Shelter & Emergency Services

We are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year!


Serving the poor and homeless since 1892

The Union Mission Men’s Shelter, and Women and Children’s Shelters are dedicated to helping people overcome their homelessness and giving them a chance to start again. By first providing for their physical needs, we can then provide job and life skills training, and emotional and spiritual counseling and lives are transformed forever. But, we can only accomplish this with your help!

Give Now

How can you help a homeless person on the street?

Consider giving them a care package instead of cash. Stock your car with packaged snacks, socks, bottled water, rain ponchos, a fast-food gift card, a Union Mission Information Card, and maybe a bus pass to get to the Mission. Help them get the help they need!


Services Provided

Every day hundreds of men, women, and children come through our doors looking for a meal and shelter. Meeting these most basic human needs is often the first step to helping them get back on their feet. Having a safe place to sleep, and protection from the winter cold and summer heat, is vital.

Services include:

  • Shelter/beds
  • Hot meals
  • Showers/toiletry items
  • Clean clothing/laundry services
  • Emotional and spiritual counseling/case management
  • Chapel services and Bible studies
  • Medical care
  • Day Center Services – temporarily suspended due to the Coronavirus pandemic.   

Learn more about the services provided through our emergency services.

Bashford Men’s Shelter

Provides emergency shelter beds, beds for discipleship programs and transitional housing beds for guests who have graduated from our programs, or for residents who have been unable to find permanent housing. Rooms, based upon availability, may be offered at a low rent adding another step toward independent living.

Contact us if you are seeking shelter. For more information call (757) 627-8686 ext. 200.

Women and Children’s Shelter

Provides 40 emergency shelter beds for single women, and 7 family rooms for mothers and their children. When long-term housing is found, the ministry provides furniture and household goods to give them a fresh start.

Contact us if you are seeking shelter. For more information call (757) 627-8686.

Single women – ext. 354
Women with children – ext. 335

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