Needs Met. Lives Transformed.

Serving Our City’s Homeless & Hurting

Since 1924, we’ve offered hope to men, women and children struggling with huge challenges. Homelessness. Addiction. Poverty.

We start by extending a welcoming hand and helping to meet their immediate needs – food, shelter, clothing.

From there, we offer them a new foundation for their lives through Christ – and life-changing programs that move them toward physical, emotional and spiritual wholeness.

Needs met. Lives transformed.

It’s only possible because of your support!

For those experiencing homelessness, Hope Lives Here

Men’s
Ministries

Men’s
Ministries

Men experience healing from their challenges & hope for their future.
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Family
Ministries

Family
Ministries

Single Women & families with children find the safety & support to rebuild their lives.
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Youth & Camp
Services

Youth & Camp
Services

Local kids explore the outdoors, learn new skills & grow spiritually.
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Community
Assistance

Community
Assistance

Families struggling in our community get their most pressing needs met.
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Vocational
Development

Vocational
Development

Guests develop job skills to help them find meaningful, stable employment.
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Make a Difference Now

Your generosity will help meet people’s immediate needs… and support them as they transform their lives through God’s love.
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Transformed Lives

“I came here looking for God and I found Him.”

Gregory is grateful & blessed this Thanksgiving because of your support. You’ve given him hope and new life this holiday!

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Transformed Lives

"I came here looking for God and I found Him."

Gregory is grateful & blessed this Thanksgiving because of your support. you’ve given him hope and new life this holiday!

How Your Support Makes a Difference

This past year, your gifts blessed the lives of those we serve in extraordinary ways! Thanks to you, thousands of men, women and children found help & hope here:​

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More Ways to Take Action

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Current Needs

Here are the food items & daily essentials we need most.

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Donate a Car

Give someone dignity and independence on their road to a better life.

employment-opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Consider a career with a purpose!

News & Updates from the Mission

Connect

“My heart was ice cold, but now there’s love there.”

Natasha grew up in a living hell, abused for years, in every way, by her mother’s boyfriends. It left her severely traumatized. 

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Mission Christmas

Our Mission Christmas program helps thousands of income-qualified families and individuals enjoy the holidays. Family members can “shop” free…

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Let’s Get Social!

On Episode 5 of Hope Lives Here, Dr. Terry Megli, Chief Executive Officer at City Union Mission talks about circumstances and life events that lead to homelessness.  Dr. Megli looks at a number of areas including lack of affordable housing, mental health, job loss, relationship issues and more.
To listen, visit https://cityunionmission.org/stay-informed/hope-lives-here-podcast/
Antioch Bible Baptist Church was presented a plaque for their many years of providing a monthly meal for our Men's Center  shelter guests and program participants. Thank you ABBC for all that you do to support the Mission!
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! 🎄 
Members of the Development Team  merrily decorated the dining hall at our Men's Shelter to bring some Christmas cheer to our guests. ❤️😊
SIGNED GUITAR ONLINE AUCTION:  Paul Clark’s 50th Anniversary Concert was recently held in Kansas City. and featured award-winning guitarist, Phil Keaggy. Two new sunburst Martin X Series Guitars, with Fishman pickups, were purchased for Paul and Phil to play that night and were signed during the concert.  Paul is hosting online auctions to give away each guitar and the proceeds will go to bless City Union Mission!

Each winner will receive a tax-deductible receipt for 2022 from Paul Clark Ministries, Inc. / Off the Grid Ministries, Inc., as well as a signed poster from Paul and Phil, and a 50th Anniversary guitar pick. 

We hope you will make the most of this opportunity to give an end of year gift that will bless those in need of shelter, food and hope for a brighter future. The online auction for each guitar will end at 7pm CST and 7:15pm CST respectively, on December 11, 2022. 

To enter the auction, follow this link: https://givebutter.com/c/PaulClarkMusicOfftheGridMinistries/auction

Thank you for your support!
Double YOUR impact on #GivingTuesday! Giving Tuesday is an incredible chance to give back... and this year it’s 2X as powerful! Thanks to a generous Matching Challenge, your Giving Tuesday gift will help even more by providing meals, safe shelter & life-changing care for so many neighbors in our community. Please give now to DOUBLE your gift and make your support go 2X as far! 

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What a team! This small office from the USPIS (Postal Inspection Services) made a huge impact at our Mission. They collected 10 huge bags of new and gently used coats, hats and gloves for our guests. Just in time to help keep us warm going into the holidays.
On November 17th, City Union Mission received a creative award called the Philly Award from Nonprofit Connect, an association that serves over 7,000 members from over 800 organizations in Kansas City.

The Philly Awards honor the best in nonprofit marketing, communications and fundraising. We are excited to share that City Union Mission won Silver in the Identity Campaign category for our new branding that we rolled out last January. We are one of Kansas City’s largest non-profits. 
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The Swope Health Mobile Medical Unit provided health services at City Union Mission last week, arriving in our parking, right across from our Men’s Shelter. They treat basic health needs for people who are enrolled in the Mission’s Outreach Program.  Once a person is enrolled, they can access care anytime the Mobile Medical Unit is available, instead of going into a clinic.  We are so appreciative of this great organization that has provided care for so many of our guests!
We are grateful for our community partners that have a heart for the homeless! ❤️
Thanks to Trammell Financial Group for serving our families staying with us in the Family Center. Our guests feel so special when they are served with love and respect. This company is filled with joy and really blessed us with their generosity.
Our business office staff recently spoke with Mark, who had called to make a donation to the Mission with his credit card. Mark shared that he had stayed at the Mission back in 2000 and had graduated from our Christian Life Program in Warsaw, Missouri. He had only good things to say concerning his stay and memories from the Camp. Mark said the least he could do was to give back as he credited City Union Mission for his success by steering him the right way. He has a job and is now a homeowner!
Christmas Store volunteers needed!  Starting 11/14, we are in need of 8 volunteers from 9am to 12pm and another 8 from 12:30pm to 3:30pm daily to assist those that visit our store as they shop for FREE for their families this Christmas.  Can you help?
Please visit bit.ly/MissionChristmasVolunteer to sign-up!  Thank you!