Shelter & Emergency Services

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Serving the poor and homeless since 1892

The Union Mission Ministries is committed to caring for the poor and homeless by first providing for their physical needs with food, toiletries, a shower, clean clothing, and a safe place to lay their heads. Once physical needs are met, we provide job and life skills training, and emotional and spiritual counseling to help people overcome their poverty and homelessness. Most importantly we are committed to changing lives forever by sharing the redemptive love of our Savior through the Gospel of Christ. We can only accomplish this with your help!

Give Now

Have you seen a homeless person on the street asking for help? Please don’t give them money. Instead, consider keeping a care package in your car to give to them with items like packaged snacks, socks, bottled water, rain poncho, fast-food gift card, Union Mission Information Card, and a bus pass to get to the Mission. You can help them restore their dignity and get the help they need.

Print out Union Mission Information Cards here

Services Provided

Every day hundreds of men, women, and children come through our doors looking for a meal and shelter. Meeting this most basic human need 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. The program includes:

  • Shelter/beds
  • Hot meals
  • Showers/toiletry items
  • Clean clothing/laundry services
  • Emotional and spiritual counseling/case management
  • Chapel services
  • Medical care

Learn more about the services provided through our emergency services.


Bashford Men’s Shelter

Provides 250 emergency shelter beds, 50 beds for the discipleship programs (The David Development Program for young men 18-26 and Damascus Destination for older men) and 40 Single Resident Occupancy rooms (SRO). SROs are for guests who have graduated from our Damascus Destination Program, 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, 30 beds for the single women’s discipleship program, RISE, 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. 351

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