This is where you’ll find hope and help to build a better life.
Men of all ages and backgrounds are welcome and will receive food, shelter and basic medical care, as well as services and support for total life change.
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 15 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.
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 shelter stay of 30 days.)
Short Term Programs
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 discipleship recovery program to help them reach their goal of moving out of homelessness. Participants attend foundational classes in health recovery, life skills and 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 for acquiring affordable housing.
Long Term Programs
These programs offer long term support and services that help guests overcome hardships and work toward a better life.
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.
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 is an outcomes-oriented service of the discipleship recovery program that provides participants the opportunity to assess vocational goals and needs and acquire a skill set 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.
Located in our Christian Life Center, 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 New Beginnings Covenant Program and 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, adult education, vocational training and career development. 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.
The Harbor Address:
13478 Hwy 7
Warsaw, MO 65355
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