Central Union Mission
Established in 1884, Central Union Mission is one of America's oldest private social service ministries. Central Union Mission serves hurting people throughout the Washington Metropolitan Area. We serve homeless men, families living in poverty, children from at-risk neighborhoods and the growing Hispanic population in the city. Our mission is to glorify God through proclaiming and teaching the gospel, leading people to Christ, developing disciples, and serving the needs of hurting people throughout the Washington Metropolitan Area. Central Union Mission will transform the lives of the people we serve into Godly, productive members of society by meeting their physical, spiritual, and emotional needs. We will display a gracious, sincere spirit of integrity and Christian love in everything we do. By displaying excellence in all aspects of this ministry, we will honor God and inspire the people we serve, our community, donors, volunteers and staff.
Men's ministry - the overnight guest program (ong) meets the needs of homeless men providing food, clothing and shelter in jesus' name. Ong provides social services, including counseling, health services and employment/housing assistance. These services aid men in finding sustainable lifestyles and homes. The spiritual transformation program (stp) is a discipleship course that produces contributing citizens. Graduates exhibit qualities such as restored relationships, freedom from addictions, church involvement, accountability, working responsibility, adequate housing, mental/physical health, and improved reading skills. The stp provides spiritual and literacy/ged training, clinical drug addictions counseling and social services aimed at self-sufficiency, addictions counseling 6,448 sessions provided. Emergency shelter - 58,889 men housed.
Food Service and Outreach - Nutritious Meals$8.1m
3,435,415 served at shelter and provided at food pantry. $1,592,054 worth of clothing and household goods was distributed our ministry to children at camp bennett provides a summer camp - 355 child campers; school back packs 444 delivered; christmas gifts -1,350 children received gifts.
Through building partnerships with volunteers and prayer partners, donors and foundations, our churches, businesses and others who connect with the mission, we will model christ's principles to facilitate sharing the gospel with non-believers.