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Mission in Citrus Inc

Rating: 4.8 stars   293 reviews 15,215

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: 5 stars   Featured Review

my experience so far with the mission of citrus has molved me..its inspiring on many levels and gives people a chance to rebuild,embetter and enrich themselves....a good experience for anyone who is looking to rebuild thier life...

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

if it wasn't for the mission i don't know where i would be right now they have helped me so much Jim is awesome Ms Kat is awesome Ruth is awesome and i really appreciate what they done for me god has blessed me to be here and i am so grateful to be here wish there was more places like here Al James

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

The Mission is place to get on your feet and turn your negative into a positive. The rules are fare and it is not difficult. Whatever you need they will assist you on getting it i.e job. transportation to and from, clothing, food. Some of the residence act like this is their personal home, but they eventually get over it, when people bring them to realize it. Other than that it is a great place to get on your feet and focus on you.

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

This Place is absolutely horrible the house drug addicts who steal and have contagious viral
issues . The "dorm" has a leaky roof & the " coordinator" Kat only cares for certain people in the home . They tell you , you can only eat a certain times even if its job related .
They don't allow you to leave for family emergency without being threaten to be kicked out .
The dorm in the lady house has a leaking roof when children lay there head , these women leave dirty sanitary items on the floors and don't know how to pick up after there self . Only certain people have to do chores and they other are worked like slaves or we get in trouble . Its absolutely nasty in the mens house as well they have people who urinate in the corner and nobody helps out the vets who cant help their self . The owner favors certain people in both Holmes and only does for certian people , they dont do background checks like there supposed to . There is women there who is on the bored who threats people and says people are free loading however they require you to pay 70 dollars a week you only have 15 min showers . It is un-fair and in my honest opinion should be shut down .

 
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This former resident has never been a staff member. We can not please everyone, and yes, she was right.We had a leak that has now been repaired. We do our best on a very small budget, and as of today 75% of our residents have jobs or received their disability. We do not create false paper trails or deny anyone access. Anyone is able to visit at anytime and talk to our residents. As I am so very proud of them..If anyone can take drama out of a homeless shelter..good luck...You will never satisfy everyone..We pray for her...

Rating: 5 stars  

We came to the mission After we got evicted. It's very clean and well kept, the staff are wonderful. We were very blessed.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

After we got evicted we were very blessed to get into the mission.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

We were evicted and very lucky to be able to get into the mission.

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

it is a goood place to be it is helpful in a alot of ways and i like it good place to be if you need help

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

i came to the mission when i had no where else to go. I found a place where i could start to get my head togather and achieve the things that i needed to. I started to build a relationship back with family and started to feel better about self. found a job and got help with finding housing.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Since i came to the Mission it was a great experience it isn't like any other shelter. We are like a big family that looks after each other. They help us look for jobs and housing to gt us back on our feet. They also help out a ton of other people that comes through the doors looking for food or even just a family. The people here are just amazing in every way possible.

 
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