See Potential.

Providing opportunities for all.

“Look into the eyes of someone who is struggling. See their pain. And I also ask that you see their potential.”

Mary Gay Abbott-Young,
Chief Executive Officer, The Mission

We stand on the shoulders of those who, over a century ago, saw the crucial need to create The Shelter for anyone in our community who was hungry, homeless, and needing help to get back on their feet.

Since then, with compassion, respect and trust, we have been here, around-the-clock, every day-of-the-year – helping those who have nowhere else to turn.

The Shelter is where our work began.

Then, over the years, The Mission has evolved to bring our community closer together in five distinct, yet interconnected and vital ways:

  • The Shelter
  • Behavioral Health Center
  • Vocational Development
  • Supportive Housing
  • Thrift Store

Our ultimate goal is to help put an end to homelessness – one person at a time.

“They took me back four times. Then I finally saw the hope of The Mission.”
Zane Gaines
Zane Gaines
former client who now works at Whole Foods and is a homeowner
“The Mission is helping me get back on my feet; and to find housing again.”
Robin Watkins
Robin Watkins
lost her job two years ago, and, for now, is in The Shelter
“When I came to The Mission, I had nothing. This place saved my life.”
Clayton Dixon
Clayton Dixon
current Board Member of The Mission