Mission: To aid the poor and needy; to reform the erring; to help those that are out of the way; to feed the hungry; to shelter the homeless; to preach the gospel; and to rescue the perishing.
Programs: The rescue mission and women & children's shelter consists of a transient program which provides temporary, short-term shelter for individuals as they develop a plan that will move them towards more long-term stability, a rehabilitation program which provides room and board, a small stipend, spiritual guidance through chapel services, counseling, job and life skills training, a women and children's shelter which provides emergency shelter for (30 to 90 days) for single women and women and children. During their stay, clients are provided with food, shelter and clothing as well as spiritual counseling, life skills training and help connecting with community resources. A single room occupancy provides room and board for the working poor, older men on social security and mental health clients, and community assistance provides food, clothing, furniture and funds for the needy. The impact of these ministries was:326,380 meals served, 108,433 nights of lodging, 12,974 articles of clothing 548 boxes of food, and 864 children provided christmas.
retail training center provides work therapy for clients by providing them training and job experience.
children's home-this is a home for children from distressed family situations. The children live together with christian couples serving as house parents. Over 350 children have been provided with care since 1965.
other programs: camp hope haven, the wellness program and project romania (good news network has ended, but upgraded equipment to sell stations, adult home and new life center ceased operating november 20, 2014).
I am inspired to give because I was once homeless. I had just given birth to a son whom was disabled. I couldn't afford to pay all the bills being a stay at home mom. My son needed around the clock care. I ended up losing everything and landed on the steps of the Union Mission. I was broken and depressed. I did not know what I'd do or how I'd get back on my feet. While at the Mission I was encouraged and I found myself. I was able to be a better mother and advocate for my family. Five years later I was asked to tell my story on camera to help raise funds for the shelter and I gladly excepted. II didn't know how I could repay them for saving my families life. Nothing I could offer could ever express my gratitude. But this opportunity would be a step closer. I have been stable since then and I have them to thank for my success. I would not be were I a today has it not been for the Mission. I now help woman and families at a family shelter. I am able to give women what was given to me 'Hope'