Women and Family

  • Women and Family
  • Women and Family

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)

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.

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 longer-term New Life Program focuses on whole-person health and transformational recovery.   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.

Learning Center

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.

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