Mission Network Newsletters


Trusting an untrustworthy “friend” could have ended John’s life. Instead, he ended up seriously hurt, then hospitalized, then homeless. But with help from his trusty cane and The Union Mission, he’s determined to walk on!

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For six decades now, Hope Haven, our tranquil Virginia Beach campus, has hosted a Christian summer camp for kids and teens across South Hampton Roads. Find out how we are changing eternity, one child at a time.

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Carlton always expected to play pro football in the NFL. He never expected to be living in a homeless shelter 500+ miles from home. But while he was here at The Union Mission, God called an audible that changed his life.

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No one wants to end up homeless—twice. “I lost faith when I was at my lowest,” Kody says, “but I’m always trying not to give up. I want life to be better!” See how your support for The Union Mission helped Kody succeed!

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“People have a preconceived notion of what homeless people are like: losers, junkies, lazy,” says Paul. “But they don’t know where they came from—or where they are going.” Find out how the Mission changed Paul’s future.

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Darrell knows you’re never too old for three things: growth, God’s grace, and gratitude. Discover how he and other emergency shelter guests feel about The Union Mission and the life-changing help that your gifts make possible.

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You helped Kadeem and other shelter guests overcome PTSD and the traumas of the past. Now they are equipped for better mental health and to see things through the eyes of help and hope.

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Shon has brittle bones, but a resilient spirit. And The Union Mission’s Wellness Team has “had my back 100%!” Discover the good break Shon found here, thanks to your giving.

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Dena was 7 months pregnant when she and her four daughters arrived at the Mission’s Women and Children’s Shelter with nowhere else to go. It matters that six black lives changed for the better because you care enough to help!

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Khalil’s past had more than its share of challenges, but his future now has more ups than downs—and he credits our David Development Program for young men at our Bashford Men’s Shelter.

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Sam knows he was a “knucklehead” who relied on cocaine for way too long. But now he has a whole new outlook on life in our RECLAIM program, thanks to your faithful gifts to The Union Mission!

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“I never thought in my wildest dreams that I would be homeless,” Tim said. “If it wasn’t for The Union Mission, I would be on the street.” Discover the difference your financial support made in Tim’s life.

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Connie is “thankful I became homeless because I found this place—and they brought me back to God.” We’re thankful that your generosity helped her prepare for a better future.

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Your generous contributions give seniors like Washington a chance to live a productive life, even during a pandemic. See how he and other guests are using their gifts and talents to serve others.

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“Everyone keeps reminding me that God accepts me as I am,” P.J. says. You helped provide an “extremely lost” young man with a safe place to find a great job, become a better dad, and build a brighter future.

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