Rehabilitation & Training Programs

Moving forward to a better life.

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Each man and woman who comes through the doors of The Union Mission has something in common. They have nowhere else to turn and have lost hope. They need time to heal and people who care. Through our caring staff who guides them, and Bible based programs designed to help them out of their homelessness, our guests are transformed from hopelessness to wholeness.


Hope for a Better Tomorrow

Rehabilitation and job skills training is offered through Bible based programs; the David Development Program for young men 18-26, the Damascus Destination Program for men over 26, and the RISE program for women. Classes are offered in literacy, preparatory GED, employment readiness, budgeting and finance, parenting, computer skills, culinary arts, landscaping, laundry services, retail, and warehousing. These programs help guests in our shelters obtain jobs that will enable them to secure permanent housing.


Damascus Destination – A six-month Biblically-based empowerment and transitional program for men over 26 who are unemployed, under-employed, or disabled. Focuses on employment readiness, personal development, health and wellness, resolving financial issues, and building confidence to become more poised for success. Success is measured spiritually, physically, socially, and educationally. Assistance with securing IDs, obtaining Social Security and veterans benefits, finding employment and housing is provided.

David Development – A three-phase program for young men 18-26 based on the life of David in the Bible. Includes mentoring, character building, behavioral expectations, job readiness, overcoming childhood adversity, anger management, social and relationship skills, and cultural and professional interactions.

Men’s programs include required daily Chapel services and Bible study.

Classes offered to all men in our shelters include relapse prevention, employment readiness, computer skills, budgeting and finance, anger management, and more.


RISE (Relationship Building, Improving Health, Spiritual Growth, Education and Training) – Six-month personal development training and housing program for women who are under-employed, unemployed, or disabled.

Focuses on personal development, spiritual, physical, social, educational growth, health and wellness, conflict resolution, and employment readiness. Classes are offered in computer skills, budgeting, obtaining a G.E.D., food handler certification, and CPR Training. Assistance with securing benefits, employment, and housing is provided.

Bible Studies are held daily.

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