Family Services

For single women or parents with children who need shelter and
assistance with life necessities.

  • 142 beds in 28 rooms equipped for single or family occupancy, with overflow capabilities as needed during extreme weather conditions. First-time guests may stay for 30 days, with two-week stays allowed for subsequent visits.  All guests receive case management.
  • Three wholesome meals daily, along with personal-hygiene items and suitable clothing.
  • Basic medical care provided by on-site nurse and Swope Health Services.
  • Chapel services for adults and children.
  • Assigned chores to keep facility clean and comfortable.
  • Nursery/preschool for children ages 6 months to 6 years, staffed by trained educator.
  • Introduction to longer-term life recovery programs and tours of New Life Center.

For shelter guests seeking short-term and structured guidance toward
independence and stability.

New Beginnings Covenant (NBC)

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 New Life 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.

New Life Center

For women and families dedicated to recovery from addiction and other destructive
challenges and desiring to rebuild a stable and Christ-centered lives for
themselves and their children.

New Life Program for Women and Families (NLP)

Offered to families and single women, the long-term NLP focuses on whole-person health and rehabilitation.   Participants attend weekly Bible study and health recovery skills classes, receive individualized case management and counseling, and create a personalized healthy living plan. Education, career development and regular church attendance are also integral parts of the program. Women and families live in the New Life Center in order to stabilize and prepare for their future move into permanent housing.

After Care

After completing the NLP, graduates are enrolled in our Community New Life Program (see below) where they receive assistance with personal goals toward sustaining their independence. A case manager makes home visits to guide them in strengthening their connection with a local church and other vital resources, empowering them to complete their journeys to becoming stable and productive Christians in their communities.

Servant Leadership Institute (sLi)

Graduates of the NLP 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.

Learning 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.

Community New Life Program (CNLP)

Case management and guidance is provided for neighbors in the community who have their own homes but struggle to remain independent. They have access to the Learning Center and may participate in life-skills and Bible classes at the Family Shelter.

 

Want to learn more? For details on these and other services—or to register for assistance—contact programsandservices@cityunionmission.org