Mission In Citrus Inc

Rating: 4.82 stars   239 reviews

Issues: Job Training, Food, Homeless & Housing

Location: 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 four shelters located in Crystal River, Floral City, 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 six years to help all in need with zero pay. 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 for money for their shelter which needs improvements or will be shut down. And that will be a tragedy. 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 $ 100,000 in grants Were given over $ 150,000 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
2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

i was hospitalized for health reason and the previous place i was staying could no longer help me with a place to stay. so the nurse at the hospital called the Mission for me to have a place to go and Jim accepted me in.since i have been the people at the mission has helped a lot with all they can and has welcomed me with open arms.I thank the mission for all their help.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

i would make the mission bigger.

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

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 4 stars  

The mission took me in when i had no where to go. its my home for now. the mission helps me out with all they can and in return help them with driving or anything else i can help with!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

i would not make any changes.

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

A lot

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Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

help is goode
kindness and understandness
it is a good place and very kind

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

none

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

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Likely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

The mission is a family to me. I love everybody here very much. They are helping me as to getting my life back in order so me and my children can be on our own again.But they will always have a spot in my heart and my life even once I'm gone.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None

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

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 4 stars  

My name is Joshua Cuhapman. Previous to staying at the Mission i was at a halfway home. The mission seems to have the goal of helping everyone who comes to the gate. I feel at home here and pray daily for everyone. It gives someone a stable enviroment with structure to help someone get their life in order. god bless.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

i would not make any changes.

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

Some

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Quite well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

i became homeless and needed a place to stay the shelter to me and my girlfriend a place to stay.The mission is a great place.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

i would not make any changes.

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

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Since becoming disabled, applying to social security and the long process, I ran out of savings and have become unable to support myself. The mission has allowed me to stay here, helped me with my application process, taken me to get my scripts and have helped me in every way they can. I am very grateful to them.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

i would not make any changes.

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

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I found the mission when i had found myself pregnant and homeless. They were the only shelter that would take me in. The staff and girls here have been great to me..I have already found work and been getting my life back together...this is all thanks to the mission.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

i would not make any changes.

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

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was asked to leave CASA with no where else to go The Mission in Citrus took me in. They greeted me with open arms with food water and everything thing else i needed. The females here are all good to me and they shelter is and enjoyable place to stay. they help me with all that they are able to and if it wasn't for the Mission i would be on the streets. Thank you for all you do.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

i would not make any changes.

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

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

i was in needed a place to live when i had no where else i showed up on there door step was welcomed with open arms offered me a place and food right away they are like having a family i am thankful for this place or i would be on the streets this is a great place

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

i would not make any changes.

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

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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