Mission in Citrus Inc

Rating: 4.8 stars   292 reviews

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  

i came to the mission with just the clothes i had on and going to school and having a job and they treated me like family

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

The mission is a wonderful charity,they gave me and my child a place to lay our head @our toughest times.MS.KAT & the mission team has made sure we were well taken care while our stay

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

i came to the mission with no place to go and they took me in and gave me a safe place to sleep and take a shower and get a job

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

chris caramico is here because he got out of jail with no place to go. He is very appreciative
of the mission for all that they do & continue to do for the less fortunate in citrus co. florida.
while at the mission chris intends to get A license, A car & some clothing. he will continue
to pray for and bless the mission of citrus & other places like it.JUST FOR TODAY!

chris c.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

esther ingram i came here because i had no other placeto go so i called the mission in citrus and was welcomed with open arms now i have a place to sleep a job and i feel truly blessed to be with such loving people.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

My name is Michael Henderson and I found Mission in Citrus on the Internet and contacted them by phone. From the the first conversation they we're helpful and friendly as well as professional. They gave me a nice place to live with all of the food that I could eat. The rules are reasonable and fair. They also helped me with getting my food stamps and a few other programs as well. Since I've been here I've found a job and got a bike with which to get around on. I am very grateful and thankful for the help that I've received. I would recommend Mission in Citrus to anyone that needs and wants help.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

in my experience at the mission i have experienced nothing but love and acceptance its like a family all of the staff that works here at the mission will go out of their way to help you as long as you are trying to help yourself

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

i am an 18 yr old woman and i came to the mission to get myself straight and back on my feet they are very good people here

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

my name is alex i came here to get back on my feet and a safe place

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I had no where safe and sober to go and i was welcomed in with many ways to help me better myself for my future to getting my kids back and continue becoming a good person for myself and a mother to my children. The women her are amazing and I'm am grateful to have found a place like this to come to in working towards a better life!

 
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