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.)
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 discipleship recovery program to help them reach their goal of moving out of homelessness. Participants attend foundational classes in health recovery, life skills, Bible discipleship, and are introduced to career and workforce development. Individualized case management and counseling are also provided. Successful completion of the NBC program is required for application for the CLP or NLP.
A three-month program to assist men in finding full-time employment. Participants maintain accountability with a case manager and attend weekly Bible studies.
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 long-term residential program which encompasses a whole-person health approach to rebuilding lives. The program includes individualized case management and counseling, weekly classes in health recovery, life skills and Bible discipleship, education, and career and workforce development. Attendance at area churches and opportunities for further education make up this comprehensive one-year program. 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.
Vocational Development at City Union Mission, aka ‘Mission Works’, is an outcomes-oriented service of the discipleship recovery program that provides participants the opportunity to assess vocational goals and needs and acquire a skillset necessary to live their most viably secure independent life. This service also provides assistance to long-term program graduates to enable a successful employment search.
Servant Leadership Institute (SLi)
Graduates of the CLP may be accepted into the SLi where they are prepared and trained for a career in rescue mission ministry and hold the legal classification of intern. There is no cost to attend the program and the Mission provides room and board in return for up to 20 hours a week of on-the-job training. The student may also hold a part-time job outside the Mission to cover incidental expenses.
Located in our Christian Life Center, The Harbor, and our Family Center, the learning centers offer educational advancement to participants of long-term programs. Utilizing quality curriculum, partnerships, and technology, the Learning Center staff assist in developing personalized educational goals to prepare for vocational opportunities, earn a High School Diploma or equivalency, achieve greater quantitative and literacy skills, and other identified goals.
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)
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