We are committed to caring for the poor, homeless and needy men, women, children, and the elderly in our
community and around the world by first providing for their physical needs: food, clothing, shelter, mental and physical health counseling and care. Once physical needs are met, we are committed to changing lives forever by sharing the redemptive love of our Savior through the Gospel of Christ.
The Community Service Outreach Program
Assistance with food, clothing, furniture, household goods, and limited financial assistance to single women with children, families, the disabled and elderly. Christmas boxes of food, turkeys and toys for children ages 0-12 also provided. Picture ID, proof of residence, birth certificates for children and social security letter for senior adults (70+) are required.
For information contact Liz Mehailescu, Community Assistance Coordinator at (757) 627-8686, Ext. 413.
The Wellness Program
Through a grant from the Sentara Health Foundation, the program operates with funds from the Foundation and Obici Healthcare. Beds are set aside in each shelter for those coming out of the hospital or needing a place to recover from illness. Assistance with prescription medication and health education is provided for residents. Partnerships with 42 agencies, a church and medical school provide Wellness Fairs, diabetes, blood pressure and respiratory screenings, urgent care and dental care.
“Hope for the Holidays” Christmas Campaign
Each Christmas, The Union Mission provides boxes of food and turkeys to hundreds of poor families and the elderly in the community, and Christmas toys to children ages birth to 12 years old.
Fifteen years ago the Lord placed a burden on Rev. Ted Bashford’s heart for Romania. The first team traveled there in 2000. Since that time, God has accomplished much through The Bashford Foundation, a non-profit that allows us to work in Romania under the direction of The Union Mission Ministries.
Ministries include an annual pastor’s conference, Vacation Bible School, a medical and vision clinic, a ladies conference and a family feeding program.
Thousands have accepted Christ since the mission began. In 2009, the foundation purchased 110+ acres to build facilities modeling The Union Mission and Hope Haven. Master plans are in progress with a goal of housing the first teams in 2015.
For information contact, James McPherson, Project Romania Director, (757) 615-3521,