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Mission In Citrus Inc

Rating: 4.83 stars   267 reviews 13,045

Nonprofit Issues:

Civil Rights, Homeless & Housing, Veterans

Address:

2488 North Pennsylvania Ave Crystal River FL 34428 USA

Mission:

Our Mission is to help all in need to the best of our ability. We follow the parable of the Good Samaritan, as there are no requirements for our services. We constantly reinvent the wheel, and adapt quickly to make it work in any situation. The faces of homelessness can change as well as each individual's circumstances. Our founder became homeless himself, and found that traditional shelters were not working, and did not address the needs of the homeless, especially Veterans. This in and of itself was discouraging, as our Veterans fought for the rights of all, not just themselves. The Founder feels that no one should lose those rights by becoming homeless. Many fought and also died for freedom in America. The Mission in Citrus operates on love and a family atmosphere. Veterans, and many others who are homeless are helped regardless of their beliefs or unique situations. Many of the homeless Veterans have given up trusting our society, and have little access to shelter and services in rural settings. Based out of Citrus County, Florida, our program is designed for those who are less than perfect and know it, but want and need health, outreach, spiritual, and social services. We seek to empower homeless Veterans of all ages to meet their own needs. Recognizing the uniqueness,dignity, and value of each person, we accept individuals as they are, in an affirming and compassionate manner, and call upon the larger community to the same mission. The Mission provides basic and self-care supplies, free health care, housing and supportive services for the homeless Veterans that are the hardest to reach, including those who refuse to go into a shelter and live out in the rural wooded areas of our county. The Mission also provides referrals to other community agencies, such as child care providers and legal aid. The Mission in Citrus Inc operates three shelters located in Crystal River, and Inverness, Florida. The Mission In Citrus strives to help all in need - regardless of their faith or lack of. While we encourage, teach, and preach the Gospel, we force it upon no one. It is not a requirement for any of our services. As Founder and Executive Director , I have worked for seven years to improve the help we give to others.That is between God and I. But there are several projects that need to be completed before God takes me home.Most of them concern Veterans, as they are becoming the new face of homelessness each day. In the past two weeks, we have taken in six new Veterans. Not good. I am asking for help in getting them help with disabilities, contacting Congressman,and funding to offer more services. Anyone can visit the shelter at 306 south Park Ave in Inverness at anytime and meet our homeless Veterans. One is a three combat tour Veteran who only gets 30% disability after being shot in the head. It appals me.. Please help. Every little bit counts.God bless

Results:

Went from 60 tents to four shelters Opened a Veterans Shelter on less than $ 5000 Operation Mercy Call which uses Jeeps and bikes to access the woods to hand out much needed food and medical supplies, Were awarded over $ 260,000 in grants Were given over $ 750,000 in in kind donations Helped over 3600 homeless individuals and families from food to shelter

Target demographics:

Homeless Veterans,Homeless men, women, and children

Direct beneficiaries per year:

3600

Geographic areas served:

Citrus, Marion, Lake,Levy, Hernando Counties in Florida

Programs:

Drug and Alcohol treatment Help Hire the homeless program Operation Mercy Call Homeless Veteran's Shelter Disability Shelter

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Reviews for Mission In Citrus Inc

Rating: 4 stars   Featured Review

2 people found this review helpful

I came here with the clothes on my back nowhere to go and no where to stay. I was given a place to stay food to eat and a roof over my head. I am very grateful for their generosity here. I even got sick and had to go stay in a nursing home for a while and then I was allowed to come back I had no place to go at this time either. If it wasn't for the help of the mission in citrus I would have been living in the woods after just getting out of rehab. I would most definitely recommend this place to anyone else

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

i came to stay at the mission when no one else would take me in and they have been very helpful and helping me get back on my feet

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

the staff here was awesome and they helped me get back on my feet and put a roof over my kids head i am so grateful for the mission

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

been great being here instead of my truck,. staff has been great

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

the staff is very helpful and have a very good heart

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

i had a very good experience here everyone is very helpful

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

since being here i have had a wonderful experience the staff here is so helpful and they help me with the stuff i need help with

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

i am very happy with the way i have been treated a the way we all watch out for each other because we are all in the same sitution

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

these people are very caring and awesome the show me respect that i earn and the help anyway they can to better my self and i am very thankful for that anything else i need help with they ty there best to help me due to what situation i need

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

i have a very good experience here except for people who don't want to do their chores thank you so much for letting me be here and all your help sincerely the one and only very good looking Mr Butch

 
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