Men's Services

  • Men's Services
  • Men's Services

Men's Services

For men in need of food, shelter and basic medical care, with opportunities for
case management and life recovery.

  • 294 shelter beds in the clean and substance-free environment of our Men’s Center with overflow capabilities as needed during extreme weather conditions. Guests may stay for increments of 30 days without participating in case management. To encourage accountability and responsibility, men pay a $1 per night service fee or complete a work assignment to cover the fee.
  • Three wholesome meals daily for men who spend the night at the Mission and attend chapel service.
  • Basic medical care provided by on-site nurse and Swope Health Services.
  • Showers, personal-hygiene items and suitable clothing.
  • Optional case management to connect men with social services and resources for housing and employment. (Those who choose not to take part in case management must leave the Mission for a 30, 60 and 90 day period between each consecutive shelters stay of 30 days.)
For shelter guests seeking short-term and structured guidance
toward independence and stability.

New Beginnings Covenant (NBC)

Offered in both our men’s and family shelters, individuals can apply to participate in this 6 to 8 week Biblically-informed, evidenced-based recovery program to help them reach their goal of whole-person health and independent living.  Participants attend foundational classes in Christian life, health recovery, life skills, and vocational development. Individualized case management and counseling are also provided. Successful completion of the NBC program is required for application for the CLP or NLP.

Job Hunters

A three-month program to assist men in finding full-time employment. Participants maintain accountability with a case manager and attend weekly Bible studies.

Special Arrangements

Men who have full-time employment are allowed to continue their stay for three months as case managers help them manage and save money in preparation to acquiring affordable housing.

Christian Life Program (CLP)

A longer-term residential program, CLP encompasses a whole-person health approach to transformational recovery. The program includes individualized case management and counseling, weekly classes and groups in Christian life, health recovery, life skills and vocational development.  Participants are provided educational and vocational training opportunities to achieve their personal vocational plan, and incorporate local church attendance to establish a healthy support system for discipleship and healthy living. The Christian Life Program is also available at The Harbor, an extension of City Union Mission, located in the Ozarks near Warsaw, Missouri.
Christian Life Program Home Plan Application

Transitional Living Program (TLP)

Long-term program graduates are able to apply for transitional living in a Mission-owned apartment.  The TLP assists graduates in budgeting their resources while they are working and/or pursuing education.  Participants pay a nominal rental fee, which is held in reserve and returned to the participant at the end of the program in order to be used as a deposit to secure their own housing.

Mission Works

Vocational Development at City Union Mission, aka ‘Mission Works’, is an outcomes-oriented service of our recovery programs that provides participants the opportunity to assess vocational goals and needs and acquire the education and a skillset necessary to live their most viably secure independent life. Through this service, participants are introduced to a Biblical theology of work and an understanding of its significance of whole-person health and thriving.

Learning Centers

Located in our Christian Life Center, The Harbor, and our Family Center, the learning centers are the hub of Mission Works educational and vocational development activities and resources. From educational assessments and programming, digital literacy classes, and career exploration and work readiness skill development, the Learning Center staff provide the assessments, training, and resources essential for fulfilling educational and vocational goals.

The Harbor
Warsaw, Missouri

Men whose success at recovery may depend on their separation from past acquaintances and the temptations of the city can participate in the Christian Life Program at The Harbor, home of our long-term program located near Warsaw, Missouri.   The facility can house up to 20 men who take part in this program that takes a holistic and personalized approach to rebuilding lives physically, mentally, socially and spiritually. The program includes case management, counseling, work therapy, adult education, vocational training, career development and job placement.  The facility also houses our Trades Camp, which offers short vocational training courses that focus on key competencies and an introduction to the nature of work in a variety of skilled trades.

L. Minor Care Center (LMCC)

Providing a safe secure living environment, the focus of LMCC is to assist homeless men who are challenged with managing their mental illness, disabilities, or vulnerabilities related to age or other circumstances. (As a service component of Men’s Ministries, guests from the shelter) are provided supportive community living, individualized case management, and connection to outside resources for the purpose of helping them obtain their most viably secure independent living solution. The LMCC is not a nursing, medical center, nor a direct-entry program.

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