Orlando Union Rescue Mission Inc.

Rating: 4.75 stars   12 reviews

Issues: Homeless & Housing

Location: 1521 West Washington Street Orlando FL 32805 USA

Mission: Since 1948, the Orlando Union Rescue Mission''s purpose is to bring the hungry, hurting and homeless to new life, new goals and a new future in Christ. While providing basic services such as food, clothing and shelter, the Orlando Union Rescue Mission offers life-changing programs that rebuild lives emotionally and spiritually.  This is accomplished through Christian teaching, mentorships and work discipline in order to return formerly homeless men, women and children to a productive and independent lifestyle while achieving their full potential. 
Programs: Homeless (or nearly homeless) single women, single women with children and husband/wife with children undergo an intensive interview process to be accepted into OUR Mission Home long-term transitional living facility.  No emergency/overnight shelter is available at this location.  Services include, but are not limited to, basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter but also consist of a case management system, biblical classes, education, advocacy, career counseling, youth/child care services all in a "home-like" atmosphere.  There is no charge for admittance into OUR Mission Home; however, the following guidelines must be followed:Complete Victorious Life Classes and attend chapel services and other bible study classes while residing at OUR Mission Home.Complete an assessment test to evaluate their educational needs and plan their academic goals accordingly. Keep living quarters clean and assist with other duties within the facility where needed.Attend school or be gainfully employed.Save 75% of their net income which is deposited into the resident's savings account to be returned upon vacating the program.   OUR Mission Home serves approximately 130 residents at any given time and generally operates at full capacity.     

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Rating: 2 stars  

I have been a pastor of an evangelical church for 14 years, I recently moved to Florida and wanted to help with my gift for preaching and serving the homeless and addicted. I was allowed to preach a church service Wednesday night and 7 souls received salvation.I was embraced and Loved.after a week I was ignored more days was contacted by one odd the directors I was asked to come in and speak to Mr.hall who very unchristian like treated me like some kind of enemy because of some of my biblical beliefs.I you donate to this group you need to find out what they believe, they don't believe in the rapture, they don't believe in dispensation and they are calvinist. The way they treated me was very mean and I was only asking to preach to which they told me that they were protecting the pulpit and Ritter men, like i was some kind of cult.please consider what your supporting and or what your part of.

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No

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Life-changing

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Badly

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2013

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We truly apologize for any confusion about the Orlando Union Rescue Mission’s Statement of Faith. The Orlando Union Rescue Mission is a member of the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions and subscribes to its doctrinal statement which is also posted on our website (http://www.ourm.org/about/). This doctrinal statement includes: 1) We believe the Bible to be the inspired, infallible, ultimate authoritative Word of God. 2) We believe there is one God, eternally existing as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. 3) We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is deity, that He was born of a virgin, that we are redeemed by His atoning death through His shed blood, that He bodily resurrected and ascended into Heaven, and that He will come again in power and great glory. 4) We believe that men are saved through a direct, personal encounter with the risen Lord, at which time they are regenerated by the Holy Spirit. This event we hold to be an experience, rather than a doctrinal supposition. 5) We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whom Christ indwells each believer enabling him to live a godly life of obedience as he reaches for maturity. 6) We believe the Holy Spirit unites all true believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and that together they form one body, the church. We hope this clarifies any confusion regarding the Orlando Union Rescue Mission’s Statement of Faith.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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It has truly been a pleasure working with the Orlando Union Rescue Mission. They are a genuine organization and truly care for people. First class all the way!!! I look forward to working with and helping out for many years to come. The Orlando Union Rescue Mission is truly a blessing for many.

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

No soy un hombre de muchas palabras y me expreso mucho mejor en espanol yo vivi en la mission y puedo decir este sitio me ayudo a cubrir mis nesesidades como padre esposo y cristiano yo no sabia cuanto yo nesesitaba ayuda y aqui me ayudaron no soy perfecto y cometi muchos errores y este lugar me enseno el perdon de dios como nunca lo habia visto.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

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How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

Dear Mission,

You reached out to us
When we was in need…

Mr. Colvin

You came by our side
And held us as we cried…
You held out your hand
Telling us, “I understand”….
You gave us new hope
When we felt we couldn’t cope….

Mr. Arnett

You cheered up our hearts
When you made us laugh…
You made us better by showing us TOUGH LOVE…
And
You showed us love
When life got really tough….

ENTIRE O. U. R. M. Team

At our point of need,
You sheltered us, clothed us, feed us but mostly shared the LOVE OF JESUS with us…

THANK YOU !!!
Will never be enough…..


For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in…
Matthew 25:35
Love Always and forever more,

The Torres Family

1st Christmas at home… how SWEET the sound…

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

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Definitely

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Very Well

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2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

On Oct. 20, 2012 I had the distinct pleasure of participating in the 2012 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk of Orlando Metro as a member of the Orlando Union Rescue Mission's team. It was very gratifying to be with a group of people which included men, women and children who live at the mission, as well as employees, volunteers, and others who believe in the mission. Regardless of income or lack of income, everyone gave what they could to support a wonderful cause. We may not have contributed the largest monetary amount, but definitely contributed much more from our hearts. Before this event I had very little knowledge of the mission, but feel that it is a great tribute to the mission that this team was a success. Although I do not live in the Orlando area, I look forward to being more involved with this great organization and look forward to walking with them again next year.

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Life-changing

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I learned about the mission more than 25 years ago. I was so impressed with the integrity and love the leaders had for the homeless that I have been donating ever since. I did want to volunteer as well but due to health issues I have, I can not. Besides donating to their "Bargain Box" store that serves both their clients and the community. I support them with a small monthly donation (I am certain that it is very well spent). Their clients get an opportunity to complete their education with includes tutoring. Adults also can enroll in skills related courses so they can find work. They offer resume assistance. Money management classes. They provide shelter for as long as it is needed to afford all the up front fees needed to rent and have $ if a crisis comes up. The children also get assistance if they need it. They work to ensure that no one who walks through their shelter will ever be homeless again. Additionally they just opened a bakery selling great products and training people in cooking skills. I can't say enough about them having also volunteered at another shelter that was not focused on the client to the same extent.

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Myself and a group from my job volunteered to help serve at the Orlando Rescue Missions annual Good Friday Dinner for the homeless. I was so inpressed and moved at how organized this event was and how great it felt to serve. I left there that day with a whole new appreciation of The Orlando Rescue Mission and what they are doing for our community. I also attended an event and listened to Robert, the baker, give his testimony of how The Orlando Rescue Mission had changed his life and how he is helping to change lives because of it. I will definitly be back to help serve those in my community that have less in life than I and this has been the perfect place to help. May God continue to bless all of you that give so much of yourselves to serve those who need it most.

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

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Very Well

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I read about the Mission 2 years ago when a little brown bag fell out of my Thanksgiving paper stating that we could feed a child for $1.48. After reading that I went to the Mission met their staff and saw how they changed people's lives for the better-- I was determined to donate my time and money to such a worthy cause! The mission not only helps the less fortunate but gives them lives skills, Faith, food, shelter and LOVE! I have seen people's lives transformed by what this Mission does for the homeless and will always want to help such an outstanding place! Much thanks, Meredith Goodlatte

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

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Very Well

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Definitely

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

OURM not only provides food for those in need, what really makes an impact is the programs with which families and individuals are able to get back to work and with a renewed life.

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

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Very Well

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Definitely

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am grateful to know that what dollars or items I donate to OURM are put to good use. This is an organization with a heart, not only for the clients served, but for their volunteers and donors. Any little thing I give is accepted with sincere gratitude and a sweet letter of thanks. I am confident that this community resource is conscientious about providing the most services possible with whatever they receive through donations, be it dollars or items for the thrift shop. I intend to give what I can whenever for however long I am able. I know OURM impacts lives for the better.

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Definitely

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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