BehindScenes-OurStory

In 1906 a group of Christian business leaders saw a need among men experiencing homelessness and created our shelter on George Street. In 1911 a new residence was purchased at the corner of Waller and Daly, where the shelter remains today.

Beginning as an emergency shelter, our programs have expanded over time into a modern service hub with wraparound health, community and social services to help the most vulnerable in our community. Our programs help shelter residents and community members in need:

  • Food, including resident and community meals for those would otherwise go hungry;
  • Shelter, including emergency intake and residential treatment programs;
  • Client Services, including employment and educational support, housing assistance, mental health services, job training and clothing;
  • Addiction & Trauma Services to support recovery;
  • Health Services, including primary, dental and palliative care; and
  • Spiritual care to support healing, hope and a sense of belonging and self-worth.

Emergency shelter and addiction and trauma services are open to men aged 18 and older, while all other services are open to men and women. Everyone is welcome regardless of background.

The need for programs and services offered by the Mission has grown substantially and continues to do so. Our life-changing programs help those who are homeless and at risk of homelessness to rebuild their lives

We’ve come a long way since 1906. With the support of the community we continue to offer hope to everyone who comes through our doors.