. The overall philosophy addresses participant's strengths, weaknesses and needs to achieving self-sufficiency with a program customized for each person or experienced professionals and utilizing 12-step based strategies. This builds self esteem by empowering our participants with a sense of accomplishment. The academic and career excellence (ace) center helps individuals discover their potential and achieve personal success through specialized education and career development strategies as well as provide training to ensure job readiness, placement and retention. A total of 428 joined the program in 2014. Over 42,175 hours of advocacy, education, training, and professional services were provided.
the midnight mission's homelight family living program goes beyond emergency care by providing long-term solutions with structure and an environment emphasizing accountability, responsibility and finding opportunities. We remove the obstacles to self sufficiency while our participant families learn basic living skills in a comprehensive and supportive 12-month program. The program provides individualized care coordination, professional services, work force development, budgeting and financial planning, to name a few. Families are given resources to settle into the program, and within 45 days are generally required to seek and obtain employment and begin providing their own resources within their household. The program stipulates that 70% of their income must be saved so they can leave the program with a substantial savings account. Participants are referred to the program from our main facility, local shelters, churches, substance abuse programs, domestic violence programs and government agencies. In 2014, a total of 19 families participated in the program. The transition success rate of our families to independent living is greater than 85%. Over 1,414 hours of counseling were provided and nearly $64,186 was saved by our participant families. Accordingly, the homelight family living mission statement is that it provides the path for families in crisis to reunify, rebuild and restore their lives. We provide education, career preparedness, counseling, and life skills to break the cycle of abuse & poverty to ensure independent and successful living.
since the midnight mission's inception in 1914, the cornerstone of our offering has been providing basic subsistence to the region's needy. Through our safe sleep program, we offer emergency overnight lodging to any person who is looking for a safe sleeping environment. We open our doors during the day to provide a safe place for all to enjoy in our day room. Our kitchen serves 3 meals a day, 365 days a year to anyone that simply asks. The kitchen prepares food boxes for distribution outside the boundaries of skid row. The mission also provides basic necessities such as clothing, showers, shaves, and mail service to those who need them. In 2014, our safe sleep program provided 145,605 shelter nights. Our kitchen served 1,013,501 meals and 6,270 food boxes thoughout the year. This equates to over 2,794 meals per day for the entire year. The midnight mission provided our guests 92,815 shaves, 108,175 showers, 5,143 haircuts and processed 75,418 pieces of mail.
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The Midnight Mission is a nasty place ungrateful workers there that don't treat people right, there is bedbugs there no beds just mats on a dirty floor its freezing cold they give no blankets to us, the bathrooms are disgusting people do drugs around there the workers are doing drugs and selling drugs this is not a good shelter to be at! I would not recommend staying here at all. The midnight Mission needs to have more disiplined and better workers and definetly needs to be remodeled!!!
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Excellent organization. Active Board and managment dedicated to ensure the Midnight Mission programs for the homeless, women and children continue and grow to meet the needs of so many. Let it be Family Housing, Recovery Services and Educational Traning programs designed to provide long term solutions to Guest Service for those in immediate need, they to a tremedous job. ...for 100 YEARS
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